Mesothelioma is a debilitating cancer whose only known cause is exposure to asbestos.
People who are diagnosed with mesothelioma may have worked with or around asbestos-containing materials, or they may have been exposed secondhand through a family member who worked with asbestos.
No matter your circumstances, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have a right to demand compensation from the asbestos companies that put you at risk.
At Belluck & Fox, our dedicated New York mesothelioma lawyers have more than 20 years of experience handling all types of asbestos claims.
Patients and their families count on our skilled legal team because:
Our New York mesothelioma law firm is focused on asbestos cases. These types of complicated claims call for seasoned attorneys who have spent years investigating asbestos companies and holding them accountable. Our mesothelioma lawyers have meticulously tracked the companies that manufactured asbestos products, and we can pinpoint exactly when and where clients were exposed.
Our attorneys have earned a national reputation for success in mesothelioma claims. Our firm has secured more than $1 billion in mesothelioma settlements and verdicts for clients throughout the United States.
Our team shows patients and families the compassion they need. We know how overwhelming a mesothelioma diagnosis can be, so we take all the pressure we can off our clients. We do not ask you to travel or come to a courtroom. Rather, we do all the traveling and other legwork in your claim while you focus on your treatment.
Our lawyers have developed strong connections in the mesothelioma community. Our firm can connect you with mesothelioma doctors, nurses, caregivers, and other families who can help you during this difficult time.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation on your case. You can expect to hear personally from one of the partners in our firm within 24 hours. We will explain what types of compensation you may be entitled to and outline the next steps in your case.
What Types of Compensation Could I Be Entitled To?
Mesothelioma patients may be entitled to compensation for:
Medical bills, including for hospitalizations, surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatment, medications, assistive mobility devices, and future treatments
Lost income, as well as reduced earning capacity in the future
Pain and suffering, both physical and emotional
Determining how much compensation you deserve requires detailed documentation and input from medical and financial experts. Our dedicated New York mesothelioma lawyers will work tirelessly to build a strong case for maximum compensation for you.
How Long Does It Take to Pursue Compensation for Mesothelioma?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for mesothelioma. And patients often worry more about what the future holds for their families than themselves. Due to the devastating nature of this disease, our compassionate attorneys usuallyask the court to resolve mesothelioma cases within one year.
How Long Will a Mesothelioma Claim Take?
At Belluck & Fox, we work quickly and efficiently to resolve mesothelioma claims in a reasonable amount of time. Some settlements can often be reached within 30 days. Because our team has been working in the asbestos litigation field for decades, we know the system and have already done much of the research and legwork to build the foundation of your case.
Our knowledgeable asbestos attorneys will fight to resolve your case within one year.
Can a Mesothelioma Patient’s Family Recover Compensation?
If you have lost a family member to mesothelioma, our legal team can go over your options for pursuing compensation through a wrongful death claim. This could help you recover payment for your loved one’s medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, and the pain and suffering he or she was put through.
How Do Mesothelioma Asbestos Cases Work?
In mesothelioma cases, the key is identifying who is responsible for your asbestos exposure. This is generally not your former boss or the military (if you were exposed in the service). Rather, our lawyers will work to track down the companies that originally manufactured or supplied the asbestos products you were exposed to.
When you contact our New York mesothelioma law firm about your case, you can expect:
A partner in our firm will meet with you for a free case consultation. This can be done over the phone, at your home, or at a treatment facility ─ wherever is easiest for you. During this initial consultation, we will discuss your work history or service history to get an idea of how you may have been exposed to asbestos. We will also discuss your diagnosis, your treatment plan, and what you can expect from us.
Our mesothelioma attorneys will immediately begin researching your case. Because we have spent decades handling asbestos claims, we have a vast pool of resources at our disposal to track down information on the types of products you were exposed to. We may interview your former coworkers and/or obtain blueprints of the buildings, shipyards, or vessels where you worked. The evidence we gather will ultimately point to the asbestos companies that should be held accountable.
We will aggressively pursue compensation by filing a mesothelioma lawsuit and/or claims from asbestos trust funds. When filing these claims, we will provide extensive documentation showing who is responsible for your exposure, as well as records detailing your mesothelioma diagnosis and treatments. Many mesothelioma lawsuits end with settlement offers, rather than going all the way to a jury verdict. However, our litigation team is always prepared to argue for maximum compensation before a judge and jury if that’s what it takes.
During the claims process, our mesothelioma attorneys will keep you informed as your case progresses. In addition, partners Joseph Belluck and Jordan Fox are always available to answer your questions and discuss any concerns you may have.
Contact us now to schedule your free case consultation, and learn how our team can help you and your family during this stressful time.