April Ryno of Big Spring, Texas
Mrs. Ryno’s husband, James Ryno, was diagnosed with asbestos cancer after working as a weather stripper and laborer at various locations in Waco, Texas, including Cameron Mills and Owens-Illinois. Through his work, Mr. Ryno was exposed to various asbestos products, including Johns-Manville products.

“I wanted to thank you for all your help…a firm like yours can stand up to the big companies and make them pay up. They don’t care it’s all about money. But a firm like yours can take these people down. I wanted to thank you on behalf of myself and my late husband James.”

The Family of Martin O. Lujan of Manteca, California
Mr. Martin Lujan was exposed to asbestos-containing products throughout his career as a carpenter and laborer in San Francisco, which led to his diagnosis of mesothelioma in 2006.

“Our family would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of you who took your time and effort to represent our father. He was a Carpenter for over 30 years working in the San Francisco Area at many building sites. Not knowing he was being exposed to asbestos…Baron & Budd helped prove that these companies needed to pay up for all the damage they caused to not only our family, but too many others.”

Linda Shumaker of Richmond, Virginia
Ms. Shumaker’s father, Otho Shumaker, was a man of many trades, working as a millwright, pipefitter and insulator at the Dupont plant in Richmond, Va., for more than 35 years. His work at the plant, however, brought Mr. Shumaker in contact with asbestos. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2001 and passed soon after.

“I’m not sure if there are words to express my family’s appreciation for all your firm has done for us. No amount of money can replace losing my Dad to Mesothelioma, but with the help of Baron and Budd and the generosity of my Mom, our lives have been improved beyond belief…Our experiences have been nothing but positive and very professionally handled. I can’t thank you enough for being so kind to my family and taking care of our every question or need. It really makes me feel good to know that my Mother, now 83, doesn’t have to worry about her future thanks to you.”

The Family of John Sweany of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Mr. John Sweany served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Langely (CVL-27), where he worked as a Gunner’s Mate during World War II. Sadly, his service to our country brought him in contact with asbestos, which later caused his mesothelioma.

“We want to thank all of you for everything you have done for us. We couldn’t have done it without your lawyers. Mesothelioma is a horrible cancer and a terrible death, no one should have to go through it.”

Regina Alcorn of New Orleans, Louisiana
Ms. Alcorn’s father, William Hammonds, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2002, after working for more than 30 years as a laborer and longshoreman throughout the state of Louisiana, including the Port of New Orleans.
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“We place the settlement funds we get in, what we call the ‘family fund account’ for any immediate and extended family member that needs any help with bills, school supplies, repairs, etc. and when Hurricane Katrina hit, we were able to make it through without having to wait on the government assistance because of Baron & Budd’s help.”