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Yonkers Mesothelioma Attorney

If you get your home repaired, go to school or work, or drink contaminated water, you may be exposed to asbestos, a mineral fiber that can be released into the air and cause harm to those exposed to it. One condition asbestos exposure could cause is mesothelioma, a rare but deadly form of cancer. Those who suffer from this tragic, preventable disease and families who have lost loved ones due to this condition are entitled to pursue compensation. However, this can be difficult to do on your own. Fortunately, our experienced Yonkers mesothelioma lawyers at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. are here to fight for you.

With 30 years of experience and a track record of winning every case, you can trust Joe Williams to handle your claim with personalized care and attention. We treat your case as our own, so you can feel confident that you are receiving the support and advocacy you deserve. Our compassionate team supports and guides you every step of the way so you never feel alone and have the knowledge to make informed and confident decisions about your claim and future. 

The Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a dangerous, naturally-occurring carcinogenic mineral. The mineral fiber can be found all over buildings, including in insulation, flooring, siding, and pipes. When the material containing asbestos is damaged or disturbed, the mineral can release into the car and cause harm to those exposed. Diseases that could result from breathing in asbestos include the following:

  • Asbestosis: This condition occurs when asbestos fibers cause lung scarring, making it difficult for oxygen and carbon dioxide to pass through the lungs. Those who have been exposed to asbestos over long periods of time are more likely to develop this disease.
  • Pleural disease: This non-cancerous lung condition causes the lung and chest cavity membrane to change, which could cause decreased lung function and breathing problems.
  • Mesothelioma: This is a rare cancer that could affect the lung and chest cavity, abdominal cavity membrane, and other internal organ membranes. Symptoms of this condition may not appear until 30 to 40 years after asbestos exposure.
  • Lung cancer: This occurs when a tumor forms and invades and blocks the lung’s air passageways. 

Asbestos exposure may also cause other types of cancer, including larynx, ovarian, and stomach cancer. Everyone reacts to asbestos exposure differently depending on how much asbestos was in the air, how long they have been exposed, and if they had any other conditions. If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos, visit your doctor for an exam and additional testing to prevent further damage.

Understanding Mesothelioma and Asbestos

According to the American Cancer Society, there are approximately 3,000 new mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the US. Though this is a rare form of cancer, it is aggressive and often fatal. Mesothelioma results from asbestos exposure, which could happen in several ways.

Asbestos use became widespread in the US in the late nineteenth century and into most of the twentieth century. The most common asbestos materials include the following:

  • Insulation
  • Pipe covering
  • Gaskets
  • Packing
  • Bricks
  • Joint compound
  • Floor tiles
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Roofing products
  • And more

Workers that deal with these products and their families are most at risk of developing mesothelioma. When someone inhales asbestos fibers, they can get lodged in their respiratory tract. Unfortunately, mesothelioma has no cure, and many of those exposed do not develop signs and symptoms until decades after exposure.

How Does Mesothelioma Affect Yonkers?

Westchester County has had many mesothelioma cases in the last several years. From 1999 to 2017, there have been 756 known asbestos-related deaths in Westchester. Making asbestos materials is still legal, so several workplaces contain this dangerous material.

In Yonkers, the following are known asbestos job sites:

  • Otis Elevator Co.
  • Creatwood Lake Jr. High School
  • Northeast Jr. High School
  • Hudson River Museum 
  • Andrus-Pavilion Hospital
  • Board of Education Building
  • Firehouse
  • Glenwood Landing Powerhouse
  • Hawthorne Jr. High School
  • Hudson Vitamins
  • Jewish Home for the Blind
  • Lincoln High School
  • Mark Twain Jr. High School
  • Mother of Queen Nursing Home
  • Raincoat Factory
  • Ridgehill Narcotics Center
  • Riverview Apartment
  • Saint Joseph’s Seminary
  • Salvation Army
  • St. John’s Hospital
  • Temple Emmanuel
  • Tuckahoe High School
  • Walt Whitman Jr. High
  • Western Electric
  • Westinghouse

If you find out you have been exposed to asbestos at work or were exposed second-handedly in Yonkers, our dedicated Yonkers mesothelioma lawyers at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. are here to help you seek justice and achieve full compensation for your losses.

Mesothelioma Compensation Claims: Determining the Value of a Claim

Because every mesothelioma claim is different, each one has a different value depending on the circumstances. Therefore, we take the time to listen to your story and document essential details to ensure we calculate your claim’s worth accurately. Our Yonkers mesothelioma lawyers consider the following factors when determining the value of your claim:

  • Type of mesothelioma diagnosis
  • The severity of your condition
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Number of dependents
  • Witness testimony
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Your quality of life
  • Type of asbestos you were exposed to

While some of these damages, like medical expenses and lost wages, are relatively simple to calculate, others, like pain and suffering, are often more complicated due to their subjective nature. With our experience and knowledge of mesothelioma claims, you can trust us to calculate your claim’s worth and fight for a fair settlement. 

How a Yonkers Mesothelioma Attorney Can Help With Your Claim

If you or your family members have been exposed to asbestos and suffer from mesothelioma, you have the right to file a claim and seek financial compensation for your losses. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., our Yonkers mesothelioma attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients secure a fair settlement by negotiating with insurance companies and building a strong claim. There are several avenues that your Yonkers mesothelioma attorney will explore for recovering your losses, including the following:

  • Litigation in court
  • A bankruptcy trust set up by a company
  • Veterans benefits
  • A workers’ compensation claim

We understand the stress and pain that comes with mesothelioma, so our Yonkers mesothelioma attorneys handle every aspect of your claim and allow you to focus on treatment and recovery. 

Contact a Trusted Yonkers Mesothelioma Attorney at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. Today

Asbestos exposure and mesothelioma can take a devastating physical, emotional, and financial toll on your life. Therefore, you deserve representation that will fiercely advocate for a successful outcome and give you a stress-free legal experience. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we are prepared to take on your claim, regardless of the circumstances.

Joseph Williams has 30 years of experience as a lead trial lawyer in mesothelioma cases and will personally meet you in your home to ensure your needs and goals are met. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of mesothelioma victims, including professionals, laborers, union members, and family members. Additionally, we take these cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will see no out-of-pocket costs and pay no legal fees until we are successful in your case. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (866) 395-8141 or fill out our contact form.

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