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New York Mesothelioma

New York Asbestos Attorney

At the Throneberry Law Group, we strive to bring the most compassionate and dedicated care to recently diagnosed mesothelioma victims. Behind our mesothelioma practice is a principal attorney who understands just how life-changing the condition can be after losing his father-in-law to it.

Some of the New York residents whom we have helped pursue mesothelioma compensation live in Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers.

The Centers for Disease Control report that New York has an annual mesothelioma death rate of 7.2 individuals out of one million which has resulted in 2,354 New York residents dying from the condition between 1999 to 2015. While all New York residents are at risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma, workers who are engaged in the mining, construction, shipbuilding, and power plant industries are at increased risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Many other types of workers, including school teachers, are at risk of being exposed to the substance.

Asbestos Exposure at New York Power Plants

There are a number of large power plants in New York, which for many years heavily depended on asbestos due to the substance’s heat and fire resistant capacities. As a result, there still many pieces of machinery located at power plants that contains asbestos, including turbines and valves. As a result, many power plant workers at substantial risk of being exposed to asbestos. Some of the power plants where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include the following:

  • Charles Poletti Power Project
  • Con-Ed Powerhouses and Generating Stations
  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York
  • Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant
  • Flynn Power Plant
  • Ginna Nuclear Power Station
  • Hudson Avenue Generating Station
  • New York State Electric and Gas Corporation
  • Niagara Mohawk Corporation
  • Nine Mile Point
  • NYSEG Powerhouses and Generating Stations
  • Rochester Gas & Electric
New York Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure

Much like the power plant industry, oil refineries depended on asbestos for many years due to the substance’s durable nature. Workers in New York were exposed to asbestos at several oil refineries including Ashand Oil and Mobil Oil Refinery.

Asbestos at Exposure at New York Shipyards

New York is home to a number of shipyards and docks. Not only was asbestos used as insulation in a number of boats that are still in use, heat resistant asbestos was also placed in numerous pieces of shipyard equipment including boilers and pumps. Some of the shipyards in New York where it has been determined that workers are at risk of asbestos exposure include the following:

  • Brooklyn Navy Shipyard
  • Caddell Dry Dock
  • GMD Shipyard
  • New York Shipbuilding Corporation
  • Todd Shipyards
New York Metalworks and Asbestos Exposure

There are numerous steel mills in New York that have a long history of using asbestos as insulation in equipment to reduce the risk of fire. Some of the steel and iron mills in New York City where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include:

  • Alcoa Aluminum
  • Crucible Materials Corporation
  • Phelps Dodge Copper Plant
  • Rome Stripe Steel
Asbestos Exposure at New York Chemical Plants

The chemical plant industry is another that relied on asbestos for many years, which endangered the lives of many workers. Some of the chemical plants in New York where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include Dupont Yerkes Plant and Hooker Chemical Plant.

The Risk of Exposure to Asbestos for New York Residents

There are at least 23 natural asbestos deposits in New York, with the state’s highest mesothelioma rates surrounding the city of Buffalo. Additionally, New York City is heavily populated with asbestos due to the fall of the Twin Towers, which has resulted in significant respiratory disorders in the population. In addition to these details, New York residents, whether at home or on the job, are exposed to asbestos on a frequent basis. While asbestos is not dangerous in its resting state, once moved, the fibers can be inhaled and end up in the linings of a person’s vital organs. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that they have been exposed to asbestos until several years later when they receive their diagnosis.

Speak With a Skilled Mesothelioma Attorney

At The Throneberry Law Group, we are sympathetic to the many obstacles faced by people diagnosed with mesothelioma as well as their loved ones. If your condition has left you unable to travel, we are prepared to meet with you wherever you are. We also understand that after a mesothelioma diagnosis, you are likely facing large medical bills, which is why we do not ask for upfront fees. Schedule an appointment with our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131. You can also schedule an appointment online.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
You are the reason my mother was able to cope with losing a loved one. You and your staff are always helpful and go above and beyond to help. You have been great to my family and especially my mother. My mother would always come out of your office with a peace of mind. R.S.
★★★★★
We are so appreciative of the results Michael Throneberry got for us! Michael Throneberry and the attorneys we worked with were focused on our peace of mind and seemed to care for my family and me as if we were family. They truly get it. We were thrilled with the result and would recommend this firm to anyone. M.S.
★★★★★
During one of my family's darkest and trying times, Michael Throneberry was there to provide help. His personal experience with mesothelioma made certain that he advised us like family. Thank you, you are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and let him help you during this trying time. He is a true 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. T.S.
★★★★★
Michael Throneberry gave me a whole new outlook on attorneys'! A very caring person who was more concerned with my health than a case. Truly unexpected! He explained possible conditions in english and even found the right doctors in my area. Prepared me for the right questions to ask the doctors so that I can understand my illness better. A great person and a great human being! Thank you. Greg