Wisconsin asbestos attorney Frank Pasternak was interviewed November 17, 2002 and again on February 8. 2006 by Rick Barrett of Wisconsin's Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in articles entitled "Curing the asbestos conundrum: Issues offer no easy solution" and "Senate to debate asbestos fund."
Wisconsin asbestos lawyer Frank Pasternak discussed in the articles issues involving Wisconsin asbestos cases asbestos companies, and incidents of asbestosis and mesothelioma. The articles quote Attorney Pasternak stating:
"The number of asbestos lawsuits has peaked in recent years because an illness such as mesothelioma - which is directly related to asbestos - can take 30 years to develop and may have stemmed from workplace exposure in the 1960s and 1970s, said Milwaukee attorney Frank Pasternak.
Asbestos claims are difficult to prove, and there are laws to protect companies from frivolous lawsuits, said Pasternak, who represents asbestos plaintiffs. 'I have great faith in the justice system. Let the legal marketplace work itself out,' he said."
[With regard to a proposed asbestos bailout for corporations] "Taxpayers will end up footing the bill for corporations," said Frank Pasternak, a Milwaukee attorney who has handled asbestos-victim cases.
Wisconsin asbestos attorneys have brought litigation involving several Milwaukee and Wisconsin companies as well as U.S. Navy related asbestos and mesothelioma cases. Often this are wrongful death and other personal injury cases involving lung diseases, like mesothelioma. Companies involved in litigation include:
Badger Meter Inc., 4545 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Manitowoc Company, 500 South 16th Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
A.O. Smith Corporation, 11270 West Park Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Aqua-Chem Inc., 11950 West Lake Park Drive Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Beloit Corporation a/k/a Regal-Beloit Corporation, 200 State Street, Beloit, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Valve Company, 2375 South Burrell Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bucyrus-Erie a/k/a Bucyrus Foundry and Manufacturing Company a/k/a Bucyrus International, Inc., 1100 Milwaukee Avenue, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Allied Glove Corporation a/k/a Allied Glove & Safety Products Corporation, 431 North 5th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Neenah, Wisconsin; Marinette, Wisconsin; and Whiting, Wisconsin
Federal Mogul Corporation, Federal-Mogul Corporation Piston Rings and Liners Joint Venture with Nippon Piston Ring Co. (NPR), 2318 Waldo Boulevard, Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Federal-Mogul Corporation Piston Rings and Liners, 1303 Landon Street Schofield, Wisconsin; Federal-Mogul Corporation Sintered Valve Train and Transmission Products 401 Industrial Avenue, Waupun, Wisconsin; Federal-Mogul Corporation Piston Rings and Liners, 1126 South 70th Street, West Allis, Wisconsin
Dana Corporation, Brake and Chassis, 4400 Prime Parkway, McHenry, Illinois; Brake Parts Inc., Manufacturer of Raybestos Brand Brakes, Waupaca, Wisconsin
General Motors Corporation, Delphi Electronics (formerly Delco), Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Delphi Energy & Engine Management Systems, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; GM Assembly, Janesville, Wisconsin
DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Kenosha, Wisconsin
General Electric Company, Business Units: GE Capital, GE Industrial Systems, GE Lighting, GE Medical Systems, GE Plastics, GE Power Systems, GE Supply; Locations: Fox Valley, Green Bay, LaCrosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Superior, and Waukesha, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Energy Corporation (WEC), Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Wisconsin Electric, Wisconsin Gas, WE Energies, WEPCO, Wisconsin Energies, Wisconsin Natural, and WICOR, locations throughout Wisconsin.