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Rules for taking a Client Deposition

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 11/3/2012

“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

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 9/18/2012

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

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 6/1/2012

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

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 3/2/2012

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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The Medicare Scare

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 12/9/2011

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

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 11/18/2011

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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About Jennifer

  • Partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen
  • Advocate for over 1,000 Mesothelioma victims
  • Thorough understanding of both legal and medical aspects of asbestos litigation
  • Extensive knowledge of military service and shipyard exposure cases
  • Provides veteran assistance with VA disability claims
  • Has secured some of the largest financial settlements across the country

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