Woodstock, New York Mesothelioma and Personal Injury Attorneys
Other Offices: Clifton Park (NY) New York (NY) Rochester (NY)
Law Firm OverviewBelluck & Fox, LLP is a New York based firm which specializes in serving clients who have suffered from mesothelioma.
Joe Belluck has become an expert in the field as he has advocated for mesothelioma patients and their families for the past 20 years. Attorney Jordan Fox is also recognized as one of the top mesothelioma lawyers in the country and together Belluck & Fox has continually awarded mesothelioma victims with the compensation they deserve. The reparations delivered by Belluck & Fox for our clients and families totals over $600 million, including recent verdicts of $32 million and $19.5 million.
If you believe have been exposed to asbestos and are suffering from mesothelioma, contact the experts at Belluck & Fox. We are nationally recognized as one of the top law firms in the country and our track record of successfully delivering compensation to our clients is unmatched in the New York area.
Areas of Law
- Appellate Practice
- Asbestos Mesothelioma
- Back & Neck Injury
- Bicycle Accident
- Birth Injury
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injuries
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accident
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Civil Rights
- Class Actions
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Injuries
- Consumer Law
- Criminal Law
- Defective Products
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Product Liability Litigation
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Qui Tam False Claims Act
- Sexual Harassment
- Slip & Fall
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Toxic Torts
- Truck Accident
- US Federal Courts
- Workers Compensation
- Workplace Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Wrongful Termination
Additional Areas of Law: Benzene; Lead Paint Exposure; Lung Disease; Listeria; Traumatic Brain Injury; Paraplegia; Quadriplegia; Paralysis; Scaffold Accidents; Crime Victims; Police Brutality; Date Rape; Inadequate Security; Americans with Disability Act; Manufacturer Defects; Victims of Drunk Drivers and Dram Shop Cases; Victims of Drivers Using Cell Phones; Motorcycle Helmet Laws; Motorcycle Insurance and Accident Coverage; Inadequate Security against Building Owners; Drug Injury; Meningitis; Defibrillator Recall; Artificial Hip Replacement; Depuy Hip Implants.
Areas of Law Description
Belluck & Fox, LLP provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer in the general population. However, in individuals that were exposed to asbestos, it is not as rare. That’s because the only known, established cause of mesothelioma is asbestos. There are experts that have speculated on other causes. There are incidences of mesothelioma with no known asbestos exposure. However, that does not mean that there was no exposure. The right questions have to be asked. The person asking the question has to be familiar with the uses and applications of the asbestos products. There are many examples where inadequate occupational histories were taken and potential exposures were not investigated.
- Asbestos / Asbestosis
Belluck & Fox prosecute asbestos cases on behalf of mesothelioma and lung cancer victims. We provide personalized and professional legal representation, and can advise you of the legal options available for you and your family. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis, contact Belluck & Fox immediately to protect your legal rights.
Benzene is a chemical that can be found in gasoline and other products, such as glues, paints, cleaners, degreasers, detergents and other industrial chemicals. It is also a known human carcinogen that is a cause of leukemia, including acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and hairy cell leukemia (HCL). Workers most at risk of suffering adverse health effects from benzene exposure include: Workers in petroleum refineries; Gasoline distribution workers; Painters; Rubber tire manufacturers; Laboratory technicians; Shoe / leather workers; Printers; Newspaper press workers; Paper and pulp manufacturing workers; and, Pesticides manufacturing workers.
- Lead Paint Exposure
Belluck & Fox, LLP works for children and their families in lawsuits for money damages caused by a child's lead poisoning. While the damage caused by lead poisoning is permanent, economic recovery can help a child receive special education, occupational therapy, medical care, and other support. As with other personal injury and toxic tort cases, lead-paint poisoning cases demand the attention of attorneys experienced with lead poisoning lawsuits.
Listeria is a very serious food borne disease which can lead to high fever, severe headaches, neck stiffness and nausea. It can be fatal, particularly to infants, the elderly and individuals with weak immune systems. Pregnant women who contract listeria food poisoning can experience miscarriages and stillbirths. The Center for Disease Control estimates that food contamination causes 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths each year. Yet the USDA does not have the authority to order recalls, issue civil fines against plant operators, close plants or disclose to the public which retailers received the contaminated products. Since 1998 the industry has been, for all intents and purposes, self-regulated. Since that time the number of recalls per year has tripled from 44 to 118.
- Construction Accidents
Belluck & Fox has experience in all types of construction site accidents. We handle catastrophic injury cases, including construction accident cases, elevator and scaffold accidents, and falls from high surfaces. We represent people with injuries such as back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia and paralysis.
- Crime Victim Cases
At Belluck & Fox, we are committed to bringing civil justice to criminal acts. We can advise you whether it would be worthwhile to sue the perpetrator. Even if you cannot sue the perpetrator, you may be able to bring an action against the owner or manager of the property where the crime occurred for their failure to provide adequate security or lighting.
- Employment Discrimination
The law office of Belluck & Fox LLP represents individuals who have been discriminated against because of their race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age (over 40), national origin or disability. We also represent whistleblowers who qualify to bring a claim under existing laws.
- Motorcycle Accidents
Auto accidents and motorcycle accidents are the leading causes of personal injury in the state of New York. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist is 15 times more likely to die in a crash than a passenger in an automobile accident. Because motorcycles lack the physical protection of a car and are often difficult to see, motorcyclists are more susceptible to injuries from other vehicles on the road, debris from road construction and potholes, inclement weather and manufacturer defects.
- Qui Tam
"Qui Tam" is short for the Latin phrase qui tam pro domino rege quam pro siepse, meaning "he who is as much for the king as for himself". Qui tam is a key provision of the False Claims Act which allows a private citizen to file a lawsuit in the name of U.S. Government for fraud or false claims by companies that do business with, or are reimbursed by the United States. In return for filing and pursuing a successful qui tam lawsuit, the law provides for a reward of 15-30 percent of the monies recovered.
- False Claims Act
If you have any knowledge or awareness of fraud being committed against New York State or New York City, you may be eligible to receive an award for reporting the fraud. Both New York State and New York City have enacted laws, each known as the False Claims Act, that allow private citizens to file a lawsuit on behalf of the State or City against any person or organization that is defrauding the government. If damages are recovered as a result of your lawsuit, you may be compensated for up to 30% of the amount recovered. In other words, you may be given a so-called “finders’ fee” for any money you help recover for New York State or New York City. You may also receive whistleblower protections that can protect you and your job from retaliation or punishment. If you have any knowledge that a hospital, health insurance company, medical device or drug manufacturer, school, contractor or any other business or organization is defrauding New York State or New York City, contact our firm so we can evaluate your case.
- Personal Injury / Serious Injuries
Belluck & Fox represents victims of serious accidents and injuries resulting from motor vehicles, motorcycles, defective products, and accidents - whether or not these accidents occurred at home, work or at other locations. Personal injury claims typically involve defective products, toys, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycles, falls, and other injuries resulting from another's negligence or unreasonable conduct. If an accident occurs involving a manufacturer's product or on property owned by another, that manufacturer or property owner can be held liable in a court of law and be required to pay you compensation for your injuries.
- American Bar Foundation
- National Crime Victim Bar Association
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association
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