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Remembering Jacqueline Do by Rachel Placitella, Esquire

My client, Jacqueline Do, passed away recently at the age of 83. She suffered from mesothelioma from washing her husband’s asbestos laden work clothes. Although Mrs. Do suffered from this deadly disease for over three years, she continued to work as the chief financial officer in her small New Jersey town until the last few months of her life. She had limited energy but she was filled with drive and a work ethic as she went to work every day in her wheelchair hooked up to her oxygen tank.

Her lawsuit was vigorously defended. A cynic might argue that the defense strategy was to delay the litigation so that she would die before her trial date. If true, the defense did not succeed. She lived to see her case resolved to her satisfaction. Although she knew that the litigation would not change her life, she died with the peace knowing that her loved ones were financially secure.

Mrs. Do was an inspiration to me. I so enjoyed our time together. She was a strong, proud and brave women. I am grateful for the assistance that I was able her to give her at her time of need. I will miss her.

By Rachel Placitella Esq.

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