Choosing a Mesothelioma Attorney
The mesothelioma attorney you choose should be someone whose reputation and experience inspires you with confidence and the people you sue with fear. But it should also be someone with whom you feel comfortable and with whom you will be able to easily talk about your situation. At Kazan Law, we have over 40 years of experience helping mesothelioma patients and their families.
Our firm helped pioneer asbestos law as it exists today. But we never forget that behind the laws and legal briefs are innocent people who are suffering because of wrongs done to them. We believe that every case is unique and all mesothelioma patients and their families deserve to be listened to and helped in any way possible. Work With a
Mesothelioma Attorney Who Listens to You
When mesothelioma symptoms have emerged and a mesothelioma diagnosis is received, that usually means that the illness is advanced and time is of the essence. Timing is especially critical when it comes to presenting a legal case, because even the best-handled legal case can take time. In addition to legal expertise in mesothelioma and asbestos, a good mesothelioma attorney knows a great deal about the disease itself.
At Kazan Law, we understand the challenges that you and your family face following diagnosis with an asbestos-related illness. We also are sensitive to your need to focus on your treatment, and, protect your time with loved ones. At the same time, we also know that it is important for all involved to file your claim and gather evidence as soon as possible. We take care of as much as possible to move your case forward while helping you to optimize your time so you can take care of yourself and be with your family instead of in a law office.
- We come to you. You do not need to travel to us.
- We do all the research. You focus on taking care of yourself and your family.
- We arrange medical liens so you get all the care you need now.
- We review all your medical bills to make sure you are not overcharged.
A Mesothelioma Attorney with Experience Makes a Difference
Asbestos law is an intensive practice area focusing exclusively on asbestos-related disease, typically caused by occupational exposure or military service. The laws and rules regarding winning a lawsuit are complicated. Only an expert mesothelioma attorney has the experience and knowledge necessary to handle your case and secure the justice and compensation you deserve. You and your family are entitled to nothing less than the best.
At Kazan Law, we not only know asbestos law, we helped invent it. When founding partner Steven Kazan started his practice in 1974, there was no such thing as asbestos law. There was no such thing as a mesothelioma attorney. Workers who died of mesothelioma were considered unlucky and their employers were not held responsible. As Steven Kazan began helping with workers compensation cases, he took on some of the first civil lawsuits ever filed against companies for intentionally causing fatal asbestos exposure to their workers. And he won.
Steven Kazan’s victory for the workers from the Johns-Manville plant in Pittsburg, CA is regarded as a “threshold verdict”. It created the opportunity for punitive damage verdicts against Johns-Manville and many other companies throughout the United States and the world. Kazan eventually had 393 cases pending against Johns-Manville. Although Johns-Manville lawyers could not pretend the company was innocent, they found a way to pay less to victims. They filed for bankruptcy, one of the first companies to do so as a result of asbestos litigation, and created a trust fund from which each victim would be paid a reduced amount.
A Mesothelioma Attorney Whose Advice is Sought by the US Government
As a pioneering mesothelioma attorney, Steven’s advice and experience have made him sought after by federal courts and government agencies trying to regulate corporate trust funds for asbestos victims. He is always willing to dedicate his time and wisdom to try to make sure that the interests of asbestos victims are represented in these bankruptcy reorganizations.
Steven has been appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to serve as a member or as counsel to victim members for all major asbestos bankruptcy reorganizations, including W.R. Grace, Kaiser Aluminum, Owens Corning, Fibreboard, U.S. Gypsum, General Motors, and many others.
Whenever a bankruptcy reorganization is approved, Steven is the key mesothelioma attorney in the U.S. nearly always approved by the Federal Court to serve as a member of The Trustees’ Advisory Committee on behalf of asbestos victims.
Mesothelioma Attorneys Who Win Top Settlements
As a mesothelioma attorney of historical prominence with over four decades of experience in mesothelioma law, Steven Kazan today heads a firm of 22 fulltime mesothelioma attorneys. Steven Kazan continues to be rated as one of the U.S.’s Super Lawyers along with six of his partners and associates; and the firm receives top accolades for the victories they win for mesothelioma victims.
In 2014, Kazan Law received first place for highest wrongful death verdict amount in California. This recognition was given by the California legal profession’s top publication The Recorder in its annual review of top verdicts. The $11,800,000 wrongful death verdict followed a $9 million verdict Kazan Law won the family for punitive damages for a total of $20,800,000.
Choose A Mesothelioma Attorney Who Strives to Make the World a Better Place
Any good mesothelioma attorney should also contribute to helping to find a cure for mesothelioma. We have seen close up thousands of times the toll mesothelioma takes on individuals and families. Kazan Law has its own foundation set up for that purpose. Over the last 20 years we have given over $20 million in grants to a wide array of community and civic organizations, including $6 million for mesothelioma research. This is one way we are giving back to the community of mesothelioma patients and families whose rights we fight for as asbestos litigation attorneys.
We also believe in giving back to the community our law practice calls home as well as communities all across the US by supporting programs that help provide relief to the poor, distressed or under-privileged everywhere.
Another way we try to help is by having a top mesothelioma attorney on our staff work full-time on better laws to protect workers. Frances Schreiberg, who has many decades of experience, works with unions for free to get CalOsha and the California legislature to try to eliminate the workplace hazards that lead to mesothelioma and other causes of injury and death.