New York Mesothelioma Lawyer

Simmons Hanly Conroy is a national mesothelioma law firm with over 20 years of experience fighting for victims of asbestos exposure. With an office located in New York City, we’re prepared to help mesothelioma patients and their families across the state of New York pursue the justice they deserve.

Our mesothelioma lawyers have recovered more than $9.3 billion on behalf of thousands of clients affected by mesothelioma, including over $215 million for families in New York alone. Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if our New York mesothelioma lawyers can help your family.

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Working with Mesothelioma Clients Across New York

When you or a family member is diagnosed with mesothelioma, everything changes. While no amount of compensation can fix the pain caused by this cancer, our mesothelioma law firm can file a lawsuit on your behalf to help lessen financial burdens and allow you to focus on your health and loved ones.

Our New York mesothelioma lawyers will handle every step of the legal process on your behalf. We only get paid if your case results in compensation, and contacting us is free. We’ll even travel to meet you whenever and wherever is convenient for you.

Over the past 20 years, we have represented many clients throughout all of New York, including families in:

  • New York City
  • Albany
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Buffalo
  • Carthage
  • Gouverneur
  • Kirkwood
  • Niagara Falls
  • Ogdensburg
  • Olean
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Rochester
  • Syracuse
  • Utica
  • Tonawanda
  • Westbury
  • Yonkers
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Notable Mesothelioma Verdicts in New York

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we stand by our clients and fight on their behalf to maximize their results in each case. In doing so, our firm has secured some of the largest jury verdicts in the history of New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL).

Largest Single Plaintiff Verdict

$60 Million

A New York Supreme Court jury awarded $60 million to the family of the late Pietro Macaluso, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after working as a laborer in Brooklyn in the 1970s. This is the largest single plaintiff verdict in NYCAL history.

First Jury Award Judicially Increased

$7 Million

A New York Supreme Court jury awarded $4.6 million to Thomas McGlynn, who developed mesothelioma after working as a welder on ships. After the trial, the judge granted a motion to increase the jury’s award, raising his verdict results to $7 million. This was the first time in NYCAL history that a jury’s award was judicially increased.

Largest Pure Compensatory Verdict

$40.1 Million

A New York Supreme Court jury awarded $40.1 million to Walter Twidwell, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while serving in the U.S. Navy and working aboard vessels ported in New York and other areas. This is the largest pure compensatory verdict in NYCAL history.

Our Past New York Mesothelioma Settlements

Our New York asbestos attorneys have recovered over $215 million to help New York families affected by mesothelioma pay for medical bills and hold those who harmed them accountable.

A few of our mesothelioma settlement and verdict amounts recovered for our New York clients are listed below.

Cranes over a building construction site

$11.9 Million

Family of a Redeveloper
Peritoneal Mesothelioma

A pipefitter at work

$5.4 Million

Pipefitter and Mechanic
Pleural Mesothelioma

Laborer at work

$4.8 Million

Pleural Mesothelioma

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  • $4.6 million to a welder with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.5 million to a U.S. Army veteran and janitor with mesothelioma
  • $1.18 million for a maintenance worker diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.27 million for a pipefitter in New York
  • $1.5 million to a 71-year-old who died from testicular mesothelioma
  • $3.5 million to a 62-year-old roofer who suffered from pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.7 million for a laborer who was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.5 million to a 60-year-old U.S. Navy veteran from New York
  • $1.2 million for the family of a truck driver with mesothelioma
  • Over $3.6 million to a New York food worker who was diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • $1.7 million to a pleural mesothelioma patient who was a U.S. Navy veteran and factory worker
  • $3.18 million to a man exposed to asbestos through home remodeling
  • $1.5 million to a victim of secondhand asbestos exposure
  • $4 million for a general laborer in Cohoes, NY
  • $1.88 million for a 70-year-old U.S. Army veteran who died from peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $3.5 million to a union laborer and roofer in Depew, NY
  • $1.28 million to the family of an auto mechanic who died from pleural mesothelioma
  • $1 million to a punch press operator who suffered from mesothelioma
  • $3.4 million for a union laborer with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.9 million for a heavy equipment mechanic who died from pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.13 million to a construction worker
  • Over $1 million for a 36-year-old woman who was exposed to asbestos from home remodeling
  • $2.4 million to a maintenance worker who died from pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.1 million for a general laborer from New York
  • $1.77 million for a 63-year-old electrician
  • $3 million to a New York telephone technician with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.6 million to a union sheet metal worker in Kirkwood

