Contact The Best Mesothelioma Lawyers at Belluck & Fox, LLP
Belluck & Fox, LLP is pleased to announce the inclusion of attorney Jordan Fox in the “New York Area’s Best Lawyers” publication, excerpted from the upcoming 2018 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America”. This preeminent referral guide to the legal profession, exhaustively evaluates the nation’s top lawyers in 52 legal practice areas, across all 50 states
Joseph W. Belluck is a founding partner of Belluck & Fox, LLP with substantial experience in the firm’s asbestos and mesothelioma cases. See Joseph W. Belluck full profile.
Jordan Fox is a founding partner of Belluck & Fox, LLP and is one of New York’s most experienced product liability litigators. See Jordan Fox full profile.
Recognized in the area of Mass Torts Litigation, Jordan Fox is an experienced trial lawyer, has settled tens of millions of dollars in claims, and on two occasions, his verdicts were featured as The National Law Journal’s Largest Verdicts of the Year.
Mr. Fox is a frequent lecturer at national conferences on asbestos and injury law. He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the National Crime Victim Bar Association.
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We invite you to visit our Attorneys page to learn more about our background and the results we have secured for our clients.
Although the circumstances surrounding each case are different, our trusted mesothelioma lawyers are consistent in our one-on-one service and our complete commitment to each of our clients. We stay in constant communication with you and your family about the progress we are making on your case, and we go above and beyond to help you get the treatment you need while your case is pending.
Call now to learn how we can help you and your family pursue full and fair compensation in your asbestos case.
What Makes Our Mesothelioma Attorneys Stand Out?
When you are first diagnosed, the search for mesothelioma medical and legal help can seem overwhelming. Although about 3,000 people are diagnosed in the United States each year with this deadly cancer, it is still a relatively rare disease. That’s why it is so important to choose a law firm that focuses specifically on helping people with mesothelioma and their families.
At Belluck & Fox, our attorneys have been so successful in securing maximum compensation for mesothelioma patients because:
We have decades of experience holding asbestos manufacturers accountable.
We understand the tactics these companies will use to try to avoid paying compensation to victims, and we know how to prove they are to blame for the harm they have caused.
We are proud to have recovered more than $1 billion for mesothelioma victims and their families.
We have the skills and the resources to document where and when you were exposed to asbestos.
Over the years, our law firm has investigated thousands of claims against companies that made or sold asbestos products. Our attorneys have gathered extensive information about asbestos products and asbestos job sites across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and the entire United States.
We show no mercy when it comes to holding the company that hurt you accountable.
Our deep compassion for our clients is matched only by our strong commitment to seeing justice served.
One former client hit the nail on the head when she said: “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.
And this commitment goes beyond our pursuit of full and fair compensation.
We have built up extensive mesothelioma resources and support systems to help you cope with your diagnosis and determine your next steps.
Your Most Frequently Asks Questions About Mesothelioma
Here’s What You Need to Know.
- Mesothelioma is an aggressive and incurable cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. If you have developed mesothelioma, you likely breathed in or handled asbestos years ago on your job or in your home.
- Mesothelioma strikes more than 3,000 people each year. However, the time between exposure to asbestos and the onset of the symptoms can be 15 to 60 years. That means people like you may have been exposed to asbestos decades ago.
- The tragedy for millions of American workers is that they were never warned by the asbestos companies that the fibers they worked with could one day sicken and kill them and their family members.
- If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, the top rated attorneys at Belluck & Fox can help you pursue financial compensation from the manufacturers responsible for your illness.
When a family is confronted with mesothelioma their lives are immediately turned upside down. At the same time you are struggling with the medical issues at hand, it is necessary to find legal help to protect your rights: information needs to be preserved and there are deadlines for filing claims. Below, we have responded to some of the most common questions from our clients and their families. Mesothelioma can be a difficult disease to understand, and if you or a loved one have been diagnosed, you are certain to have numerous questions, please contact us – we can help you find answers.
How Do I Choose a Law Firm to Handle My Mesothelioma Case?
Experience matters when it comes to choosing a law firm to handle your mesothelioma case. Proven results matter too. Joseph Belluck and Jordan Fox are recognized as two of the top meso lawyers in the country. With decades of experience representing asbestos victims across the United States, the law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP has secured more than $1 billion for the hundreds of mesothelioma clients and families they have represented. They recently won verdicts in the amounts of $32 million and $19.5 million for their clients and were listed as one of America’s best law firms by US News and World Report and Best Lawyers magazine. Why settle for a firm with less experience?
The attorneys at Belluck & Fox, LLP have a comprehensive database of products and companies that may have caused your disease. The firm has built an extensive document library and retained a team of experts to assist you with their claims. They also have a thorough understanding of the medical issues mesothelioma victims face.
Mesothelioma cases are complex. The attorneys at Belluck & Fox, LLP realize that the circumstances surrounding each case are unique. We also know that dealing with mesothelioma creates a great amount of stress for patients. With Belluck & Fox, LLP, you’ll never feel like you are in this battle alone. We treat every client with respect and compassion and provide personalized, thoughtful representation. We maintain frequent contact with our clients and make ourselves available to clients at all times. Let Belluck & Fox, LLP will deal with the legal issues so you can focus on your health.
