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Did you work with asbestos in New York? Mesothelioma and asbestosis claimed the lives of thousands New York residents between 1999 and 2010[1]. This total does not account for those killed by other asbestos cancers, such as lung cancer, colon cancer, laryngeal cancer, and stomach cancer.

GPW's asbestos attorneys are familiar with many of the industrial, Chemical, Hospital, Other, Power Station, Refinery, School, Steelmill and other types of job sites throughout New York where asbestos exposure occurred. Some of the New York workers our law firm has helped were injured by asbestos at companies and sites in the 65 cities listed below.

Asbestos Lawsuits, New York, & Experience

Thousands of Americans were exposed to asbestos on the job in New York. Connecting the dots between places, products, and people you worked with over a career can be a challenging and complicated process. However, knowing the places you worked, what products were used there, and having the corroborating testimony of coworkers are all important factors in successfully pursuing your asbestos lawsuit in New York.

Further complicating these already difficult cases, asbestos exposure injuries can take decades to become apparent, therefore it is not unusual for a client to have moved from New York before their asbestos disease became apparent. In most states, once you have been diagnosed, the statute of limitations (or the time in which you can file suit) begins to run. Questions about New York's statute of limitations in asbestos cases? [Contact us.]

Whether you lived in New York for years or just during one summer years ago, we have the knowledge and resources track down the companies, products, & places where your asbestos exposure occurred. Our asbestos lawyers and support staff are familiar with long gone job sites and thousands of asbestos-containing products not only used in New York, but nationwide. If you are looking for an asbestos lawyer in New York, please contact us today to see how we can help you.

Malignant Mesothelioma in New York’s Counties

Between 1999 and 2010, 1,751 deaths were attributed to mesothelioma in New York. Nationwide, mesothelioma claimed 29,827 people, making New York rank number 4 out of 51 (all 50 states plus the District of Columbia). Only 3 other states suffered from more mesothelioma deaths than New York.

In order to more accurately compare deaths, instead of using raw numbers, as reported above, epidemiologists often use age-adjusted death rates. Age adjusted death rates take into account the average age of residents, as a county or state with an older average age is naturally going to see more deaths than an area with a younger average age.

Between 2000 and 2009, the following New York counties have the highest age-ajusted death rates from malignant mesothelioma (only New York counties with at least 10 mesothelioma deaths are included):

  • Albany County (12.32)
  • Bronx County (3.48)
  • Broome County (8.12)
  • Cattaraugus County (22.19)
  • Chautauqua County (7.48)
  • Dutchess County (4.28)
  • Erie County (14.20)
  • Kings County (3.82)
  • Monroe County (13.46)
  • Nassau County (10.13)
  • New York County (3.79)
  • Niagara County (26.57)
  • Oneida County (8.36)
  • Onondaga County (8.51)
  • Orange County (8.53)
  • Oswego County (15.47)
  • Putnam County (16.03)
  • Queens County (5.14)
  • Rensselaer County (13.53)
  • Richmond County (7.66)
  • Rockland County (6.47)
  • Saratoga County (7.21)
  • Schenectady County (9.31)
  • Steuben County (12.17)
  • Suffolk County (10.07)
  • Ulster County (11.45)
  • Wayne County (17.51)
  • Westchester County (6.31)


Statistics on mesothelioma and asbestosis deaths from CDC and NIOSH Work-Rleated Lung Disease (WoRLD) Surveillance System [link]

Mesothelioma in New York

  • Mesothelioma Deaths

The above chart shows the number of deaths attributed to mesothelioma in New York annually since 1999. (Note: After 2005, data is not included from years where less than 10 deaths were reported.)

Asbestos in New York

  • Asbestos Deaths

Above is a chart of deaths resulting from asbestosis in New York every year since 1996.


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