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New York Mesothelioma Lawyers

New York

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen is an experienced legal practice located in New York that undertakes asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits. The clients represented by our firm have been affected by mesothelioma in 115 New York cities and towns, from Buffalo to Albany to Long Island.

Our lawyers are skilled professionals who know the ins and outs of New York asbestos legislation, litigation, and liability issues. Furthermore, we have helped mesothelioma victims in the Empire State quickly receive compensation to help them pay for treatment and recover lost income. With decades of experience behind us, our legal team has become familiar with the large number of asbestos companies who operate in New York, and we know how their corporate practices have induced terminal illnesses like mesothelioma in their employees.

Filing Mesothelioma Lawsuits in New York

In most cases, mesothelioma victims or their survivors can file an asbestos-related action in any state where they have provided military service, been employed, or lived. Even if you are not currently stationed, working, or residing in New York, you may be able to file an asbestos claim if the relevant exposure occurred in that state.

Our skilled attorneys can help you determine the appropriate venue for your case. We can also offer guidance on which court would be most likely to hear your case favorably, based on your circumstances.

New York Asbestos Laws

New York has passed numerous laws that regulate the manufacture, use, and distribution of asbestos products. Many of these laws focus on improving air quality, asbestos abatement, and litigation in state courts.

Asbestos Litigation in New York

When it comes to asbestos litigation, New York is one of the most active areas in the country. In particular, New York City sees so many asbestos-related lawsuits that a special court has been established to try asbestos cases: New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL) court. There is a dedicated NYCAL website that gives law firms access to important documents, forms, rulings, and other materials related to asbestos litigation. Similar NYCAL cases are frequently combined to help streamline the litigation process, and cases brought by terminally ill plaintiffs who have short life expectancies are given preferential access to the court process.

New York is readily acknowledged as issuing the greatest amount of compensation to asbestos exposure victims of any state in the U.S. According to one report, from 2010 – 2014, plaintiffs received an average of $16 million per claim, which is more than twice the national average. In recent years, there is increased potential for that number to go up, as in April 2014 Justice Sherry Heitler removed certain restrictions on punitive damages for asbestos cases in New York.

Asbestos Safety Guidelines in New York

In New York, asbestos safety guidelines are primarily carried out by three state agencies – the Department of Health, Department of Labor, and Department of Environmental Conservation. As with other states, New York also adheres to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) guidelines published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The primary asbestos regulations protecting workers in New York are found in Title 12, Part 56 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR), and they fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor. These rules and regulations contain all of the various requirements employers must follow with respect to asbestos, including licensing and certification, air sampling, work area preparation, as well as abatement, cleaning, and removal of asbestos from work sites. In addition, the Department of Health administers an Asbestos Safety Program to protect employees by offering asbestos safety training.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) oversees the implementation of the EPA’s NESHAP standards, as well as providing regulations for the transport and disposal of asbestos and asbestos containing materials after abatement or removal projects. In particular, transporters must receive permits to transport asbestos waste to a landfill. Solid waste management facilities also must adhere to certain NYSDEC guidelines when handling asbestos waste.

Jobsites in New York with Documented Mesothelioma Cases

One of the highest-risk places for asbestos exposure is on the job. Many different jobsites throughout New York have put employees at risk for mesothelioma by exposing them to asbestos.

The lawyers of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen have represented mesothelioma clients who worked at the following major job sites in New York:

New York City

  • Arthur Kill Generating Station (Staten Island)
  • Astoria Gas Generating Station (Queens)
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard (Staten Island)
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard (Brooklyn)
  • Chase Manhattan Bank (Manhattan)
  • Con Edison
  • GMD Shipyard (Brooklyn)
  • Grand Central Terminal (Manhattan)
  • Morse Drydock and Repair Co. (Brooklyn)
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital (Manhattan)
  • Penn Station (Manhattan)
  • Ravenswood Generating Station (Queens)
  • Todd Shipyards (Brooklyn)
  • World Trade Center (Manhattan)

Hudson River Valley

  • Danskammer Generating Station (Newburgh)
  • Indian Point Energy Center (Peekskill)
  • Lederle Laboratories (Pearl River)

Other New York Job Sites

  • Alcoa Aluminum (Rochester, Massena, Kingston)
  • Bethlehem Steel (Lackawanna)
  • International Paper Co. (Ticonderoga)
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. (Syracuse)

These are certainly not the only places in New York where people were exposed to asbestos. Regardless of where you or your loved one has dwelled, been employed, or performed military service in New York, our firm can help you receive compensation for asbestos exposure.

ELSM Mesothelioma Clients in New York

Heat Map of ELSM Mesothelioma Clients in New York

The attorneys of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen have represented mesothelioma clients all over the state of New York and have assisted these clients in securing financial compensation for their families and loved ones. Our clients reside in the towns and cities of New York listed below:

