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Workplace and military asbestos exposure in New York has been a serious issue. Prolonged asbestos exposure can lead to the development of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Because treatments for these conditions can be expensive, you may wish to consult a local lawyer who can help you get compensation and hold responsible companies accountable for their negligence. Read more about legal options available in New York below.

01. Laws and Regulations

New York Asbestos Laws and Regulations

New York has passed numerous laws that regulate the manufacture, use, and distribution of asbestos products. Many of these laws focus on improving air quality, asbestos abatement, and litigation in state courts.

Asbestos Safety Guidelines in New York

In New York, asbestos safety guidelines are primarily carried out by three state agencies – the Department of Health, Department of Labor, and Department of Environmental Conservation. As with other states, New York also adheres to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) guidelines published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The primary asbestos regulations protecting workers in New York are found in Title 12, Part 56 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR), and they fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor. These rules and regulations contain all of the various requirements employers must follow with respect to asbestos, including licensing and certification, air sampling, work area preparation, as well as abatement, cleaning, and removal of asbestos from work sites. In addition, the Department of Health administers an Asbestos Safety Program to protect employees by offering asbestos safety training.

Asbestos Litigation in New York

When it comes to asbestos litigation, New York is one of the most active areas in the country. In particular, New York City sees so many asbestos-related lawsuits that a special court has been established to try asbestos cases: New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL) court. There is a dedicated NYCAL website that gives law firms access to important documents, forms, rulings, and other materials related to asbestos litigation. Similar NYCAL cases are frequently combined to help streamline the litigation process, and cases brought by terminally ill plaintiffs who have short life expectancies are given preferential access to the court process.

02. Asbestos Jobsites

New York Sites Where Mesothelioma Victims Worked

Hundreds of commercial and military work sites throughout New York have exposed unsuspecting workers to asbestos. We have listed below some of the most egregious jobsites and employers who have been named as defendants in mesothelioma lawsuits filed in New York.

Asbestos Exposure at New York Job Sites

  • Astoria

    • Astoria Generating Station
  • Brooklyn

  • Buchanan

    • Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
  • Lackawanna

    • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Massena

    • Aluminum Corporation of America
  • New York

    • Chase Manhattan Bank
    • Con Edison
    • GMD Shipyard
    • Grand Central Station
    • Mt. Sinai Hospital
    • Pennyslvania Central Railroad
    • World Trade Center
  • Newburgh

    • Danskammer Point Powerhouse
  • Pearl River

    • Lederle Laboratory
  • Queens

    • Ravenswood Powerhouse
  • Staten Island

  • Syracuse

    • Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
  • Ticonderoga

    • International Paper Company

Beyond the list above, asbestos exposure was prevalent at many other work sites in New York as well. If the site where you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos is not on the list above, contact a lawyer to see if the job site where you worked had a history of exposing workers to asbestos.

03. Lawsuits

Mesothelioma Lawsuits Filed in New York

Residents of New York who lived in the following cities and towns have filed mesothelioma lawsuits to protect their rights and to seek compensation from negligent manufacturers and distributers of asbestos.

