Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
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The Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo was incorporated in 1892 as a two-story brick hospital. The idea for the hospital began in the 1880s when Dr. Mahlon Bainbridge Folwell began discussing the opinion that ill children and adults should not intermingle as it is counterproductive to a child’s health. In 1891, Mrs. Gibson Williams and her daughter purchased a vacant home at 219 Bryant Street to house the hospital. The original hospital could house twelve patients.
In 1893, Mrs. Williams and her daughter bought property adjacent to 219 Bryant Street so that forty beds could be added to the hospital. From the 1900s to the 1950s, the Children’s Hospital grew. A new building was constructed that could house 200 pediatric beds and 75 maternity beds. Currently, the hospital serves 28,000 inpatients annually and 150,000 outpatient visits to its emergency room or specialty clinics.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before the 1970s, asbestos joint compound, fireproofing materials, and pipe covering were used in the maintenance and construction of the hospital.
Carpenters, fire proofers, plasterers, pipe coverers, plumbers, electricians, and insulators all worked with asbestos materials to construct the Children’s Hospital. Asbestos material coated pipes, ducts, boilers, and structural steel at the hospital. Laborers who had to remove and replace this material were subject to inhaling airborne asbestos fibers.
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 Women and Children’s Hospital of 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.