New York Mesothelioma Law Firm

The experienced New York mesothelioma lawyer at Belluck & Fox have earned a stellar reputation for winning landmark asbestos litigation and paving the way to justice for mesothelioma cancer patients. In fact, we have secured more than $1 billion over the years for our clients and their families.

Fighting For New York Asbestos Victims & Mesothelioma Patients

For decades, our knowledgeable asbestos attorneys have worked tirelessly to hold negligent manufacturers accountable for exposing everyday hardworking people to cancer-causing asbestos fibers. This excellent track record and our reputation for compassionate service make Belluck & Fox the go-to firm in New York for asbestos mesothelioma patients and their families.

If you need a free case evaluation with your claim, call the top-rated asbestos law firm at Belluck & Fox today.

Why Choose Belluck & Fox as Your Mesothelioma Lawyer?

  • Skilled New York mesothelioma attorneys offering high-quality representation and personalized service
  • Dedicated to providing the best possible outcome and care for our clients
  • More than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts
  • Recommended by mesothelioma patients and their families
  • Primary practice area is asbestos litigation

Our firm has offices in New York City, Rochester, the Capital District and Woodstock. We also handle cases in Syracuse, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and across the country. However, our attorneys usually go to our clients’ to review the case and discuss how we can help pursue the much-needed compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Highly Recommended by Clients & Peers

At Belluck & Fox, we are honored that our former clients continue to write us positive reviews and recommend us to friends and family based on our excellent service and outstanding results.

Here are some of their testimonials:

“I know it was a lot, but I don’t think I’ll ever fully understand the amount of time, effort, expertise, etc. that went into finishing this job. When I was given the opportunity to find legal help, it was a true relief to hear that you would take the case. … Thank you for keeping me involved only when I needed to be – this helped keep my anxiety and stress at bay, so I could focus on taking care of my girls and myself. I am forever grateful to you all for every single moment of time you put into helping us.” – Amy

“The firm gave me guidance and support while I was going through something I did not want to go through ─ allowing us to go on with our lives.” – former client

Filing A Mesothelioma Lawsuit In New York NY

If you’re coping with a serious disease due to asbestos exposure, the thought of filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can be daunting. But you and your family deserve restitution for the harm you’ve suffered at the hands of large asbestos companies that failed to warn the public of the dangers of their products.

The NY mesothelioma lawyers at Belluck & Fox work with patients and their families to review all available options for pursuing compensation. Although not every case requires filing a lawsuit, we think it is important for our clients to have a general understanding of the process so they know what to expect.

Our first contact with you will be a phone call with Mr. Belluck or Mr. Fox. If we determine during that call that you should pursue a legal claim, we will schedule an appointment to meet with you in person as soon as possible, frequently within 24 hours. During this initial meeting, we will explain the process of filing and prosecuting a lawsuit, take notes on your work history and medical history, and obtain signed authorizations to obtain copies of your medical and employment records.

Our mesothelioma lawyers will begin an investigation to start building your case

Because a mesothelioma diagnosis can come decades after your exposure to asbestos, we compile detailed information about where you worked or served in the military. We also review what you remember about the types of products you handled or worked nearby. Our goal is to determine which companies are responsible for your exposure so we can hold them accountable.

Once we’ve gathered all our evidence, we will file a complaint with the court

This complaint will provide details about your mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment plan, and it will name the companies or other parties that we plan to hold responsible. (A mesothelioma lawsuit typically is not filed against a former employer or the military. Instead, it is filed against the manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, or installers of asbestos products.)

We will exchange information with the opposite side during the discovery process

This is a chance to show the at-fault parties how strong our case is. We may take testimony from you in a deposition about your case, but you will not be asked to travel to court. Our New York mesothelioma lawyers understand based on prior results that medical issues can make travel difficult, so we can arrange for a deposition at a location that is most convenient for you. A lawyer also may conduct interviews with your former coworkers, as well as medical and other experts, to include as evidence.

