Client Profiles

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

At Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen we represent a wide range of clients who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. From coast to coast across America it has been our greatest honor to work hard for those individuals who were unknowingly exposed to asbestos either directly on the job or through second hand exposure. They are from all walks of life and have worked in a large cross-section of occupations. They are veterans, miners, shipyard workers, plumbers, boiler tenders, insulators and carpenters. They are members of a loving family - fathers, mothers, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles. They are trusted friends.

As you read through these client profiles you will be touched by the common thread that runs throughout each one. They are stories of courage, strength and perseverance in the struggle with mesothelioma. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to serve these clients by bringing suit against the manufacturers of the asbestos products responsible for their mesothelioma disease. In that way we were able to provide both them and their loved ones with peace of mind and financial security. We hope that the stories of our clients provide inspiration and hope to you and your family as well.

Heather Von St. James

Heather Von St James

Heather Von St. James is a wife to Cameron and mom to Lily Rose. Diagnosed with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma at the young age of 36, just 3 1/2 months after the birth of her one and only child, Heather is now is a 5 year survivor of the disease. She has been a strong advocate for The International Mesothelioma Program and the work of Dr. David Sugarbaker. She spends her spare time volunteering at her daughter's school, spending time with friends and family and living life to the fullest. Her favorite quote is, "Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death." This is how she lives her life.

Her goal is to bring about hope to mesothelioma patients and awareness regarding the disease. Read more about Heather’s story of hope, inspiration and survival.

Robin Benoit

As a young child, Robin Benoit was exposed to asbestos fibers.

Bernie Chavers

Bernie Chavers is diagnosed with mesothelioma; he questions, "How long am I going to live?"

Jack Hansen

Asbestos lawyers help Jack Hansen to regain his independence after mesothelioma wracks his body.

John Little

John Little battled to rebuild life after being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Walter E. McAdam Jr.

True Grit: A Veteran of the U.S. Navy and the NYPD Faces His Greatest Battle.

Roy McAllister

University of Alabama sports announcer diagnosed with mesothelioma; he vows, "I won't let this get the best of me!"

David Reeis

David Reeis, polish immigrant, hopes to achieve the American Dream but instead is diagnosed with terminal mesothelioma.

Bruce Slane

Mesothelioma is not a disease for the elderly; Bruce is diagnosed at age twenty-three.

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