New York Asbestos Exposure
Many workers at New York’s shipyards, powerhouses, plants and construction sites were exposed to asbestos. We represent workers that have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and lung cancer. We are familiar with New York work sites, the asbestos products used at those sites, and the manner in which asbestos exposure occurred at them. Whether you were exposed at work, somewhere other than work, and even if you no longer live in New York but were exposed to asbestos here sometime in the past, please get in touch with Belluck & Fox to learn your legal options.
You may already have a good idea of where and how your asbestos exposure occurred. Or, you may be looking for more information about particular asbestos jobsite(s) where you worked in the past. Below, you can search by company type and location to learn more about known New York job site where asbestos was used.
Industries where Asbestos Exposure could Occur
Cities in New York & Asbestos Exposure
The five boroughs of New York City are considered to be among the most vibrant and cultural places in the world. Made up of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, New York City is home to more than 8 million people living in just over 300 square miles.
For more than 200 years, New York City has been a construction and transportation hub. In the mid-19th to early 20th century, New York City’s ideal proximity to rivers, harbors, and the ocean made it an industrial haven for shipping, power plants, and manufacturing trades.
Unfortunately, the city’s booming industries also made it a haven for dangerous asbestos materials. Asbestos was used in the New York City construction boom in the early 20th century to insulate schools, public housing units, sewage treatment plants, office facilities, churches, restaurants, bars, and many other public establishments. In addition, those who worked hard to build this great city were exposed to dangerous asbestos products such as insulation, electrical components, joint compounds, floor tiles, building materials, and piping.
Decades later, New Yorkers who were exposed to asbestos are being diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other serious diseases. And the asbestos companies that put these people in harm’s way should be held accountable.
The highly respected New York asbestos law firm of Belluck & Fox has secured more than $800 million in compensation for asbestos victims and their families. We have more than 20 years of experience fighting for individuals who were exposed to asbestos and are now suffering the consequences. Schedule a free consultation now to discuss how we can help you.
Asbestos-Related Diseases in New York
People who worked with or around asbestos products were at risk of inhaling or ingesting microscopic fibers that could lodge in the body, eventually causing serious illnesses. However, asbestos-related diseases may not develop until 15 to 60 years after a person was originally exposed.
So now, workers and veterans who were exposed years ago are pursuing asbestos claims in New York after being diagnosed with:
- Mesothelioma, a cancer that attacks the tissue that lines the chest cavity, lungs, abdominal cavity, abdominal organs, heart, and testicles
- Lung cancer, which can be caused when asbestos fibers lodge in the lung itself
- Asbestosis, a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult for a person to breathe
Asbestos manufacturers and suppliers often knew that their products could cause mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Yet they failed to warn workers of these dangers and risks. Despite the harm asbestos has caused, it is still not completely banned in the United States.
Belluck & Fox has also compiled a database of New York companies that have been sued in asbestos lawsuits.
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in New York
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, it is important that you seek treatment from a professional who has experience with this type of illness. Learn more about New York mesothelioma and lung cancer treatment centers:
Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Ave.
Albany NY 12208
1101 Nott St.
Schenectady NY 12308
Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare Regional Cancer Center
1676 Sunset Ave.
Utica NY 13502
Hematology-Oncology Associates of Central New York
5008 Brittonfield Parkway
East Syracuse NY 13057
New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University
630 W. 168th St.
New York NY 10032
NYU Cancer Institute / NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Clinical Cancer Center
160 E. 34th St.
New York NY 10016
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, State University of New York
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo NY 14263
The Mount Sinai Hospital
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York NY 10029
University of Rochester – The Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester NY 14642
Upstate Medical University – SUNY
750 E. Adams St.
Syracuse NY 13210
Vassar Brothers Medical Center – Dyson Center for Cancer Care
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie NY 12601-3990
Weill Cornell Physicians / Weill Medical College of Cornell University
1305 York Ave. (at 70th Street)
New York NY 10021
Additional Mesothelioma Resources in New York
Talk to Our New York Asbestos Lawyers Now
At Belluck & Fox, our nationally recognized asbestos lawyers are committed to fighting for the rights of those whose lives have been forever changed by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. When you schedule a free consultation with our legal team, we will review your work history or service history to pinpoint when you were exposed to asbestos and who should be held responsible.
Contact us today, and one of the partners in our firm will personally call you within 24 hours to discuss the details of your asbestos claim.