  • Afton, NY (1)
  • Albertson, NY (1)
  • Altona, NY (1)
  • Amsterdam, NY (1)
  • Appalachin, NY (1)
  • Astoria, NY (1)
  • Auburn, NY (2)
  • Baldwin, NY (1)
  • Ballston Lake, NY (1)
  • Bardonia, NY (1)
  • Bay Shore, NY (1)
  • Bellmore, NY (1)
  • Bronx, NY (2)
  • Brooklyn, NY (3)
  • Campbell, NY (1)
  • Canandaigua, NY (1)
  • Cedarhurst, NY (1)
  • Centereach, NY (1)
  • Centerport, NY (2)
  • Cheektowaga, NY (1)
  • Cicero, NY (2)
  • Clifton Park, NY (1)
  • Commack, NY (1)
  • Corning, NY (1)
  • Cortlandt Manor, NY (1)
  • Delanson, NY (1)
  • Dunkirk, NY (1)
  • East Northport, NY (1)
  • Elmira, NY (2)
  • Farmingdale, NY (1)
  • Floral Park, NY (1)
  • Flushing, NY (1)
  • Forest Hills, NY (1)
  • Fort Edward, NY (1)
  • Franklin, NY (1)
  • Gloversville, NY (1)
  • Goshen, NY (1)
  • Greene, NY (1)
  • Hagaman, NY (1)
  • Hamburg, NY (3)
  • Hartsdale, NY (1)
  • Hilton, NY (1)
  • Holland Patent, NY (1)
  • Hudson, NY (1)
  • Huntington, NY (1)
  • Island Park, NY (1)
  • Islip, NY (1)
  • Jericho, NY (1)
  • Johnstown, NY (1)
  • Lawrence, NY (1)
  • Le Roy, NY (1)
  • Little Falls, NY (1)
  • Liverpool, NY (1)
  • Lockport, NY (1)
  • Lyons Falls, NY (1)
  • Macedon, NY (1)
  • Marcy, NY (1)
  • Melville, NY (1)
  • Modena, NY (1)
  • Monsey, NY (1)
  • Mount Vernon, NY (1)
  • Napanoch, NY (1)
  • Natural Bridge, NY (1)
  • New Berlin, NY (1)
  • New Rochelle, NY (1)
  • New York, NY (6)
  • North Babylon, NY (1)
  • North Tonawanda, NY (1)
  • Ocean Beach, NY (1)
  • Oceanside, NY (1)
  • Ogdensburg, NY (1)
  • Olivebridge, NY (1)
  • Oneida, NY (1)
  • Orchard Park, NY (1)
  • Oswego, NY (1)
  • Owego, NY (1)
  • Peekskill, NY (1)
  • Poughkeepsie, NY (1)
  • Queensbury, NY (2)
  • Remsen, NY (1)
  • Ridge, NY (1)
  • Rochester, NY (3)
  • Rotterdam Junction, NY (1)
  • Sackets Harbor, NY (1)
  • Salem, NY (1)
  • Schenectady, NY (2)
  • Sherburne, NY (1)
  • Shokan, NY (1)
  • Shrub Oak, NY (1)
  • Sidney, NY (1)
  • South Glens Falls, NY (1)
  • South Wales, NY (1)
  • Springfield Gardens, NY (1)
  • Staten Island, NY (5)
  • Suffern, NY (2)
  • Syracuse, NY (1)
  • Treadwell, NY (1)
  • Victor, NY (1)
  • Wading River, NY (1)
  • Wallkill, NY (1)
  • Wantagh, NY (1)
  • Wappingers Falls, NY (1)
  • Waterford, NY (2)
  • Watertown, NY (1)
  • Watervliet, NY (1)
  • Webster, NY (1)
  • Weedsport, NY (1)
  • West Babylon, NY (1)
  • West Sand Lake, NY (1)
  • Westbury, NY (2)
  • White Plains, NY (1)
  • Whitestone, NY (1)
  • Woodside, NY (1)
  • Yaphank, NY (1)
  • Yonkers, NY (2)

Settlements for Mesothelioma Clients Living in New York

The following table represents some of the types of New York mesothelioma clients our law firm has had the privilege of helping to receive financial compensation.

State Disease Occupation / Exposure Age ~ Monies to Date
NY Mesothelioma Navy Worker / Operating Engineer 61 ~$6,900,000
NY Mesothelioma Navy Worker / Machinist 53 ~$6,400,000
NY Mesothelioma Navy Worker / Plumber 67 ~$5,875,000
NY Mesothelioma Carpenter / Trimmer / Mechanic 64 ~$3,750,000
NY Mesothelioma Household / Machine Operator 54 ~$3,500,000
NY Mesothelioma Pipe Organ Builder 71 ~$3,300,000
NY Mesothelioma Merchant Marine / Longshoreman 59 ~$3,200,000
NY Mesothelioma Plantworker / Sales Worker 65 ~$3,100,000
NY Mesothelioma Tilesetter / Police Person 69 ~$3,100,000

Please note that individual cases vary based upon a number of factors, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. If you have any questions about your legal rights, please contact us immediately.

New York Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma

In New York, the statute of limitations for mesothelioma and asbestos claims is 3 years from date of diagnosis. For wrongful death claims, victims’ families have 2 years from the time their loved one passes away to file a claim, according to the statute.

Because there is only a short time to gather evidence and file a claim, mesothelioma victims in New York and their families must act quickly to find a lawyer who is experienced with asbestos-related claims. Failing to act before the statute of limitations runs out could result in a loss of rights to compensation for you or your family.

Talk with a New York Mesothelioma Lawyer Today

Request a Free Evaluation if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure while living or working in New York. We understand how difficult a time this is for you and will assist in any way that we can. An evaluation will cost you nothing and our attorneys will travel to visit you at your convenience. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-336-0086.

James F. Early in Newsweek's 2012 Leaders of Asbestos Law Super Lawyers 2013 Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney, & Meisenkothen is a BBB Accredited Business. Click for the BBB Business Review of this Attorneys - Mesothelioma in New Haven CT U.S. News Best Law Firms 2017

Heitler SK. In Re: New York City Asbestos Litigation. April 8, 2014.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Asbestos Regulation.

New York State Department of Health. Asbestos Laws and Regulations.

New York State Department of Health. Asbestos Safety Program Requirements.

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