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Our clients worked their whole life to take care of their families. They looked forward to retirement when they could spend more time with their families and watch their grandchildren grow up. But the companies they worked for exposed them to asbestos. Now, instead of enjoying their retirement, our clients must undergo surgeries and procedures to deal with a disease they never should have gotten. It’s horrible and I want to do everything I can legally to help them.
Laura A. Green has joined Weitz & Luxenberg’s experienced and dedicated Mesothelioma and Asbestos Practice Group litigation unit. “I’m thrilled to be part of such an excellent group of attorneys. Everyone here is working toward the same goal. We want to help our clients receive the compensation they deserve,” declares Ms. Green.
“Coming here after working for a district attorney’s office in Brooklyn feels like a natural transition for me. I’m used to helping people who have been hurt because of other people’s actions. Working with clients and helping them is the most important thing to me.”
Weitz & Luxenberg recognizes tenacity and commitment when we see it. We knew Ms. Green would be an asset to our team of asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys when we met her. She shares the firm’s principles and values for helping people injured through the hurtful, often selfish, actions of others.
“Getting just outcomes for real people is important to me,” Ms. Green emphasizes. “Having regular, direct contact is meaningful. I want to contribute to the process of helping people and that’s what Weitz & Luxenberg is all about.
“No one should develop mesothelioma. It’s only because some companies didn’t bother to safeguard their workers from asbestos that our clients have to deal with this terrible illness.”
“Here in New York, I grew up knowing about the link between asbestos and mesothelioma. With all the construction, we know about the dangers of breathing in asbestos fibers along with all the dust in the air,” Ms. Green points out.
“But when people started working around asbestos decades ago, employers didn’t warn people about the dangers. The employers were more interested in making products as cheaply as they could and making as much money as possible.
“Some companies figured they can get away with this, since mesothelioma takes decades to develop. So these companies go ahead and expose their workers to asbestos. They hope their employees die from old age or other diseases first, before they develop mesothelioma,” explains Ms. Green. “If not, they may hope that their employees decide not to try and hold the companies they worked for so long ago accountable.”
As part of our Asbestos team, Ms. Green, pulls no punches. She is here to help our clients get all the compensation they might deserve.
Asbestos causes cancer. This is a known fact. The EPA knows this and every company operating in the United States should know it, too.
The link between asbestos and mesothelioma is not a new discovery. Mesothelioma is a direct result of exposure to asbestos. For decades, we have known about this deadly link.
Many of our clients face mesothelioma. Unfortunately, it is one of the most aggressive and devastating forms of cancer that exists.
When companies intentionally expose people to asbestos through their products or types of business, they are knowingly putting people at risk for developing this cancer. What is particularly disturbing is that people should not have to face this cancer. If companies protect, warn, and safeguard people from asbestos, people do not get mesothelioma.
That’s where working at Weitz & Luxenberg comes in. Ms. Green chose to join a firm that was founded more than 30 years ago. She joins us in helping people who develop mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos.
“I’m grateful Weitz & Luxenberg welcomed me into the firm,” Ms. Green states. “To be a part of their effort to help people on such a grand scale is incredibly rewarding.”
Ms. Green comes to Weitz & Luxenberg from the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York. She joined the Attorney General’s Office in September 2014. Ms. Green landed the position of assistant district attorney shortly after graduating from law school.
As assistant district attorney, Ms. Green litigated trials, argued before the court, and presented cases to the grand jury. She worked closely with the New York Police Department and the Crime Strategy Unit to improve the quality and understanding of her cases.
She spent a lot of time investigating the facts of her cases and interviewing victims and witnesses. These skills are at the forefront of her work at our firm. Our successful results rely in a large part on conducting research and working with people to recreate the dangers they were exposed to at work.
Ms. Green says her move to Weitz & Luxenberg feels right. Through her work with victims of criminal actions, she realized how much she enjoys working directly with people. Even more importantly, she enjoys the satisfaction that comes when she sees her clients receive a just outcome.
Outside of work, Ms. Green loves to travel — anywhere. She enjoys exploring new areas and sampling the food at different restaurants and in different countries.
Ms. Green is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
She earned her J.D. from the Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, and her B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.
Laura A. Green will be happy to review your case.