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New York Mesothelioma Lawsuits
While more than 750,000 asbestos claims have been filed across the country since the 1960s, there is no such thing as a set of national asbestos laws. Asbestos litigation varies from state to state.
There are more asbestos-related lawsuits filed in New York than in any other state. Under New York law, a person looking to file an asbestos or mesothelioma lawsuit in New York must do so within three years of when they first discovered their injury. While there are few exceptions to this rule, this is the general time frame.
The first step is to find a trusted and experienced mesothelioma lawyer. A lawyer with extensive experience in mesothelioma cases can help determine if and when to file a lawsuit to ensure that the victim gets the compensation they deserve.
Even if the statute of limitations is complied with, any delay in filing a claim could mean that important documents or records could be lost, witnesses could become unavailable, and the company or companies being sued could already be held responsible for the injuries of others and go bankrupt.
The New York mesothelioma lawyers of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer have served the Courts on various committees to improve the efficiency and speed with which asbestos cases of our clients can be resolved.