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What is Mesothelioma?

Updated February 21, 2024.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs, abdomen, and other vital organs of the body. The only known cause is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a natural mineral fiber that cannot be absorbed by the human body. It has been used in millions of household and commercial products since the 1970s including:

  • building materials
  • wall board
  • housing insulation
  • roofing shingles
  • brake and clutch pads for vehicles.
  • electrical products
  • wiring

According to the New York State Department of Health, about 200 new mesothelioma cases are diagnosed each year in New York. The American Cancer Society reports a 5-year survival rate of only 18%. Survival Rates for Malignant Mesothelioma (cancer.org)

Mesothelioma Exposure in New York

Unfortunately, asbestos can break apart and release particles into the air to be inhaled by those in its presence. Workers and consumers were unknowingly exposed to asbestos, which is a danger to anyone who comes into contact with it. There are no safe levels of exposure, no matter how small. Asbestos dust from a job site can also linger on a worker’s clothes and travel home with them, exposing their family members.

As a result, thousands of workers, service members, and their families were put at risk of serious, potentially fatal asbestos-related diseases, like:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Asbestosis

Tradespeople and blue-collar workers suffered the most exposure, as did veterans who regularly worked with asbestos-infested materials such as building materials, wall and plumbing insulation, electrical wiring, and floor, ceiling, and roofing tiles. Others were exposed simply by working in asbestos-laden office buildings and even schools. Those most commonly affected include:

  • Aircraft mechanics
  • Aluminum smelting workers
  • Auto mechanics
  • Bakers
  • Brake mechanics and manufacturing workers
  • Boilermakers
  • Carpenters
  • Chlor-alkali plant workers
  • Clay workers/artists
  • Construction workers
  • Dentists
  • Electricians
  • Factory workers
  • Firefighters
  • Insulation workers
  • Jewelry makers
  • Hairdressers
  • HVAC workers
  • Laborers
  • Machinists
  • Maintenance workers
  • Military veterans
  • Oil refinery workers
  • Painters
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers
  • Railroad workers
  • Roofers
  • School teachers
  • Shipyard workers / Navy veterans
  • Steelworkers
  • Textile workers
  • Welders
  • Ironworkers
  • Those who worked manufacturing asbestos-related products.

While asbestos is most commonly found in the workplace and older buildings, there are also everyday household products that put people at risk. One particular menace is talc. Talcum powder is used in baby powder, make-up, paint, fertilizer, and some plastics.

Occupational Asbestos Exposure in the United States

Asbestos was known as the “wonder” material, cheap to produce and use – yet flame retardant – making it a popular additive to anything at risk of overheating or catching fire. At the beginning of the 20th century, companies began utilizing asbestos on a widespread scale. It was used in automobiles, homes, schools, and offices. From the 1920s to the 1960s, the United States accounted for more than 80% of worldwide asbestos use.

Asbestos coatings were used to fireproof and insulate electrical wires, pipes, floorboards and even walls, ceiling, and roofing materials.

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an estimated 27 million American workers were exposed to asbestos from 1940-1979. This widespread exposure resulted in significant increases in mesothelioma cases during the second half of the 20th century. They continue to rise into the 21st century.

World War II caused another increase in usage with the United States’ rapid production of military ships and aircraft. Asbestos was widely used to protect fleets of ships from fires at sea. Shipyard builders and workers were regularly exposed to asbestos.

Asbestos Regulation

The peak of Asbestos usage in the U.S. was in the early 1970s at which point the U.S. was importing more than 800,000 tons of asbestos per year. During the 1970s, the use of asbestos began to become a public controversy. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released information about the dangers of asbestos when it is disturbed. A few years later, OSHA implemented safety regulations which have greatly decreased occupational exposure to asbestos.

Exposure to Asbestos is Still a Threat to Health and Safety

Contrary to popular belief, the United States has not outlawed the use of asbestos. The Environmental Protection Agency attempted to ban asbestos in 1989 without success. Although mining of asbestos stopped with the closure of the country’s last asbestos mine in 2002, the U.S. still imports several hundred tons of asbestos per year. Most imported asbestos is used in the chlor-alkali industry. The chlor-alkali industry—in which chlorine and caustic soda are produced simultaneously by electrolytic decomposition of salt—is the principal source of chlorine in the U.S.

