Giving back for a higher cause

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While recovering financial compensation for toxic exposure victims is our core mission, supporting our community is also extremely important to us. We actively contribute to cancer research centers and non-profit organizations every year, as well as award 3 scholarships annually to students who have a family member struggling with cancer. Some of our attorneys and legal team members know firsthand how terrible and disheartening having a family member with cancer can be and we also get to know our clients personally, most of whom suffer from cancer. For these reasons, we have made it a priority to fund cancer research in the hope that one day, in the near future, we will finally have a cure for cancer. The students who receive our scholarships often struggle financially because of the very high medical expenses incurred by the cancer treatment of their family members, so we are more than happy to be able to grant them access to higher education.

Our relentless desire to help people whose lives were dramatically affected by toxic exposure 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, 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 toxic 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.

Prioritizing our veterans injured by toxic exposure

Because exposure to toxic agents such as asbestos, benzene, radiation, burn pits, Agent Orange, mustard gas, and PFAS was highly prevalent in the military during the last century, up to 30% of veterans have recently come to struggle with terrible diseases such as lung cancer. We prioritize the claims filed by veterans, as they fought relentlessly to protect our country and deserve to receive financial compensation from the liable companies and from the VA.

We expedite their claims so that they can benefit from the money they are entitled to as soon as possible. We strongly encourage veterans who have a diagnosis that might be the result of toxic exposure, as well as those who only experience symptoms that could indicate the presence of such a disease, to contact our law firm and we will promptly review their case. In the absence of a diagnosis, our medical experts will conduct a thorough examination to determine whether asbestos fibers are present in the veteran's lungs.

Our coronavirus mask-matching program

As the coronavirus still keeps spreading throughout the country, following adequate protective measures is crucial. Wearing a face mask every time you go outside is essential in preventing the spread of the virus, which is why we launched our mask-matching program. It entails providing our clients, as well as any cancer patient or family member who requests this service, with homemade face masks. We are donating to local hospitals and medical facilities in the hope of reducing the extent of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the death rate for cancer patients. With face masks, we are not only protecting ourselves but also the people around us. Only together we can go through this challenging time.

Cancer kills half a million people in the U.S. every year

Although treatment is becoming more and more effective and accessible, cancer remains a widespread disease that often entails a grim prognosis. Thereby, feeling helpless in the face of cancer is only natural and so is perceiving it as insurmountable. While we are aware that our powers are limited, we believe each person can make a small difference that will pave the way to a brighter future.

Since 1990, our law firm 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.

Environmental Litigation Group scholarship program

Initially available only 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, we give away 3 scholarships to provide a little financial help to those who have witnessed a loved one battling this horrific disease. So far, we have awarded roughly $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.

Keeping Alabama safe & clean

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 preventing and minimizing pollution. Our experts are permanently willing to advise residents on how to reach out to local, state, or federal government with 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 toxic 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.