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Northern California Super Lawyers 2015 Includes 8 Kazan Law Attorneys

Northern California Super Lawyers 2015 has chosen 8 Kazan Law attorneys for its highly selective list of top attorneys. What’s more, we are very proud that this is the12th consecutive year that Kazan Law mesothelioma attorneys were selected for inclusion in the prestigious Northern California Super Lawyers list. Considering that this exclusive peer-driven list is […]

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Garlock Bankruptcy Plan Shortchanges Current and Future Mesothelioma Claimants

The bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC and The Anchor Packing Company in May of this year represents an insult to people with mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, and other diseases caused by exposure to asbestos. Under the proposed plan, the rights of current claimants would be significantly curtailed and future claimants would […]

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Am I Entitled to Compensation from a Mesothelioma Claim?

If you or someone you love suffers from mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation by the party or parties responsible for the asbestos exposure that caused your illness. Criteria for Compensation from a Mesothelioma Claim If you feel you may have a lung disease caused by exposure to asbestos, the first step is to […]

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Picking the Best Asbestos Law Firm

Choosing the best firm to represent you in your asbestos lawsuit can mean the difference between a speedy resolution and a case that drags on for years. It can mean the difference between a settlement that provides for your family or being buried under unpaid medical bills. Because the decision you face is so vital, […]

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Asbestos Related Lung Cancer Lawsuits

People who were exposed to asbestos may develop serious health problems later in life. Pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer caused by asbestos may take decades to come to light. Fortunately, the justice system offers a way for victims to receive compensation from the companies that used asbestos despite known health risks to employees and customers. […]

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Asbestos Use in U.S. Plummets!

Asbestos use in the U.S. has dropped by 90% in the past two years, according to just-released data. An amazing 80% drop occurred just from 2013 to 2014. This is very good news for all Americans. It is clear that there is no safe level of asbestos use. Any amount of asbestos exposure can cause […]

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Meet Kazan Law’s 2015 Summer Asbestos Law Clerks

Asbestos law like other types of law practice is part of a chain that links the past, the present and the future. But at Kazan Law we have a special responsibility to forge new links in that chain. When I first started practicing asbestos law over 40 years ago, I hoped that someday there would […]

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What Are Asbestos Compensation Funds?

Mesothelioma trust funds and asbestos bankruptcy trusts are funds set up by corporations responsible for exposing their customers and others to asbestos. The funds ensure that victims of asbestos-related illnesses receive compensation, even if the companies have filed for bankruptcy or gone out of business. In order to fully understand how the funds work, it’s […]

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Types of Mesothelioma Lawsuit Payouts

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Payouts: Settlements  Plaintiffs sickened by exposure to asbestos sometimes choose to accept settlements rather than taking their cases to trial. While settlement amounts tend to be lower than jury verdicts, when you settle your case, you will usually receive payment from the defendant soon after. Trials may take months or years and defendants […]

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2015 Broussard Scholarship Recipients Announced

Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1929. Future California Supreme Court Associate Justice Allen E. Broussard is born. The Depression hits and seeking better opportunities, the family moves to the Bay Area. Justice Broussard sells shoes and works in a canning plant to pay his way through San Francisco City College, UC Berkeley and Boalt School of Law. […]

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