New York, NY asked in Workers' Compensation and Environmental for New York

Q: now retired NYC teacher How long do I have to sue dept of ed due to serious health issues caused by toxic environment

Low levels of asbestos was found in my classroom and other teachers also became diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. I am recovering from a double lung transplant and I can never go back to work.

2 Lawyer Answers

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.

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  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in New York

A: You might have to file an administrative complaint immediately. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

Gregory Andrews Cade

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  • Environmental Law Lawyer
  • Birmingham, AL

A: In New York, the statute of limitations for a plaintiff intending to file an asbestos claim is three years from the time of the diagnosis of the asbestos-related disease.

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