New York Mesothelioma Lawyer
Lung Cancer & Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with mesothelioma? You could have a valid claim against a party that exposed you to asbestos and caused your cancer. Our New York mesothelioma attorneys from Richmond Vona, LLC have ample experience managing complex mesothelioma claims and lawsuits for people in situations much like your own. Give us the chance to provide the same robust and tenacious representation for you, too.
Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer – often appearing in the lungs – caused by exposure to asbestos. Many cases can be linked to people unknowingly breathing in asbestos fibers in their own homes or workplaces. The asbestos industry is usually found to be the liable party who must answer to lawsuits because it has intentionally hidden information from the public about the dangers of its product. Your claim could target them as a defendant as well.
Different Forms of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma grows in the mesothelium, which is a tissue covering most internal organs. It most commonly begins in the lungs due to asbestos inhalation, but it can develop in other major organs and body parts.
Mesothelioma can be diagnosed in the:
- Pleura of the lungs
- Reproductive organs
There is currently no cure for mesothelioma, making it a terminal illness. It is also known to progress quickly in some patients. To seek justice and fair compensation, it is important that you explore your legal options as soon as possible. Our New York mesothelioma attorneys are standing by to receive your call and discuss what you should be doing next to get compensation for your pain, hardships, medical costs, and more.
For convenience, we have provided a few frequently asked questions about mesothelioma:
- Do I have a valid mesothelioma claim? Due to statutes of limitations in New York, your claim will most likely require you to have received a mesothelioma diagnosis within the last three years. However, your exposure to asbestos can have occurred much earlier without invalidating your claim.
- Why can I file a claim if my asbestos exposure happened long ago? Liability claims related to cancers have a statute of limitations that begins when the cancer was noticed or diagnosed, not when exposed to what caused the cancer. This extension is due to the fact that many cancer patients do not know of their illness until many years pass and it progresses to the point of pain or debilitation.
- Is my mesothelioma claim worth pursuing? You should always explore your legal options when another party has caused you to suffer financially, physically, and emotionally. Every mesothelioma claim is different than the next, and the value of total damages will also change, though. You cannot be guaranteed any amount of winnings by any law firm.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
The symptoms of mesothelioma can vary depending on where the cancer manifests. You should always speak to your trusted medical provider if you have been experiencing unexplained symptoms and have worked around asbestos or lived in a property with asbestos insulation. You might be experiencing mesothelioma symptoms and catching them early can help slow the cancer.
A few common signs of mesothelioma are:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Chronic coughing and wheezing
- Sudden or dramatic weight loss
- Nausea and fatigue
- Abdominal swelling
Mesothelioma Might Be in Your Property
Asbestos was one of the most popular fireproofing and insulation materials used in the United States for decades. Product manufacturers, construction companies, and other industries often turned to the material due to its relatively low cost, availability, and reliability for its intended purposes. However, if the asbestos industry had been honest about the carcinogenic properties of its products, then it would likely not have been as popular as it had been.
Today, countless buildings across New York could be lined with asbestos insulation. Typically, any property constructed before the ‘80s has a high chance of containing dangerous asbestos. As a New Yorker, you probably know how many old buildings line the streets, so the asbestos-mesothelioma problem in NYC is assumed to be quite drastic, even with government efforts to strip away and replace asbestos wherever it is found. In fact, New York State suffered more than 12,000 deaths caused by asbestos exposure between 1999 and 2013.
Mesothelioma Attorneys on a Mission
With decades of combined legal experience, our New York mesothelioma attorneys of Richmond Vona, LLC are on a mission to amplify the voices of anyone in our city who has been wrongfully exposed to asbestos and was later diagnosed with mesothelioma. We know what it takes to challenge major insurance companies that often defend the asbestos industry. Across our years of practice, we have recovered more than $150 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Few other local law firms can make such a claim.
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