According to recent information from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) problems linked to asbestos caused the deaths of around six hundred and thirty two people in New York between 1995 and 2005. The data was released by officials from Weitz & Luxenberg.

An official from the firm stated: “Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to helping families whose lives have been ravaged by asbestosis from asbestos exposure. These statistics reveal that an alarming number of people were needlessly exposed to the lethal asbestos fibers when it could easily have been prevented.”

The firm has represented many plaintiffs in asbestos related cases. Asbestosis is a condition that is not life threatening in itself, but can lead to problems and complications that be life threatening.

Many people in certain jobs and industries have been exposed to asbestos, which is a known carcinogenic, and have gone on to develop a range of health problems such as asbestosis, which scars the lungs and can cause breathing problems.

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