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An asbestos claim can be filed by individuals diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis, or by representatives of someone who has died of such disease.
Our asbestos lawyers offer free legal advice and can handle your asbestos claim from start to finish. Please contact us now to receive a FREE, no-obligation legal consultation.
An asbestos claim filed by a patient
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis, you may be eligible to file an asbestos claim. Such claim is referred to as personal injury action. 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.
A claim filed by representatives of a deceased asbestos victim
The executor of the estate of a person who has died from an asbestos-related disease may be eligible to file an asbestos claim. Such claim is referred to as wrongful death action. Generally, legal action must be taken (in New York State, for instance) within 2 years from the date of death.
An asbestos claim filed by a victim of an indirect exposure to asbestos
A family member exposed in a secondary manner (for example, through asbestos fibers brought home on clothes by a parent or spouse who worked in an asbestos environment) may also be eligible to file a claim.
Beware of the statute of limitation!
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 limitation scenario, you should consult with our asbestos attorneys as soon as you can, as the laws vary in different states.
Asbestos exposure alone is not enough to file an asbestos claim
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.
Establishing the history of your asbestos exposure
Because we do not file asbestos 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.
Choosing the right lawyers to handle your asbestos claim
Asbestos lawyers at Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. have represented tens of thousands of individuals with asbestos-related diseases. Our law 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 asbestos claim.
We are a leading plaintiffs’ law firm that has represented people affected by mesothelioma for over 30 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.
For legal help anywhere in the U.S., please call 1-800-476-6070.