While OSHA has established protective standards, about 1.3 million American workers are still exposed to asbestos through their jobs today. In addition to the chlor-alkali industry, workers are still exposed when repairing, renovating, or maintaining buildings that include asbestos materials.

Types of Mesothelioma

There are four main types of mesothelioma:

  • Pleural mesothelioma, affecting the lining of the lungs. Accounts for more than 90% of occupational exposure cases.
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma, affecting the lining of the abdomen. Accounts for about 9% of occupational exposure cases.
  • Pericardial mesothelioma, a rare form affecting the lining of the heart.
  • Testicular mesothelioma, a rare form affecting the lining of the testicles.

Those Affected

Mesothelioma typically affects men, largely because males held most of the jobs that involved asbestos exposure during the height of asbestos usage. According to a study published by Translational Oncology, men make up 93% of occupational asbestos exposure cases.

Mesothelioma typically affects the elderly because the disease takes 20-50 years to develop. The average age of mesothelioma diagnosis due to occupational exposure is 67. This means a construction worker in their 30s or 40s exposed to asbestos won’t be diagnosed until after retirement.

Prognosis is Poor

Unfortunately, the prognosis for those diagnosed with mesothelioma is poor. For occupational exposure cases, the median survival length is only 19 months. This leaves individuals and families little time to cope, react, and plan in the face of this horrific and deadly disease.

There is Help Available

Asbestos exposure and mesothelioma have prompted a significant number of individuals and their families to seek compensation for the pain, suffering, death, and damages incurred. Mesothelioma lawsuits seek to hold responsible parties accountable for the exposure that led to the development of this life-threatening disease.

Those Injured by Mesothelioma Can Pursue Compensation by Several Methods

If you have mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, you likely were exposed without any warning or knowledge about the dangers of asbestos. In most cases, the negligent party is the asbestos manufacturing company, not your employer. Those injured can seek compensation in several ways:

  • Mesothelioma Lawsuits: Filing a lawsuit directly against the companies responsible for your asbestos exposure and illness.

o Generally speaking, a mesothelioma lawsuit may be filed by the person diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease or in the case of a death, the victim’s spouse, children or estate representative.

o The attorneys at Lacy Katzen LLP understand that you and your family are busy focusing on your health and battling the effects of this devastating disease. We will make every effort to make the process easy and keep your involvement to a minimum.

  • Asbestos Trust Fund Claims: Billions of dollars are estimated to be still available in asbestos trust funds established for mesothelioma victims and their families. Established by companies that filed for bankruptcy to avoid asbestos litigation, these funds were set aside by the Bankruptcy Court to compensate those who were harmed by their product.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans make up about a third of 33% of all mesothelioma claims due to widespread asbestos usage in all branches of the military in such applications as electrical wiring, insulation, and brake and clutch pads for vehicles and aircraft. V.A. benefits can offer victims health care and monthly compensation.

The Basis for Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Exposure to asbestos, a known carcinogen, is the primary cause of mesothelioma. Many individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos in the workplace, often without adequate protection or warning of the associated risks. Companies that manufactured, distributed, or use asbestos-containing products without warning those at risk may be held liable for negligence.

Workers and their families affected by mesothelioma have the legal right to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages associated with the disease. In cases of wrongful death, surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their loved one.

