Mesothelioma lawsuits have been filed against companies in New York and other states alleging employers failed to disclose risks of asbestos exposure to workers who developed mesothelioma. Some New York asbestos cancer verdicts have reached millions of dollars, but compensation is difficult to predict and varies depending on the claimant’s medical history, diagnosis, where the lawsuit is filed, the defendants, proof of negligence, and other specific factors.
If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma, contact Attorney Group for New York to learn more about your options. At no out-of-pocket cost to you, we can answer your questions. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated asbestos attorney who can file a New York asbestos cancer lawsuit on your behalf and help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Overview of Asbestos Litigation
Asbestos cancer lawsuits cannot only hold employers liable for failing to disclose risks of asbestos exposure to employees, but can also compensate workers for damages brought on by asbestos exposure, including loss of wages, physical and mental distress, and medical expenses. Compensation varies depending on the case.
Asbestos Cancer Verdicts
- In 2014, a $7.7 million asbestos cancer verdict was handed down in favor of a New York school bus driver who died of mesothelioma after long term exposure to asbestos in the school’s garage.
- In February 2015, A New York jury awarded a $10.55 million verdict in favor of an Indiana man who died of mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos mined in upstate New York.
- In March 2015, a New York state reached a $4 million verdict in favor of an employee of a Chicago Pneumatic tool manufacturing plant. A New York steel and piping company allegedly supplied asbestos to the Chicago plant, exposing the plaintiff to asbestos and causing him to develop mesothelioma.
According to the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance:
“The number one cause of occupational cancer in the United States is asbestos, even more than 30 years after its use was essentially halted.”
“Since asbestos guidelines were issued in 1979, approximately 45,000 Americans have died of asbestos-related diseases, including asbestosis and mesothelioma.”
“No amount of asbestos exposure is safe; however, the longer and more intense the exposure, the more likely an individual is to develop mesothelioma cancer or another asbestos disease.”
Contact the New York Injury Attorney Group
If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma, contact the New York Injury Attorney Group for more information about your options. At no out-of-pocket cost to you, we can answer your questions. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated New York asbestos attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.