Byline A. Krzeminski, for Zamler, Shiffman & Karfis, PC
Published 7:02 am ET January 22, 2022
“For more than a century Michigan has been the very heart of American industry, the home of the automotive industry with its associated industries of steel, chemical, plastic, shipyards, automotive repair, power generation and oil refineries. The workers in these fields provided a fair day’s labor, often in dangerously unhealthy working conditions where for decades they were exposed to asbestos,” noted, Gene Zamler, who has been involved in Michigan’s asbestos litigation for more than 50 years. “Tragically, over time, these workers developed diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, pharyngeal cancer, stomach cancer and colon cancer, as well as asbestosis, which are directly related to their exposure to asbestos, resulting in an unprecedented industrial-related epidemic directly affecting many Michigan workers,” said, Duncan Brown, lead toxic counsel at the Zamler firm, who has been exclusively involved in Michigan’s and other states’ asbestos litigation for more than 35 years.
In an exposé given by attorneys Zamler and Brown, they explained that these workers were not warned of the dangers of asbestos by their employers, nor the manufacturers and suppliers of asbestos products. Nor were they given breathing protection, or adequate breathing protection, to protect them from inhaling harmful asbestos fibers. Once inhaled, such fibers imbed deep into an individual’s lung tissue, which over time can lead to the development of many devastating diseases. Many industrial workers and tradesmen such as millwrights, pipefitters, plumbers, boilermakers and repairmen, masons, insulators, carpenters, laborers and other workers were exposed to harmful asbestos fibers on a daily basis.
“It is not until many years after exposure when they receive a diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease that they contact our firm. Often, they are referred to our firm by union locals, other attorneys, co-workers and our former clients,” noted, Gene Zamler. “Being a Michigan based firm, which for over 50 years has represented thousands of clients in Michigan’s asbestos litigation, we have developed an exhaustive library of Michigan jobsites where asbestos products were present and the identity of the manufacturer and suppliers of such products. We also have thousands of deposition transcripts of former and current clients where they have identified numerous manufacturers of asbestos products at numerous jobsites,” added, Mr. Brown.
“As to the many asbestos manufacturers that have gone into bankruptcy, prior to their seeking the protection of the bankruptcy court, we had developed exhaustive information as to their products used throughout the State of Michigan. This places us in a unique position to effectively make claims against the numerous asbestos-related bankruptcy trusts which have placed over thirty billion dollars aside to compensate workers exposed to asbestos,” Mr. Zamler noted.
“Since, we have concentrated our representation to Michigan workers exposed to asbestos, we are a superior choice to represent such workers, rather than out-of-state law firms which have recently begun to heavily advertise on local TV. We have an unassailable 50-year history of being a leader in Michigan’s asbestos litigation and obtaining Michigan workers optimum compensation in their time of need. We have the knowledge, experience and skill to help Michigan workers affected by this tragic industrial epidemic. In your time of need let us fight for you and your family,” Mr. Brown concluded.
If you, a loved one, friend, co-worker or union brother or sister have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, pharyngeal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer or asbestosis please contact us at 1-800-LAWYERS, or, (248) 557-1155, or [email protected]. Please reach out to us if you have not yet been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, but would like us to look into a possible case on your behalf.