Asbestos Exposure Defense
O'Connor First is one of the premier defense firms serving Upstate New York and Vermont. Our attorneys are well-known for their ability to achieve success in asbestos exposure cases as well as other forms of environmental litigation and mass/toxic tort claims. At all stages of a claim, we ensure that our clients receive the trusted advice and personalized services that they deserve.
Our experience in this field spans more than three decades; since the early 1980s, we have defended clients from accusations of asbestos exposure and resulting personal injury and wrongful death claims. We use the skills and knowledge gained during this time to create effective defense solutions for clients in Albany and throughout the surrounding area.
A Regional Firm With A History Of Success In Asbestos Defense Matters
Our lawyers’ familiarity with asbestos litigation in New York allows us to resolve matters in an efficient and cost-conscious manner. We seek dismissal of claims as early in the process, and if the claim is allowed to proceed we use our proven negotiation and trial skills to attempt to reach as favorable a resolution as possible.
We have an in-depth understanding of all the factors and nuances that can affect the outcome of these matters, including:
- The difference between chrysotile asbestos and amphibole asbestos
- Relevant results studies pertaining to asbestos exposure
- How smoking and other factors can impact or subsume claims of damage from asbestos exposure
- How mesothelioma, asbestosis and other asbestos-related illnesses develop
We also have strong relationships with a network of trusted professionals who serve as expert witnesses in these complex claims.