(PRWEB) April 12, 2012
Deborah Schweizer, partner with the California mesothelioma law firm of Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason, will attend the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Ninth Annual Leaders Forum Retreat held in May in Santa Barbara, California. AAJ Leaders Forum is a premiere network of plaintiff firms in the country dedicated to defending the civil justice system and the right to trial by jury. By attending the retreat, Schweizer will meet with other leading attorneys from around the nation to discuss means of safeguarding the rights of the injured and assuring their continued access to the courts.
According to AAJ, “Our mission is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.”
This mission is also at the heart of Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason (CPSM). Those who are diagnosed with and die from the terminal asbestos cancer called mesothelioma could have been protected and their deaths prevented if the asbestos companies had been more forthcoming about the dangers of exposure to asbestos early on. Those diagnosed with mesothelioma are entitled to fair and just compensation due to the failure of many major asbestos companies and manufacturers to provide warnings or protection against deadly exposure.
Mesothelioma is caused by inhaling or ingesting microscopic airborne asbestos fibers. These fibers then lodge in the lining of the body’s internal organs, most commonly the pleura, or lining of the lung. As the National Cancer Institute statistics show, mesothelioma is a cancer often not diagnosed until it has reached advanced stages so survival rates are quite low. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 2500-3000 Americans annually will be diagnosed with mesothelioma, with a large majority of them being US Veterans and construction workers.
Schweizer is attending the conference on behalf of her partners as well as CPSM’s clients and their family members. Staying current and networking with other attorneys who are equally dedicated to fighting for the rights of the individual in the face of large corporations and insurance, drug and oil companies is just one of the ways that CPSM stays at the top in their field.
To find out more about the Leaders Retreat or AAJ, visit the American Association for Justice website.