Baron & Budd, P.C. Dismisses NBC from Olsen Lawsuit; Focus is on Asbestos Products

June 20, 2011  |  Mesothelioma, Press Releases

Baron & Budd, P.C., National Mesothelioma Law Firm Representing Mr. Olsen’s Estate, Finds No Evidence of NBC Misconduct

LOS ANGELES–(June 20, 2011) Merlin Olsen’s attorneys have dismissed NBC from the asbestos cancer lawsuit, as evidence has revealed that it was asbestos products, and not Olsen’s employer NBC, who were to blame for his asbestos cancer.

“Our yearlong investigation has revealed that NBC was not responsible for exposing Merlin Olsen to asbestos,” said Baron & Budd.

Merlin Olsen was a Hall of Fame football legend, sports commentator, television and movie actor. Olsen was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Olsen’s cancer was caused from a significant cumulative lifetime exposure to many asbestos products, including heavy equipment parts, construction materials used on Hollywood television sets, and numerous other consumer and construction products. Olsen’s family is represented by the national mesothelioma law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C.

“Merlin’s instructions were simple: make a difference for other asbestos victims with this lawsuit. Unlike our findings regarding NBC, we’ve uncovered that a number of companies — many of which are household names — were directly responsible for exposing Merlin and others to asbestos; and even worse, it is becoming clear that many of the companies knew some people would get cancer, and just did nothing to stop exposing people by putting asbestos in their consumer products,” said Baron & Budd shareholder.

Olsen was considered one of the greatest NFL players of all time and was selected to the Pro Bowl an unprecedented fourteen times. He was named an NFL most valuable player of the year, an NFL rookie of the year, and voted into both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. Olsen’s influence extended far beyond football; he was a prolific actor, a revered sports commentator, and deeply involved in community and charity work.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

Merlin Olsen’s family is represented by the law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. A nationally recognized law firm, Baron & Budd has been representing people with mesothelioma for over 30 years. 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. Visit Baron & Budd’s dedicated mesothelioma website Mesothelioma News at or call 1.866.855.1229 for information on medical treatments, mesothelioma cancer doctors and treatment centers, high risk jobs, veterans issues and financial assistance for asbestos cancer care.

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