No Matter Who You Are, You Can Make a Difference
Exposure to asbestos has caused a great deal of pain and hardship for many people, and the epidemic is not over. Asbestos continues to be mined, and its use has not been banned in the United States.
Baron and Budd previously sponsored the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an organization that advocates for a cure and fights to ban asbestos in the United States. ADAO is an independent organization founded by Linda Reinstein and Doug Larkin in 2004. The organization seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise asbestos awareness.
There are many ways that you can become a part of the fight against mesothelioma.
File a lawsuit
Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit is the single best way to fight the asbestos companies and make an impact on the asbestos crisis. By filing a claim, you are taking a stand against the companies that knowingly exposed you or someone you loved to toxic asbestos fibers. A lawsuit creates precedent and opens the doors for others to pursue legal action. Your mesothelioma lawsuit tells these asbestos companies that what they did was wrong, and it strengthens the argument for a complete ban on asbestos in the U.S.
A lawsuit will never make up for the pain and suffering caused by asbestos-related diseases, but it can ease the financial burden of medical care and bring attention to the blatant negligence of the asbestos industry.
There are many different ways to get connected in the mesothelioma community. Baron and Budd sponsors a Facebook group, Fight Mesothelioma, dedicated to providing an open forum for people to share stories, get information and learn about the newest mesothelioma treatments. We regularly post stories on topics that impact you and your family, and invite you to participate in the dialogue happening right now. Baron and Budd also sponsors a Twitter account that offers information and updates about what’s going on in the mesothelioma community.
Share your story
Your story can impact the lives of others. If you or a loved one has been impacted by asbestos-related disease, we encourage you to share your experience with others. Visit http://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/get-involed/share-your-story
You deserve to have your voice heard. One of the biggest steps you can take is to contact your congressman or woman and ask for them to ban asbestos. Let them know about the dangers of asbestos products and that no level of exposure is safe. Write your local, state and national representatives and urge them to take steps to ban the use of asbestos products in the U.S.
Donate to research and advocacy
Contributing time and money is one of the most meaningful and impactful ways to get involved with the mesothelioma community. ADAO is the largest independent non-profit in the country dedicated to asbestos, and always welcome donations. Visit ADAO’s website to donate to this wonderful organization.
Our firm is also honored to have been one of the inaugural donors to the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP), a program dedicated to researching new mesothelioma treatments and providing high quality treatment to patients. Visit the IMP website to make a contribution.
Whether it’s the latest medical breakthrough or the most up-to-date legal information, Baron and Budd is committed to keeping you educated. We believe knowledge is the best tool for fighting mesothelioma and have partnered with several organizations to ensure that we provide the most current information.
Baron and Budd sponsored the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Patient Guidelines for Mesothelioma, a patient-friendly translation of the NCCN Clinical Guidelines for Mesothelioma. Contact us here to request a complimentary copy of the NCCN Patient Guidelines for Mesothelioma today.
We also worked with CURE media group to publish the book Understanding Mesothelioma. The publication offers comprehensive information regarding treatment for asbestos diseases, legal options and other resources for families, patients and caregivers, and was updated in 2013. Contact us here for your complimentary copy of Understanding Mesothelioma.