The Paul Law Firm is in its fourth decade of advocating for clients diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. They continue to uphold their legacy of diligent legal representation for the brothers and sisters of the trades, including plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, boilermakers and insulators.  One of the things that sets The Paul Law Firm apart from other law firms is that they understand that the fight doesn’t stop in the court room – The Paul Law Firm continues to fight in the lab supporting research to find a cure for mesothelioma and to spread awareness about asbestos related cancer.

To date the settlements obtained on behalf of the clients of Jerry Neil Paul have totaled over $2.5 Billion. A recent example of The Paul Law Firm’s excellence in the courtroom is the $5 million verdict they achieved on behalf of Mr. Webb, a career pipefitter, in the Webb v. Specialty Electric case. After the jury returned the large award, the presiding Los Angeles judge unilaterally took away the verdict. The Paul Law Firm appealed the judge’s action and the appellate court reversed the lower court’s decision finding in favor of Webb. Then Specialty Electric appealed the appellate court’s decision to the California Supreme Court for review. The Paul Law Firm again went the distance, fighting all the way through and in the end Mr. Webb’s widow received $6 million in total settlements which included a 10% penalty per year because Specialty Electric forced her wait through the appeals process.  

Just as important as helping ease the financial burden of compounding medical bills for those suffering from mesothelioma, is fighting to cure the disease itself - so Jerry Neil Paul, the principal of The Paul Law Firm along with Jim Kellogg, a retired UA Pipetrades International Representative founded the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America. Dr. Parkash Gill, a Board Certified Oncologist and head of the Translational and Clinical Sciences Program at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, runs research for the Foundation. This year alone, donations to the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America totaled over $300,000. Jerry sponsors all of the administrative costs out of his own pocket so that 100% of every dollar donated goes towards research. Currently the foundation has a drug, EPH B4 in clinical trials with some very promising results.

In addition to fighting for their clients in the courtroom and in the lab, The Paul Law Firm also fights to spread awareness of mesothelioma.  Approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year so it can be difficult to find doctors with the expertise to spot the disease. Jerry and The Paul Law Firm encourage members of the trades to use the least invasive method to screen for mesothelioma. Four different chest x-ray views as prescribed by a Board Certified Radiologist and B Reader with a specialization in asbestos exposure can reveal bilateral calcifications, bilateral pleural thickening and scaring of the lungs and other maladies indicative of asbestos exposure. The regular screenings increase the chances of early detection of asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma, which is critical to the efficacy of medical treatments.

The Paul Law Firm looks forward to continuing to advocate for the workers exposed to asbestos as well as their families in both the courtroom and the lab.

Westlake Village, CA
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