Pratt & Letchworth
You may be entitled to receive compensation. Mesothelioma and lung cancer victims & their families have been awarded over $1 million+ from easy access to funds. Call us today to apply.
Over the past 20 years, we've helped 1,000s of families claim the compensation they deserve with no upfront costs to them.
William Letchworth, Samuel Pratt and Pascal Pratt founded the Pratt & Letchworth Company in 1848. In the beginning, the company produced cast iron hardware for carriages and saddles but later expanded to produce hand tools, railroad equipment, and toys. The Dayton Malleable Iron Company acquired Pratt & Letchworth in 1923. The Pratt & Letchworth foundry consisted of three buildings on 25 acres of land on Tonawanda Avenue in Buffalo, New York. In 1981, Pratt & Letchworth closed, and in 2005, the foundry was knocked down.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at Pratt & Letchworth are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. The company employed electrical arc furnaces to melt iron and steel. These furnaces were lined with asbestos refractory materials that required frequent repair and replacement. Pipes, pumps, and valves were also coated with asbestos insulation. Asbestos gaskets sealed flanges. During periods of repair, asbestos dust would be 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 can also be exposed to asbestos dust and fibers from the clothing the workers wore home from job sites like Pratt & Letchworth.
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.