Upstate New York Worksites and Companies Believed to Have Worked with Asbestos

Buffalo

  • Schreiber Brewing Company
  • Acands Incorporated
  • Acme Steel
  • Agway Chemical
  • Albert Ziegele
  • Allied Chemical
  • Allied Chemical & Dye Corp
  • Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation
  • Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation Specialty Chem Division
  • Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation, General Chemical Division
  • Allied Chemical Corporation
  • Allied Chemical Corporation
  • Allied Chemical Division
  • Amercon
  • American Airlines
  • American Glucose Company
  • American Grape Sugar Company
  • American Linseed Company
  • American Malting Company
  • American Palace Laundry
  • American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corporation
  • American Steamship Corporation
  • Anaconda Amer.
  • Anaconda American Brass
  • Anderson Apartment Building
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation, 80 Skillen St.
  • Armstrong Cork
  • Armstrong Cork Company
  • Arner Company, Incorporated
  • Ascension Church
  • Ashland Oil
  • Atmosphere Heat Treat Cor
  • Atmosphere Heat Treating Corp.
  • Augstine Rotary Engine Company
  • Baldwin-Ehert-hill Inc
  • Bank Of Buffalo
  • Bennett High School
  • Berlin New Jersey
  • Bethelhem Steel Corporation
  • Bethlehem Steel
  • Bethlehem Steel Company
  • Bethlehem Steel Company
  • Black Rock Station
  • Blackrock Freighthouse
  • Buffalo And Lake Erie Traction Company
  • Buffalo And Susquehanna Iron Company
  • Buffalo Athletic Club
  • Buffalo Bellevue And Lancaster Railway Company (Cheektowaga, NY)
  • B Buffalo Chemical Company
  • Buffalo China
  • Buffalo City Hospital
  • Buffalo Cold Storage Company
  • Buffalo Color Corporation
  • Buffalo Cooked Shrimp Siding
  • Buffalo Distributors
  • Buffalo Dry Dock Company
  • Buffalo Electrochemical Company
  • Buffalo Engineering Company
  • Buffalo Forge Company
  • Buffalo Furnace Company
  • Buffalo Gas Company
  • Buffalo General Electric Company (Tonawanda, NY)
  • Buffalo General Electric Company (Black Rock, NY)
  • Buffalo General Electric Company (Black Rock, NY)
  • Buffalo General Electric Company (Tonawanda, NY)
  • Buffalo General Electric Company- 1877845
  • Buffalo General Hospital, Community Mental Health Center
  • Buffalo Grape Sugar Company
  • Buffalo Forge Company
  • Buffalo Furnace Company
  • Buffalo Gas Company
  • Buffalo General Electric Company (Tonawanda, NY)
  • Buffalo General Electric Company (Black Rock, NY)
  • Buffalo General Electric Company (Black Rock, NY)
  • Buffalo General Electric Company (Tonawanda, NY)
  • Buffalo General Electric Company- 1877845
  • Buffalo General Hospital, Community Mental Health Center
  • Buffalo Grape Sugar Company
  • Buffalo Steam Pump Company
  • Buffalo Street Railway Company
  • Buffalo Technical High School
  • Buffalo Union Furnace Company
  • Buffalo YMCA.
  • Buffalo, Ny Board of Education
  • Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad Company
  • Burgard Vocational High School
  • J. Hamlins Building
  • W. Miller
  • Cascade Coal and Coke Company
  • Catholic Diocese of Buffalo
  • Charles R. Huntley Power Station
  • Chevrolet
  • Chevrolet Foundry
  • Chevrolet, Division of GMC
  • City Hall
  • Clark And Company
  • Clark Brothers Co
  • Claxton Asbestos (installer)
  • Claxton Asbestos Co Inc
  • Colad Seneca Industrial Center
  • Colonel Ward Pumping Station
