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Weitz & Luxenberg has 30 years of experience in mesothelioma law, helping families receive justice. For those clients diagnosed with this devastating disease, our experience and results are a tremendous benefit.*Speak to an Attorney Now
A mesothelioma diagnosis can be overwhelming; especially with looming medical expenses and the frustration of knowing the disease could be traced to asbestos exposure from your job. A trusted and experienced lawyer can help victims of asbestos-related diseases and their loved ones receive the justice they deserve.
Few law firms are more respected in the field of asbestos litigation than Weitz & Luxenberg. Our firm stands behind victims of asbestos exposure, helping them through a confusing and difficult time. We prize personal client relationships and handle the majority of the legal burden, so victims of asbestos exposure can focus on their health and loved ones.
Charles M. Ferguson, Esq., has been fighting for asbestos victims’ rights for more than 25 years. He joined Weitz & Luxenberg in 1989 as an associate attorney in our Asbestos Litigation group, and now he helps manage the firm’s asbestos practice. Get In Contact >
Named a “New York Super Lawyer,” Jerry Kristal is the managing attorney of our firm’s New Jersey office, and he plays an active role in our asbestos cases. Some of the verdicts he has obtained are among the highest against U.S. asbestos defendants. Get In Contact >
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Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that forms on protective linings of the chest, the abdomen, the heart and the testicles.1 Many of the 3,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year can be traced to job-related asbestos exposure.2 3
Mesothelioma takes anywhere from 10 to 50 years to develop. Unfortunately, there is no cure for mesothelioma, and the risk of developing the deadly cancer does not diminish over time, even after the exposure to asbestos ends.3
By the time symptoms of mesothelioma surface and an oncologist can make a definitive diagnosis, the disease is often advanced. That’s because people may mistake the early symptoms of mesothelioma, such as pain, weight loss, or fever, for common ailments.6
Mesothelioma can be very hard to treat — regardless of the stage of the cancer. Doctors typically turn to four types of standard treatment: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Clinical trials are testing new types of treatment, such as biologic therapy.7
If you or a family member feel that they may have been affected by Mesothelioma, feel free to contact us, so that we can fight for you.
Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys advocate for men and women whose lives were ruined or altered by asbestos. Many of them are spouses of someone with mesothelioma, and sometimes they are veterans who encountered asbestos while serving in the U.S. military. Though asbestos use in the U.S. has dropped dramatically in recent decades, asbestos is still present in older homes and buildings, including some schools. Asbestos is also still used in products such as automobile brakes and roofing materials.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has estimated that more than one million employees in construction and general industries “face significant asbestos exposure on the job.” People at risk for asbestos exposure in the workplace include some miners, factory workers, insulation manufacturers and installers, railroad and automotive workers, ship builders, gas mask manufacturers, plumbers, firefighters, and construction workers.1 8 11 12 13
In a historic court victory, Weitz & Luxenberg won a verdict of $75 million on behalf of 36 shipbuilders exposed to asbestos at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 50s.
Many asbestos victims trace their illnesses back to the military. In fact, veterans account for an estimated 30 percent of those diagnosed with mesothelioma each year.
In two separate asbestos cases, Weitz & Luxenberg won $190 million for a group of five boiler company workers and $49 million for a boilermaker who suffered from mesothelioma.
Many auto parts, including brakes and clutches, can release asbestos fibers when they start to break apart or disintegrate due to wear and tear or when they are removed and replaced.
Weitz & Luxenberg won a $35 million verdict on behalf of an asbestos-removal worker who died from complications related to mesothelioma.
Toxic asbestos fibers can collect on clothing, especially in asbestos-heavy work environments. This contaminated clothing can easily pollute the home, placing children and family members at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases.
Weitz & Luxenberg has represented more than 33,000 individuals and families who have been affected by asbestos exposure, giving our firm a deep knowledge of worksites across the U.S.
Our firm investigates each case, tracking down the source of asbestos contact. Because we have worked on so many asbestos cases, we’re experts at investigating and determining where people were exposed to asbestos, what products they were exposed to and what company is responsible.
We’ve developed winning methods to explain to juries the complicated scientific and medical issues involved in your case. Equipped with our unique insight into asbestos companies and lawyers, we’ve won $8.5 billion in asbestos settlements and litigation.*
In addition to being a pioneer in asbestos litigation, our firm is in the forefront of asbestos legislation, championing laws that protect the rights of current and future asbestos victims.
Weitz & Luxenberg is responsible for some of the most significant asbestos verdicts in history — verdicts that bring justice to victims and send a powerful message to companies that ignored the effects of asbestos.
* While our past record doesn’t guarantee future success, it is something you may want to consider when evaluating our experience.