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“My goal is to help our clients tell their story. It is their story; my role is to be the bridge between the legal system and victims of asbestos-related diseases. Our clients worked hard their entire lives to provide for their families, and now, while facing the horrible diagnosis of mesothelioma, the companies responsible try and turn their backs on them. I can’t give our clients back their quality of life, but I can do everything in my power legally to secure the compensation they deserve.”
Sean P. Barth has joined Weitz & Luxenberg’s knowledgeable and experienced Mesothelioma and Asbestos litigation unit. “I’m thrilled to be part of the tremendous resources Weitz & Luxenberg dedicates to the pursuit of justice for victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases,” Mr. Barth said. “To be part of a team setting the standard is an extraordinary privilege.”
Weitz & Luxenberg welcomed Mr. Barth to join our dedicated unit of mesothelioma and asbestos attorneys in their New York City office. Originally from the Midwest, Mr. Barth brings years of experience fighting on behalf of victims of mesothelioma.
“I grew up in an environment surrounded by tradesmen. My friends and family members are the carpenters, electricians, millwrights, mechanics, and laborers who worked in environments exposing them to asbestos daily.” Mr. Barth said. “They were working to provide for their families while, unknown to them, these companies were recklessly exposing them to asbestos.”
“That’s one of the reasons I’m excited to be at this firm. When it comes to mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, Weitz & Luxenberg is leading the charge,” Mr. Barth added. “They have the resources and expertise to make a real difference in people’s lives.”
At Weitz & Luxenberg, Mr. Barth is in good company. Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg founded this firm in the 1980s to help people diagnosed with mesothelioma and other diseases related to asbestos exposure.
Because it is a latent disease, mesothelioma victims often have been exposed to asbestos fibers decades before any physical symptoms occur.
While firsthand exposure can lead to asbestos-related diseases, family members and spouses have also developed mesothelioma simply from laundering their spouse’s asbestos-covered work clothes, among other forms of second-hand exposure.
What makes the diagnosis of mesothelioma even more heartbreaking is that the disease is preventable. “People likely wouldn’t be developing mesothelioma today if corporations had responded to the information available in the 1960s and 1970s. These corporations instead ignored, and some even hid, these risks, endangering their employees and the surrounding communities.” Mr. Barth insisted.
“Companies that exposed employees and others to asbestos years ago play a blame game,” Mr. Barth explained. “Because there’s no logo on the asbestos fiber ingested into our clients’ lungs, these companies try to pin the blame on each other. They say it wasn’t their irresponsible actions that made our clients sick with mesothelioma. It was someone else’s.”
“At Weitz & Luxenberg, we’re not going to accept that kind of callous indifference. We’re going to do everything legally possible to hold the responsible companies accountable. Our clients deserve just compensation for the harm they’ve suffered,” Mr. Barth said.
Mr. Barth has actively sought compensation for asbestos injuries for more than a thousand clients. Over the last decade representing victims of asbestos exposure, he guided hundreds of victims as they told their personal stories of asbestos exposure in depositions. Prior to joining the team in Weitz & Luxenberg’s New York office, Mr. Barth advocated on behalf of victims of asbestos exposure in the St. Louis metropolitan area, including work in the St. Louis Metro East.
Although his current practice is dedicated to the pursuit of justice for victims of asbestos-related disease, Mr. Barth also has private practice experience handling pharmaceutical, ERISA, and personal injury cases.
Besides his career interests, Mr. Barth enjoys running and has completed multiple marathons and half-marathons, including the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington D.C. A self-described avid golfer, he enjoys comedy. “My golf game requires that I be capable of laughing, or else I’d quit,” he quipped.
Volunteering is also important to Mr. Barth, who has volunteered helping families rebuild after tornadoes in decimated Joplin, Missouri. Also while in St. Louis, Mr. Barth was a regular volunteer as a mentor in the Join Hands ESL Boy’s Club program in East St. Louis, Missouri.
Sean P. Barth will be happy to review your case.