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Sokolove Law is a leading mesothelioma law firm that's helped victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones seek justice for over 45 years, securing billions in results nationwide.

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Why Choose Sokolove Law as Your New York Mesothelioma Law Firm?

At Sokolove Law, we believe in providing all people equal access to the justice system. That’s why our mesothelioma law firm offers free legal consultations and charges no hourly or out-of-pocket fees. We only get paid if we secure financial compensation for you and your family.

Learn how Sokolove Law stands out from other law firms:

  • Decades of Experience: Over the past 45+ years, Sokolove Law has worked on 8,600+ asbestos and mesothelioma cases across the country.
  • Dedicated Legal Team: Many experienced individuals may come together to work on your case, including a firm shareholder, asbestos attorneys, a registered nurse, paralegals, investigators, and more.
  • We’ll Travel to You: If you’re eligible to file a mesothelioma legal claim, our team can meet with you wherever it’s convenient for you — in person or virtually. There’s no cost for us to travel to you.
  • Track Record of Success: We have recovered over $5 Billion for our mesothelioma clients, and 98% of our asbestos cases result in some form of compensation.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to find out if you have a case. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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How Asbestos Is Linked to Mesothelioma in New York

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used throughout the 20th century due to its strength and heat-resistant properties. However, asbestos has since been linked to dangerous health conditions like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases.

After being inhaled or ingested, asbestos fibers can become lodged in the lining of certain organs and irritate healthy tissues and cells.

Over time, the tissues and cells that have been affected by asbestos may mutate and become cancerous. In most cases, this does not happen until 20-50 years after the initial exposure.

Common symptoms of mesothelioma include:

  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Lumps under the skin
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss

Mesothelioma can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are so similar to those of other illnesses.

Sokolove Law has registered nurses on staff who can help you understand your mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment options.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and you have a history of asbestos exposure, it is important to see your physician right away.

List of Asbestos Exposure Sites in New York

There are currently over 6,000 known job sites linked to asbestos exposure throughout the state of New York.

Known asbestos sites located in New York include:

  • 14th Street Powerhouse
  • Acme Steel
  • American Railway Express Company
  • Barclay Building
  • Carnegie Music Hall
  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric
  • Defoe Shipyard
  • East River Gas Light Company
  • General Electric Company
  • Hancock Air Force Base
  • International Paper Company
  • JFK Airport
  • Kings Park Hospital Power Plant
  • Kings Point Maritime Academy
  • Long Island Lighting
  • Mohican Brick Company
  • Newton Falls Papermill
  • Park City Towers
  • Risley Lumber Company
  • Sand Creek Junior High School
  • Sanderson and Porter
  • Union Bag and Paper Company
  • World Trade Center

These are just a few workplaces throughout New York where asbestos has been found.

It is important to note that this list does not reflect the current conditions of these locations. Many sites have since removed all asbestos-containing materials.

Use our free asbestos exposure job site database to see if you may have been exposed to asbestos while at work.

An asbestos attorney in New York can help determine if you may have been at risk of exposure at any of these sites.

New York Workers at Risk for Asbestos Exposure

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most asbestos exposures happen at work.

Since asbestos is more likely to be found at certain job sites or in certain materials, some occupations can put workers at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma.

Jobs with an increased risk of asbestos exposure include:

  • Auto or aircraft mechanics
  • Boilermakers
  • Cabinet makers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction workers
  • Custodial and maintenance workers
  • Drywall installers
  • Electricians
  • Factory workers
  • Firefighters
  • Insulators
  • Miners
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Shipyard workers
  • U.S. military service members

Even people who have not directly worked around asbestos can be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Often, this is due to secondhand exposure to asbestos.

Secondhand exposure happens when someone who works around asbestos or asbestos products unknowingly brings the fibers home on their clothes or in their hair, potentially exposing their entire household. It can be just as devastating as being directly exposed to asbestos in the workplace.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our team may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to learn more.

Billions Recovered Nationwide

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $5 Billion for thousands of mesothelioma patients and their families nationwide. Let us get you the results you deserve.

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Ways a New York Asbestos Lawyer Can Help

Mesothelioma lawyers in New York can help you pursue compensation through a variety of avenues. In some situations, you may begin receiving money in as few as 90 days.

Learn about mesothelioma lawsuits, asbestos trust funds, and VA benefits for mesothelioma below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

By working with Sokolove Law to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in New York, you can get help:

  • Identifying the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to
  • Holding the companies that manufactured those products accountable for your illness
  • Pursuing life-changing amounts of compensation for your treatment and family

Over 99% of mesothelioma lawsuits result in settlements, which means many of our clients never have to step foot in court in order to receive compensation.

