DALLAS--(Baron and Budd is pleased to announce that Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and co-sponsors introduced the ninth annual resolution to establish National Asbestos Awareness Week (NAAW). The Senate Resolution 66 establishes NAAW as a means to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and the ongoing prevalence of asbestos disease in the United States. Baron and Budd has been representing mesothelioma patients for over 35 years and fully supports Sen. Baucus in his efforts to increase awareness on such an important public health topic.)--The national mesothelioma law firm of
“There are still so many people that do not understand the severity of asbestos disease and the dangers of asbestos exposure. We still have so much work to do.”
“Baron and Budd couldn’t be happier that Sen. Baucus and his co-sponsors are giving asbestos awareness the attention it needs,” said Russell Budd, founder and managing shareholder of Baron and Budd. “There are still so many people that do not understand the severity of asbestos disease and the dangers of asbestos exposure. We still have so much work to do."
Asbestos diseases such as mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer found in the lining of the lungs, are diagnosed in more than 3,000 people each year. Asbestos is a carcinogen that was prominently used until the 1970s and is still used in the U.S. today. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, this exposure can lead to mesothelioma and lung cancer. According to the World Heath Organization (WHO), approximately 107,000 workers will die each year from an asbestos-related disease.
Sen. Baucus introduced the resolution last week along with co-sponsors Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). The resolution would designate the first week of April as NAAW and rally a national effort to increase asbestos education.
The national mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd is an avid supporter of asbestos advocacy groups such as the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO). The law firm is a platinum sponsor of ADAO shares the organization’s goal of placing a global ban on asbestos. Baron and Budd is also committed to serving as a comprehensive resource for those affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
To find out more about the National Asbestos Awareness Week, visit http://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/archives/1823.
To find out more about Baron and Budd, visit the firm's mesothelioma-dedicated website www.mesotheliomanews.com.
About Baron & Budd
The national mesothelioma law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has a more than 35-year history of “Protecting What’s Right” for asbestos sufferers and their families. As one of the first law firms to successfully litigate an asbestos lawsuit, Baron & Budd continues to actively represent veterans, industry workers and others who are suffering as a result of exposure to asbestos. Baron & Budd achieved the largest mesothelioma verdict ever in the state of Texas, a $55 million verdict for an asbestos sufferer and his family in El Paso, Texas. Contact Baron and Budd at 1.866.855.1229 for additional information on mesothelioma treatments, mesothelioma cancer doctors and treatment centers and mesothelioma attorneys.