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ADAO to Screen Asbestos Trial Documentary
Baron and Budd is a Proud 2012 ADAO Platinum Sponsor
LOS ANGELES –(April 25, 2012) –The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) will be screening the documentary Dust: The Great Asbestos Trial this Friday to help educate people about the Eternit asbestos trial in Italy and help raise awareness about the public health risks of asbestos. A press conference will follow with Niccolo Bruna, one of the filmmakers behind Dust, Linda Reinstein, co-founder of ADAO, and Pepe Moreno, comic book artist and member of the creative team behind an international awareness comic book. Baron and Budd is a proud 2012 platinum sponsor of ADAO and is honored to support ADAO’s efforts to spread awareness about this landmark asbestos criminal trial.
In the trial, two executives of Swiss company Eternit were sentenced to 16 years in prison and fined millions of euros for failing to protect thousands of workers and nearby residents from asbestos exposure in northern Italy. It was one of the largest environmental cases to ever come to trial in Europe and it could set an international precedent for legal proceedings regarding work place safety.
“We hope that this documentary can serve as a catalyst for international change,” said mesothelioma lawyer at Baron and Budd. “This trial brought much-needed attention to the devastation asbestos can cause, but the global war against the asbestos industry isn’t over. Asbestos still isn’t banned in the U.S. and its use is still rampant in developing nations.”
The screening will be at The Charles Aidikoff Screening Room, 150 S. Rodeo Drive #140, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 from 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fri. April 27. A buffet lunch will be served from 12:00-12:30 and a press conference and Q&A will follow the film at 2:00. Please send RSVP for the event to [email protected].
Baron and Budd has been protecting the rights of asbestos patients and their families for more than 30 years and is dedicated to advocating for patients inside and outside the courtroom. In addition to being a 2012 ADAO platinum sponsor, the firm was the cornerstone donor of the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Firm President and Managing Shareholder Russell Budd also serves on the Foundation Board of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).
Working closely with NCCN, Baron and Budd sponsored the printing and distribution of the NCCN Guidelines for Mesothelioma Patients. For a free copy of the guidelines, call us at 1.866.844.4556 or email us at [email protected].
About Baron & Budd, P.C.
The national mesothelioma law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has a more than 30-year history of “Protecting What’s Right” for asbestos sufferers and their families. As one of the first law firms to successfully litigate an asbestos lawsuit, Baron & Budd continues to actively represent veterans, industry workers and others who are suffering as a result of exposure to asbestos. Baron & Budd achieved the largest mesothelioma verdict ever in the state of Texas, a $55 million verdict for an asbestos sufferer and his family in El Paso, Texas. Contact Baron and Budd at 1.866.855.1229 for additional information on mesothelioma treatments, mesothelioma cancer doctors and treatment centers and mesothelioma attorneys.