  • Columbus Hospital
  • Commodore Perry Housing Project
  • Conrail
  • Corning Glass Works
  • Coverall Service and Supply Company
  • Crosstown Street Railway Company
  • Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation
  • Curtiss Wright Corp.
  • Darling And Co
  • Darlington & Co.
  • Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company (East Buffalo, NY)
  • Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company
  • Delevan Plant
  • Donner Hanna
  • Donner Hanna Coke Company
  • Donner Hanna Coke Corporation
  • Donner Steel Company
  • Donner Union Coke Corporation
  • Donner-Hanna Coke Company
  • Dryden School
  • Du Pont Fibre Silk Company
  • Dunlop Tire & Rubber
  • Dunlop Tire and Rubber Company
  • Dydee Wash
  • I. Dupont De Nemours Company
  • I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company, Tedlar Plant
  • East Buffalo Brewing Company
  • Eastern Concrete Steel Company
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Edward Elsworth Company
  • Elementary School #39
  • Ellicott Redevelopment Project
  • Ellicott Square Company
  • Elmira Reformatory
  • Erie County Savings Bank
  • N. Burt Company, Limited
  • Farras Trefts
  • Felmont Oil Co
  • Fidelity Trust Company
  • FMC Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Ford Motor Company (Hamburg/Buffalo/Blasdell, NY)
  • Francis Axe Company
  • Frontier Insulation & Asbestos, Inc.
  • Furnco Construction Co.
  • W. Francis
  • Gabryel Lumber Co
  • General Chemical Corporation
  • General Chemical Division, Allied Chemical and Dye Corporation
  • General Mills, Incorporated
  • General Motors
  • General Motors Chevrolet Plant
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General Railway Signal Company
  • General William J. Donovan State Office Building
  • Geneseo Dorms
  • George L. Squier Manufacturing Company
  • Gerhard Lang Brewery
  • Gibraltar Steel
  • Gibraltar Steel Corporation
  • Globe Plaster Company
  • Globe Plaster Corp
  • Globe Woven Belting Company Inc.
  • Goodyear
  • Gowanda School
  • S. Chaffee Co., Inc.
  • Hanna Furnace Corporation
  • Hanna Furnace/ Union Ship Canal Site
  • Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors Corporation
  • Hewitt & Robbins Rubber
  • Hewitt Robins, Incorporated, Hewitt Rubber Division
  • Hinde And Dauch Paper Company
  • Hooker Chemical
  • Hooker Chemical Co
  • Hooker Chemical Plant
  • Hooker Chemical, Buffalo Avenue
  • Hooker Chemical, Buffalo Avenue (Niagara Falls, NY)
  • Hotel Iroquois
  • Huntley Powerhouse
  • Huntley Station
  • Hutchinson High School
  • Industrial Insulation Sales
  • Inland Distributors Company
  • Insulation Distributors Inc
  • Insulation Distributors, Inc.
  • International Railway Company
  • International Traction Company
  • Iroquois Hotel
  • J C Price Housing Project
  • J M Jakiel Lumber Co
  • L. Alberger and Son
  • N. Adam Company
  • Jacob Dold Packing Company
  • John W. Cooper Co
  • John W. Danforth Company
  • K Mart
  • Keene Corporation
  • Keene Insulating Co
  • Kellog Products Company
  • Kencroft Malleable Co., Inc.
  • Kenfield Project
  • Kobacker’s Store
  • La Fayette Hotel Company
  • Lackawanna Coal And Coke Company
  • Lackawanna Iron and Steel Company
  • Lackawanna Steel Company
  • Laco Applicators, Inc.
  • Laco Industrial Supply
  • Laco Industrial Supply Company
  • Lake Erie Engineering Works
  • Lanfield Housing Projects
  • Lee Holland And Company
  • Lehigh Valley Railroad Company (East Buffalo, NY)
