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If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you may be eligible to file a claim. Our legal team can help you seek financial compensation for your illness.
Legal action must be taken in New York State within 3 years of when you knew (by virtue of a medical diagnosis) or should have known (due to symptoms) of your asbestos disease. Statutes in other states do vary, with New Jersey and Pennsylvania requiring legal action within 2 years, for example.
The executor of the estate of a person who has died from an asbestos-related disease may be eligible to file a claim. Generally, legal action must be taken (in New York State, for instance) within 2 years from the date of death.
A family member exposed in a secondary manner (for example, through asbestos fibers brought home on clothes by a parent who worked in an asbestos environment) may also be eligible to file a claim.
The statutes of limitation (the time in which you have to file a claim) are set by the courts, and are strictly adhered to. In cases of wrongful death, there are sometimes exceptions.
To be entirely certain of your statute of limitations scenario, you must always consult with our specialists, as the laws vary in different states.
For us to win your case, it must be proven that you suffer from an asbestos-related disease. Simply being exposed to asbestos does not constitute a basis for filing a claim.
Because we do not file claims against your employer or landlord (but rather against asbestos manufacturers, distributors, contractors, etc.), it must be proven that you have been exposed to the asbestos product of a specific defendant at specific locations (place of employment or residence).
If you do not remember the name of the manufacturer of the particular asbestos product that was used on your jobsite (that caused your asbestos related disease), our extensive database may be able to supply this information. We can also help you identify your place of exposure.
Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. represents tens of thousands of individuals with asbestos-related diseases. Our firm continues to set an unmatched standard of excellence for mass tort litigation, achieving more verdicts than most firms in America. The overwhelming majority of asbestos cases being tried in New York are represented by our firm. We hope to have an opportunity to assist you with your legal matter.
We are a leading plaintiffs' law firm that has represented people affected by mesothelioma for over 20 years. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos 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.