Millard Fillmore Hospital
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Millard Fillmore Hospital was established as the Buffalo Homeopathic Hospital in 1872. The hospital was originally located on Washington Street in Buffalo, New York, but moved to a larger space on Cottage Street in 1874. In 1911, the hospital moved to Gates Circle. In 1923, the Buffalo Homeopathic Hospital changed its name to Millard Fillmore Hospital. The hospital expanded several times before closing its practice in 2012. Hospital services continue at the Gates Vascular Institute and Buffalo General Medical Center.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at Millard Fillmore Hospital are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before the 1970s, workers used asbestos materials in maintenance and repair procedures. These workers would remove and apply asbestos joint compound, fireproof insulation, gaskets, block insulation, insulating cement, and pipe coating. Asbestos joint compound was coated over drywall tape and between sheets of drywall. The joint compound then needed to be sanded down, a process which emitted asbestos dust into the air. Millard Fillmore Hospital’s boilers, pipes, valves, and pumps were also coated in asbestos insulation.
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 Millard Fillmore Hospital.
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.