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Niagara University began as the College and Seminary of Our Lady of Angels in 1856. It was founded by the Vincentian Community. In 1883, the college changed its name to Niagara University because it began offering more secular subjects of study. Niagara University is on Lewiston Road in Niagara Falls, New York. The campus consists of 30 buildings on 160 acres and enrolls 4,200 students annually.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at Niagara University are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before the 1970s, asbestos materials were utilized in the construction of Niagara University. Fireproof insulation, insulating cement, asbestos rope, refractory material, block insulation, and pipe covering all contained asbestos. The pipes that brought steam to Niagara University’s buildings were also coated with asbestos, and asbestos rope offered a seal on maintenance access doors on steam boilers. This rope was often removed and replaced, thus sending clouds of asbestos dust into the air. Refractory material was also removed and replaced, another process that caused asbestos fibers to be emitted into the air.
Fireproof insulation coated the structural steel of many of Niagara University’s buildings. The fireproof insulation was made out of a mixture of cement, linen, and asbestos and was sprayed onto the structural steel of the buildings using a hose.
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 Niagara University.
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.