  • Lenco Lumber Co
  • Liberty Bank
  • Liquid Carbonic Corporation
  • Loblaw, Incorporated
  • A. Hanna and Company, The Buffalo Union Furnace Company
  • Mader Plastering
  • Main Place Mall
  • Marine National Bank Building
  • Maryvale High School
  • McKinnon Dash & Hardware Company
  • Mclaughlin
  • Meade Apartment House
  • Medical Center
  • Memorial Auditorium
  • Millard Fillmore Hospital
  • Millcreek School
  • Mobil Oil Company
  • Mobil Oil Corporation
  • Mobil Oil Corporation, 1 Babcot St.
  • Montgomery Brothers and Company
  • Morgan Linen Supply, Incorporated
  • Mundet Cork Co.
  • N Y C Delivery
  • National Analine
  • National Aniline & Chemical Co
  • National Aniline & Chemical Company
  • National Aniline and Chemical Company
  • National Aniline Division, Allied Chemical and Dye Corporation
  • National Biscuit Company
  • National Gypsum
  • National Gypsum Company
  • National Gypsum Company
  • National Starch Company
  • Buffalo Cooked Shrimp Siding
  • New York Central System
  • New York Central System (East Buffalo, NY)
  • New York State Steel Company
  • Niagara Asbestos Company
  • Niagara Branch
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Huntley Station
  • Niagara Shipbuilding
  • Niagara Asbestos Co.
  • Nicholson & Hall
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
  • Penn Central
  • Penn Central Co
  • Philadelphia Quartz Company
  • Pierce Arrow Motor Car Company
  • Pierce-arrow Motor Car Co
  • Pitts Agricultural Works
  • Powerhouse- Niagara
  • Pratt & Lambert
  • Pullman Company
  • Punxsutawney Iron Company
  • Queen City Rubber Co
  • Rand Building
  • Rayon Plant
  • Republic Aluminum
  • Republic Steel
  • Republic Steel Corporation
  • Republic Steel Corporation
  • Republic Steel
  • Rich Products Company
  • Rogers Brown Iron Company
  • Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Cancer Drug Center, Building 30, Carlton St. & Elm St.
  • Sam At Davis Shop at Hubbard & Dorothy Sts.
  • Samuel Greenfield Co.
  • Schoellkopf And Company
  • Schoellkopf Aniline and Chemical Company
  • Schoellkopf Aniline and Chemical Works, Incorporated
  • School #45
  • Sealtest Ice Cream
  • Sealtest Ice Cream, 235 Elm St.
  • Semet Solvay South
  • Semet-Solvay Company
  • Shell Chemical Company
  • Shredded Wheat Company
  • Sisters Of Charity Hospital
  • Sizer Forge Company
  • Snow-holly Works
  • Socony Mobil Oil Co.
  • Socony Mobil Oil Company
  • Socony Mobil Oil Company
  • Socony Vacuum Oil Company
  • South Park High School
  • Spaulding Fibre Co
  • Spencer Kellogg & Sons, Incorporated
  • Standard Buffalo Foundry
  • Standard Radiator Company
  • Statler Hotel
  • Stevenson Building
  • Syracuse Insulation Distributors Inc
  • Temple Beth Zion
  • Thornton And Chester
  • Thornton And Chester Milling Company
  • Timothy McEvoy And Son
  • Trico Products
  • Union Carbide
  • Union Carbide Corporation.
  • Union Iron Works
  • United Refining
  • United States Rubber Reclaiming, Incorporated
  • Urban Incinerator
  • Va Hospital
  • A. Forman, New York
  • P. Hassett Company Liberty Bank Building
  • Wagner Palace Car Company
  • West Metal Works Incorporated
  • Westinghouse Electric
  • Wickwire Spencer Steel Division, Colorado Fuel and Oil Corporation
  • Wickwire Steel Company
  • Wickwire-spencer Steel Co.
  • Worthington Corporation
  • Worthington Pump
  • Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation
  • Zemco Industries

