Thursday, June 21, 2007

New York Mesothelioma Lawsuit Proceeds to Trial on Behalf of New Jersey Victim

The New York mesothelioma lawsuit involving Joel Rosenberg, one of many New Jersey mesothelioma victims who have filed mesothelioma lawsuits in New York City, is proceeding to trial.

Mr. Rosenberg, who died at the age of 64, was a life-long electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ("IBEW"), Local 3 ( His father, also an electrician for IBEW, died from mesothelioma in 1981. Electricians, such as Mr. Rosenberg and his father, sustained asbestos exposure from a variety of sources including the cutting and splicing of wire and cable that was insulated with asbestos.

Mesothelioma is a rare asbestos cancer, which occurs primarily in the lining of the pleura (surrounding the lungs) and the peritoneum (surrounding the abdominal cavity). There are only approximately 3,000 cases of mesothelioma diagnosed annually; in comparison approximately 160,000 case of lung cancer are diagnosed each year.

Mr. Rosenberg was diagnosed in New Jersey with pleural mesothelioma in April of 2006 and later received mesothelioma treatments including specialized chemotherapy. Prior to his death in May 2007, Mr. Rosenberg gave sworn testimony, by videotape, which will be shown to the jury at trial. The Rosenberg lawsuit is being continued by Mr. Rosenberg's widow, Sharon Rosenberg, who is also a plaintiff in the case. The companies expected to stand trial include manufacturers of products causing asbestos exposure, contractors who used asbestos materials at work sites, and at least one premises owner who specified the use of asbestos materials.

The New York and New Jersey Mesothelioma Attorneys from Levy, Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP ("LPK"),, have represented victims of mesothelioma in lawsuits for more than 25 years and represent the Rosenberg family.

Read more about the New York Mesothelioma Rosenberg Lawsuit.

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