If you or a relative has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease in Albany, you need to be represented by a team of New York mesothelioma lawyers with a national reputation and a stellar record of securing groundbreaking wins in these types of complex cases.
Table of Contents
- 1 Fighting for Mesothelioma Patients Across Albany and New York State
- 2 Why Choose Belluck & Fox as Your Albany Mesothelioma Law Firm?
- 3 Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Albany
- 4 Meet our Capital District mesothelioma lawyers during a free case consultation.
- 5 How Our Nationally Recognized Mesothelioma Law Firm Can Help You
- 6 Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Albany
- 7 New York State Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations
- 8 Choose a Top-Ranked Mesothelioma Trial Lawyer to Fight for You
Fighting for Mesothelioma Patients Across Albany and New York State
The skilled asbestos attorneys at Belluck & Fox have earned an outstanding reputation for getting justice for mesothelioma patients and their families. Over more than two decades, we have secured more than $1 billion in compensation for our deserving clients and their loved ones.
Our knowledgeable mesothelioma lawyers have worked tirelessly to hold manufacturers and other negligent parties accountable for exposing hardworking New Yorkers to toxic asbestos fibers. What’s more, our reputation for providing compassionate and individualized service makes Belluck & Fox the go-to asbestos law firm in Albany and across New York State for mesothelioma patients.
If you are struggling with a mesothelioma diagnosis, call the top-rated Albany personal injury attorneys at Belluck & Fox today at (518) 621-2699. Our legal team will discuss your case in a free consultation, and we are available to meet with you in your home or wherever is most convenient.
Why Choose Belluck & Fox as Your Albany Mesothelioma Law Firm?
- Our law firm’s primary practice area is asbestos litigation.
- Our dedicated asbestos lawyers have recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.
- Our experienced Albany mesothelioma attorneys offer quality representation and personalized service.
- Mesothelioma patients and their families highly recommend our team.
- We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible care and outcome.
- In addition to the Capital District, our law firm has offices in Rochester, Woodstock and New York City. We also handle cases nationwide.
Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Albany
We understand that the thought of filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can be daunting, especially when you’ve just been diagnosed with this serious disease. However, you and your loved ones deserve restitution for the losses you have suffered because large profit-minded companies failed to warn the public of the dangers of asbestos exposure.
The Albany asbestos attorneys of Belluck & Fox work closely with mesothelioma patients and families to discuss all available compensation options. While not every case requires a lawsuit, we like to present our clients with a thorough understanding of the claims process so they’re not surprised by any steps.
Meet our Capital District mesothelioma lawyers during a free case consultation.
Mr. Belluck or Mr. Fox speak with potential clients over the phone as your first detailed contact with our legal team. They will evaluate your situation, and if they determine you should file a compensation claim, they will schedule an appointment to meet with you in person, often within 24 hours. During this meeting, our team will take notes on your medical history and work history, have you sign authorizations so we can obtain copies of your medical and employment records, and outline the process for moving forward.
Our asbestos lawyers will begin an investigation to start building your case.
A mesothelioma diagnosis can occur decades after you were exposed to asbestos. That’s why we gather detailed information about where you worked or served in the military. We also take notes about what you remember about the kinds of products you handled or worked nearby. We want to determine which asbestos companies are responsible for your exposure so we can hold the proper parties accountable.
Once we’ve gathered all our evidence, we will file a complaint with the court.
This complaint will include the names of the companies and other parties we plan to hold responsible for your mesothelioma diagnosis, as well as details of your illness and treatment plan. Please note that a mesothelioma lawsuit is not filed against the military or a former employer; rather, it is filed against the manufacturers, distributors, suppliers or installers of asbestos products.
We will exchange information with the opposite side during the discovery process.
The discovery process is an opportunity to show the at-fault parties the strength of our case. While we may take your testimony during a deposition, we are mindful of your health, and you will not have to travel to court. Our Albany mesothelioma lawyers also can arrange for a deposition at a location convenient for you, such as your home or a medical facility. One of our attorneys also may interview your former coworkers, medical experts and other specialists.
Our attorneys are fully ready to pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit, even though most cases are resolved by full settlements.
Frankly, most asbestos companies would rather avoid the risk of a trial, so they settle mesothelioma claims before they go to court. Our Albany attorneys will present you with any settlement offers so you can weigh all your options before making a decision.
Our law firm is dedicated to acting in your best interest from the first time we meet with you — and we respect your wishes. Some clients want to have a jury hear their case. Other clients, for a variety of reasons, do not want a trial, so we advise them about various ways to resolve their claims satisfactorily. No matter your preference, at all stages, our top priority will be you and your loved ones.
