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Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act Update


On March 20, 2013, the FACT ACT (Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency H.R. 982) was introduced in the House of Representatives for consideration. The FACT ACT is part of a national campaign being led by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the National Chamber of Commerce to pass certain federal and state legislation as it relates to asbestos lawsuits filed by victims of asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma.

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Rules for taking a Client Deposition

“Rules” for taking a Client Deposition

A deposition is simply the out-of-court oral testimony of any witness under oath for discovery purposes or for use in court. Some states, such as New York, refer to deposition as an “examination before trial,” which aptly describes their purpose. A deposition allows opposing counsel a chance to question a witness prior to trial.

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The Law Firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen Secures $2 Million Settlement in Mesothelioma Lawsuit

We are excited to announce a recent victory by Attorneys Brian Kenney and Chris Meisenkothen of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen on behalf of Hannibal Saldibar, a career tile setter from New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Saldibar regrettably passed away in January 2010 from Mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer.

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Post-Diagnosis Mental Concerns

Care for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma must encompass the psychological as well as the physical symptoms of the disease. Numerous scientific studies report that there is an increased risk of suicide and cardiovascular death after a cancer diagnosis.

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Asbestos not yet Banned in the United States

Many people mistakenly believe that asbestos was banned with the creation of OSHA in the early 1970’s. Unfortunately, however, the United States is actually one of the few industrialized nations in the world which has NOT acted to ban asbestos entirely.

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Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families

The Medicare Scare

The average age of a person diagnosed with Mesothelioma is estimated at between 78-80 years old. Accordingly, the vast majority of those diagnosed are receiving Medicare medical benefits.

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Consider Worker's Compensation

Consider Worker's Compensation

Receiving a diagnosis of asbestosis, lung cancer or Mesothelioma as a result of your work with asbestos-containing products may permit you to file a Worker's Compensation claim.

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