This is a time to honor the bravery and heroism of those who have given of themselves so that we can enjoy our freedom.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 11, 2010
Joseph W. Belluck, an attorney who works extensively with veterans who were injured during their military service, says Americans should make a special effort during a time when so many soldiers are fighting overseas to thank those who have made sacrifices in service of their country.
"This is a time to honor the bravery and heroism of those who have given of themselves so that we can enjoy our freedom," says Belluck, a partner in the New York law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP.
"At a time when Americans are fighting two armed conflicts, the meaning of Veterans Day should be stressed and appreciated anew."
Belluck & Fox, LLP represents many veterans who developed mesothelioma as a result of their exposure to asbestos on ships, in shipyards and at other military facilities.
The latency period associated with this asbestos-caused cancer - the time between the exposure to asbestos and the onset of the disease - is typically at least 10 years and as many as 60 years after exposure. That means that a veteran who served in conflicts as far back as World War II, the Korean War or Vietnam may not develop mesothelioma until this year.
"As a lawyer who represents veterans with mesothelioma, we see the price many paid for service to their country," Belluck says.
Veterans Day is a federal holiday celebrated on November 11. The date connotes the signing of the Armistice at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, which ended World War I.
President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, to honor veterans of World War I. The holiday was broadened to serve as a celebration of all veterans in a law signed by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1954.
The National Holiday Act of 1971 changed Veterans Day to the fourth Monday of October. Some veterans protested, and the holiday was moved back to November 11 in 1978.
"Regardless of whether you are at home, at work or at school, it's important to remember the significance of this day, especially when we have so many of our soldiers currently serving overseas," Belluck says.
About Belluck & Fox
Belluck & Fox, LLP is a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with asbestos and mesothelioma claims, as well as victims of crime, medical malpractice, motorcycle crashes, lead paint poisoning and other serious injuries. The firm provides personalized and professional representation and has won nearly $225 million in compensation for clients and their families.
Partner Jordan Fox is a well-known asbestos and mesothelioma attorney who has been named to the Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in the New York Area” and to Super Lawyers. On two separate occasions his verdicts were featured as the National Law Journal’s Largest Verdict of the Year.
Partner Joseph W. Belluck is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in the New York Area” and in Super Lawyers. Mr. Belluck has won numerous cases involving injuries from exposure to asbestos, tobacco and lead paint, including a recent asbestos case that settled for more than $12 million.
For more information, contact the firm at 877-695-2909 or through the firm's website.
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