Information for Veterans in Oregon
There are a number of facilities that have been instated for servicemen & servicewomen of the U.S. armed forces. Search for an up-to-date list of the help centers for veterans in Oregon.
Weitz & Luxenberg is known for taking the lead in the prosecution of asbestos cases, having won a historic consolidated trial in 1991 involving employees of the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s.
Our firm had 36 clients in that case and collected $75 million. Another case yielded a $64.65 million award for four asbestos plaintiffs in 1996 (NY, docket # 10893/95), and, in 2002, the firm won a $53 million verdict in New York for a brake mechanic who had developed mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). The Asbestos team has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the heart of the triumphant Allied war effort in the second World War.
Asbestos is a mineral. It is composed of silicon, oxygen, hydrogen and other metals. Its fibers are durable, flexible and not flammable. Asbestos also insulates very well and does not break down easily. Asbestos has been used in older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. In some cases, asbestos fibers are blended with a substance that binds them together, producing asbestos-containing materials, otherwise known as ACM. Several industrial products are composed of ACM, for instance sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Many individuals served in the armed forces and had contact with asbestos for an extended amount of time unaware of the fact that this could one day lead to the dangerous disease: lung cancer.
If you or someone you love has developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos, we can help. Complete the form on this page for a free review of your potential case.
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