Arthur G. Prystowsky is a senior associate in the Mass Tort/Class Action group at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. He focuses his practice on asbestos, mesothelioma, lung cancer, and talc.
Mr. Prystowsky is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience representing victims of asbestos-related diseases, including in extremis cases involving people living with mesothelioma or lung cancer. He has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients, including a $10.55 million verdict in the Fourth Judicial District Court of New York for a man who was exposed to industrial talc and diagnosed with mesothelioma. Results achieved in prior matters are not meant to be a guarantee of success as the facts and legal circumstances vary from matter to matter. His extensive experience litigating cases for asbestos victims has led him to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the asbestos-containing products used in the United States.
Mr. Prystowsky has spent the last 4 years at Wilentz representing approximately 5,000 powerhouse mechanics, electricians and insulators who have been diagnosed with asbestos diseases over the last 40 years. His experience makes him well versed in the asbestos exposures that occurred in powerhouses. This knowledge dates back to Wilentz’s pioneer work in the powerhouse cases that were first litigated in New York County in the early 1990s. Additionally, Mr. Prystowsky has represented automotive mechanics, steamfitters, plumbers, construction workers, electricians, Navy veterans, Army veterans, longshoremen, engineers, homemakers, boilermakers, locksmiths, and a variety of trades performing maintenance and repair work.
As the son of a physician who specializes in cancer treatment, Mr. Prystowsky is aware of the difficult time clients and their families go through when faced with significant medical issues and learned, at a very young age, the value of assisting people in need. Combining his passion for seeking justice for those in need with his legal profession, he understands that people are routinely injured as a result of the failure of corporations to adequately inform consumers about the dangers of their products. While in law school, Mr. Prystowsky advocated on behalf of the public by writing a comment to the FDA, requesting that the FDA deny a labeling change of certain food products. Subsequently, the FDA decided not to adopt the proposed labeling change.
As a trial lawyer, Mr. Prystowsky has actively been involved in the following cases:
- A 2019 trial against a boiler manufacturer in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County.
- A 2016 trial against a gasket manufacturer in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County.
- In 2016, participated on a trial team against an asbestos manufacturer in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County.
- In 2015, participated on a trial team that secured a multi-million dollar plaintiff’s verdict for the family of a cancer victim resulting from talc exposure.
- In 2014, assisted in securing a favorable plaintiff’s verdict against an automobile manufacturer that sold asbestos-containing brakes.
2011: Submitted Comment to the FDA Regarding: Corn Refiners Association’s Citizen Petition (Docket No. FDA-2010-P-0491)