Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Experienced New York City Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawyers in Your Corner

Our skilled asbestos and mesothelioma litigation attorneys can fight for the compensation you deserve

Because of its flame-retardant properties, asbestos was commonly used in construction and consumer products for many decades. But the material contains microscopic dust particles and fibers that are released into the air when asbestos is disturbed. Anyone who inhales asbestos dust or fibers risks these fibers becoming lodged in their internal organs, leading to injury and many types of chronic and incurable illnesses. If you or a loved one has fallen ill due to asbestos exposure in the New York City area, contact the attorneys at Segan, Nemerov & Singer, PC today.

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How might I have been exposed to asbestos?

Asbestos is one of six naturally occurring minerals that are extremely durable and resistant to fire. These qualities caused asbestos to become a common component in:

    • Commercial and industrial machinery and materials, mainly in:
    • Manufacturing
    • Construction
    • Power plants
    • Shipbuilding
    • Floor tiles
    • Roofing shingles
    • Cement
    • Textiles
    • Automotive parts

Hundreds of thousands of people have been exposed to asbestos. Almost anyone with an exposure history is potentially at risk of serious respiratory illnesses.

Asbestos-related conditions are hard to diagnose

  • Mesothelioma, which is a rare, aggressive cancer that most often forms in the lining of the lungs
        • Asbestosis, a degenerative, long-term respiratory condition
        • Lung cancer, which is exacerbated by exposure to asbestos

However, these diseases can often be difficult to trace back to asbestos exposure, as there are often decades between exposure to the mineral and the onset of symptoms.

How can an attorney help?

The medical community knew some of the dangers of asbestos by the late 1930s, when respected medical journals published articles describing how asbestos could cause asbestosis and cancer. Despite this, companies failed to adequately warn those using their products of the risks. This makes those companies and individuals negligent and legally liable for the crippling physical and financial damages that resulted. A law firm experienced with mesothelioma cases can fight on your behalf while you conserve your energy to make decisions regarding medical treatments, work and family situations.

The NYC asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers at Segan, Nemerov & Singer, P.C have demonstrated our experience, skill and acuity when aggressively pursuing the compensation a victim deserves. We have developed extensive resources to strengthen our cases, including relationships with expert witnesses to testify on behalf of clients, specialists to ensure clients are getting the best care, and technologies to enhance communication and to manage large amounts of information

Reach out to reputable, knowledgeable asbestos exposure attorneys today

At Segan, Nemerov & Singer, PC, we protect your rights and the rights of your loved ones. If you have been exposed to asbestos or are suffering from mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, we can start helping you today. Contact us online or at (212) 696-9100 today to arrange a free consultation.