Mesothelioma & Asbestos Law Firm In New York

New York

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is an experienced mesothelioma and asbestos law firm that represents clients in many New York cities and towns, from the Bronx to Niagara Falls to Rochester.

Our mesothelioma lawyers have decades of experience helping victims in the Empire State. We’re familiar with the corporate practices of the large number of asbestos companies who operate in New York, as well as the ins and outs of asbestos legislation, litigation and liability issues.

Filing Mesothelioma Lawsuits in New York

In most cases, mesothelioma victims or their survivors can file an asbestos-related action in any state where they have provided military service, been employed or lived. Even if you are not currently stationed, working or residing in New York, you may be able to file an asbestos claim in that state.

Our skilled asbestos lawyers can help you determine the appropriate location for your case. We can also offer guidance on which court would be most likely to hear your case favorably, based on your circumstances.

Our New York Office

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

122 East 42nd St.
Suite 4700
New York, NY 10168


Mesothelioma Compensation in New York

Mesothelioma victims in New York can file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits against those responsible for asbestos exposure. These lawsuits seek compensation for travel expenses, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and more. You may also be able to receive compensation from asbestos trust funds or through workers' compensation insurance.

New York is readily acknowledged as issuing the greatest amount of compensation to asbestos exposure victims of any state in the U.S. The amount you may receive can vary, but our asbestos law firm earns some of the highest settlements in the country, including a $4.3 million award for an Air Force veteran in New York.

Meet Our Mesothelioma Lawyers

Our team of mesothelioma lawyers is passionate about helping mesothelioma victims and families, and we’ve earned nearly $5 billion in settlements nationwide.

New York Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma

In New York, the statute of limitations for mesothelioma and asbestos personal injury claims is 3 years from date of diagnosis. For wrongful death claims, victims’ families have 2 years from the time their loved one passes away to file a claim.

Because there is only a short time to gather evidence and file a claim, mesothelioma victims in New York and their families are encouraged to find an experienced mesothelioma lawyer. Failing to act before the statute of limitations runs out could result in a loss of rights to compensation for you or your family.

Settlements for Mesothelioma Clients Living in New York

The following table represents some of the New York clients our asbestos law firm helped to receive financial compensation.

State Disease Occupation / Exposure Age ~ Monies to Date
NY Mesothelioma Asbestos Abatement Worker / Painter 74 ~$12,500,000
NY Mesothelioma Operating Engineer 66 ~$7,100,000
NY Mesothelioma Navy Worker / Machinist 53 ~$6,800,000
NY Mesothelioma Navy Worker / Plumber 67 ~$6,100,000
NY Mesothelioma Navy Worker / Insulator 71 ~$4,700,000
NY Mesothelioma Insulator / Construction Worker 84 ~$4,700,000

Please note that individual cases vary based upon a number of factors, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. If you have any questions about your legal rights, please contact our legal team.

Jobsites in New York with Documented Mesothelioma Cases

One of the highest-risk places for asbestos exposure is on the job. Many different jobsites throughout the state have put employees at risk for mesothelioma by exposing them to asbestos, especially in New York City. At the Brooklyn Navy Yard, for example, asbestos exposure was common through the 1960s. The shipyards and power plants of Staten Island, NY and Syracuse also exposed workers to asbestos.

The lawyers of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen have represented mesothelioma clients who worked at the following major job sites in New York:

  • Aluminum Corporation of America - Massena
  • Arthur Kill Powerhouse - Staten Island
  • Astoria Generating Station - Astoria
  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation - Lackawanna
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard - Staten Island
  • Brooklyn Naval Shipyard - Brooklyn
  • Chase Manhattan Bank - New York
  • Con Edison - New York
  • Danskammer Point Powerhouse - Newburgh
  • GMD Shipyard - New York
  • Grand Central Station - New York
  • Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant - Buchanan
  • International Paper Company - Ticonderoga
  • Lederle Laboratory - Pearl River
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital - New York
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation - Syracuse
  • Pennyslvania Central Railroad - New York
  • Ravenswood Powerhouse - Queens
  • Todd Shipyards Corporation - Brooklyn
  • World Trade Center - New York

These are certainly not the only places in New York where people were exposed to asbestos. Regardless of where you or your loved one has lived, been employed or performed military service in New York, our firm can help you receive compensation for asbestos exposure.

ELSM Clients Living in New York

The mesothelioma lawyers of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen have represented mesothelioma clients all over the state of New York, from Yonkers to Olean and beyond, helping them secure financial compensation for their families and loved ones.

