New York Mesothelioma Attorneys
Mesothelioma is a serious and often fatal cancer that develops in the thin layer of tissues that cover internal organs. Mesothelioma patients often develop cancer in the lungs, abdomen, and tissue around the heart. While many cancers have unknown causes, it has been clear since the 1940s why mesothelioma develops: exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, thousands of people are exposed to asbestos in their homes, in their schools, or on the job. Asbestos use has been limited since 1972, but thousands still develop this devastating cancer every year due to older buildings and homes.
If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos, an experienced New York City mesothelioma lawyer can assist you in pursuing a claim for compensation. Mesothelioma cases can be challenging, but a caring and dedicated workers’ compensation attorney from The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., can help you pursue the justice you deserve.
New York Mesothelioma Claims We Handle
Our New York mesothelioma law firm has experience in workers’ compensation cases dealing with asbestos.
Types of cases we have represented:
- Asbestos exposure
- Lung cancer resulting from asbestos exposure
- Survivors of 9/11 exposed to asbestos
How Asbestos Exposure Leads to Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a set of six silicate minerals that occur naturally and are fire-resistant, as well as resistant to chemical or electrical damage and heat exposure. Because asbestos was cheap, easily mined, and very durable, it was widely used in the building and construction trade, car parts, and other consumer products. Unfortunately, breathing in asbestos fibers causes mesothelioma — a dangerous and often deadly cancer. By 1972, when limits were finally placed on the use of asbestos, the material was so commonly used and so many people had been exposed that 10,000 people were dying each year.
Today, the limits have been in effect, and the dangers known for a long time, but individuals and workers are still exposed to asbestos, often when working in old buildings or when working on asbestos mitigation. When someone is exposed to asbestos at home or at work, it could take as long as 30 to 40 years for mesothelioma to develop. Still, when this aggressive cancer does develop, it can be devastating as it is often diagnosed too late for treatment.
Who Is Liable for Asbestos Exposure?
Because asbestos exposure does not cause mesothelioma to develop for decades in most cases, it can be difficult to take legal action in order to obtain benefits. You will need to be able to prove when, where, and how your asbestos exposure happened in order to hold the right people or companies accountable. There are a number of different people and companies that you can pursue a claim against as a result of mesothelioma.
For example, you could potentially take action against:
- The asbestos manufacturer
- The landlord of your living space
- Your employer under workers’ compensation
There are pros and cons to each method of recovering compensation for mesothelioma, which is why it is so important to get help from New York City mesothelioma lawyers at our firm in order to maximize the monetary damages you can receive.
Take Action with Help From a New York Mesothelioma Lawyer
Mesothelioma can impact your and your family’s lives for years to come. You could suffer serious medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and countless other expenses. The good news is that you have legal options. Don’t suffer in silence! Reach out to The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., today to get help with your mesothelioma case. We are here for you.
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