Our firm can help people file claims for asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer from asbestos.
If your health has been compromised by asbestos and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease such as asbestosis, mesothelioma or lung cancer, our firm recommends that people file their claims as soon as possible.
Legal action must be taken in New York State, for example, within 3 years of when you knew (by virtue of a medical diagnosis) or should have known (due to symptoms) of your asbestosis, or other asbestos-related 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 such as asbestosis, mesothelioma cancer or another cancer associated with asbestos, may be eligible to file a claim.
Generally, legal action must be taken (in New York State) 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.
In order 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 job site (that caused your asbestos-related disease, our extensive database may be able to supply this information).
Our asbestos lawyers can also help you identify your place of exposure.
Many people have come forward to say their work or home environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer or another one of the cancers associated with asbestos.
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 asbesosis, mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to file claims for compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
If you would like a free consultation or more information about your legal options on how we help people file claims for compensation, please complete the form on this page, and a representative of our law firm will contact you as soon as possible.