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New York Asbestos Attorneys

More Than 30 Years of Fighting Hard and Winning Big For Injured New Yorkers

New York Asbestos AttorneysAsbestos is a toxic, naturally occurring mineral that used to be found in thousands of products – such as home and boat insulation, brake pads, and floor and ceiling tiles until approximately 1980, when it was determined to cause a myriad of life-threatening asbestos exposure-related diseases, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Evidence suggests that when asbestos fibers are inhaled, they get trapped in the lungs, causing scar tissue build-up and lesions. These lesions lead to difficulty in breathing, serious diseases, and, too often, death.

If you have been injured as result of the careless actions of another party that exposed you to asbestos, you have legal options. Throughout the decades, many companies have been held liable for irresponsibly exposing people to asbestos. Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is a personal injury law firm that is dedicated to obtaining compensation for individuals suffering from illness due to exposure to asbestos. We have what it takes to successfully handle your claim, while providing you and your family with the support that you need.

Exposure to Asbestos

Companies and manufacturers that have routinely dealt with asbestos have known for more than 70 years that the inhalation of asbestos fibers can be associated with life threating illnesses, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Nevertheless, these companies negligently and recklessly exposed thousands of workers to these carcinogenic minerals on a daily basis. However, for decades these individuals chose profit over people’s health by continuing to manufacture and use products that contain asbestos.

Some of the common workers who have been affected by the adverse and deadly side effects of asbestos include:

  • Construction workers
  • Installers of dry walls
  • Shipbuilders
  • Floor covering installers
  • Automobile repair workers
  • Cementers
  • Oil refinery workers
  • Other laborers

The lawyers at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have more than 30 years of experience litigating asbestos-related lawsuits. We have taken on big asbestos companies to fight for the rights of our injured victims. Through our hard work, dedication and experience, we are able to obtain our clients the full compensation that they deserve.

Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is almost always preceded by exposure to asbestos. In this type of cancer, malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs.  Some common signs and symptoms of mesothelioma include:

  • Chest wall pain
  • Pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue or anemia
  • Wheezing, hoarseness, or cough
  • Blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up

Signs and symptoms of severe stages of mesothelioma include:

  • Blood clots in the veins, which may cause thrombophlebitis
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation, a disorder causing severe bleeding in many body organs
  • Low blood sugar level
  • Peural effusion
  • Pulmonary emboli, or blood clots in the arteries of the lungs
  • Abnormal build-up of fluid in the abdomen

When we prosecute an asbestos or mesothelioma claim, our New York attorneys consult with medical professionals and toxicologists to determine the likelihood of a causal relationship between exposure to asbestos and your symptoms and how to provide you the best representation possible.

How an NYC Asbestos Attorney Can Help

In order to successfully file a mesothelioma lawsuit against the party or company that negligently exposed you to asbestos, you will first need to hire an attorney who specifically handles these types of cases. The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is experienced, dedicated and committed to protecting the rights of our clients who are suffering illnesses due to asbestos exposure.

When you hire our firm, we take the following steps to start the process of seeking compensation:

  1. We will first collect all diagnosing medical reports from every medical facility where you sought treatment.
  2. We will perform a thorough work history investigation to collect all of your records and documentation to substantiate employment history. We may also need to identify any potential witnesses that can provide us with more details.
  3. After we have collected all pertinent information, we will identify potential recoveries through asbestos trusts.
  4. Once we have evaluated your case for recovery through the trusts, we will determine the proper forum where we will need to file your lawsuit.

Most asbestos lawsuits do not typically end up going to trial. Instead, these cases resolve in settlements well in advance of the trial date. Throughout this entire process, our NYC asbestos attorneys will make sure all necessary steps are taken to maximize your recovery.

Experienced Asbestos Who Can Help You

Experience means everything if you or a loved one has suffered a serious illness, such as mesothelioma, as a result of another party’s negligence in exposing you to asbestos. You need an attorney who understands the complexity of the laws to help you obtain the compensation that you and your loved ones deserve.

The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. focus a major part of their practice in matters involving exposure to asbestos. No dollar amount can adequately compensate for your injuries. However, obtaining monetary compensation will help you obtain justice and financial support to properly care for your injuries or your losses.

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Providing compassion and aggressive legal representation sets Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. apart from other personal injury law firms. Without the assistance of a legal team that specifically handles asbestos and mesothelioma cases to properly and aggressively handle your case, you may not get the fair compensation that you deserve for your injuries and losses.  We can provide the experience, strategy and commitment that yield results.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result another party’s negligence in exposing you to asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation and benefits. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., please call (212) 385-4410.

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