Sisters of Charity Hospital
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.
The Sisters of Charity founded the first hospital in Buffalo, New York, in 1848. Originally, the Sisters of Charity Hospital was located on St. Louis Place but moved to the corner of Main Street and Delavan Avenue in 1876. In 1948, the hospital moved to the location where it currently sits today at the corner of Main and Humboldt Streets. The Sisters of Charity Hospital has undergone many renovations. Currently, the hospital has approximately 470 beds and offers emergency, cardiology, maternity, and rehabilitation services.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at the Sisters of Charity Hospital are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Carpenters, electricians, pipefitters, laborers, sheet metal workers, and insulators regularly worked on the hospital. Before the 1970s, these workers came into contact with asbestos materials including fireproof insulation, insulating cement, block insulation, and pipe covering.
Asbestos fireproof insulation coated the structural steel at the Sisters of Charity Hospital. The fireproofing material was a dry mix that would be combined with water and sprayed onto the steel using a hose. This process caused asbestos dust to become airborne and to be inhaled by laborers.
Sisters of Charity Hospital was heated by steam boilers whose pipes were coated in asbestos covering. The pipe covering often had to be cut and applied, a process which also caused asbestos dust to become airborne and to be 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 the Sisters of Charity 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.