When retired Navy nuclear submarine captain and judge Albert Howard, a Russell County, Alabama, native, learned he had mesothelioma, he called Beasley Allen.
He was familiar with the firm and firm founder Jere Beasley’s career in Alabama politics and law. “They were local and well regarded. So, I called them. Little did I know I was going to meet some guy from Texas,” he says with a laugh. Charlie Stern is the lead mesothelioma attorney in Beasley Allen’s Toxic Torts Section. He works out of our Dallas office and has years of experience handling mesothelioma and asbestos claims.
The next afternoon, Charlie traveled to Alabama to meet with Howard face-to-face. Charlie has a true understanding of the facts, medical issues, science, and laws surrounding asbestos litigation, and he was able to help Howard navigate the highly complicated legal hurdles ahead.
To Charlie, representing people who suffer from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases — those who worked in critical manufacturing facilities, helped build America’s great buildings and cities, served in the U.S. military, or were the mechanics who kept people in their cars and on the road — is personal.
The dangers of asbestos exposure have been known since as early as the 1920s, but these workers were never told that their jobs to support their loved ones were putting them at risk of serious, long-term harm.
“To me, I look at the asbestos industry’s cover-up of the fact that asbestos could kill workers and people who came into contact with asbestos products as one of the first great ‘conspiracies of silence’ by massive corporations in modern history,” Charlie says. And he won’t let large corporations get away with it. Armed with years of experience and backed by the resources of a powerhouse personal injury firm, Charlie is driven to do whatever it takes to get the best outcome possible for his clients. And his clients are appreciative.
“Charlie has been quite caring, calling and checking on me throughout this process,” Howard says. “I’ve dealt with good people, and that’s the best anyone could hope for in a professional relationship — people who are conscientious and ethical. And Beasley Allen beats those standards easily. I’ve been very pleased with what Charlie and Beasley Allen have been able to do and the firms they’re associated with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the firm and Charlie to anybody that needs legal assistance.”
See the video of Albert Howard’s full interview, “A Journey Through Life and Mesothelioma,” on YouTube.
Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure, a known carcinogen. Those most likely exposed to this toxic mineral include miners, factory workers, railroad and automotive workers, shipbuilders, plumbers, and construction workers.
Decades after the dangers of asbestos exposure became known, some companies continued to use products that contained asbestos but failed to protect their workers from exposure. Our experience shows that, unfortunately, giant corporations are often choosing profits over people.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and want to pursue legal action, Charlie Stern, Beasley Allen’s mesothelioma lawyer, can help you navigate a complex mesothelioma lawsuit to help ensure adequate compensation for you and your loved ones. For more information, contact us today and have a free case evaluation.
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