University at Buffalo
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The State University at Buffalo was founded in 1846. It is the largest school in the SUNY system, consisting of three campuses. The North campus opened in the 1970s and has more than 100 buildings and 1,200 acres.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at University at Buffalo are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. The University’s North Campus was constructed in the early 1970s. Asbestos fireproofing, pipe covering, and joint compound were utilized in the construction process.
Fire proofers applied fireproofing materials like Monokote to the structural steel of buildings at University at Buffalo. Fireproof insulation consists of a mix of asbestos, cement, and linen. The material was mixed with water and sprayed onto surfaces with a hose. This process caused asbestos dust to be emitted into the air and inhaled by laborers.
Asbestos joint compound and pipe covering were also used to construct buildings at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus. Joint compound coated seams and joints over drywall tape. When dry, the compound was sanded down.
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 University at Buffalo.
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.