Our relentless desire to help people whose lives were dramatically affected by the blatant negligence of major asbestos companies seek justice has been the driving force behind Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. since the very beginning. We spare no effort in recovering the maximum compensation possible for each of our clients and we certainly do not shy away from tackling extraordinarily difficult cases either. However, we equally value altruism, kindness, and humanitarianism. After having witnessed numerous people struggling with devastating, often terminal illnesses like mesothelioma or lung cancer, we have no doubt that a sense of community is as important as holding the wrongdoers accountable for their careless actions.
Where We Have Donated
Throughout the past two decades, we came in contact with thousands of individuals severely injured by occupational asbestos exposure, most of whom were visibly distressed and overwhelmed. We are well acquainted with the dire reality of living with cancer and know what impact such a terrible disease can have on both the diagnosed person and their loved ones. Some of us at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. – including Bill Lewis, the founder of our law firm – have or have had family members suffering from a malignant disease as well, so we truly understand the importance of community support.
Cancer Claims the Lives of Over Half a Million People in the U.S. Every Year
Although treatment is becoming more and more effective and accessible, cancer is still a widespread disease which often entails a pessimistic prognosis. Thereby, feeling helpless in the face of cancer is only natural and so is perceiving it as insurmountable. While we are aware our powers are limited, we believe each of us can make a small difference which will pave the way for a brighter future.
Since 1990, when our law firm came into existence, Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. has donated over $1 million to cancer research centers, charities, and non-profit health organizations, including the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center – one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the country, whose outstanding researchers are incessantly striving to improve the life of cancer patients. We have also sponsored multiple cancer-related events in our area in the hope of raising awareness about the burden of malignant diseases and encouraging others to get involved, too.
Our Kindness Campaign
Environmental Litigation Group's Scholarship Program
Initially available for the children and grandchildren of clients whose cases have been settled by virtue of our diligent attorneys, our scholarship program is currently open to any student who has a family member struggling with cancer. Every year, Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. gives away three scholarships to provide a little financial help to those who have witnessed a loved one battling this devastating disease. So far, we have awarded approximately $2.5 million in the form of scholarships to over 160 students who have attended 47 colleges and universities, including Dartmouth College, Auburn University, Stillman College, and Harvard University.
Scholarship Application Form
Last but not least, our endeavors are also directed at ensuring a safe and clean environment for communities by helping municipalities develop long-term strategies for decreasing and preventing pollution. Our experts are permanently willing to advise residents on how to reach out to local, state or federal government in regard to environmental issues, as well as to personally visit sites where clean-up projects are ongoing to make sure toxic agents are properly removed and the risk of future exposure is minimal. We are genuinely preoccupied with the safety and well-being of our community and we do not hesitate to hold culprits responsible for their actions outside the office.
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