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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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Asbestos Warning Hoped For at UN Convention

A global asbestos warning at long last is the hoped for outcome of the United Nations Rotterdam Convention currently underway in Geneva, Switzerland. It is an ongoing struggle because of the powerful international asbestos industry interests that profit by keeping things just as they are. But anti-asbestos advocates and Convention delegates who are concerned about […]

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Workplace Safety Report Highlights Hazardous Conditions

Workplace safety is something we take for granted. We just assume that when we go to work the elevators in the building will run properly, that the electrical outlets are grounded and safe and that the air we breathe is clean and healthy. But for many people, even here in socially conscious California, the workplace […]

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