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Mesothelioma

Asbestos Exposure May Require the Skills of a New York Mesothelioma Lawyer

There’s a reason mesothelioma has become such a well-known medical term for the general population. It is a grave illness that is striking New Yorkers due to the decades they’ve devoted to their work in constructing buildings, digging tunnels and installing utility lines. Mesothelioma is cancer of the lining of either the lung, the chest cavity (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). It is typically caused by longterm asbestos exposure on the job.

Mesothelioma victims include construction site workers, tunnel diggers, also known as sandhogs, utility workers, demolition workers, automotive workers and plumbers. If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, whether you haven’t begun the process of filing a workers compensation claim or are being given the run-around by dismissive workers compensation insurance companies, call us. They know our 80-year reputation. Because they know we’re willing to go to trial, the insurance companies will usually settle out of court for a favorable amount of money. Work-related mesothelioma is a life-threatening illness and you deserve all the help you can get to pay for medical bills and lost wages.

Mesothelioma symptoms sometimes don’t emerge for several decades after asbestos exposure and may include:

  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Chest pain during deep breath
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Cough
  • Fatigue

Breathing Problems, Stomach Pain and Cough Could Be Mesothelioma—See a Doctor, Then Call a NY Mesothelioma Lawyer

At Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, we see more and more mesothelioma cases every year, due to the common delay in symptoms. Asbestos workers who were exposed to the toxic dust even 50 years ago may only be coming down with symptoms now, in their retirement years. A construction worker who did a few months of asbestos eradication in his 20s might only now be having trouble breathing in his 40s. Plumbers who occasionally have to replace old pipes coated with asbestos may be unsure whether their chronic cough is a symptom of asbestos exposure. Carpenters who have to rip out old insulation may be unaware that they’re breathing in asbestos particles, and not know why they have pain when they breathe in all the way.

We believe it’s a travesty that so many New Yorkers must sacrifice their health due to a lifetime of hard work. Our mesothelioma attorneys in New York go to bat for victims, diligently negotiating with insurance adjusters and taking them to court if that’s what’s needed to get our clients the restitution they deserve.

If you inhaled asbestos on the job and think you might now have mesothelioma, particularly if you have asbestosis—a precursor to mesothelioma—call us today toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. And if you lost a loved one due to mesothelioma, talk to us about a potential wrongful death suit. We fight for clients in New York, from Staten Island and Long Island to Westchester County and Manhattan.