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Yonkers Mesothelioma Attorney

Mesothelioma is a rare but deadly form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. What makes this disease especially tragic is that it is preventable. Those suffering from mesothelioma, along with the families of those who have died due to the diseases, are entitled to compensation. At the Williams Law Firm, we are ready to help when you need a Yonkers mesothelioma attorney.

The Williams Law Firm Is Ready To Help

A mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating. Victims and family members of those affected by asbestos exposure will have a trusted attorney by their side at the Williams Law Firm.

  • Joseph P. Williams brings nearly 25 years of experience as a lead trial lawyer in mesothelioma cases to your side and will ensure that your needs and priorities are understood.
  • The Williams Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of mesothelioma victims, including professionals, laborers, union members, and family members.
  • 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.

Understanding Mesothelioma And Asbestos

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 is caused by asbestos exposure.

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

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

Workers that dealt with these products are most at risk of developing mesothelioma, as well as their families due to secondary exposure from their clothing. Asbestos fibers are inhaled and can get lodged in a person’s respiratory tract. Mesothelioma has no cure, and many of those exposed do not develop signs and symptoms until decades after they have been exposed.

How Is Yonkers Affected By Mesothelioma?

Westchester County has been affected by mesothelioma cases. From 1999 to 2013, there have been 529 known asbestos-related deaths in Westchester. The incidence rate of deaths per 100,000 people in this county is 3.7.

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. JOHNS HOSPITAL
  • TEMPLE EMMANUEL
  • TUCKAHOE HIGH SCHOOL
  • WALT WHITMAN JR. HIGH
  • WESTERN ELECTRIC
  • WESTINGHOUSE

Your Yonkers, NY Mesothelioma Lawyer Will Help

Many mesothelioma victims and their families do not realize that they may be entitled to significant compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, as well as emotional support damages. At the Williams Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping our clients secure the compensation they deserve. There are several avenues that your attorney will explore for recovering your losses, including:

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

When you need a Yonkers mesothelioma attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling (855) 575-6376.

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