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Asbestos & Mesothelioma News

Case Review: Recent Client Results

Mesothelioma and asbestos compensation amounts vary greatly, based on factors like age at diagnosis, the extent of injury, and the laws in various states. Our asbestos lawyers would be happy to discuss your case with you in more detail so as to provide an idea of what similiar cases to yours have recovered.Our extensive knowledge and experience over the years in asbestos litigation, as well as the skill of our lawyers has allowed us to achieve these recent results for some of our clients:$2.6 million to a living mesothelioma victim who worked at Weirton Steel. $2.2 million to the...

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Abrams v. Pneumo Abex Corp., et al.

Pennsylvanians who filed claims for nonmalignant asbestos disease prior to 1992 and are now suffering from an asbestos-related cancer have the right to file new claims based on their new diagnosis.Before 1992, Pennsylvania law required any person injured by asbestos exposure to file one single lawsuit to seek to recover any and all damages related to his asbestos injury, including damages for fear of developing cancer in the future. If the worker did, in fact, develop asbestos-related cancer at a later time, he was not permitted to file a second new action to recover damages for that new injury.This changed...

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Going the Extra Mile

For over 30 years as pioneers in the field, Goldberg, Persky & White has represented asbestos victims. Over the years, our lawyers have handled 1000s of asbestos cases throughout the country. Today, we represent asbestos victims in lawsuits filed in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Maine, Indiana, Maryland, and more recently in Nevada.In 2009 alone, our attorneys have travelled the country from California to Texas to Florida to Maine to gather evidence and assist our clients. Jason Luckasevic, a Shareholder with our firm, explains that “many clients and their families must relocate because they have no choice but to travel...

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Asbestos Causes Lung Cancer Even in Smokers

While mesothelioma is a rare cancer most strongly associated with asbestos exposure, other cancers, particularly lung cancer, are also associated with asbestos exposure. Many workers who develop lung cancer never become aware of the causal relationship between asbestos and their disease. The lawyers at Goldberg, Persky & White have knowledge of the medical literature on these subjects and can assist workers in securing their rights.The diagnosis of lung cancer is an emotional and physical trauma for the patient involved, as well as their families. Unfortunately, in many instances, when one is diagnosed with lung cancer, he or she, as well...

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Why do I need an estate representative when my loved one dies?

The most frequently asked question of us is: “Why do I need an estate rep when my spouse, or father or mother dies?  Why can’t the checks be sent directly to me since I’m the only surviving heir”?Trust me, if we had a choice, we would much rather send the checks from settlements in your loved one’s lawsuit directly to you, but the law mandates that a representative of the estate be appointed to carry on the lawsuit after the person who started the suit dies.  The estate rep can be appointed in the will of the deceased, or, in...

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