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Mader Plastering began when Edward Mader and Lawrence Reger formed a partnership in the form of a plastering company in West Seneca, New York in 1953. Mader Plastering was known for being one of the biggest interior finishing companies in Western New York. Mader employed laborers, carpenters, plasterers, drywall finishers, and tapers. In the 1960s and 1970s, Mader acquired Buffalo Acoustical and Rochester Acoustical. Today, the company is based in Elma, New York and is called the Mader Construction Company, Inc.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at Mader Plastering are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before the 1970s, employees of Mader Plastering installed asbestos building materials like fireproof insulation, joint compound, sprayed on acoustical insulation, and ceiling tiles. The company utilized many fireproofing brands including the Zonolite Company, National Gypsum, U.S. Gypsum, W.R. Grace, Spradon, Monokote, Cafco, Thermal Acoustic, and Blaze Shield.
Laborers who installed walls and ceilings came into contact with asbestos as it was used as a filler in joint compound, which coated seams and joints over drywall tape. When mixing, applying, and sanding down these compounds, asbestos fibers were emitted into the air. Laborers also applied asbestos acoustical tiles, which they would cut to fit into assymetrically-shaped parts of the ceiling. When these tiles were cut, asbestos dust was emitted into the air and inhaled by laborers.
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 could also be exposed to asbestos dust and fibers from the clothing the workers wore home from job sites like Mader Plastering.
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.