$1M - $1.4M

Average Mesothelioma Settlement Amount

Our New York mesothelioma attorneys can also help families file an asbestos claim after the death of their loved one.

New York Mesothelioma Trust Funds

When the dangers of asbestos were made public, thousands began to file lawsuits against the companies that had knowingly exposed them to this toxic mineral.

Many companies attempted to declare bankruptcy to avoid paying, but the U.S. government ordered these companies to establish asbestos trust funds for victims of asbestos exposure.

$30 Billion

Estimated Amount in Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos trust fund claims don’t require you to go to court, and if you were exposed to a variety of asbestos products, you may also be able to access compensation from multiple trust funds.

VA Claims for Mesothelioma

If you or your loved one developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure during military service, you may be able to file a claim for VA benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

$3,700+

VA Monthly Payment for Mesothelioma, Plus Free Health Care

Our VA-accredited lawyers can help you prepare your claim, even if you have been denied benefits in the past. Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit will not have any impact on your VA claim.

How to File a New York Mesothelioma Lawsuit

When you work with Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a New York mesothelioma lawsuit as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

If you have a case, our mesothelioma attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and your loved ones.

1. Contact Sokolove Law

At Sokolove Law, we can provide you with a free legal consultation to determine if you may be eligible to file a claim.

During your consultation, we will ask you questions about your life and work history to determine how you were exposed to asbestos.

If you have a case, we can travel to meet you at a time and location of your choosing at no cost to you.

Our team understands how difficult a mesothelioma diagnosis can be and how quickly medical bills can pile up. That’s why we work to get started on your case as quickly as possible — often within 24 hours of your initial call.

Call us at (800) 647-3434 now to get started.

“I was shocked at how fast Sokolove Law called me. Two days later, they were meeting with me at my house. I was in a mild shock, but it was a good shock.”
– Dennis, Firm Mesothelioma Client

2. We’ll Gather Evidence for Your Case

Asbestos exposure can take place 20-50 years before a mesothelioma diagnosis, which can make identifying the manufacturer of the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to difficult.

Thankfully, Sokolove Law has decades of experience working on mesothelioma cases, which has allowed us to compile a warehouse of evidence on:

  • Known sites of asbestos exposure
  • Asbestos-containing products
  • The companies that may have put you in harm's way

We can use our experience and evidence to identify the manufacturers responsible for your exposure and build a strong legal case on your behalf.

3. File a New York Mesothelioma Claim

Our attorneys can send demand letters to those responsible for your asbestos exposure, and if they do not agree to pay, we will prepare and file a mesothelioma lawsuit or claim on your behalf.

By working with an experienced legal team, you can get help filing your mesothelioma claim and ensuring that all deadlines are met and the paperwork for your case is properly submitted.

When you work with Sokolove Law, we will pursue compensation through all of the avenues available to you in order to maximize the amount of money you receive.

4. Negotiate a Mesothelioma Settlement

Your New York asbestos attorney may be able to negotiate a mesothelioma settlement with the asbestos manufacturer on your behalf.

While the majority of cases end in a settlement, your team at Sokolove Law is also prepared to go to trial and present your case in court if needed.

There, a judge and jury will hear your case and decide how much compensation you may receive through a mesothelioma verdict.

"Our clients could receive compensation in as few as 6 weeks. The more likelihood is 2 or 3 months, and then you'll probably continue receiving various compensation for another year."
– Ricky LeBlanc, Managing Attorney at Sokolove Law

Our New York Mesothelioma Settlement Amounts

Sokolove Law has secured over $5 Billion for mesothelioma victims across the country, including in New York.

Some of our past mesothelioma settlements and verdicts in New York include:

  • $5.4 Million in settlements for a client with mesothelioma
  • $4 Million for a New York laborer and union member with mesothelioma
  • $3.9 Million for a New York client who did heating and cooling work
  • $3 Million for a machinist on Staten Island with mesothelioma
  • $2.9 Million for a New York electrician with pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.85 Million for a client in New York with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $2.3 Million for a New York boiler tender and mechanic
  • $2.1 Million for a New York tank investigator at oil companies
  • $2 Million for a peritoneal mesothelioma patient from Niagara Falls

It is important to note that mesothelioma compensation is not guaranteed in any case, and settlement amounts will vary based on the facts and circumstances surrounding each individual case.

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Let Our New York Mesothelioma Lawyers Fight for You

At Sokolove Law, we understand how truly devastating a diagnosis of mesothelioma can be. Let us put our resources to work for you in your fight for justice.

