It’s a simple fact: if you have mesothelioma you have been exposed to asbestos. Even though the deadly dangers of asbestos were known as early as the 1920s, too many companies ignored the known hazards, exposing their employees and the general public to serious health risks. As a result, thousands of Americans needlessly contracted the deadly disease.
At Belluck & Fox LLP, we help clients afflicted with mesothelioma fight back against the companies that failed to protect them. We have won over $500 million in compensation for clients and their families, and our extensive team of experts sets us apart from other law firms. We are a nationally recognized law firm and we have been named to the “Best Lawyers” listing in New York.
Whether you are newly diagnosed and don’t know what to do, or have only recently decided to hold the negligent company responsible, we encourage you to contact us online or call 877-235-4025 toll-free to learn more about the compensation you may be owed.
Your Mesothelioma Case and Our Expertise
mesothelioma, a rare form of asbestos cancer typically affecting the lining of the lungs, has been diagnosed in people from all walks of life. Although construction workers and those employed in the maritime industry, including U.S. Navy veterans and shipyard workers, have a greater occurrence of asbestos-related disease than others, many professionals, including dentists, veterinarians, physicians, laboratory technicians, jewelers and teachers, have also been victims of the asbestos cancer.
Belluck & Fox is a New York law firm, and that means we have already conducted extensive investigations and document reviews at work sites across the state. We are familiar with the equipment and types of boilers on major NY worksites and possible ways workers could be exposed to asbestos. We have a library of records and documents in house which immediately provides us with critical information that can help determine where you may have been exposed to asbestos.
We Focus on Expediting Your Lawsuit
At Belluck & Fox we understand that mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer and that the disease may rapidly progress to cause life-threatening complications. As a result, we want to get your case prepared as quickly as possible.
When you partner with us, our attorney and the law firm will immediately begin researching your case by investigating your work history related to asbestos exposure to determine the responsible companies. We will then investigate the suspected companies which can include manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and installers of asbestos materials. Your attorney will then file a legal claim on your behalf.
During discovery your lawyer will gather all of the evidence necessary to demonstrate that the corporations named in the suit are responsible for your injuries. Your previous co-workers, your medical team, and medical experts may all be questioned as we build the supporting evidence.
When the pre-trial or pre-settlement process begins, you may then be asked to testify at a deposition and respond to questions about your background. Knowing that your health could limit your ability to travel, your lawyer will work with you to hold your deposition at a convenient location.
Although we prepare every case as if it is going to trial, most cases settle out of court. Because New York courts often grant requests to put asbestos lawsuits on an expedited schedule due to the plaintiff’s declining health, the cases are often resolved in a year or less.
Contact Belluck & Fox Today
If you have a recent asbestos cancer diagnosis, or know of a family member who does, we encourage you to contact us online or call 877-235-4025 toll-free today to discuss your legal options. You have a right to compensation from those companies that knowingly placed you and your family at risk for the serious and deadly disease.