How Our Nationally Recognized Mesothelioma Law Firm Can Help You
Searching for mesothelioma medical assistance and legal help in Albany may seem overwhelming, especially after you’re initially diagnosed. Mesothelioma is considered relatively rare, even though roughly 3,000 people nationwide are diagnosed with this cancer each year. That’s why when you need legal aid, it’s vital to choose a law firm that focuses specifically on helping mesothelioma patients and their families.
Belluck & Fox has been so successful in securing maximum compensation for mesothelioma patients because:
WE HAVE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN HOLDING ASBESTOS COMPANIES ACCOUNTABLE.
We’re well familiar with the tactics that asbestos manufacturers and others in this industry use to try to avoid paying compensation — and we know how to prove when they are to blame. Our seasoned lawyers have recovered more than $1 billion for mesothelioma victims and their families over the years.
WE HAVE THE SKILLS AND THE RESOURCES TO DOCUMENT WHEN AND WHERE YOU WERE EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS.
Our Albany law firm has investigated thousands of claims against companies that manufactured or sold asbestos products. As a result, our attorneys have amassed a huge amount of information about these products and asbestos job sites across New York State and the country. Our firm has built an extensive document library using this data and also retains a reliable team of experts to assist us.
WE WILL STOP AT NOTHING WHEN IT COMES TO HOLDING COMPANIES THAT HURT YOU ACCOUNTABLE.
Our devotion to seeing justice served is the only thing that matches our compassion for our clients. As one former client told us: “It must be so rewarding to know that someone was compensated for the negligence and deceit in knowingly allowing asbestos products to be sold and used.”
WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING LIFE BETTER FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
We’ve seen firsthand the medical issues that mesothelioma victims face. Over the years, we’ve gathered extensive mesothelioma resources and support systems statewide to help you and your family cope with your diagnosis and evaluate your next steps.
Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Albany
Asbestos was used for decades in products throughout New York State, including in Albany, as part of building materials, pumps, boilers, valves, fireproofing materials, automotive brakes and textiles. Asbestos also insulated sewage treatment plants and establishments including offices, schools, housing, churches, restaurants and bars.
Even though their exposure to asbestos may have occurred decades ago, Albany residents still are being diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other asbestos-related illnesses. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and incurable cancer that is known to develop 15 to 60 years after exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos companies in Albany and throughout the Capital District never warned New Yorkers that the fibers they were exposed to or handled could one day sicken and kill them and their families.
If you or a relative has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, trust Belluck & Fox’s top-rated asbestos attorneys in Albany to help you pursue financial compensation from the companies and manufacturers who are responsible.
Industrial Asbestos Exposure in Albany and Across New York State
Throughout New York State, including in Albany, there are numerous asbestos exposure job sites.
People at risk of asbestos exposure include:
- Construction workers
- Factory workers
- Powerhouse workers
- Maintenance workers
- Navy veterans
- Merchant seamen
- Shipyard workers
The Albany personal injury law firm of Belluck & Fox has extensive records about the jobs and companies that may have put you at risk. Our skilled mesothelioma attorneys can help you determine how, when and where you were exposed.
New York State Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations
New York State, like other states, has laws that limit the amount of time a person has to file a personal injury lawsuit. This statute of limitations can prevent you from taking legal action against asbestos companies if certain deadlines aren’t met.
New York law requires that you must file an asbestos claim within 3 years from your date of diagnosis or – in cases where you have lost a family member to an asbestos-related disease – 2 years from the date of death. In some cases, the time limit may be as brief as 90 days.
That’s why even if you think you have plenty of time to file your claim, you need to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. It takes time to build a strong case, and the longer you wait to speak with a knowledgeable attorney, the more difficult your case becomes.
Choose a Top-Ranked Mesothelioma Trial Lawyer to Fight for You
Experience matters when it comes to choosing a law firm to handle your Albany mesothelioma case. So do proven results. Joseph Belluck and Jordan Fox have become known as two of the top mesothelioma lawyers in the country. Over our firm’s decades of representing asbestos victims, we have secured more than $1 billion for our deserving clients and their families. In addition, US News and World Report and Best Lawyers magazine have listed Belluck & Fox as one of America’s best law firms.
Please call our Albany law office today at (518) 621-2699 or fill out our online form to set up a free consultation with one of our lawyers. Our attorneys can meet with you at our office at 646 Plank Road, #105, Clifton Park NY 12065. And if you’re unable to travel, we are always available to meet with you at your home or other convenient location.