Belluck & Fox Legal Blog

New York, NY – August 19, 2014 Belluck & Fox, LLP, a New York mesothelioma law firm that advocates for victims of asbestos and other serious injuries, is proud to announce that three attorneys at the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®…

Thousands of workers at Eternit, a European cement and roofing company, have succumbed to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. As a result of this egregious loss of life, the owner of the company was found guilty of “causing an environmental disaster” and was sentenced to 16 years in Italian prison….

Construction workers renovating the former Sophie Finn Elementary School have run into “unanticipated asbestos” issues. Work on the future site of a satellite campus for Ulster County Community College will require additional money in order to complete the project. According to an article in Daily Freeman News, officials are asking…

Last week the New York appellate court ruled in favor of two widows who lost their husbands to mesothelioma after years of on-the-job exposure to asbestos. The women, represented by the nationally recognized New York mesothelioma law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP will each receive a record-breaking $8 million…

After several incidents of unsafe levels of asbestos in Binghamton-area schools caused administrators to move students to other classrooms, the Binghamton City School District is being proactive in preventing future incidents. The same relocation initiative is being done with other areas exposed to asbestos such as offices. In an effort…

In August we reported about the presence of unsafe levels of asbestos at Calvin Coolidge Elementary School in Binghamton, NY. Now, asbestos has been found in several other schools in Binghamton – Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, West Middle School and Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. According to an article in PressConnects.com,…

Mesothelioma is a unique and rare form of cancer, typically affecting the lining of the lungs, caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Individuals primarily sickened with the asbestos-related disease were exposed to asbestos in the workplace, from asbestos on a family member’s clothes, or through home improvement projects. One fact…

A September article highlighted the work the New York public school systems are doing to ensure asbestos is cleared from the schools. However, regardless of the structure, anytime renovation, construction and demolition work is conducted, it is important that appropriate precautions are taken to avoid exposure to asbestos. Now, New…

Earlier this month we reported about the “unacceptable” levels of asbestos found and tested at Calvin Coolidge Elementary School in Binghamton. The asbestos issue resulted in officials moving a summer program to another school in the district. Now, contractors in Brasher Falls are dealing with asbestos abatement in the St….