_ap_ufes{"success":true,"siteUrl":"friableasbestos.com","urls":{"Home":"http://friableasbestos.com","Category":"http://friableasbestos.com/category/current-asbestos-news/","Archive":"http://friableasbestos.com/2015/04/","Post":"http://friableasbestos.com/asbestos-firms-ready-to-fight-silvers-slanted-legal-system/","Page":"http://friableasbestos.com/effect-asbestos-mesothelioma/","Nav_menu_item":"http://friableasbestos.com/69/"}}_ap_ufee

August 21, 2018

Asbestos Attorney Recognized by Super Lawyers’ 2014 Edition

Asbestos Attorney Amber Long

Asbestos Attorney Amber Long

NEW YORK, New York (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

Asbestos attorney Amber R. Long, an associate at Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”), a nationally-recognized mesothelioma law firm, has been selected to the Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Amber joined LK in 2006 and, initially, worked in the firm’s national asbestos litigation department. She represented mesothelioma and lung cancer victims in lawsuits filed around the country including in Delaware, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Louisiana. Recently, she has joined the firm’s New York City asbestos litigation department.

Amber takes pride in representing hard working men and women suffering from debilitating and often deadly cancer as a result of their exposure to asbestos. She is highly skilled in all aspects of asbestos litigation from the initial client meeting through trial and appellate practice.

In addition to her asbestos experience, Amber assisted in the litigation of three cases in the Southern District of New York against tobacco companies on behalf of the families of people who began smoking as children, struggled to quit smoking, and eventually died of lung cancer. In the course of this litigation, Amber and LK partner, Jerome Block, obtained multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of two separate families against Brown & Williamson (successor to American Tobacco Company) (1) and Philip Morris USA, Inc (2).

Amber is a member of several professional associations, including the American Association for Justice, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and for the District of Connecticut, and before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Amber earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Cornell University in 2002. In 2005, she graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School.

Levy Konigsberg LLP has been representing mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer victims for more than 25 years.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

(1) Eileen A. Clinton, on behalf of herself and as administratrix of the estate of William A. Champagne, Jr., vs. Brown & Williamson Holdings, Inc., as successor by merger to American Tobacco Company, and Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 05 Civ. 9907 (CS) (LMS) (S.D.N.Y);

(2) Florence Mulholland, on behalf of herself and as administratrix of the estate of David Mulholland, vs. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 05 Civ. 9908 (CS) (S.D.N.Y).


Continued here:

Asbestos Attorney Recognized by Super Lawyers’ 2014 Edition

Asbestos poisoning victims want Yale honor revoked

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) — Victims of asbestos poisoning in Italy are urging Yale University to rescind an honorary degree given to a Swiss man later convicted of negligence in some 2,000 asbestos-related deaths.

Stephan Schmidheiny, former owner of Swiss construction company Eternit, was convicted in 2012 by an Italian court and sentenced to 16 years for his role in the contamination of sites in northern Italy. An appeals court upheld the conviction for negligence in thousands of asbestos-related deaths blamed on contamination from the company and increased his sentence to 18 years.

Another appeal is pending and Schmidheiny is not in custody. He has denied wrongdoing.

Yale awarded Schmidheiny an honorary degree in 1996, citing him as “one of the world’s most environmentally conscious business leaders,” and praised his efforts to create sustainable development, the New Haven Register reported.

Lawyer Christopher Meisenkothen, who represents the Asbestos Victims and Relatives Association, said what happened in Italy is the exact opposite of what Yale cited.

“It flies in the face of actual history. This is a matter of honor for the Italian victims,” Meisenkothen said.

Yale said a decision to revoke an honorary degree must be by the Yale Corporation, the university’s governing body.

“The decision to award the degree was made by a committee that considered his full record as a philanthropist who used his wealth to fund sustainable development in Latin America and elsewhere, and a path-breaking international advocate of change in the way businesses address environmental sustainability, as well as a businessman who inherited and dismantled a decades-old family asbestos processing concern,” the statement from Yale said.

Yale should at least appoint a faculty committee to review the matter and make a recommendation, Meisenkothen said.

“A lot of this information was not available to Yale at the time they awarded the degree,” Meisenkothen said. “Yale is not our adversary. We just want to give them information they didn’t have before, so they can do the right thing.”

Some alumni and faculty, including 1992 graduate Christopher Sellers, have also urged Yale to revoke the honor.

“It shames me as a Yale graduate to think Yale isn’t willing to look at what it did here,” said Sellers, now a history professor at Stony Brook University. “For me, it’s pretty clear that if Yale had known in 1996 everything we know today, it wouldn’t have honored Schmidheiny with this degree.”

