OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE DEFENSE

Since being designated in 1994 as recommended counsel in New York on behalf of The International Group of P&I Clubs, the firm’s practice in defending occupational disease claims has grown dramatically.

We have successfully handled claims brought by seamen, longshoremen and aircraft mechanics relating to asbestos exposure involving mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other pulmonary diseases.  The firm also acts as national coordinating counsel for occupational disease claims for a large gas turbine manufacturer.

We have also defended numerous claims involving exposure to benzene, as well as claims for hearing loss and impairment. We have litigated third party defense claims in State and Federal Courts (including one case that aired on Court T.V.), and have defended workers’ compensation claims before both State Workers’ Compensation Boards and the U.S. Department of Labor.

As these can be dangerous and expensive cases to defend, the firm strives for an early resolution of these matters, with the goal of minimizing client risk and legal fees.