Our firm has over 45 years of experience helping mesothelioma patients and their families pursue compensation from the companies responsible for their asbestos exposure.

We believe everyone deserves fair and equal access to the justice system, so there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs — we only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Call us at (800) 647-3434 or fill out our contact form for a free case review now. Our team is standing by 24/7 to help with any questions you may have.

Our New York Office Location

Sokolove Law
295 Madison Avenue, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10017

Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • New York State Bar Association

Recognition

  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 10 Asbestos & Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB): A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local New York Areas We Serve

While we have a law office located in the heart of New York City, we provide our services to the entire state of New York, and a mesothelioma lawyer can travel to you at no cost if you have a case.

Areas of New York that we serve include: 

  • Albany
  • Brentwood
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Buffalo
  • Cheektowaga
  • Hempstead
  • Irondequoit
  • Levittown
  • Long Island
  • Manhattan
  • Mount Vernon
  • New Rochelle
  • New York City
  • Niagara Falls
  • Queens
  • Rochester
  • Schenectady
  • Staten Island
  • Syracuse
  • Troy
  • Utica
  • White Plains
  • Yonkers
  • And more

New York Mesothelioma Legal Questions

How do I file a mesothelioma lawsuit in New York?

When you work with Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a New York mesothelioma lawsuit as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

If you have a case, our mesothelioma attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and your loved ones.

There are several steps to follow when filing a mesothelioma lawsuit: 

  1. Call (800) 647-3434 or fill out our contact form for a free case review.
  2. If you have a case, we’ll gather evidence regarding your work history, exposure to asbestos, and diagnosis.
  3. We will file a legal claim on your behalf against those responsible for your asbestos exposure.
  4. We will negotiate a mesothelioma settlement on your behalf — over 99% of our mesothelioma cases result in a settlement out of court.
  5. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will present your case before a judge and jury.

How much does a mesothelioma lawyer cost in New York?

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to work with our New York mesothelioma lawyers. 

We work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation. 

How much is a mesothelioma settlement worth?

A mesothelioma settlement may be worth $1 Million to $1.4 Million on average, with mesothelioma court verdicts calling for as much as $5 Million to $11.4 Million. 

It is important to remember that mesothelioma case values will vary depending on numerous factors, such as the severity of the person’s illness and how prolonged their exposure to asbestos was.

Our New York mesothelioma lawyers will fight for the maximum compensation possible in your case.

How quickly can my New York asbestos lawyer get compensation?

Many clients start receiving compensation in as few as 90 days, with additional checks coming in over the next year or so until the case is fully resolved.

While the mesothelioma payout timeline will vary based on the specific details of each case, our New York asbestos lawyers will work hard to get you the most compensation as quickly as possible.

How long do I have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in New York?

In New York, you only have 2-3 years to file a mesothelioma lawsuit due to laws called the statute of limitations. This time limit varies depending on if you’re the victim or their surviving family member.

Once the deadline passes, however, you won’t be able to pursue compensation for mesothelioma again.

Contact Sokolove Law as soon as possible, so you don’t miss your chance. Even if you think it’s too late, we may still be able to help.

Can family members take legal action if a loved one passes away from mesothelioma?

Yes. Family members can take legal action by filing a wrongful death lawsuit after a loved one passes away from mesothelioma.

Those who may be eligible include:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Estate representatives

Compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can help families pay for remaining medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, and more.

Will my asbestos lawsuit be filed as a class action?

Mesothelioma class action lawsuits are rarely filed today because they often don’t provide families with as much compensation for cancer treatment and other expenses.

Instead, your asbestos lawsuit will be filed individually. This will allow your attorney to give your case the personal attention it deserves while fighting for the most compensation possible.

New York Zip Codes We Serve

As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help mesothelioma patients and their families wherever they may be in the U.S., including across the state of New York.

Some of the zip codes we serve include: 

  • 10002
  • 10025
  • 10027
  • 10029
  • 10314
  • 10452
  • 10453
  • 10456
  • 10457
  • 10458
  • 10462
  • 10463
  • 10466
  • 10467
  • 10468
  • 10469
  • 10472
  • 11203
  • 11204
  • 11206
  • 11207
  • 11208
  • 11209
  • 11210
  • 11211
  • 11212
  • 11213
  • 11214
  • 11215
  • 11218
  • 11219
  • 11220
  • 11221
  • 11223
  • 11226
  • 11229
  • 11230
  • 11233
  • 11234
  • 11235
  • 11236
  • 11355
  • 11373
  • 11375
  • 11377
  • 11385
  • 11434
  • 11706
  • 11746
  • 14850

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, call (800) 647-3434 today for a free legal consultation.

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