Our attorneys are fully ready to pursue a lawsuit before a judge and jury, even though most cases are resolved by a full and fair mesothelioma settlement

Frankly, most mesothelioma claims result in settlements from asbestos trusts because the companies would rather avoid the risk of a trial. Our attorneys will present you with mesothelioma settlement offers and discuss your options for moving forward.

From the first time we meet with you, we consider and act in your best interest. We provide the best legal advice so that you can make the best decisions for your case. Some clients want a trial to have their case heard by a jury. Other clients do not prefer a trial for a variety of reasons, so we advise them closely about different options for resolving their claims in a satisfactory manner. Regardless, at all stages, including the decision about proceeding to trial, our top priority is you and your family.

How Our Nationally Recognized Mesothelioma Law Firm Can Help You

The search for mesothelioma litigation, medical assistance and legal help in New York and elsewhere may be seemed overwhelming, especially when you’re first diagnosed. Mesothelioma is still considered a relatively rare disease, even though about 3,000 people are diagnosed with this deadly cancer in the United States each year. That’s why when you seek legal aid, it’s important to choose a law firm that focuses specifically on helping patients and their families.

The attorneys at Belluck & Fox have been so successful in securing maximum compensation for patients because:

  1. We Have Decades Of Experience In Holding Asbestos Manufacturers Accountable
    We know well the tactics these companies use to try to avoid paying compensation, and we understand how to prove they are to blame for the harm they have caused. Our lawyers have recovered more than $1 billion for mesothelioma victims and their loved ones.
  2. We Have The Skills And The Resources To Document When And Where You Were Exposed To Asbestos
    Our firm has investigated thousands of claims over the years against companies that made or sold products. Our attorneys have gathered a vast amount of information about asbestos products and job sites across New York and the United States. From this data, our firm has built an extensive document library and retains a team of experts to assist with our claims.
  3. We Will Stop At Nothing When It Comes To Holding Companies That Hurt You Accountable
    The only thing that matches our deep compassion for our clients is our strong commitment to seeing justice served. As one former client told us: “It must be so rewarding to know that someone was compensated for the negligence and deceit in knowingly allowing products to be sold and used.”
  4. We Are Committed To Making Life Better For You And Your Family
    This commitment goes beyond our pursuit of fair and full compensation. We sympathize with the medical issues that victims face. We have amassed extensive cancer resources and support systems in New York to help you cope with your diagnosis and determine your next steps.

Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma In New York

Throughout New York State work sites, asbestos was used for decades in products including automotive brakes, textiles, building materials, fireproofing materials, pumps, valves and boilers. It also was used to insulate sewage treatment plants and many public establishments such as schools, housing units, offices, churches, bars and restaurants.

Although their exposure to asbestos may have been decades ago, New Yorkers still are being diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other serious asbestos-related diseases.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and incurable cancer only caused by asbestos exposure. It is known to develop 15 to 60 years after exposure according to the department of health. If you or a loved one has been experiencing symptoms and were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you likely breathed in or handled asbestos fibers years ago at your workplace, during your time in the military or in your home.

The tragedy is that asbestos companies never warned New Yorkers that the fibers they worked with or were exposed to could one day sicken and kill them and their relatives.

