Edward A. Rath County Office Building
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The Edward A. Rath County Office Building was built in 1970 and is owned by Erie County. It can be found at 95 Franklin Street in Buffalo, New York. The building is home to the Erie County Executive’s office, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and other assorted departments.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at the Rath Building are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before the 1970s, asbestos was used in the pipe covering and fireproofing insulation of the Rath Building. The fireproofing insulation was a combination of cement, asbestos, and waste materials from linen mills that was packaged as a dry powder. The asbestos mixture was then sprayed onto the structural steel using a hose. Asbestos insulation coated the steam and water lines in the Rath Building, and workers who repaired and replaced this insulation were subject to inhaling the airborne asbestos fibers that had been emitted or agitated.
Asbestos is dangerous because its fibers are extremely fragile and break easily into tiny particles that your body’s air filtration system can’t trap and expel. When asbestos gets into your lungs and stays there, it can cause mesothelioma or lung cancer. Risk of diagnosis increases with the length of time that a person has been exposed although even short exposures can cause mesothelioma or lung cancer. The most common causes of asbestos exposure are in the workplace or from products in the home. Spouses and family members of workers can also be exposed to asbestos dust and fibers from the clothing the workers wore home from job sites like the Rath Building.
Mesothelioma is a rare disease that is diagnosed between 2,500 and 3,000 times each year. Anyone who has been exposed to asbestos is at risk for developing mesothelioma or lung cancer. Although most companies knew that asbestos was dangerous, they continued to allow their employees to work with and around asbestos without protective gear until the late 1970s.
At Belluck & Fox, our nationally recognized asbestos attorneys have extensive experience fighting for families and workers exposed to asbestos. We are proud to have secured more than $1 billion so far for asbestos victims and their families.
We are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up a free consultation, where we will review your claim and discuss all your legal options. Our law firm does not charge any legal fees upfront and we do not get paid unless and until we secure compensation for you.