University Hospital – Syracuse
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University Hospital was constructed in 1965 on East Adams Street in Syracuse, New Yok as a teaching hospital. It is apart of the State University of New York’s Upstate Medical University. The original Upstate Medical University was established in 1834 as the Geneva Medical College. In 1871, the school was merged with Syracuse University. In 1950, Syracuse University sold the medical school to SUNY. University Hospital – Syracuse is currently one of the biggest hospitals in the Syracuse area.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at University Hospital – Syracuse are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before the 1970s, asbestos fireproof insulation, insulating cement, block insulation, and pipe covering were used to construct the hospital.
Laborers coated the structural steel at University Hospital – Syracuse with asbestos fireproof insulation that was made from asbestos, cement, and linen. The insulation was mixed with water and sprayed onto structural steel with a hose. After being applied, fireproof insulation was often scraped from the structural steel by electricians and carpenters so as to install conduits or framing studs.
University Hospital – Syracuse used the steam produced by boilers as a heating system. Asbestos insulation coated boilers, valves, pipes, and pumps in the steam system. Laborers regularly removed and reapplied this insulation, a process that caused asbestos dust to 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 University Hospital – Syracuse.
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.