Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center
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Over the past 20 years, we've helped 1,000s of families claim the compensation they deserve with no upfront costs to them.
The Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center began in 1916 as the New York City Reformatory at New Hampton. The center’s purpose was to rehabilitate juvenile delinquents using construction and agricultural practices. Delinquents took part in constructing buildings that took up 800 acres of land. In the 1930s, the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center had dairy and animal farms, a water purification system, vegetable gardens, and other amenities. In 1958, the New York Department of Corrections gave the facility to New York State. In the 1970s, the reformatory was turned into a forensic psychiatric hospital. Currently, the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center, which is the biggest forensic facility in New York State, is a psychiatric center with 278 beds that cares for the mentally ill.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before the 1970s, asbestos pipe covering, gaskets, packing material, and insulating cement were incorporated into the construction of the psychiatric center.
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 the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center.
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.