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Our Attorneys Have Won More New York Asbestos Verdicts Than Any Other Law Firm
Although the use of asbestos has decreased in New York since the 1980s, an asbestos construction lawyer at the firm confirms the material is still present in many building products and materials, including:
- Building materials such as fireproofing products, pipe and boiler insulation, roofing materials, ceiling and floor tiles, and asbestos cement products
- Automobile brakes and clutches, and other friction products
- Heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant fabrics and materials.
People are exposed by breathing in very small asbestos fibers. Asbestos fibers can be released into the air when asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed.
Breathing in asbestos fibers over many years may result in serious diseases, such as lung cancer, digestive tract cancer, mesothelioma (a cancer in the lining of the lungs or abdomen), and/or asbestosis (lung scarring).
New York workers who have been exposed to asbestos for many years are most at risk for asbestos-related illnesses.
Smokers who are exposed to asbestos have a much greater risk of developing asbestos-related diseases.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country, winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the way.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
If you would like a free consultation or more information about your legal options, please complete the form on this page, and a representative of our law firm will contact you as soon as possible.