We can help: Band together with US veterans stricken with disease from asbestos exposure
For U.S. Veterans, asbestos exposure has proven as deadly as enemy fire. The difference is that the asbestos-related diseases that have stricken WWII veterans were the medical equivalent of “friendly fire.” Asbestos companies provided the military with products that contained asbestos and made a profit, while veterans like you were made to suffer severe illness decades later. The men and women who served and protected their country did not know the price they'd pay for handling asbestos. It is an outrage that members of the Greatest Generation are now forced to fight another war against a lethal cancer.
As one of the nation’s leading law firms, Weitz & Luxenberg has specialized in asbestos litigation for over two decades, especially with respect to veterans. In 1991, we won a historic consolidated trial involving men who had worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s. Founding senior partner Perry Weitz was personally involved in this case, which represented 36 clients, and ended up securing verdicts of $75 million. We believe that the country should band together to make sure veterans such as yourself receive the legal help to which they're entitled. Please continue to browse our website for further information and updates.
How were you exposed to asbestos?
Whatever your branch of the military, there were opportunities for asbestos exposure. In decades past, the military mandated the use of asbestos. Asbestos was valued for its durability, as well as its flame-retardent properties. Military barracks and offices used asbestos containing products (ACM) as insulation, in the duct work, the water pipes, and the ceiling and floor tiles. From the 1930s through the 1970s, asbestos was also used in Navy ships and shipyards.
Unlike other dangerous substances that can cause illness within a short time, asbestos has a long latency period (the time between exposure and diagnosis) of 30-40 or more years. For the Navy veterans who were exposed in their 20s, that means that they may not become ill until they are almost at retirement age.
Let us help you get the compensation you deserve
Many veterans have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer . If this has been your experience, we may be able to help.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure are entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
If you would like a free consultation or more information about your legal options, please complete the form on this page, and a representative of our law firm will contact you as soon as possible.