Asbestos Attorneys

For decades, asbestos companies put profit above people, manufacturing dangerous products without warning of the serious health consequences they could bring.

Now, people who worked around asbestos job sites and those who experienced asbestos exposure secondhand are coping with diagnoses of mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other life-threatening asbestos-related diseases.

At Belluck & Fox, our skilled personal injury lawyers and asbestos attorneys are committed to holding these companies accountable for the harm they have caused.

For the past two decades, our dedicated team has been fighting fiercely for full and fair compensation for clients who are struggling to cope with asbestos diseases.

Let Our Asbestos Lawyers Fight for the Compensation You Deserve

These clients turn to our mesothelioma law firm because:

  • Our New York asbestos law firm is focused on these complex cases. Asbestos litigation is a very niche field, so you need a seasoned asbestos law firm that has the experience and the resources to go to battle with these large companies for your legal rights.
  • Our knowledgeable lawyers have thoroughly investigated asbestos companies throughout the country, and we know how to track down when and where you were exposed to asbestos.
  • Our team is nationally recognized for our success in handling asbestos claims. Over the years, we have obtained more than $1 billion in asbestos settlements and verdicts for our clients in New York and throughout the United States.
  • Our lawyers are committed to compassionate client service. We understand the physical and emotional toll an asbestos disease takes on a person, and our clients appreciate that we go the extra mile to take the burden of pursuing financial compensation off them while providing sound legal advice.

As one family member told us:

“Thank you so much for your patience, expertise and endurance yesterday at my dad’s deposition. You handled him with care and were mindful of his needs.”

Call Top-Rated Asbestos Attorneys at Belluck & Fox For More Information About Your Asbestos Claim

  • Top-rated New York asbestos attorneys with a national reputation
  • Recognized for recovering more than $1 billion for asbestos victims and their families
  • Commitment to connecting clients with the best medical specialists and treatment centers
  • Dedication to maintaining good communication with clients and families throughout the legal process
  • Free case review, reasonable attorney fees ─ no costs unless we recover for you

Schedule a free consultation now with our dedicated asbestos attorneys at Belluck & Fox to discuss your case and find out what types of compensation you may be entitled to.

When you call or fill out our online form, you can expect that one of the partners in our firm will get back to you personally within 24 hours.

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We Wrote the Book on Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related diseases take a severe physical, psychological, and financial toll on your family.

OUR ASBESTOS ATTORNEYS FIGHT FOR MAXIMUM COMPENSATION

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for a Navy veteran who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while working as a boiler tender aboard several ships

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for a construction worker who inhaled asbestos released from joint-sealing compounds while working on a high-rise building in Manhattan

Our Asbestos Attorneys Fight for Maximum Compensation

Although we know that no amount of money can undo what’s been done, our dedicated asbestos attorneys will fight for maximum compensation from the companies that hurt you and your family. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may demand compensation for:

  • Past and current medical bills, as well as any future treatments
  • Travel expenses related to treatment
  • Lost income and reduced earning capacity in the future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of services to your spouse

If you have lost a family member due to an asbestos disease, our attorneys can review your options for pursuing compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. You may be eligible to recover payment for your family member’s medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and compensation for the patient’s pain and suffering.

Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Asbestos

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What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a mineral that is crushed and milled into a fine particulate, and shipped to corporations for building and insulation materials. Asbestos mines around the world, many in Canada, produced over 250 million tons of asbestos for use in the United States between 1890 and 1970. Asbestos was added to a variety of products including insulation, automotive brakes, fireproofing, pipe covering, cements, refractory materials, gaskets, floor tiles and joint compounds.

The dangers of asbestos were known to the companies that made these products as early as the 1920s. However, asbestos was sold and used widely without warnings up until the 1980s. Asbestos products are still not banned in the United States and other countries but are no longer used as widely. Alternative materials were available that could have been used in place of asbestos.

During the installation, repair, maintenance, renovation and removal of asbestos materials, the products were cut, scraped, sanded and otherwise altered. Some materials, such as cements, were mixed at job sites using raw asbestos fibers. These processes created dust, which was breathed in by the laborers working with and around these materials. Dust from these products also traveled throughout buildings and factories and ships, and remained airborne for weeks. When swept, these materials were re-suspended in the air — where they were breathed in again by workers in the vicinity.

A wide array of workers were exposed to asbestos including shipyard workers, factory workers, pipefitters, sheet metal workers, plumbers, laborers, machinists, mechanics, powerhouse workers, and electricians. One cloud of dust from asbestos products can contain millions or billions of fibers, and even a small amount of asbestos can cause lung damage. Injuries also occur to people who washed their family member’s clothing after they returned home from work and to individuals who used asbestos products, such as floor tiles, in their homes.

Often, individuals won’t immediately recall how they were exposed to asbestos, and may believe that they were not exposed to asbestos at all. A careful examination and review of a person’s work and life history often reveals exposures to asbestos products that may not be readily apparent.

If I Don’t Remember How I was Exposed To Asbestos, What Can I Do?

It’s quite common for people with an asbestos-related disease not to recall the exact time, place, or nature of their asbestos exposure. This is largely due to the fact that these diseases can take decades to appear following exposure. Also, asbestos was used in so many everyday products, from talcum powder to cement to automotive brakes, that some people were exposed without realizing it. And many people knowingly handled asbestos but didn’t know that it was dangerous until much later because companies hid this information from the public.

At Belluck & Fox, LLP, we devote a substantial amount of time to reviewing your work and life history to identify possible exposures to asbestos. In many instances, a person may not be aware that certain products, such as floor tiles, brake linings, cements and even hair dryers contained asbestos. In addition, we are familiar with