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What is Mesothelioma?
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Mesothelioma is hard enough. You need an experienced law firm with an outstanding record of success for asbestos claims and winning groundbreaking cases.

You and your loved ones deserve to be represented by mesothelioma attorneys who have been nationally recognized. We don’t just know the laws – over several decades standing up for our clients, we’ve helped to write them.

With more than $1 billion secured for our mesothelioma clients and their families, you may be entitled to compensation.

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Mesothelioma Lawyers & Asbestos Attorneys

You need the top-rated mesothelioma and asbestos attorneys.

We are skilled asbestos litigation attorneys with decades of experience in successfully holding negligent manufacturers accountable for exposing everyday, hardworking people to toxic substances like cancer-causing asbestos fibers.

Our track record has led to our excellent reputation as the go-to law firm for mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer cases.




Contact the highly ranked asbestos attorneys at Belluck & Fox for assistance with your mesothelioma case.

How do you choose the right law firm to handle a mesothelioma case? Experience matters.

Joseph Belluck and Jordan Fox are recognized as two of the top mesothelioma lawyers in the country. With decades of experience representing asbestos victims across the United States, the law office of Belluck & Fox, LLP has secured more than $1 billion for the hundreds of mesothelioma clients and families they have represented. We are listed as one of America’s best law firms by US News and World Report and Best Lawyers magazine. Don’t settle for less.

Simply put, Belluck & Fox, LLP has the experience, resources, compassion, and know-how to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.

Get more answers to your questions here or contact us today to schedule a free consultation. You do not have to worry about traveling to our offices in New York. Our dedicated attorneys will come to you — no matter where you are in the United States — to review your case and talk about how we can help you pursue the mesothelioma claim you deserve.

We fight tirelessly for our clients and their families as if they were our own.

Meet the Belluck & Fox Legal Team.

When you choose Belluck & Fox as your law firm, you can be sure you are getting the best possible representation. Unlike other firms, you will have one of our partners working with you every step of the way.

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.

A Track Record of Success

$32 million verdict

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

$22 million verdict

for a construction worker who was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos dust from boilers that were being removed from a building by other workers

$19.5 million verdict

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

Every client we represent has a different story to tell, so our experienced mesothelioma lawyers approach each case with a fresh perspective and develop a personalized strategy that fits with your needs and goals. 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.

Learn how we can help you and your family pursue full and fair mesothelioma compensation in your asbestos case today.


Whether I last another six months or six years, I’ve done what I can to provide for my family, and Belluck & Fox was the instrument I used to do that.




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.



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 receive diagnoses in the United States each year with this deadly cancer, it is still a relatively rare disease. That is 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, with a comprehensive database of products and companies that may have caused your disease.
  • We have a thorough understanding of the medical issues mesothelioma victims face.
  • We realize that the circumstances surrounding each case are unique.
  • We know that dealing with mesothelioma creates a great amount of stress for patients, and that is why we are a patient advocate for you every step of the way.


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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, Florida, and the entire United States.

Deep compassion for our clients is matched only by our strong commitment to seeing justice served. We show no mercy when it comes to holding the company that hurt you accountable.

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 prognosis or diagnosis and determine your next steps.

There’s not a moment to waste.

You do not have an unlimited amount of time to file a mesothelioma claim. Each state has laws that limit the amount of time an individual has to file a mesothelioma lawsuit, known as a statute of limitations. Failure to comply with this legislation may result in you being barred from taking legal action against asbestos companies.

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 to determine whether you should pursue a legal claim. We will schedule an appointment to meet with you as soon as possible, often within twenty-four hours. During that initial meeting, which can be at your home or in our office, we explain the process; explore your work, life, and medical history; and, if we conclude that there is a reasonable chance of a successful outcome, we will present you with a retainer agreement that explains the legal fees and other terms related to our representation.

Once we start working with you, next steps may include:

#2 Filing the Complaint
#3 Prosecuting the Case
#4 Settlements
#5 Trial (if necessary or appropriate)

You have questions. We have answers.

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. Below, we have responded to some of the most frequently asked questions from our clients and their families. Here’s what you need to know.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mesothelioma

What is mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and incurable cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. If you have developed pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, or pericardial mesothelioma, you likely breathed in or handled asbestos years ago on your job or in your home. The cancer strikes more than 3,000 people each year. However, the time between exposure to asbestos and the onset of the symptoms can be fifteen to sixty years. That means people like you may have been exposed to asbestos decades ago. For more information visit our “What is Mesothelioma?” page.

What makes mesothelioma different from other cancers?

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.

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. Workers at risk of asbestos exposure include powerhouse workers; factory workers; electricians; plumbers; mechanics; maintenance workers; engineers; shipyard workers; merchant seamen; navy workers; laborers; veterans; and many more. We have extensive records about the occupations and companies that may have put you to risk factors. Our experienced mesothelioma lawyer can help you figure out how, where, and when you were exposed.

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, and can assist with a mesothelioma lawsuit after death.

Is there going to be a trial in my lawsuit? Will I need a trial attorney?

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. There are also clients who want to have a trial so that their case can be heard by a jury of their peers. As experienced trial lawyers, Belluck & Fox, LLP is fully prepared to prosecute your case from start to finish, including a courthouse trial.

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 are successful in obtaining mesothelioma settlements or recovering compensation. 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.

What if my loved one has died or is too sick to speak with 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.

Where is Belluck & Fox Located?

We are not limited to New York City based Mesothelioma Lawyers, in addition we have offices in, Albany, Rochester, Woodstockand Gloversville.


Our medical experts are standing by to help you understand mesothelioma.

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. We can help you answer many of your questions such as:

Learn more on our mesothelioma frequently asked questions page.

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We are committed to the mesothelioma community.

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:

Workers at risk of asbestos exposure include:

Get more answers to your questions here or contact us today to schedule a free consultation. You do not have to worry about traveling to our mesothelioma attorneys in New York City, as our dedicated attorneys will come to you — no matter where you are in the United States — to review your case and talk about how we can help you pursue the mesothelioma claim you deserve. We will tirelessly fight for the rights of our clients.

  • High-quality representation and compassionate service from experienced mesothelioma attorneys
  • More than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements
  • Recommended by mesothelioma patients and their families
  • Focused on providing the best possible care and outcome for our clients