White Plains, NY asked in Wrongful Death for New York

Q: My mom died of a rare cancer and was exposed to known carcinogenic chemicals at her work before her death

- we suspect a link. This happened whenI was a minor. Am I able to sue now that I'm over 18?

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A: The statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits in New York is 2 years. Consequently, if a longer time elapsed from the passing of your mother, I am afraid you can no longer take legal action against her former employer. If, however, you find yourself within the 2-year time frame, you can still recover financial compensation on her behalf with the help of a lawyer specializing in toxic exposure cases. After carefully evaluating your situation, they will be able to tell you whether you have a case. In the event you do, they will collect as much evidence as possible to support your lawsuit and eventually provide you with the compensation you are entitled to.

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