Lifelong Pilot and Asbestos Cancer Victim Gives Justice Back to the Community
When families come to us at Kazan Law, they are facing one of the most challenging times in their lives and we are always greatly honored to get to know and help them. It is extremely gratifying when we see them take the justice we’ve obtained on their behalf and give back to the community in ways that help other cancer victims.
In this video, Kazan Law partner Justin Bosl shares the story of our client, Timothy Vest, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma at the young age of 44. A pilot at heart, Mr. Vest had been hanging around hangars and airplanes long before he earned his pilot license at age 16 and went on to become a commercial airline pilot. Unfortunately, there was asbestos in the airplane parts and airplane hangar that he played in as a child and the exposure over the years increased his risk of developing cancer.
We were able to successfully resolve his case, which saved Mr. Vest and his family from the emotional toll of a trial. Thankfully, Mr. Vest was diagnosed at a very early stage and was able to be treated with surgery. The tumor has been removed and the cancer has not recurred.
Mr. Vest has made a personal commitment to fight back by taking action to help others in need by forming the Timmy Challenge Foundation, whose mission is providing financial and emotional support to families affected by tragedy.