March 25, 2011
Asbestos Education Continues: Motley Rice major supporter of conference
Asbestos lawyers from Motley Rice LLC continue to advocate for asbestos victims by once again supporting the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and their annual conference.
The seventh annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference, "Asbestos: Impact on Public Health, Environment and the Economy," will be held April 1-3, 2011 in Atlanta.
Motley Rice mesothelioma lawyer Anne McGinness Kearse said the organization and its conferences commit valuable resources to the fight for asbestos victims. "Asbestos-related diseases remain relevant today, with nearly 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma being diagnosed each year in the United States and Canada, so it's critical that we continue to educate people on this disease and combat the causes. We are humbled and honored to be able to support such an important organization and event. "
Discussion topics include: occupational and non-occupational exposure, national and global asbestos policies, as well as the environmental and economic impacts of asbestos. It will also honor thousands of asbestos victims along with those more well-known like Ron Cyrus, father and grandfather of singers Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, and songwriter Warren Zevon.
ADAO was founded in 2004 and promotes public awareness about asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases through education, advocacy and community involvement around the world.
About Motley Rice LLC
Motley Rice is one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' litigation firms. Motley Rice lawyers are recognized for their willingness to litigate complex civil and occupational, public health, anti-terrorism and human rights cases, including their groundbreaking lawsuit against terrorist financiers on behalf of 9/11 families. The firm's experience taking on large corporate wrongdoers began in the 1970s with asbestos lawyers, then its subsequent fight against the four largest tobacco manufacturers in the 1990s that resulted in the largest financial resolution of civil litigation in U.S. history. With 65 attorneys and hundreds of staff, the firm continues to handle complex litigation, including aviation disasters, securities and consumer fraud, occupational disease including mesothelioma and exposure to burn pits, environmental contamination, human rights, wrongful death, and potentially defective drugs and devices such as Topamax®, Fosamax® and DePuy® hip replacements. Motley Rice is headquartered in the Charleston, S.C. area and has additional offices in California; Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; New York; Rhode Island; and West Virginia. Motley Rice LLP operates the California office. For more information about asbestos-related lawsuits or Motley Rice LLC, contact Motley Rice attorney Anne McGinness Kearse (SC) at 1.800.768.4026. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.