Malignant mesothelioma lawsuit leads to $11 million verdict for painter
Written by Jason Wentworth
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 16:45
It has been reported that a painter and his wife were recently awarded $11 million from a successful malignant mesothelioma lawsuit. Malignant mesothelioma, which includes pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma, is a cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Pleural mesothelioma affects the lungs and peritoneal mesothelioma affects the abdomen. Presently, there is no cure for mesothelioma but experimental drugs to treat the cancer are continually being tested.Asbestos is a mineral that was used by many companies in the manufacturing process because it is flexible and fire-resistant. Many companies used asbestos even though they knew that asbestos exposure can lead to cancers such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Further, the companies failed to warn people of the dangers of asbestos and failed to provide inexpensive equipment such as masks to prevent exposure to asbestos. As a result of these unjust acts, thousands of people are diagnosed with asbestos cancers such as pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma every year.
In the case of the painter, he had spent his entire career working at job sites such as skyscrapers and strip malls. It is likely that these buildings contained asbestos because many buildings have asbestos present in areas such as boiler rooms. In addition, many people who worked as painters may have been exposed to asbestos because many products used by painters contained asbestos. These products include texturing paints, block fillers, and drywall compounds. The painter was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma at the age of 67.
About Weitz & Luxenberg Mesothelioma Lawyers
Weitz & Luxenberg is a New York law firm that specializes in helping people with mesothelioma obtain financial assistance through mesothelioma lawsuits. The firm’s asbestos attorneys have won millions of dollars in mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer cases. Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma attorneys accept mesothelioma cases from all areas of the U.S. and certain regions of Canada. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with the asbestos cancer mesothelioma, contact a Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma lawyer for a free case review by visiting www.weitzlux.com. For information on jobs that involve the risk of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, visit www.mesotheliomajobs.com.