Five Frequently Asked Asbestos Questions

DOES MEDICARE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE REIMBURSED FROM ASBESTOS SETTLEMENTS? Medicare has a very limited right to be reimbursed for conditional payments made to asbestos plaintiffs. The basic rule is that Medicare only has a right to be reimbursed for funds that are received because of a person’s exposure to asbestos after December 5,… Read More »

The National Association of Distinguished Counsel

The National Association of Distinguished Counsel Press Release Edward M. Nass, of Nass Cancelliere Brenner, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence.  Its mission is to… Read More »

Brown v. Lockheed Martin: Asbestos Litigation

n Brown v. Lockheed Martin, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit, from around 1950 through 1970, decedent worked as an aviation mechanic for the United States Air Force.  He was working at bases in the United States and in Europe during the years he was serving our nation.  He… Read More »

A Look at How Military Veterans with Mesothelioma are Treated

According to a recent news feature from the Journal Inquirer, a New England man who worked for Sikorsky is now the leading plaintiff in a major mesothelioma class action lawsuit.   Sikorsky is a major manufacturer of civilian and military helicopters, including the famous green and white one’s used to transport the president and, when he is… Read More »

A Look at How Military Veterans with Mesothelioma are Treated

A recent news feature from the Huffington Post takes a look the additional hurdles faced by military veterans who are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma.  There is no question there are many ways soldiers die while bravely serving our country.  We have seen soldiers and sailors killed in firefights with an enemy, killed by a roadside improvised explosive… Read More »

Asbestos Lawsuit Punitive Damages Challenged

In January, an appeals court in California upheld the award of $1.6 million in compensatory damages and nearly $4 million in punitive damages in an asbestos injury lawsuit.  That decision came following an appeal by defendants in Casey v. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc. following two jury trials – the first that determined liability and compensatory damages… Read More »

Property Owner in Worchester Fined over $50,000 for Asbestos Violations

According to a recent news article from the Worcester Patch, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has assessed a roughly $52,000 fine against a property owner in connection with alleged asbestos violations while he was renovating his three-decker apartment building in Worcester, Massachusetts. MassDEP officials said they were responding to complaints from an unknown source… Read More »

Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Military Veterans

Being in the military is a great sacrifice, and our brave service members throughout the history of our nation have undertaken this sacrifice, and they deserve our highest respect.  There are many ways in which a person in the military can be seriously injured or killed. While there are the obvious risks associated with being… Read More »