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Asbestos Cancer Attorney Winning Justice for Mesothelioma Patients in New York

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma after asbestos exposure, you need legal advocates fighting for you. Our asbestos cancer attorneys have decades of experience winning justice for New York mesothelioma patients and families affected by negligent companies. Let us help.

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Our Mesothelioma Cancer Lawyers Have Been Holding Companies Responsible for More than Four Decades

Our Mesothelioma Cancer Lawyers Have Been Holding Companies Responsible for More than Four Decades

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer after being exposed to asbestos, you deserve answers and compensation. At the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm, our legal team of dedicated mesothelioma lawyers has been standing up for the rights of asbestos exposure victims in New York for over 40 years. We are ready to fight for you too.

We have successfully built strong legal cases proving negligence against even the largest and most powerful asbestos companies. Our experienced attorneys know how to thoroughly investigate your exposure history and gather the evidence needed to prove liability. We leave no stone unturned in seeking accountability.

Even if you were exposed decades ago, we can help. We have won compensation for many mesothelioma patients whose exposure occurred long in the past. We are experts at pinpointing the products and unsafe worksite conditions that caused your illness, even after all this time.

Our asbestos attorney team knows the complex web of New York asbestos laws and regulations inside and out. We fight aggressively to hold negligent employers or manufacturers fully responsible for the hazards you faced. Let us put our knowledge and resources to work in seeking the maximum compensation you deserve.

What’s an Asbestos Lawsuit?

You can file a personal injury lawsuit to hold companies legally and financially accountable if their negligence caused asbestos-related disease.

In an asbestos lawsuit, experienced mesothelioma attorneys:

  • Prove the company knew about asbestos dangers but failed to protect you;
  • Verify you suffered asbestos exposure due to unsafe products or worksites;
  • Show that this exposure directly caused your illness;
  • Fight for full compensation for you and your family.

Personal injury lawsuits make companies take responsibility, and a settlement or jury award can ease your financial burden. Explore your options through a consultation with a mesothelioma attorney at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm.

What Is Mesothelioma? Is It Lung Cancer?

Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive cancer. It is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers, which damage the protective lining around major organs over time. A mesothelioma patient should know these facts:

  • The disease develops in the mesothelium around the lungs, abdomen, or heart;
  • Pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lining around the lungs, is the most common type;
  • Symptoms may take 20 to 50 years to appear after exposure;
  • The disease is usually diagnosed at later stages when treatment options are limited;
  • Asbestos exposure is the only known cause.

Although mesothelioma often develops around the lungs, it is not considered to be a form of lung cancer. There is no current cure, but emerging research provides hope.

What Are Mesothelioma Symptoms?

The symptoms of asbestos-related diseases can take decades to develop after the initial exposure. This makes an early mesothelioma diagnosis very challenging.

Common symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, abdominal pain, swelling, fatigue, fever, coughing, and anemia. If you notice any of these signs, see a doctor immediately for a proper diagnosis. Catching the disease early can greatly improve the prognosis of mesothelioma victims.

Additionally, consider consulting a mesothelioma lawyer at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm in New York City. We can advise you on your legal rights regarding asbestos exposure. You may be eligible for financial compensation that covers treatment costs.

Let an Asbestos Lawyer Fight for the Compensation You Deserve

Contact us for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Share your story with an asbestos lawyer in confidence so we can analyze your situation and craft an aggressive legal strategy.

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What’s the Asbestos Lawsuit Process and Timeline in New York?

The legal process for asbestos-related illnesses involves several steps. Due to court congestion, mesothelioma cases in New York often take one to three years to conclude. Expect the following phases in your mesothelioma litigation:

  • Filing the Complaint: The complaint formally starts the lawsuit, stating that the plaintiff developed an asbestos-related illness and listing alleged damages.
  • Discovery: Extensive information is exchanged between parties, and depositions are taken. This phase typically lasts 6 to 12 months.
  • Motions: Defendants often file motions to dismiss the case, which can delay things 6 to 12 months if granted. Plaintiffs may also file motions.
  • Settlement Talks: Over 90% of asbestos lawsuits settle out of court before trial. Settlement negotiations often start one to two years into the case.
  • Trial Preparation: If no settlement is reached, both sides ramp up for trial. This takes two to four months.
  • Trial: If held, the trial itself usually lasts one to three months, depending on the case's complexity. The judge or jury decides on financial awards.

The experienced asbestos litigation team at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm has helped New York residents through every step of this process for decades. Contact us for a free case review.

