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Veterans Mesothelioma Rights Hurt By New State Bill

Veterans mesothelioma rights will be drastically hurt by a proposed new state bill. The legislation now pending in the California State Legislature disproportionately impacts veterans, who comprise 30% of all mesothelioma patients, and their families. This mean-spirited piece of asbestos legislation, motivated by sheer corporate greed, takes away the rights of all of the thousands […]

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Asbestos Legislation AB 597 Will Trample Victims’ Rights

Asbestos legislation now proposed in the California threatens to crush the rights of all mesothelioma patients as well as the rights of other victims of asbestos exposure and their families. This is a very urgent matter: the first vote on Assembly Bill 597 (AB 597) is set for April 28 in the California Assembly Judiciary […]

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Vietnam Veterans and the Risk of Asbestos Exposure

Vietnam veterans face a major health risk as a result of exposure to asbestos exposure. Asbestos exposure is the sole cause of mesothelioma, a fatal cancer affecting the cells lining vital organs. Because mesothelioma takes decades to emerge, many veterans of the Vietnam War who were exposed to asbestos during their service may only now […]

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Asbestos Exposure Bill Aims To Protect Workers, Families

Sen Dick Durbin (D-ILL) has introduced a bill, the Reducing Exposure to Asbestos Database (READ) Act designed to require manufactures, importers and those who handle asbestos-containing products to annually report information to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about their products. Asbestos Exposure Product Data Would Be Accessible Online The proposed READ Act would require EPA […]

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Kazan Law Proud to Sponsor Alameda County Phillip A. Harley Memorial Mock Trial Competition

Congratulations to Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward for winning this year’s Alameda County Philip A. Harley Memorial Mock Trial Competition. We are very proud to continue to sponsor this meaningful competition in memory of our dear friend and partner Philip A. Harley (1947-2009). The Alameda County Philip A. Harley Memorial Mock Trial Competition is […]

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Mesothelioma Costs and Health Insurance

Mesothelioma costs need to be considered, unfortunately, almost as soon as you get your diagnosis. Treatments can be expensive and your mesothelioma costs can add up quickly. You can get help paying for mesothelioma treatment from your health insurance provider, Medicare, Medicaid, and possibly from financial assistance programs if needed. Once you and your physician […]

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Kazan Law Recognized as Alameda County Bar Leadership Firm

Kazan Law is proud to be an Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) Leadership Firm. ACBA Leadership Firms is a program that recognizes law firms of ten or more attorneys that have 100% membership in the ACBA (i.e., every one of the firm’s Alameda County attorneys is a member of the ACBA). That would be us. […]

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Mesothelioma Medical Treatment Power of Attorney

A mesothelioma medical treatment power of attorney is important to have in place. This document is officially called the durable power of attorney for health care. You may have already set up a power of attorney to designate someone to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf. This is different. Specifying who will carry […]

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Asbestos and Farming and the Risk of Harm

Asbestos and farming is not what comes to most people’s minds. Especially today when local small-scale farms are seen as the most pure and natural way to grow food. Keep in mind that asbestos is natural, too. It’s a natural mineral that lies deep in the earth. And that’s where it should stay. But unfortunately […]

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The First Asbestos Court Case

The first asbestos court case, most people assume was one of the precedent-setting Johns-Manville cases in the late 1960s here in the U.S. They’re partly right. By the early 1970s, Kazan Law became involved with these asbestos cases and helped establish the groundbreaking legal remedy of filing a civil suit against a company in addition […]

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