Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Asbestos Deaths and Asbestos Verdict

High Rate of Asbestos Deaths

Mesothelioma is said to be the most severe form of Asbestos related cancers, which mainly affects the lining of the lungs that can lead to death within months.. It is normally diagnosed in industrial workers who were exposed to asbestos during 1960’s and 1970’s. It is said to be diagnosed after long periods which could be 20 to 50 years. In the next ten years as predicted more than 35,000 people my die suffering from mesothelioma.

States with high Asbestos death rates

Not even a single state in the county has been spares from mesothelioma. States having the maximum deaths because of asbestos have the largest urban industrial centers. US government statistics suggest that mesothelioma is found at the highest rate in But the states with the highest asbestos-related mortality rates are also the states with the largest urban industrial centers like California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois and Washington. More than half of mesothelioma deaths have been recorded in the above mentioned states.

Asbestos in Urban cities

Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia have recorded maximum cases of mesothelioma as per the government health statistics.

Seeking Justice

Mesothelioma, in most cases happens because the industrial workplaces are exposed to Asbestos. Employers are held responsible for this because of their continuous negligence towards the health safety of workers.
This is one of the main reasons why the victims who are diagnosed with mesothelioma or Asbestos lung cancer have strong cases in court against their former employers.

Asbestos Law Suits

Weitz & Luxenberg is a New York City-based law firm that is recognized nationally for winning multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for workers and their families who have suffered from Asbestos related injuries.

Weitz & Luxenberg – The Law firm ( Taken from the Weitz and Luxenburg website)

Weitz & Luxenberg has played a vital role in the prosecution of Asbestos cases. In 2007, the firm won a $37 million asbestos verdict in two lung cancer cases in a reverse bifurcated trial. The firm also secured a $25 million jury verdict in 2006 in a trial against DaimlerChrysler AG for a New York City brake reliner who lost his right lung to mesothelioma. In 2002, the firm won a $53 million verdict for a brake mechanic suffering from mesothelioma, and a $49 million verdict for a boilermaker who died from mesothelioma. The firm also won a historic consolidated trial in 1991 involving men who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s. Weitz & Luxenberg represented 36 clients in that case, securing verdicts of $75 million.