Rochester

  • 3M (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company)
  • L. Anderson Company
  • Amerada Hess Corporation
  • American Brewing Company
  • American Fruit Product Company
  • American Home Food Products, Incorporated
  • American Laundry Machinery Manufacturing Company
  • American Piano Company
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • f. Sturtevant Company
  • I.D.I.
  • Barrand Creelman
  • Beach Nut Packing Co.
  • Beech Nut Packing Company
  • Beechnut Life Savers, Incorporated
  • Bell Engineering
  • Boiler House
  • Brockport Dorms
  • Brockport Student Union
  • Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad Company
  • Castle-Hanson Corp.
  • Chamberlain Rubber Co
  • Chamberlain Rubber Co
  • Chamberlin Rubber Co.
  • City Of Rochester Sewerage Plant
  • Clapps Baby Food Division
  • Cluett, Peabody and Company, Incorporated
  • Co Operative Combustion
  • Co Operative Combustion S
  • Consolidated Machine Tool Corporation
  • Crescent Puritan, Incorporated
  • Cutler Building
  • Delco Products
  • I. Dupont De Nemours Company
  • W. Edwards and Son
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Elmer W. Davis, Inc.
  • Elsary Gypsum Company
  • Envirotech Systems Inc
  • Wayne Corrugated Paper Company
  • General Dynamics Electronics Division
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General Railway Signal Company
  • Genesee Brewing Co.
  • Genesee Science
  • German Insurance Company
  • Ginna Nuclear Plant
  • Gleason Corporation
  • Gleason Works
  • Gleo Eastman
  • Harold H. Clapp, Incorporated
  • Hawkeye Plant
  • Iola Power House
  • Iola Sanatorium
  • Iola Sanatorium and Monroe County Home and Infirmary
  • Iola Sanitorium Power House
  • S. Graham Machine Company
  • N. Beckley
  • Keeler And Kimball
  • Kodak
  • Kodak Park
  • Kodak Park Works
  • Henisee
  • Mechanics Institute
  • Mechanics Laundry Company, Incorporated
  • Nalge Corp
  • New York Central System
  • New York Central System
  • Pap Warehouse
  • Pfaudler Co., The
  • Pfaudler Permutit
  • Pfaulder Co
  • Pfaulder Permutit Corp.
  • Pneumatic Signal Company
  • T. Ford Company
  • T. French Company
  • River Campus Heating Plant
  • Robert E Ginna Power Plant
  • Rochester And Eastern Rapid Railway Company
  • Rochester And Sodus Bay Railway Company
  • Rochester Food Products
  • Rochester Gas & Electric Corp., Russell Station
  • Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rochester Products Division, General Motors Corporation
  • Rochester Railway Company
  • Rochester Smelting & Refining
  • Rochester State Hospital
  • Rochester Suburban Railway Company
  • Rochester Syndicate
  • Schaefer And Schlegel
  • School #13
  • Joe Paper Company
  • Mary’s Hospital
  • Standard Brewing Co
  • Standard Builders Supply
  • Star Palace Laundry
  • Stromberg Carlson Company
  • Stromberg Carlson, Division of General Dynamics Corporation
  • Summerhay’s Refractory Supplies, Inc.
  • Summerhays Refractories
  • Summerhays Sons
  • Symington Gould Corp.
  • H. Symington Company
  • Taylor Instrument Company
  • University Of Rochester
  • Vacuum Oil Company
  • Van Bergh Silver Plate Company
  • Veterans Hospital
  • S. Kimball Branch of American Tobacco
  • Web Seal Inc
  • Whitmore Rauber Vicinus
  • William F. Devendorf
  • WM Summerhays & Sons Corp
  • Xerox
  • Xerox Complex
  • Yawman and Erbe Manufacturing Company

