Recent reports have shown that a leading law firm that deals with cases involving asbestos related diseases is teaming up with environmental activist Erin Brockovich to fight for the rights of people that are suffering from asbestos related illnesses, such as lung cancer and the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma.

The law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg, is set to work alongside Ms Brockovich on a number of environmental issues. Together they hope to ensure that the asbestos industry takes responsibility for the many people that have suffered serious ill health or have died as a result of exposure to asbestos.

Brockovich was catapulted into the public eye when she was working as a file clerk for a law firm, and discovered that many residnets in the area had been harmed due to a toxic substance that had leaked in to the water system. It was found to have leaked from the nearby Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Compressor Station.

As a result of her work and investigation into the issue around six hundred of the residents who had been harmed by the toxic pollution shared a settlement of three hundred and thirty three thousand dollars. Her story was later turned into a blockbuster movie, Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

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