Weitz & Luxenberg Recognizes National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by Offering Help to Veterans 70 Years Later

December 6, 2011

The nationally recognized mass tort and personal injury litigation firm, which stewards the cases of many former service members with cancer, hopes to spread the word about the dangers of asbestos exposure to those who served aboard Navy ships.

New York City (PRWEB) December 06, 2011

Weitz & Luxenberg founding partner Arthur Luxenberg said today that the firm is taking special action to commemorate National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

The New York-based law firm, which represents the interests of many veterans who served in the Navy and other branches of the armed forces, is committing itself to providing continued representation and help for veterans.

âœWeitz & Luxenberg wishes to take tomorrow to observe Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day,â said Luxenberg, âœWe want to make known that providing help and information to our nationâs veterans is a priority for Weitz & Luxenberg, especially today.

âœOur firm is enormously grateful for the service provided by our military personnel â“ particularly the men and women of our nationâs greatest generation who defended our country in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attacks.”

Weitz & Luxenberg joins thousands of people and institutions across the nation in reflecting on the Pearl Harbor attack, which was launched by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941.

The attack was one of the worst military defeats suffered by the United States in World War II. Japanese strategists hoped the bombardment would demoralize US forces and lead to aerial and naval superiority for Imperial Japan in the Pacific Theater. Instead, the United States was induced to wade into the waters of World War II and proceeded to score a string of decisive American victories over the Japanese Navy.

Almost 2,500 people were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Meanwhile, health officials estimate that 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year, many having been exposed to asbestos while serving aboard naval vessels.

âœDue to the large amount of asbestos present in almost every Navy ship commissioned before the 1970s, many veterans who served in World War II have been put at risk for mesothelioma and other cancers caused by asbestos,â said Luxenberg. âœHelping these people is what drives this firm. It is a personal source of pride.â

About Weitz & Luxenberg

Founded in 1986 by attorneys Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg, Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., today ranks among the nationâs leading law firms. Weitz & Luxenbergâs numerous litigation areas include: mesothelioma, defective medicine and devices, environmental pollutants, accidents, personal injury, and medical malpractice. Victims of accidents are invited to rely on Weitz & Luxenbergâs more than 20 years of handling such cases â“ begin by contacting the firmâs Client Relations department at 1-800-476-6070 or at clientrelations(at)weitzlux(dot)com and ask for a free legal consultation. More information: http://www.weitzlux.com

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