Our firm represents people harmed by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers on an individual basis, so the results above are reflective of each individual’s mesothelioma story. Results will vary by case depending on the individual’s exposure, age, diagnosis and several other factors.

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Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in New York

Our New York mesothelioma lawyers are prepared to help you understand the lawsuit process and guide you through the legal system. We have more than 40 mesothelioma attorneys at our firm who focus solely on helping people like you.

Each senior attorney operates within a small team of several experienced attorneys, legal staff members and registered nurses, which ensures you’ll receive personalized attention while your case progresses.

Your legal team can pursue mesothelioma compensation in several ways:

  • Asbestos Trust Fund Claims: Over $30 billion is estimated to still be available in asbestos trust funds for mesothelioma victims and their families — and you don’t have to step foot in court to get it.
  • Mesothelioma Lawsuits: Filing a lawsuit can secure significant compensation from the companies responsible for your asbestos exposure and illness.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans make up 33% of all mesothelioma cases because asbestos was used across all branches of the military. VA benefits can offer victims health care and monthly compensation.

Together, your team can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, from collecting evidence for your case to filing your claim in time.

Deadlines to Taking Legal Action

New York has a unique set of laws called statutes of limitation that restrict how long mesothelioma patients and their family members have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. This makes it particularly important to contact mesothelioma attorneys in New York as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in New York

Our knowledgeable New York mesothelioma attorneys have helped many past clients identify where they were exposed to asbestos, a dangerous mineral that can cause asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.

Quick Facts About Asbestos

  • Over 3,000 household and industrial products contained asbestos, including roofing shingles, talcum powder, automobile brakes, insulation, boilers and more
  • Asbestos is a natural mineral that is durable and resistant to heat and electricity
  • Multiple industries, including manufacturing, steel working, shipbuilding and more, used asbestos
  • Inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers can cause mesothelioma to develop 10-50 years after initial exposure

More than 1 million U.S. workers were exposed to asbestos during the 20th century, and many face serious health risks to this day.

Over the past two decades, we’ve gathered evidence on thousands of New York job sites where asbestos was used. It’s possible we’ve already represented someone who worked at the same spot as you.

Let us put our experience to work for your family. Call (800) 326-8900 now to get started for free.

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Asbestos Sites in New York

Over the years, a number of building and work sites in New York have been tied to asbestos exposure. The following is a partial list of some of those sites that have been linked. Please note this is not a complete list, and it does not necessarily reflect current conditions.

  • Albany
  • Schaefer Brewery
  • Star Textile
  • Thruway Authority Building
  • Brooklyn
  • Bethlehem Steel
  • Brooklyn Coastal Dry Dock
  • Brooklyn Naval Shipyard
  • U.S. Naval Shipyard
  • Buffalo
  • American Brass Foundry
  • Chevrolet Axle Plant
  • Dunlop Tire & Rubber
  • Republic Steel
  • Western Electric
  • Manhattan
  • Empire State Building
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Massena
  • ALCOA Aluminum Plant
  • Plancor Aluminum Plant
  • Torrington Industries
  • New York City
  • 40th Street Powerhouse
  • Bankers Trust Office Building
  • Glen Cove Power Plant
  • Long Island Railroad/Penn Station
  • Pan Am Building
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Seatrain Shipbuilding Corporation
  • Western Electric
  • World Trade Center
  • Rochester
  • Bausch & Lomb Building
  • Delco Plant
  • Eastman Kodak Processing Lab
  • Rochester Electric & Gas
  • Rochester Products
  • Schenectady
  • American Locomotive Plant
  • Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
  • Old American Locomotive Works
  • Schenectady County Courthouse
  • Utica
  • Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co.
  • General Electric Plant
  • Utica Knitting Co.
  • General Electric State Street
  • General Electric French Road

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These are not the only New York companies that used asbestos.

