• Side view of #61 holding furnace at #02 station. Caster Jim Durfee is pouring brass alloy into molds. Also shown is the flame-retardant rope that has replaced asbestos for packing around the molds.

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  • For decades following the post-WWII building boom, countless numbers of general contractors and construction workers were exposed to the harmful effects of asbestos as they worked with products such as asbestos rock wallboard.

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  • Pre-fabricated sheets of asbestos reinforced with gypsum were used as an economical base for plaster walls and ceilings to protect against heat and cold. Installation crews included lathers, general laborers and plasterers.

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  • As rural populations began to look for jobs in light industry, more and more people were exposed to the dangers of breathing in lint, dust and other particulate matter in the air on factory floors.

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  • Shipyard workers, longshoreman, sailors, merchant mariners, U.S. Navy personnel and others faced daily on-the-job exposure to airborne asbestos particles as well as a wide variety of compounds and materials containing asbestos.

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  • Electrical workers such as telephone lineman, general electricians and powerhouse employees all experienced frequent contact throughout their careers with materials and products containing asbestos that were used to insulate electrical components.

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  • Women began to be exposed to industrial chemicals and asbestos as they joined the work force during WWII, producing goods for wartime use. These workers are fitting inner ply to a building form for installation in military aircraft.

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  • These men are processing lumber at a sawmill. Heavy industrial jobs such as milling lumber often exposed workers to the health hazards of breathing particulate matter in the air.

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  • A worker spreads an asbestos mixture on the boiler of a locomotive at a railroad maintenance shop. Railroad boilermakers and shop workers experienced daily exposure to asbestos compounds that were used to insulate steam engines.

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  • A pair of workers at an aircraft-manufacturing plant check the blueprint against a part made for dive-bomber that was used by the French, the RAF and the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII.

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  • This wartime factory worker is winding low-volt coils that are insulated with asbestos. These explosion-proof asbestos coils were used in air-cooled transformers that were installed in ships, mines and large buildings.

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  • These men are finishing their shift at a large industrial shipyard. Workers at shipyards all over the country handled many raw materials and manufactured components that contained asbestos.

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  • During the wartime labor shortage, women filled in for men in the industrial workforce. This gave them the chance to earn a living wage but it also increased their exposure to asbestos and other hazardous materials in the workplace.

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  • This man is doing finish work on an airplane stabilizer in a plant that manufactured aircraft parts. Aerospace mechanics and missile and aircraft production workers are among those who were exposed to asbestos at their jobs.

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  • A Bureau of Standards technician removes corrosion during a study conducted to determine the effect of corrosive soils on specimens of pipe—including those made of a composition of cement and asbestos—that had been buried for four years.

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Your Representative in Asbestos and Mesothelioma Law

Weinstein Couture PLLC is a law firm devoted to providing the highest level of legal representation to individuals and families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Although our attorneys are based in Seattle, Washington, we have handled the cases of mesothelioma clients throughout the Northwest, including the cases of clients from Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana. In addition, we have represented mesothelioma clients from locations as diverse as New York, Texas, Indiana, and many other states.

We have tried and won cases in courts around the country and we offer nearly forty years of experience representing mesothelioma victims. Over the years, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.

Founding Partner and former State Senator Brian Weinstein has over 30 years experience handling mesothelioma cases, more than any active plaintiff’s asbestos lawyer in Washington State.

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Results

At Weinstein Couture, we understand that results matter. And our results speak for themselves. Led by founding and senior partner Brian Weinstein, our mesothelioma attorneys have amassed an impressive track record as trial lawyers working for injured people. We have achieved many multimillion-dollar verdicts on behalf of our clients and

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Verdicts and Victories

Below you will find a partial listing of Weinstein Couture’s impressive results:

Trial Verdicts

  • $91,300,000 verdict for 45 plaintiffs in the New York Asbestos Powerhouse Litigation.
  • $6,500,000 verdict in Illinois state court for six plaintiffs suffering from non-malignant asbestos disease; verdict affirmed on appeal.
  • $3,450,000 verdict in a single asbestosis
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Testimonials

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