National Fuel Garage
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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 Buffalo Gas Light Company was founded in 1848 at 249 Genesee Street in Buffalo, New York. The company produced illuminating gas from coal. The National Fuel Garage was an auto-mechanic shop located at the Buffalo Gas Light Company’s site. The National Fuel Gas Company acquired the Buffalo Gas Light Company in the early 20th century.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at the National Fuel Garage are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Mechanics at the National Fuel Garage worked on brake repair and maintenance, tune-ups, tire replacement, electrical work, and inspections. Before the 1990s, passenger car and truck brake linings contained chrysotile asbestos. Brake pads, linings, and shoes were quickly worn out and often needed repairing and replacing. These processes of brake pad or brake lining replacement caused asbestos fibers to fly through the air. The sanding and grinding of asbestos brake linings was also considered a highly dangerous process.
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 National Fuel Garage.
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.