A New York Cancer Lawyer Who Demands Justice for Clients
It’s the sort of job-related illness you least expect, when construction workers, factory workers, utility workers or tunnel workers start developing serious health problems that turn out to be cancer. Job-related exposure to cancer-causing agents is exactly the sort of workplace illness case that workers compensation benefits are intended to remedy.
Nevertheless, we have many clients who come to us after developing work-related lymphoma, on-the-job lung cancer or tumors caused by work, saying their workers comp claim was denied. Even mesothelioma patients—whose condition is cancer of the lung lining caused by asbestos exposure—are dismissed by intimidating workers compensation insurance companies. That is, until they know a serious New York cancer lawyer is involved.
Because of our high success rate, exhaustive case preparation and 80-year reputation, most workers comp adjusters don’t mess with us. They typically will settle out of court, because they know full well cancer due to job duties is serious and that we mean business.
Cancer Due to Workplace Toxins Exposure Demands Tough Workers Compensation Lawyer
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, though millions of U.S. workers are exposed to carcinogenic substances, under 2% of the chemicals processed or manufactured here have been tested for carcinogenicity. “Based on well-documented associations between occupational exposures and cancer, it has been estimated that 4% to 10% of U.S. cancers (48,000 incident cases annually) are caused by occupational exposures,” the CDC reports.
Breathing Problems, Stomach Pain and Cough Could Be Mesothelioma—See a Doctor, Then Call Us
If you are suffering from cancer due to the nature of your work, you need an aggressive New York cancer attorney in your corner. And if you lost a relative to job-related cancer, talk to us about a potential wrongful death suit. Whether you’re in Nassau County, the Bronx or the East Village, call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation.