University of Rochester
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In 1850, a set of Baptist sponsors founded the University of Rochester. The school’s first campus was located on West Main Street in downtown Rochester, New York. In the 1920s, the University of Rochester moved to its current location on the Genesee River. The campus is 154 acres large and has fifty buildings. The Eastman Quadrangle rests at the center of the university’s River Campus. Ten additional buildings have been erected since 1930, when the first phase of the campus’ construction ended.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at the University of Rochester are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before the 1970s, union and non-union laborers worked with asbestos joint compound, fireproofing materials, and pipe covering.
Fireproof insulation consisted of asbestos, cement, and linen. It was bundled in bags which were emptied out into a machine and mixed with water. The insulation was then sprayed onto structural steel with a hose. This process caused copious amounts of asbestos to be emitted into the air and inhaled by laborers.
Workers also used asbestos joint compound during the process of finishing drywall. Asbestos joint compound was purchased as a ready mix or a dry mix. The dry mix was mixed with water. A maximum of three coats of joint compound were applied to seams in between sheets of drywall. The seams were then sanded down. Working with joint compound 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 the University of Rochester.
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.