Veterans Services in Maine
There are a number of services that have are available for veterans of the American armed forces. Search for a contemporary list of the facilities in Maine.
Weitz & Luxenberg is known for taking the lead in the prosecution of asbestos cases, having won a landmark consolidated trial in 1991 involving Brooklyn Navy Yard workers in the 1940s and 1950s.
Our firm had 36 clients in that case and secured $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 decision in New York for a brake mechanic suffering from mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). The Asbestos team has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the hub of the successful Allied war effort in WWII.
Composed of oxygen, hydrogen, silicon, and other metals, asbestos is classified as a mineral. Fibers made of asbestos are durable, flexible and not flammable. Asbestos also insulates very well and does not break down easily. Other asbestos uses include older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. Sometimes, asbestos fibers are joined with a substance that holds them together, leading to the creation of asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. A variety of industrial products are comprised of ACM, for example sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Countless people served in the armed services and were exposed to asbestos for much of their lives without knowing that this could one day cause the terminal disease: mesothelioma.
If you or someone you love has developed mesothelioma after having contact with asbestos, let us help. It's never too late for a free case evaluation. The form below starts the process.
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