June 10, 2011 – Mesothelioma lawyer Robert I. Komitor, a partner at the nationally recognized mesothelioma law firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP opens the New York Asbestos Litigation Conference held by Harris Martin Publishing.

NEW YORK, New York, June 10, 2011 – Dozens of mesothelioma lawyers and judges from across New York State have gathered today to participate in the New York Asbestos Litigation Conference held by Harris Martin Publishing at Jumeirah Essex House hotel in Manhattan, New York. The event was opened by the co-chairs, attorney Robert I. Komitor of Levy Konigsberg LLP and Robert C. Malaby of Malaby & Bradley, LLC.

Among the subjects to be discussed at the conference are recent developments in the new Medicare compliance rules and their impact on mesothelioma settlements and settlement negotiations, ethical aspects of asbestos settlements, new asbestos litigation practices, and the emerging trends in asbestos litigation in New York State.

In addition to Robert Komitor, there are several mesothelioma lawyers from Levy Konigsberg LLP including Jerome H. Block, and Erica V. Cesaro, expected to present at the conference.

A partner at the New York City based law firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP Robert I. Komitor is a nationally recognized mesothelioma lawyer with more than twenty five years of experience in asbestos litigation and a strong track record of obtaining multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of mesothelioma families from New York and across the country. Year after year, he has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers® in America, New York Super Lawyers®, and AV® Preeminent™ rated lawyers. Bob is a former member of the Products Liability Committee of the New York City Bar Association and has co-chaired the New York State Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Committee on Environmental Law. An esteemed authority on trial practices and environmental and toxic tort law, Bob has lectured before many legal gatherings including the American Bar Association, the American Association of Trial Lawyers (ATLA), the American Conference Institute, Mealey’s Conferences, Perrin Conferences, Harris Martin Conferences, and HB Litigation Conferences. Moreover, he is the author of several educational articles about the legal aspects of cases involving exposure to toxic substances and unsafe products.

ATTENTION: Mesothelioma has no known cure and often causes severe pain, suffering, and other types of damage, such as loss of consortium, and loss of income. Additionally, due to the exceedingly high cost of mesothelioma treatments, many families exhaust savings and accumulate financial debt in order to pay for the medical expenses of their family member.Under the law of most states, pain and suffering from mesothelioma may be compensated through the award of money damages, usually obtained with the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys. In some states other types of damages may also be recovered.Asbestos litigation affords mesothelioma victims the opportunity to receive financial compensation and hold accountable the companies that caused their asbestos exposure.

IMPORTANT: If you or your family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer as early as possible to determine if you have a mesothelioma case and to:

  • Preserve your rights to bring a legal action against the responsible parties within the limited time frame allowed by law, known as statute of limitations;
  • Obtain maximum compensation in your case by being able to:
    • Preserve evidence and establish facts of the asbestos exposure while the claimant is still alive and able to provide information;
    • File and resolve a lawsuit against the responsible parties before they file for bankruptcy or, if they already have, to obtain compensation before their bankruptcy trust funds run out of money;
  • Expedite your case, as courts tend to give higher priority to mesothelioma lawsuits where the claimant is still alive.

Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 1-800-MESO-LAW (1-800-637-6529) or by submitting an email inquiry (see form above). Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

NOTE: While our offices are located in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Georgia, many of our mesothelioma lawyers are licensed to practice law in a number of U.S. states and have the capability and extensive experience of representing mesothelioma clients throughout the United States. You are encouraged to contact us with any questions.




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