Our clients reside in the towns and cities of New York listed below:

Top New York Cities and Towns Where ELSM Clients Live

Afton, NY 1 Albany, NY 1
Albertson, NY 1 Altona, NY 1
Apalachin, NY 1 Ardsley, NY 1
Astoria, NY 1 Auburn, NY 2
Ballston Lake, NY 2 Ballston Spa, NY 1
Bay Shore, NY 1 Bellmore, NY 1
Binghamton, NY 1 Bronx, NY 3
Brooklyn, NY 4 Campbell, NY 1
Canandaigua, NY 2 Cedarhurst, NY 1
Centereach, NY 2 Centerport, NY 2
Cheektowaga, NY 1 Chester, NY 1
Cicero, NY 2 Commack, NY 1
Corning, NY 1 Cortlandt Manor, NY 1
Cropseyville, NY 1 Croton-on-Hudson, NY 1
Delanson, NY 1 Dunkirk, NY 1
East Elmhurst, NY 1 East Northport, NY 1
Elmira, NY 2 Farmingdale, NY 1
Floral Park, NY 1 Flushing, NY 2
Forest Hills, NY 1 Garden City, NY 1
Goshen, NY 1 Grand Island, NY 1
Greene, NY 1 Greenville, NY 1
Hadley, NY 1 Hagaman, NY 1
Hamburg, NY 4 Harriman, NY 1
Hartsdale, NY 1 Hilton, NY 2
Holland Patent, NY 1 Hudson, NY 1
Huntington, NY 1 Ilion, NY 1
Island Park, NY 1 Ithaca, NY 1
Jericho, NY 1 Johnstown, NY 1
Lake Grove, NY 1 Lake Pleasant, NY 1
Le Roy, NY 1 Leeds, NY 1
Lindenhurst, NY 1 Little Falls, NY 1
Liverpool, NY 1 Lockport, NY 2
Lyons, NY 1 Lyons Falls, NY 1
Macedon, NY 1 Mahopac, NY 1
Marathon, NY 1 Marcy, NY 1
Maspeth, NY 1 Millerton, NY 1
Modena, NY 1 Monroe, NY 1
Monsey, NY 1 Montour Falls, NY 1
Moravia, NY 1 Mount Vernon, NY 1
Napanoch, NY 1 Natural Bridge, NY 1
New Berlin, NY 1 New Rochelle, NY 2
New York, NY 10 New York City, NY 1
New York Mills, NY 1 Newburgh, NY 1
Niagara Falls, NY 1 North Babylon, NY 2
North Merrick, NY 1 North Tonawanda, NY 2
Ocean Beach, NY 1 Oceanside, NY 1
Ogdensburg, NY 1 Olean, NY 2
Olivebridge, NY 1 Oneida, NY 1
Orchard Park, NY 1 Oswego, NY 2
Owego, NY 1 Peekskill, NY 1
Poland, NY 1 Poughkeepsie, NY 2
Queensbury, NY 2 Remsen, NY 1
Rensselaer, NY 1 Ridge, NY 1
Rochester, NY 5 Rotterdam Junction, NY 1
Sackets Harbor, NY 1 Saint Johnsville, NY 1
Saratoga Springs, NY 1 Schenectady, NY 2
Sherburne, NY 1 Shokan, NY 1
Shrub Oak, NY 1 Sidney, NY 1
South Glens Falls, NY 1 South Huntington, NY 1
Springfield Gardens, NY 1 Staten Island, NY 7
Stephentown, NY 1 Suffern, NY 3
Syracuse, NY 2 Treadwell, NY 1
Utica, NY 1 Victor, NY 1
Wading River, NY 1 Wallkill, NY 1
Wantagh, NY 1 Waterford, NY 2
Watertown, NY 2 Webster, NY 2
Weedsport, NY 1 West Seneca, NY 1
Westbury, NY 2 Wevertown, NY 1
White Plains, NY 1 Whitestone, NY 1
Wolcott, NY 1 Woodside, NY 1
Yaphank, NY 1 Yonkers, NY 2

Total number of New York towns and cities represented by ELSM: 142

New York Asbestos Laws

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 Litigation in New York

When it comes to asbestos litigation, New York is one of the most active areas in the country. 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 asbestos lawyers 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 are given preferential access to the court process.

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.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) oversees the implementation of the EPA’s NESHAP standards, as well as providing regulations for the transport and disposal of asbestos and asbestos containing materials after abatement or removal projects. In particular, transporters must receive permits to transport asbestos waste to a landfill. Solid waste management facilities also must adhere to certain NYSDEC guidelines when handling asbestos waste.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sue for mesothelioma in New York?

Yes. If you were exposed to asbestos through the negligent actions of another party, and you developed mesothelioma as a result, you can sue them for damages.

How do I file a mesothelioma claim in New York?

Filing a mesothelioma claim in New York can be a complex process, and proving liability for asbestos exposure can be difficult. An experienced asbestos lawyer can help you through the process.

What is the statute of limitations for mesothelioma claims in New York?

The statute of limitations is 3 years from diagnosis for personal injury claims and 2 years from the date of death for wrongful death claims.

Can family members of mesothelioma victims file a claim in New York?

Yes, family members of mesothelioma victims can file a wrongful death lawsuit in the state of New York. If your loved one passed away from mesothelioma, you may be able to obtain compensation for funeral costs, medical bills and lost companionship.

Where We Work

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Request a free case evaluation now if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. The evaluation will cost you nothing. Our lawyers will travel to visit you at your convenience or conference call with you over the phone. We understand how difficult a time this is for you and will assist in any way that we can. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-336-0086 at any time.