Types of Claims Asbestos Lawyers Can File

Here are some of the main types of asbestos claims that lawyers can file:

  • Personal Injury Claims: These claims seek compensation for illnesses and disabilities caused by asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. Evidence must show negligence by defendants.
  • Wrongful Death Claims: These claims are filed when someone has died from an asbestos-related disease. A wrongful death claim seeks compensation for loss of support and companionship.
  • Asbestos Trust Claims: Claims can be filed against established asbestos trust funds set up by companies that used asbestos. This is often faster than litigation.
  • Occupational Exposure Claims: These claims are filed when the exposure occurred at work. Employers can be held liable for unsafe work conditions involving asbestos.
  • Secondary or Bystander Exposure Claims: Some claims are based on secondhand exposure from another person's work clothing or from asbestos products.
  • Product Liability Claims: These claims allege that a manufacturer or supplier acted negligently by allowing asbestos materials in its products.

Through these mesothelioma claims, you and your attorney may request compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other losses you incurred after you or a loved one developed mesothelioma.

How Our New York City Asbestos Lawyers Can Help with Your Case

Our experienced asbestos attorneys understand the complex legal and medical issues involved in asbestos exposure cases in New York City. We can investigate where and when you may have been exposed to asbestos fibers, obtain your medical records and work history, and determine viable legal options.

We can fight on your behalf to pursue compensation from an asbestos trust fund or through a civil lawsuit. And if a loved one has died from mesothelioma, we can guide you through filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Law firms handle all aspects of these cases, from collecting evidence and preparing legal filings to negotiating settlements and taking cases to trial when needed. We are dedicated to getting asbestos victims in New York City and their families the compensation they deserve while handling cases efficiently and compassionately.

Our team has a proven track record of success in asbestos cases. Let us put our experience to work for you.


Our Clients’ Reviews

Our Clients’ Reviews


I cannot rate the firm any higher! we are extremely happy with the service we received from Brad, Chris and the team. We are northern Irish citizens and as such had no experience of the US justice system, Chris and Brad helped us navigate this and made sure we understood every step of the process and we were kept informed of what would happen with the case.

We also felt that Brad and Chris had a genuine interest in our story, what the implications for us as a family were and they were genuinely invested in how they could help our situation.

We were reassured by the manor in which Chris and Brad dealt with us and trusted that the advice we were given was always well balanced and in our best interests. We were extremely happy with the outcome the firm achieved for us and feel that we only got this outcome due to the hard work of Chris and Brad. I would not hesitate to recommend the firm to anyone who is considering a case and wants to feel as though they are really valued as a client.

Many thanks to the firm for all of their hard work on our behalf it truly is appreciated.

Leanne Montgomery




Let’s go to the beginning when I realize that I was going to need legal assistance because I was shocked that I was actually injured I called my fiancé and told her that I was going to need a lawyer, so she googled the top 5  personal injury law firms in NY and The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm came up. One of the representatives from the firm took the time to come personally to my home to see me, that immediately showed me that I was going to be able to make it through my pain and suffering they understood what I was going through and with patience, persistence, and diligence they were able to get the best results possible in settling my case. I highly recommend the Jacob Fuchsberg Law firm when the unexpected happens you will not be dissatisfied with the kind, courteous and professionalism that you would expect from a law firm.

Keith Middleton




Very satisfied with the representation I was given from this law firm.  I would recommend Fuchsberg to anyone with a unique situation such as mine. My attorney went above and beyond to ensure everything was done thoroughly and in a timely manner! Everything about this firm exceeded my expectations! Very special thank you to Chris,  Allison, and Brad!

Marie Price



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Are you dealing with an asbestos-related disease? It's time for you to focus on your health. Our experienced mesothelioma lawyers will handle the legal fight and pursue the compensation you deserve. Visit our website or call us to schedule a free consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Asbestos-Related Lawsuits in New York?

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The statute of limitations for asbestos lawsuits in New York is three years from the date of diagnosis or discovery of an asbestos-related disease.

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in New York?

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Law firms typically take 12 to 18 months to settle mesothelioma lawsuits in New York, but this timeline can vary.

What Is the Average Compensation for Asbestos Exposure Victims in New York?

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The average settlement for victims of asbestos-related illnesses in New York is over $1 million. Juries may award larger asbestos verdicts at trial, depending on the circumstances of the exposure and the actions of the defendant.

Can I File a Mesothelioma Claim if My Family Member Has Passed Away?

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Yes, wrongful death lawsuits involving asbestos-related illnesses can be filed in New York within two years of a close family member's passing.