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The largest recipient of LPK’s mesothelioma research donations is the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). MARF is the only non-profit organization in the United States that uses an Independent Scientific Advisory Board to allocate funds for research grants that have the most potential to cure the disease and limit the suffering of patients.
Each year MARF hosts an International Symposium in which top mesothelioma doctors present their research to the patient and medical community. Because of donors such as LPK, MARF has been able to fund millions of dollars in mesothelioma research that has led to important medical discoveries in the battle to find a cure. The asbestos law firm of Levy Phillips & Konigsberg LLP has also made an educational grant to MARF to bring together medical experts and the patient community at the first ever New York City Mesothelioma Conference in September of 2012. LPK has made another educational grant to fund the second Annual New York City Mesothelioma conference scheduled for September 27, 2013.
LPK has also donated money to charitable events that have raised money for mesothelioma research. These events include the 5K Walk/Run for Hope in Long Island, NY, which LPK supports each year. This event is led by two inspiring women, Erica Iacono and Janice Malkotsis, who each lost their father from mesothelioma. The asbestos law firm of Levy Phillips & Konigsberg LLP has also donated to a 10K run in Florida founded by Larry Davis, a visionary fighter and leader for mesothelioma research who loved to run marathons. LPK is also proud to have given money to support the Norm Kulig 2Young2Go Foundation’s 5k Run, named after a 42-year-old Pennsylvania man who died of mesothelioma.
Last year, LPK also donated funds to help support the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG) Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, which brought together top mesothelioma researchers from around the world. LPK has also donated money for several years to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (“ADAO”) to help raise awareness about asbestos disease and to help ban asbestos worldwide.
LPK is very proud to be an acknowledged funding source for a groundbreaking medical article published in 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine by lead author Dr. Harvey I. Pass, M.D., from the New York University Medical Center. The study identified for the first time bio-markers that can potentially be used in the future to diagnose mesothelioma at early stages, when it is most treatable.
In addition to its philanthropic work for the mesothelioma community, the asbestos law firm Levy Phillips & Konigsberg LLP is also recognized for its excellence in providing legal representation to victims of mesothelioma. In 2013, LPK was named Law Firm of the Year by U.S. News & World Report in the area of plaintiff’s product liability law.
If you or a loved has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and need to speak to a law firm that cares about asbestos patients and has successfully handled mesothelioma cases for decades, please contact LPK’s national asbestos hotline at 1-800-637-6529 or submit an electronic inquiry at http://www.lpklaw.com.