Asbestos Job Sites & Manufacturers

  • 3M
  •  A & I Corporation
  •  A&P Co.
  •  A.P. Green Industries
  •  ABB Lummus Global Inc.
  •  A-Best Products Company
  •  AC&S Inc.
  •  Advance Auto Parts Inc.
  •  Albany Felt Company
  •  Albany Steam Station
  •  Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  •  Alcan
  •  Alco Schenectady
  •  Alcoa Massena
  •  Alfa Laval Inc.
  •  Alfred University
  •  Allied Chemical
  •  Allied Signal
  •  Amatex Corporation
  •  American Biltrite Inc.
  •  American Brass in Buffalo
  •  American Cyanamid
  •  American Laundry in Rochester
  •  American Olean Tile Company
  •  American Optical
  •  American Standard American Radiator Company
  •  Amherst Central High School
  •  Anchor Packing Company
  •  Ansco
  •  API Inc.
  •  Armstrong International
  •  Armstrong World Industries
  •  Ashland Oil in Tonawanda
  •  Auburn Plastics
  •  Babcock & Wilcox
  •  BASF in Rensselaer
  •  Bath Iron Works
  •  Bausch Lomb
  •  Beech Nut
  •  Bennett High School
  •  Bestobell Steam
  •  Bethlehem Steel
  •  Blue Circle Cement
  •  Boise Cascade Corporation
  •  Bondex International
  •  Borg Warner
  •  Boston Navy Yard
  •  Bristol Myers
  •  Buffalo Electric in Buffalo
  •  Buffalo Forge
  •  Burns and Roe
  •  Burrows Paper Corporation
  •  C.E. Thurston & Sons
  •  Carborundum Company
  •  Carrier Corporation
  •  Chase Tower (The Metropolitan)
  •  Chevrolet Buffalo Tarrytown
  •  Chicago Pneumatic
  •  Clarkson University
  •  Consolidated Edison Company
  •  Cornell University
  •  Corning Glass Works
  •  Crane Co.
  •  Crouse-Hinds
  •  Crucible Steel
  •  Curtiss-Wright
  •  DeGraff Memorial Hospital
  •  Domino Sugar
  •  Donner Hanna Coke Corporation
  •  Dresser Rand Painted Post
  •  Dunkirk Radiator Corporation
  •  Dupont
  •  Eastman Kodak
  •  Empire State Plaza
  •  Endicott Johnson Plant
  •  Erie County Medical Center
  •  Fairchild Republic Co.
  •  Federal Reserve Building in Buffalo
  •  Ferro Corp. in Buffalo, N.Y.
  •  Finch Pruyn Paper Mill
  •  Ford Stamping Plant in Buffalo
  •  Foster Wheeler
  •  Garlock Sealing Technologies
  •  GE Schenectady
  •  General Dynamics Electric Boat
  •  General Foods in Tarrytown
  •  General Mills
  •  General Motors in Salina
  •  Genesee Brewing Company in Rochester, NY
  •  Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill
  •  Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Niagara Falls
  •  Goulds Pump Plant
  •  GTE Sylvania
  •  Hercules / Ciba Geigy Plant Glens Falls
  •  Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  •  Honeywell
  •  Hooker Chemical in Niagara Falls
  •  Hysol
  •  IBM Endicott
  •  Ingersoll Rand
  •  International Paper
  •  International Paper Corinth Mill
  •  Ironworkers Local 6-Buffalo
  •  James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Plant
  •  Jennison Generating Station
  •  Kimberly-Clark in Niagara Falls
  •  Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
  •  Kraft Foods in Lowville
  •  Mobil Oil Refinery
  •  Nassau Smelting and Refinery Co.
  •  Nestle
  •  New Process Gear/New Venture Gear
  •  Northern Steel Corporation
  •  Occidental Chemical Corporation
  •  Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
  •  Owens Corning Delmar Plant
  •  Owens-Illinois Glass Co.
  •  Pfaudler Inc
  •  Pilgrim State Hospital
  •  Plattsburgh Air Force Base
  •  R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant
  •  Remington Arms
  •  Republic Steel
  •  Revere Copper Rome
  •  Reynolds Massena
  •  Rochester, NY Products Division of General Motors
  •  Schenectady Chemical
  •  Sealtest Ice Cream
  •  Seneca Army Depot
  •  Smith Corona Typewriters
  •  Stone & Webster
  •  Syracuse University
  •  Union Carbide
  •  Watervliet Arsenal
  •  Xerox

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, trust the top-rated lawyers at Belluck & Fox to help you pursue financial compensation from the responsible companies and manufacturers.

 Occupational Asbestos Exposure

Throughout the state, there are countless occupations at risk of asbestos exposure:

  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Powerhouse workers
  • Mechanics
  • Laborers
  • Factory workers
  • Construction workers
  • Engineers
  • Maintenance workers
  • Navy veterans
  • Shipyard workers
  • Merchant seamen
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • World Trade Center

The New York law firm of Belluck & Fox has extensive records about the occupations and companies that may have put you at risk. Our experienced New York mesothelioma attorneys can help you determine how, where and when you were exposed.