If you believe your occupational asbestos exposure may have caused a mesothelioma diagnosis for you or someone you love, contact a mesothelioma attorney in New York today for a free legal consultation.

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Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys in New York

When you work with the New York mesothelioma attorneys at Simmons Hanly Conroy, you get the personal support of a local legal team with the resources and reach of a national law firm. Meet a few of our firm’s many award-winning mesothelioma lawyers below.

Our Mesothelioma Clients in New York

Every person diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease has a unique story. Here at Simmons Hanly Conroy, we believe there is power in sharing those stories. Our lawyers have helped many people over the decades secure mesothelioma compensation. We are honored to have been able to make a significant difference in their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

As you learn about our clients’ stories, please understand that recovery results vary. No two stories and no two cases are exactly alike. Each mesothelioma case reflects the unique parts of each person’s story.

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Gerald’s Mesothelioma Story

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For more than a decade, Gerald Suttner was exposed to asbestos from valves manufactured by Crane Co. while working as a pipefitter. This caused him to develop pleural mesothelioma, which he passed away from only 12 months later at the age of 77.

After Gerald’s death, Simmons Hanly Conroy attorneys Myles Epperson and Perry Browder, along with co-counsel, represented Gerald’s wife and daughter. The firm was able to recover a $3 million verdict for his family.

“The defendant’s use of asbestos and failure to warn workers and consumers of its dangers is inexcusable,” said Browder. “On behalf of Mr. Suttner’s family, we are proud to have won and held Crane responsible for its decision to use this lethal material in its products.”

Just like Gerald, all mesothelioma victims and their families deserve justice, and our New York asbestos exposure lawyers are passionate about enforcing each of our client’s rights while giving them the respect and attention they deserve.

New York Mesothelioma Attorney FAQs

What is an asbestos exposure or mesothelioma lawsuit?

A mesothelioma lawsuit is a type of legal action taken against companies that made or used products containing asbestos.

Since many companies knowingly hid the dangers of asbestos from their employees and consumers, victims may be able to hold asbestos companies accountable and pursue compensation for injuries they suffered as a result of the company’s products.

Who can file a mesothelioma legal claim?

You may be able to file a mesothelioma legal claim if:

  • You were diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease
  • You’re the family member or estate representative of someone with mesothelioma

Even if your loved one has passed away from mesothelioma, you may still be able to pursue compensation on their behalf.

Call (800) 326-8900 now to learn if you may be eligible to file a claim with the help of a mesothelioma lawyer in New York. It costs nothing to speak with us.

How long do I have to file a mesothelioma claim in New York?

You have only a short window of time after your mesothelioma diagnosis to file an asbestos claim due to statutes of limitations, which are state-specific deadlines on when you can file a lawsuit.

Once these deadlines pass, it’s too late to take legal action for your illness.

Because of this, it’s important to contact us as soon as possible. Our team can listen to what’s going on and let you know if you still have time to take legal action.

How much does a New York mesothelioma attorney cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no initial or out-of-pocket costs to work with a New York asbestos attorney.

We work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for you.

Reach out to our team now to see if you qualify for compensation — for free.

Will I have to travel to file a mesothelioma claim?

Our New York asbestos lawyers will come to you, wherever you may be and whenever it’s convenient for you. We will travel to meet with you in the comfort of your own home or in a location of your choosing.

Though we can’t guarantee you won’t ever have to travel during your case, it’s very unlikely you will need to leave the area you live in to receive compensation.

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With over 15 years of legal experience, Larry has secured millions of dollars on behalf of his clients and tried several cases to verdict. In 2007, he was a member of the trial team that achieved a $47.5 million verdict in Humeston v. Merck & Co. on behalf of patients who suffered cardiovascular injuries as a result of taking Vioxx. In 2003, he also helped secure a $2 million verdict on behalf of his client who suffered from Rezulin-related liver damage. He has also helped families impacted by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases from around the country.