  • Afton, NY
  • Albertson, NY
  • Altona, NY
  • Appalachin, NY
  • Astoria, NY
  • Auburn, NY
  • Baldwin, NY
  • Ballston Lake, NY
  • Ballston Spa, NY
  • Bardonia, NY
  • Bay Shore, NY
  • Bellmore, NY
  • Binghamton, NY
  • Bronx, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Campbell, NY
  • Canandaigua, NY
  • Cedarhurst, NY
  • Centereach, NY
  • Centerport, NY
  • Cheektowaga, NY
  • Cicero, NY
  • Clifton Park, NY
  • Commack, NY
  • Corning, NY
  • Cortlandt Manor, NY
  • Croton-on-Hudson, NY
  • Delanson, NY
  • Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Dunkirk, NY
  • East Elmhurst, NY
  • East Northport, NY
  • Elmira, NY
  • Farmingdale, NY
  • Floral Park, NY
  • Flushing, NY
  • Forest Hills, NY
  • Glens Falls, NY
  • Goshen, NY
  • Greene, NY
  • Greenville, NY
  • Hagaman, NY
  • Hamburg, NY
  • Harriman, NY
  • Hartsdale, NY
  • Hilton, NY
  • Holland Patent, NY
  • Hudson, NY
  • Huntington, NY
  • Island Park, NY
  • Jericho, NY
  • Johnstown, NY
  • Kings Park, NY
  • Lake Pleasant, NY
  • Le Roy, NY
  • Little Falls, NY
  • Liverpool, NY
  • Lockport, NY
  • Lyons Falls, NY
  • Macedon, NY
  • Marcy, NY
  • Maspeth, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Modena, NY
  • Monsey, NY
  • Moravia, NY
  • Mount Vernon, NY
  • Napanoch, NY
  • Natural Bridge, NY
  • New Berlin, NY
  • New Rochelle, NY
  • New York, NY
  • North Babylon, NY
  • North Tonawanda, NY
  • Ocean Beach, NY
  • Oceanside, NY
  • Ogdensburg, NY
  • Olean, NY
  • Olivebridge, NY
  • Oneida, NY
  • Orchard Park, NY
  • Oswego, NY
  • Owego, NY
  • Peekskill, NY
  • Queensbury, NY
  • Remsen, NY
  • Ridge, NY
  • Rochester, NY
  • Rotherdam Junction, NY
  • Sackets Harbor, NY
  • Saint Johnsville, NY
  • Salem, NY
  • Schenectady, NY
  • Sherburne, NY
  • Shokan, NY
  • Shrub Oak, NY
  • Sidney, NY
  • South Glens Falls, NY
  • Springfield Gardens, NY
  • Staten Island, NY
  • Stephentown, NY
  • Suffern, NY
  • Treadwell, NY
  • Utica, NY
  • Victor, NY
  • Wading River, NY
  • Wallkill, NY
  • Wantagh, NY
  • Waterford, NY
  • Watertown, NY
  • Webster, NY
  • Weedsport, NY
  • West Babylon, NY
  • West Sand Lake, NY
  • Westbury, NY
  • White Plains, NY
  • Whitestone, NY
  • Woodside, NY
  • Yaphank, NY
  • Yonkers, NY
04. Settlements

New York Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts

As a reference point, we have provided below a sampling of settlements achieved on behalf of New York residents who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace.

  • $3.2 MILLION: Tilesetter/Police Person – 69 years old
  • $3.0 MILLION: Navy/Nuclear Power Plant – 78 years old
  • $2.8 MILLION: Pipefitter – 74 years old
  • $2.6 MILLION: Navy Worker/Shipyard Worker – 68 years old
  • $2.6 MILLION: Navy Worker – 57 years old
  • $2.4 MILLION: EB – 62 years old
  • $2.3 MILLION: Navy/Plantworker – 78 years old
  • $2.3 MILLION: Household Worker/Plumber – 72 years old
  • $2.2 MILLION: Navy/Warehouse Worker – 68 years old

Note: Each lawsuit is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in the future. Contact a reputable New York mesothelioma lawyer to understand how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.

05. Law Firms

New York Mesothelioma and Asbestos Law Firms

The law firms listed below have a specific focus in representing mesothelioma victims. These mesothelioma law firms either have filed lawsuits on behalf of New York residents or have offices in New York. They have the experience and knowledge necessary to work effectively and efficiently on your behalf.

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM’s experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

At The Gori Law Firm, we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

06. Filing Deadlines

New York Asbestos Filing Deadlines

Once diagnosed, a mesothelioma victim has a limited amount of time to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in New York. For individuals who die from this aggressive cancer, their surviving family members also have a limited period in which to submit a claim. The table below outlines the specific personal injury and wrongful death statutes of limitation in the state of New York.

New York Statute of Limitations
Personal Injury

3 years after mesothelioma diagnosis

Wrongful Death

2 years after death from mesothelioma

To avoid missing a filing deadline, one must begin to gather evidence and file a claim quickly. The best way to do so is to hire a lawyer who is experienced with asbestos-related claims. Failing to act before the statute of limitations runs out could result in a loss of the right to compensation for you or your family.

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