New York Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

Each state has laws that limit the amount of time an individual has to file a lawsuit in various matters. This is called a statute of limitations. Failure to comply with these rules may result in you being prevented from taking legal action against these companies.

The law states that you must file a claim within 3 years from the date of diagnosis or – if you have lost a loved one to an asbestos-related disease – 2 years from the date of death. In some cases, the time limit may be as short as 90 days.

Based on this statute of limitations, you might think you have plenty of time to file your claim, but remember: It takes time to build a strong case. The longer you wait to contact a knowledgeable lawyer, the more difficult your case becomes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mesothelioma and the Law

When your family faces mesothelioma, your lives feel as if they’ve been turned upside down. But while you’re struggling with pressing medical issues, it’s also necessary to find legal help to protect your rights. There are deadlines for filing claims in New York, and evidence needs to be preserved.

Mesothelioma can be a difficult disease to understand, and you no doubt have numerous questions. We can help you find the answers.

Can I Contact a Lawyer on Behalf of My Parent, Spouse or Other Relative?

Yes. Please contact Belluck & Fox, LLP, if your father, mother, husband, wife or other relative has been diagnosed. We will help your family protect your legal rights and pursue full and fair compensation. We have significant experience working with asbestos victims and their families.

What Will a Lawsuit Cost?

If you 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 recover compensation for you. If you receive no money, you will not be billed any fees or expenses.

While your case is pending, we advance the costs of working on your behalf. Once the case is completed, the legal fees and expenses are deducted from the money we recover for you. You and your loved ones receive the remainder of the award.

An attorney can sit down with you and answer detailed questions you may have about a contingency agreement. It is vital to us that you are fully aware of this contract before we begin to work on your claim. You will receive a copy of the retainer contract so that you can review it and discuss it with us at any time.

What If My Loved One Has Died or Is Too Sick to Speak to an Asbestos Lawyer?

Sometimes a person is too ill to participate in his or her own case. In other cases where loved ones have already passed away, a wrongful death lawsuit can still be filed on their behalf.

Regardless of the reason an individual is unable to testify, we work closely with relatives, friends and coworkers to establish the facts we need for a successful outcome. We also have access to an array of resources to secure information about the asbestos products to which your loved one was exposed.

If your family member has died, we can file a claim on behalf of his or her relatives, as well as through the administrator or the executor of the estate.

Choose a Top-Rated New York Mesothelioma Lawyer to Fight for You

When it comes to choosing a law firm to handle your mesothelioma case, experience matters. So do proven results. Joseph Belluck and Jordan Fox have been recognized as two of the top mesothelioma lawyers in the country. With our decades of experience representing asbestos victims, our firm has secured more than $1 billion for deserving clients and their families. In addition, Belluck & Fox has been listed as one of America’s best law firms by US News and World Report and Best Lawyers magazine.

Our attorneys also realize that dealing with mesothelioma creates a great amount of stress for our clients. That’s why we assure you that you’ll never feel like you are in this battle alone. We treat every client with respect and compassion and provide individualized, thoughtful representation. We maintain frequent contact with our clients and make ourselves available to clients at all times. Simply put, we handle the legal issues so you can focus on your health.

Contact us today to set up a free consultation.

Driving Directions to Belluck & Fox, LLP

The main office of Belluck & Fox is located in Midtown Manhattan, near such famous landmarks as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Waldorf Astoria.

From this office at 546 Fifth Ave., 5th Floor, our experienced serve clients throughout ManhattanBrooklynthe BronxQueensStaten Island and surrounding areas. With additional offices in Rochester, the Capital District and Woodstock, our firm also handles complex personal injury cases from across the state. In addition, our respected mesothelioma attorneys take on cases from across the U.S.

If you are too injured, ill or busy to travel to our office, we will send an experienced lawyer to meet with you wherever it is convenient. Our goal is to take the burden off you.