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Award Winning NYC Mesothelioma Law Firm

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you need an asbestos law firm that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. The Gori Law Firm in NYC works hard to secure compensation for New York asbestos exposure victims and hold responsible parties accountable. Our asbestos attorneys have recovered over $4 billion in compensation for our clients.

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral and a known carcinogen. For decades, it was widely used for its fire- and heat-resistant properties. It is found in many products, including insulation, plumbing, and brake pads. However, people who handle asbestos and inhale its fibers are at risk of developing deadly illnesses, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. 

You may be eligible for compensation if your life has been upended by asbestos exposure. The New York mesothelioma lawyers at The Gori Law Firm fight for asbestos-exposure victims and their loved ones, and we’ve helped hundreds of clients recover compensation from the parties responsible for their sicknesses.

Experienced Mesothelioma Attorneys in New York City

People working in professions that require handling asbestos, such as construction workers and pipefitters, are at risk of developing mesothelioma and other deadly illnesses. Since mesothelioma has a long latency period, it may be decades before you receive a diagnosis. But it may not be too late to hold the at-fault parties accountable.

With over 20 years of experience litigating mesothelioma claims, our New York mesothelioma attorneys are well-positioned to help you fight for the compensation you are entitled to. We are dedicated to assisting asbestos exposure victims and have the skills and resources needed to handle your case from start to finish.

Spotlight On New York City Mesothelioma Attorney Jason Hodrinksy

Jason Hodrinksy, The Gori Law Firm’s main NYC mesothelioma attorney, has dedicated his practice to protecting the rights of people diagnosed with serious diseases due to exposure to asbestos and talc. He has successfully handled more than 100 cases involving mesothelioma victims and their families across New York, helping former tradespeople, service members, and plant workers to receive just compensation for their suffering.

With deep roots in New York, Jason has extensive knowledge of asbestos litigation and legal procedure, and his dedication to clients has earned him recognition as a leading New York mesothelioma attorney.

The Gori Law Firm’s success is built on a solid foundation of legal skill, experience, and dedication to justice. Our NYC mesothelioma attorneys are committed to providing clients with the highest-quality legal representation and personalized service.

Our Case Results

We’ve secured over $4 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Some of our case results include:

Contacting and Navigating to Our NYC Office

Our New York law office is located in Midtown Manhattan at 122 E 42nd St, Suite 4700.

Call (888) 298-6478 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. You can reach our New York Mesothelioma lawyers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Parking and Public Transportation

The closest parking garage to our office is located at 110 E. 42nd St., at the Icon Parking near Lunt-Fontanne Theater. Our office is also a short walk from Grand Central Terminal and close to several subway lines, including the 4, 5, and 6.

Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in New York City

New York has the fifth-highest number of asbestos cases nationwide. It has even established a specialized agency, New York City Asbestos Litigation, to oversee asbestos litigation proceedings in the city.

Construction and roofing companies throughout New York have a long history of using asbestos in their building materials. While the presence of asbestos in a building doesn’t necessarily pose a significant concern, it can be quite dangerous for workers and inhabitants when released into the air during repairs and renovations.

New York’s shipyards also present a risk to workers since many of the materials used in shipbuilding contain asbestos. Some other occupations that are at high risk of asbestos exposure include:

World Trade Center

New York City is often called the birthplace of the asbestos manufacturing industry, with many of its schools, historic buildings, public housing, and private homes built with asbestos-containing construction materials. Working, living, and visiting these buildings put people at risk for exposure, but firefighters and other emergency responders are exposed further in the case of disasters like the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Because both World Trade Center buildings collapsed, any asbestos materials were disturbed, and fibers were released into the air. First responders and civilians who were near or among the rubble inhaled the dust, putting them at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Mesothelioma Compensation Options for NYC Residents

Mesothelioma victims have several options for pursuing compensation in New York. Our NYC attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case, determine the source of exposure, identify the responsible parties, gather evidence, and advise you regarding all potential avenues for compensation, including lawsuits, wrongful death suits, asbestos trust fund claims, and VA claims.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

In a mesothelioma lawsuit, you can pursue significant financial compensation from the companies that manufactured the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to. However, these claims involve a number of complex steps, from identifying the parties responsible for your asbestos exposure to navigating New York’s legal system. Most mesothelioma suits settle out of court for $1-2 million. This compensation can cover the costs of medical treatment, diminished earning potential, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In addition, it can provide future financial stability to your loved ones.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Some family members of loved ones who have died from mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases may be entitled to bring wrongful death lawsuits. Such suits may seek compensation for pecuniary damages resulting from the loved one’s death, including the deceased’s medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, loss of support and services, and the deceased’s conscious pain and suffering. Most of these cases result in settlements. Our firm has obtained several multi-million dollar wrongful death results for families.

Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

Another avenue for mesothelioma compensation is filing a claim with an asbestos trust fund. Many asbestos product manufacturers filed for bankruptcy protection in the face of mounting liability for asbestos exposure. The courts required these companies to establish trust funds to benefit asbestos exposure victims. If any of these companies is responsible for your exposure, you can file a claim with the trust fund. Family members of deceased victims can also file trust fund claims. Currently, an estimated $30 billion is available in asbestos trust funds.

VA Disability Claims

Veterans exposed to asbestos during their military service can pursue a claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for disability benefits. These provide health care and monthly compensation. To succeed in your VA claim, you must show you have a current medical condition connected to your military service. The VA presumes an automatic service connection for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses for veterans who meet certain service requirements.

Deadline to File a Mesothelioma Claim in New York City

Every state and asbestos trust fund has a unique deadline for filing mesothelioma claims against asbestos manufacturers. Since mesothelioma is a latent disease that typically takes 20 to 50 years to manifest symptoms, the statute of limitations for filing a mesothelioma claim starts running on the diagnosis date. In New York, mesothelioma victims have up to three years after their diagnosis to file a claim. In cases of wrongful death from mesothelioma, the New York statute of limitations is just two years after the date of death.

Asbestos exposure victims should file a claim as soon as possible after receiving a diagnosis. Otherwise, you risk losing the opportunity to pursue compensation for your illness and hold asbestos manufacturers responsible.

At The Gori Law Firm, we focus heavily on obtaining justice for those affected by asbestos exposure. We can determine the deadline for your case and ensure you file on time. If you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you should pursue legal compensation—don’t assume you’ve missed the filing deadline before consulting our attorneys.

Get a Free Case Review with Our New York City Mesothelioma & Asbestos Law Firm

We are nationwide leaders in asbestos litigation. Our NYC mesothelioma attorneys work tirelessly to secure full and fair compensation for our clients. It’s easy to schedule a free consultation at our New York office and explore your legal options for compensation. To get started, complete our online contact form or call 516-788-7064. We will make a donation to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation if you allow us to review your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Types of Compensation Are Available for Mesothelioma Victims in NYC?

Mesothelioma victims may be eligible for compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more. Surviving loved ones may also recover compensation for things like funeral costs and loss of companionship.

Every mesothelioma claim is different. Ultimately, it is difficult to predict and impossible to guarantee how much compensation you can secure through a mesothelioma lawsuit. However, our New York mesothelioma lawyers can give you an estimate after evaluating the circumstances of your case in a free consultation. You can also learn more by exploring our case results.

Individuals suffering from mesothelioma in New York normally have three years to file a mesothelioma lawsuit following their diagnosis. Surviving family members of deceased mesothelioma victims have up to two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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