Simply put, Belluck & Fox, LLP has the experience, resources, compassion and know-how to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.
Can I Contact a Mesothelioma Attorney On Behalf Of My Father, Husband Or Relative?
Yes. If your father, mother, husband, wife, or other relative has been diagnosed, please contact Belluck & Fox, LLP. We will work with you to help your family protect your legal rights and receive full and fair compensation for these injuries. We have significant experience working with the families of asbestos victims.
Is There Going To Be A Trial In My Lawsuit?
As with any lawsuit, we make every effort to resolve your case without a trial. In many instances, we are able to fully resolve your case without a trial. However, in some cases, a responsible party will refuse to pay fair compensation for your injuries, and a trial is necessary to assure that justice is achieved for you and your family. As experienced trial lawyers, Belluck & Fox, LLP is fully prepared to prosecute your case from start to finish, including a trial.
From the time we first meet with you, we consider and act upon your wishes and priorities. There are clients who want to have trial to have their case heard by a jury of their peers. There are also clients who, for a variety of reasons, do not prefer a trial, and we work closely with these clients to advise them about their options for resolving their claims without a trial proceeding. At all stages of the case, including the decision regarding whether to proceed to trial, our first priority is you and your family.
Are There Time Limits For Filing A Legal Claim?
You do not have an unlimited amount of time to file a personal injury claim. Each state has laws that limit the amount of time an individual has to file a lawsuit. Failure to comply with these laws may result in you being barred from taking legal action against asbestos companies.
Do I Have To Pay For The Costs Of My Lawsuit?
If you decide to retain our services, we will work for you and your family on a contingency basis. This means that we do not receive a fee unless we our successful in obtaining settlements or recovering compensation for you and your family. Otherwise, you will not be billed for our services.
While the case is pending, we advance the costs of working on your case. Once the case is completed, the expenses and legal fees in your case are deducted from the money we recover on your behalf, and you and your family receive the remaining money from your settlements.
If you are considering hiring Belluck & Fox, LLP to prosecute your claim, one of our attorneys will sit down with you and answer any questions you may have about the contingency agreement. It is important to us that you are fully aware of the details of the contract before we begin to work on your claim. We will give you a copy of the retainer contract so that you may review it and discuss it with us at any time.
What If My Loved One Had Died Or Is Too Sick To Speak To An Attorney?
By the time a person is diagnosed they are often too ill to participate in their own case. In some cases, your loved one may have passed away before a lawsuit was brought and before they were able to testify on their own behalf.
If an individual is unable to testify, we work closely with family, friends and co-workers to establish the facts we need to successfully prosecute the case. We also have access to a vast array of resources to secure information about the products to which your loved one was exposed.
If the individual has died, we can file a claim through the administrator or the executor of the estate, and also on behalf of the victim’s relatives.
What Are The Stages Of The Lawsuit And What Is My Involvement?
Many of our clients have never been involved in a lawsuit. Although each case is different, there are some common elements to every case:
#1 FIRST CONTACT
Our first contact with you is a personal telephone call from Mr. Belluck or Mr. Fox. During that telephone call, if we determine that you should pursue a legal claim, we will schedule an appointment to meet with you as soon as possible, often within 24 hours. During that initial meeting, which can be at your home or in our office, we:
Explain the process of filing and prosecuting a lawsuit;
Explore your work, life and medical history; and,
Obtain signed authorizations to get copies of medical and employment records.
During the meeting, if we conclude that there is a reasonable chance of a successful outcome, we will present you with a retainer agreement. A retainer is a legal fee agreement between Belluck & Fox, LLP and our clients that explains the legal fees and other terms related to our representation. The attorney who meets with you will explain the details of this agreement.
Below is the list of next steps:
#2 FILING THE COMPLAINT
#3 PROSECUTING THE CASE
For a detailed description of each step, please visit 5 Steps on a Mesothelioma Lawsuit.
Who Is at Risk for Developing Mesothelioma?
Asbestos was used for decades in products such as fireproofing materials, valves, pumps, boilers, automotive brakes, textile products, and building materials.
At Belluck & Fox, we have extensive records about the occupations and companies that may have put you at risk. Our experienced mesothelioma lawyer can help you figure out how, where, and when you were exposed.
Because mesothelioma symptoms such as chest pain, cough and shortness of breath are also common with other diseases, testing is typically needed for a clear diagnosis.
At Belluck & Fox, our experienced mesothelioma attorneys can connect you with medical specialists and hospitals that have expertise in treating this disease.
Belluck & Fox supports individuals and families who are struggling with the effects of mesothelioma. We frequently give back to the community through fundraising events and donations. We also sponsor a scholarship essay contest. Some of the organizations we support include:
- Kayaking 4 Meso
- Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
- NYU Langone Medical Center’s Cancer Institute
- American Cancer Society