___

Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

Original article:  

Asbestos poisoning victims want Yale honor revoked

Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Warns Victims Of Mesothelioma Or Lung Cancer Who Were Exposed To Asbestos At Work …

The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center says, “Our number one goal is the best possible financial compensation for all diagnosed of victims of mesothelioma, or lung cancer victims, who were exposed to asbestos at work

(PRWEB) July 19, 2013

The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center says, “Our number one goal is the best possible financial compensation for all diagnosed of victims of mesothelioma, or lung cancer victims, who were exposed to asbestos at work. We are especially focused on US Navy Veterans, or workers that worked in any type of manufacturing, industrial facility, or as a plumber, electrician, pipe fitter, or insulator, especially if they were exposed to asbestos in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s” The financial compensation for victims of mesothelioma can exceed a million dollars, and lung cancer victims, who were exposed to asbestos at work can also get significant financial compensation, but we need to emphasize the time period to get identified is limited, and we want victims, or family members to call us for more information-before it is too late.” If a victim of mesothelioma, or any type of lung cancer had long term exposure to asbestos in their workplace the Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center will direct the victim, or family members to the most skilled, and capable mesothelioma, or asbestos exposure law firms in the nation, with the goal being the best possible financial compensation for the victim, or their family members. For more information victims of mesothelioma, lung cancer victims, or their family members are urged to call the Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466.

The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center says, “high risk workplaces for asbestos exposure include the US Navy, shipyards in California, Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, or Washington State, power plants, manufacturing factories in Ohio, Michigan, or Illinois, chemical plants in Louisiana, or New Jersey, oil refineries in California, Louisiana, or Texas, smelters in West Virginia, Montana, or Idaho, aerospace manufacturing facilities in California, Washington, or Kansas, demolition construction sites, railroad repair yards, automotive manufacturing facilities, or auto brake repair shops. With mesothelioma, or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure the cancer may not show up until decades after the exposure. As long as the victim, or their family members can prove the exposure to asbestos, we will do everything possible to help them get what might be significant financial compensation.” For more information please call the Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://LungCancerAsbestosVictimsCenter.Com


View post:  

Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Warns Victims Of Mesothelioma Or Lung Cancer Who Were Exposed To Asbestos At Work …

Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Now Offers Shipyard Workers Diagnosed With Mesothelioma Or Lung Cancer The …

We need family members, or the adult children to ask a Dad, or Mom now diagnosed mesothelioma, or any type of lung cancer, if they were exposed to asbestos at their place of work in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980′

(PRWEB) July 10, 2013

The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center says, “Individuals who worked at shipyards in the United States during the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s were continuously exposed to asbestos, especially if they were insulators, pipe fitters, steam fitters, electricians, boiler technicians, welders, or most standard shipyard workers during these time frames. Asbestos exposure causes lung cancer, and asbestos exposure is the only cause for a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma. Unfortunately, many US Navy Veterans were also exposed to asbestos while their ship was in dry dock, or undergoing an overhaul at a shipyard, because frequently the sailors were forced to live onboard while the ship was being overhauled. Shipyard workers, and US Navy Veterans have described it to us as having to work in clouds of asbestos.” The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center’s number one goal is to see to it that diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or asbestos exposure forms of lung cancer get the absolute best possible financial compensation for their diagnosed mesothelioma cancer, or asbestos exposure forms of lung cancer. To achieve this goal the group will provide a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma, a asbestos exposure lung cancer victim, or their family members the names of the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma lawyers, or asbestos exposure law firms on the spot, because they know these incredibly skilled specialists consistently get the best possible financial compensation for their clients-nationwide. For more information diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, lung cancer victims, or their family members are urged to call the Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center at 866-714-6466.

Important Note From The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center: “We need family members, or the adult children to ask a Dad, or Mom now diagnosed mesothelioma, or any type of lung cancer, if they were exposed to asbestos at their place of work in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s, because we fear many diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or lung cancer asbestos exposure victims are never compensated, because the family never has time to explore compensation possibilities, or they did not want anything to do with lawyers. We need to emphasize our initiative is not just about mesothelioma, it is about any type of lung cancer involving asbestos exposure, and victims, or their family members are urged to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 for more information.” http://LungCancerAsbestosVictimsCenter.Com

The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center says, “High risk workplaces for asbestos exposure include the US Navy, shipyards in California, Virginia, Maine, Connecticut, Maryland or Washington State, power plants, current, or former manufacturing factories in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Illinois, chemical plants in Louisiana, or New Jersey, oil refineries in California, Texas, Louisiana, or Washington, smelters in West Virginia, Montana, or Idaho, aerospace manufacturing facilities in California, Washington, or Kansas, demolition construction sites nationwide, railroad repair yards, automotive manufacturing facilities, or auto brake shops. With mesothelioma, or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, the cancer may not show up until decades after the exposure. The average age of a victim of mesothelioma, or lung cancer is late 60’s, or 70’s. Most diagnosed victims are retired. This is why we encourage the adult son, adult daughter, or family members to call us.” For more information please call the Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://LungCancerAsbestosVictimsCenter.Com


For more information about asbestos exposure, and mesothelioma, along with the types of workplaces were asbestos was present please visit the Centers for Disease Control’s web site on the topic. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm


Originally from: 

Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Now Offers Shipyard Workers Diagnosed With Mesothelioma Or Lung Cancer The …