Syracuse

  • Acands, Inc.
  • Allied Chemical
  • Allied Chemical & Dye Company
  • Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation
  • Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation- 2027121
  • Angf, Hancock Field
  • Armstrong Construction & Supply
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation (East Syracuse, NY)
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation, 466 East Manlius St. (East Syracuse, NY)
  • Blodgett School
  • Brighton Towers
  • Bristol Laboratories
  • Bristol Laboratories, Building #21 A
  • Bristol Laboratories, Division of Bristol Myers Company
  • Bristol Laboratories, Incorporated (East Syracuse, NY)
  • Bristol Labs (East Syracuse, NY)
  • Brown, Lipe and Chapin Company
  • Brown-Lipe Gear Company
  • Brown-Lipe-Chapin Division of General Motors Corporation
  • Burns Lyman Smith
  • Burns Supply Inc
  • G. Brown Furniture Company
  • Capital Pipeline Corporation (East Syracuse, NY)
  • Carrier Corp.
  • Carrier Tower
  • Central City Roofing
  • Central New York Power Corp.
  • Central New York Power Corporation
  • Central New York Psychiatric Center
  • Central New York Psychiatric Center, Treatment & Service Building, Phase I of Stage I
  • Chapman Branch
  • Chrysler (East Syracuse, NY)
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • Church And Company
  • Church And Dwight Company, Incorporated
  • City Hall
  • Colt Industries
  • Community Hospital
  • Continental Can Company, Incorporated
  • Croase Hinds Company
  • Crouse Hinds (aka Cooper Industries)
  • Crouse Hinds Co.
  • Crouse Hinds Company
  • Crouse Irving Hospital
  • Crucible Steel Co.
  • Crucible Steel Company of America
  • Crucible Steel, Incorporated
  • Delaware Railroad
  • Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company
  • Denton Refractory Serv
  • Denton Refractory Service Corporation
  • Dey Brothers and Company
  • W. Edwards & Son
  • L. Stearns and Company
  • Eastbourne Drive Office
  • Easy Washing Machine Corp.
  • Easy Washing Machine Corp.
  • Edward Joy Company
  • Electronics Lab- Bldg 9
  • Electronics Park
  • Erie Lackawanna Railroad
  • Frank Murken Inc
  • Franklin Automobile Works
  • Franklin Engine Company, Subsidiary of Aero Industries Incorporated
  • Frazer & Jones
  • Frazer And Jones
  • Frazer And Jones Company
  • G H Miner Co Inc
  • General Electric Company
  • General Electric Company
  • General Electronic Park
  • General Motors Corp
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General Motors, Fisher Body Divison
  • Globe Malleable Iron and Steel Company
  • Globe Malleable Iron Works
  • Green Hill Shopping Center
  • Grossman’s Of New York
  • Groton School
  • H. Franklin Manufacturing Company
  • Halcomb Steel Company
  • Hancock Air Force Base
  • Hendricks Dormitory
  • Hess Oil Company
  • Higbee Rubber Co
  • Hospital of The Good Shepherd
  • Hotaling-warner Company
  • House of The Good Shepherd
  • Industrial Pattern Works
  • Industrial Supply Company
  • Insulation Distributors, Inc.
  • J. Morse Company
  • T. Robertson and Company
  • Kemp And Burpee Manufacturing Company
  • Kentucky Solvay Coke Company
  • Knight Paving Company
  • Linde Air Products Company (union Carbide & Carbon Corp.)
  • Martisco Corporation
  • Merchants Bank
  • Merrell Soule Co.
  • Mico Division
  • Milliken Station Powerhouse
  • Minfelt Wholesale Company
  • Mony Building
  • National Biscuit Company (Nabisco)
  • New Process Gear Corporation
  • New York Central R.R. Co.
  • New York State Electric & Gas Company
  • New York Telephone
  • New York Water Service Corp.
  • Niagara Mohawk Company
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Co.
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. Niagara Mohawk Building
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
  • North East High School
  • Northwood Builders Supply
  • Ny Central Rail Road Company (East Syracuse, NY)
  • New York Telephone
  • New York Water Service Corp.
  • Niagara Mohawk Company
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Co.
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. Niagara Mohawk Building
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
  • North East High School
  • Northwood Builders Supply
  • Ny Central Rail Road Company (East Syracuse, NY)
  • Onondaga County Courthouse
  • Onondaga County Resources Recovery Plant (North Syracuse, NY)
  • Onondaga County Savings Bank
  • Onondaga Radio Broadcasting (a/k/a Onondaga Pottery Co.)
  • Onondaga Steel Company
  • Penman Littlehales Chemical Company
  • Pierce Butler And Pierce Manufacturing Company
  • Plaze Nursing Home
  • R J Denton Co
  • Rock Cut Stone Company
  • Salt City Energy Venture
  • Sanderson Brothers Steel Company
  • Semet-Solvay Company
  • Semet-Solvay Company, Chrome Black Plant
  • Sheridan Siding
  • Sims Casting Plant
  • Smith Premier Typewriter Company
  • Solvay Process
  • Solvay Process Company
  • Solvay Process Company
  • Solvay Process Division
  • Solvay Process Division, Allied Chemical and Dye Corporation
  • Southwest Sr High School
  • Joseph Hospital
  • Suny College Of Forestry
  • Sweet Manufacturing Company
  • Sweets Manufacturing Company
  • Syracuse Chilled Plow Company
  • Syracuse City School District
  • Syracuse Cold Storage and Warehouse Company
  • Syracuse Cold Storage Co
  • Syracuse Insulation Distributors Inc
  • Syracuse Insulation Distributors Inc (Liverpool, NY)
  • Syracuse Intro Company
  • Syracuse Lighting Co
  • Syracuse Lumber Co (Watertown, NY)
  • Syracuse Ornamental Company, Incorporated
  • Syracuse Rendering Co
  • Syracuse Rendering Company
  • Syracuse Street Railway Reorganization Company
  • Syracuse University
  • Syracuse University Boiler House
  • Syracuse University Steam Station
  • Syracuse University, Bird Library
  • Syracuse University, Engineering Building 2
  • Syracuse VA Medical Center
  • Ternstedt Division
  • The Direct Separator Co
  • Trigen Energy Corporation
  • S. Hoffman Machinery Corp.
  • Union Rental Company
  • Upstate Medical Center
  • Upstate Medical Center, Building 2
  • Upstate Medical Hospital
  • Va Hospital
  • A. Sweet
  • Web Seal Inc
  • Whitman And Barnes Manufacturing Company
  • Will And Baumer Company
  • YMCA Building

Utica

  • Abelove Linen Supply, Incorporated
  • Adirondack Electric Power Corporation
  • American Hardwall Plastering
  • American Woolen Company, Incorporated
  • Associated Laundries of America, Incorporated
  • Beaunit Fibers
  • A. Durr Packing Company, Incorporated
  • Central New York Power Corp.
  • Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company
  • Cibi Pharmaceutical
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Concel Inc
  • Cotton Mills
  • Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company
  • Dunlop Tire & Rubber Co
  • Dupont Plant
  • Entrance No. 10
  • Equitable Gas and Electric Company
  • Faxton Hospital Inc
  • Ficchi Heating & Air Cond
  • Foster Paper Company
  • Frank J. Baker and Sons
  • Globe Mills
  • Hanyan Higgins Company Inc.
  • Hudson River Electric Power Company
  • Koppers Company
  • Koppers Company
  • Marine Midland Bank
  • Masonic Hall
  • Masonic Home
  • Masonic Hospital
  • Mohawk Valley Cap Company
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Mutual Box Board Co
  • New York Central Rr Company, Passenger Station, and Yards
  • New York Telephone Company
  • New York Telephone Company
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
  • Oneida County Boiler Works
  • Oneida County Office Building
  • Oneida Knitting Mills
  • Owen Pixley And Company
  • Savage Arms Corp
  • Savage Arms Corporation
  • Shenandoah Cotton Co
  • Shevlin Engineering Company
  • Elizabeth Hospital
  • Luke’s Memorial Hospital Center
  • Syracuse University
  • S. Aeronautical Engine Plant War Department. Air Service (Long Island City, NY)
  • Utica Drop Forge & Tool Co.
  • Utica Free Academy
  • Utica Hotel
  • Utica Knitting Co
  • Utica Knitting Company (Sherburne, NY)
  • Utica Knitting Company
  • Utica Knitting Mills (Sherburne, NY)
  • Utica Knitting Mills Company
  • Utica State Hospital
  • Utica State Hospital, Marcy Division
  • Utica Steam and Mohawk Valley Cotton Mills
  • Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Co., Nepera Chemical Division (Harriman, NY)
  • West End Brewing Co
  • Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals (Rouses Point, NY)

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or a mesothelioma-related disease and worked at one of the sites listed above, we may be able to help. It is important to note that the list of possible exposure sites above is not exhaustive. Perhaps you were exposed at another location or are not sure where you were exposed. We may be able to help you get the answers you need to pursue the compensation you and your family deserve.

Mesothelioma lawsuits play a crucial role in holding responsible parties accountable for the devastating effects of asbestos exposure. Seeking counsel from an experienced attorney at Lacy Katzen is important for individuals and families navigating the complexities of these lawsuits. While compensation cannot reverse the impact of mesothelioma, it can help alleviate the financial burdens and provide a sense of justice for those affected by this preventable and tragic disease. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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