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Danskammer Generating Station Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney in New York

In the rush to construct new power houses and other facilities in New York, many workers came in contact with asbestos and were put at risk for developing mesothelioma or lung cancer.

If you or a loved one suffered mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, New York asbestos lawyer Joseph P. Williams is here to help you and your family through this difficult time.

Call Williams Law Firm, P.C. at (855) 575-6376 for your free consultation.

What Compensation Can You Win in an Asbestos Exposure Claim?

If you have been exposed to asbestos due to another person’s negligence—like your employer—you are likely eligible to receive compensation for any losses you’ve incurred. Medical bills and other damages can be significant, and you should not have to shoulder the costs of losses you were not responsible for creating. The following damages will likely qualify for compensation, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case:

  • Medical bills
  • Ambulance fees
  • Future medical care
  • Physical or occupational therapies
  • Mental health services
  • Legal or attorney service fees
  • Wrongful death
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Reduction in quality of life
  • Loss of wages
  • Changes in wage-earning potential

Other losses may also apply, depending on the situation. We recommend you work with a lawyer from The Williams Law Firm for assistance, as we have extensive experience handling cases involving asbestos exposure or diagnosis of mesothelioma. We can help you determine what damages qualify for compensation, how to increase potential payments from responsible parties, and hold liable individuals accountable for their actions.

Who is Responsible for Your Exposure to Asbestos?

Most often, an employer will be responsible for your exposure to asbestos and any related medical bills. However, there may be certain cases where another party will be liable. The following individuals may be responsible for your losses:

  • Contractor
  • Another employee
  • A visitor to the property
  • The property owner or renter
  • Third-party companies hired for upkeep procedures
  • Parts or equipment manufactures

If you need further information or assistance understanding who might be liable, we encourage you to speak with a lawyer. An asbestos exposure lawyer from The Williams Law Firm can help narrow the list of potentially responsible individuals, hold these parties accountable, and easily navigate the court system.

Asbestos and Power Plants

Built by Central Hudson Gas and Electric in the 1930s and sold to Dynergy in the 1990s, the Danskammer Generating Station in Newburgh, New York is located along the Hudson River. Danskammer contained four generating units; two ran on oil, two on coal. The facility has been closed since March of 2013.

Power plants built during the 1930s almost always included a great deal of asbestos. Contractors and others involved in the construction of power plants often used asbestos to insulate high-temperature rooms and prevent fires.

Asbestos was often placed on:


Asbestos “blankets” were also used as fire prevention tools. Workers in the Danskammer Station and other power plants were often exposed to asbestos while working in and maintaining the facilities.

How Can an Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Help You?

If you have been exposed to asbestos or diagnosed with mesothelioma, you don’t have to take legal action against the liable parties alone. We recommend you work with an experienced and talented asbestos exposure lawyer to help with case management. An attorney can support you by speaking on your behalf, communicating with other parties, leveling the playing field against legal representatives, handling insurance companies, and completing paperwork for you. 

By removing several of these tasks from your list of responsibilities, you can stress less and focus on your health. An attorney from The Williams Law Firm can help you mitigate mistakes and maximize the compensation you are entitled to receive, reducing significant risks associated with self-representation. We can represent you fairly and help you move through the legal process with confidence and speed.

While many lawyers are known for being expensive and difficult to work with, you don’t have to worry about this when you retain our services. The Williams Law Firm offers free consultations, allowing you to maintain your financial well-being and stability as you recover. The liable parties are also much more likely to pay for our services than you, saving you from having to pay for legal help you shouldn’t have needed in the first place. Feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience and schedule your free consultation with us today.

Get Support From The Williams Law Firm After Asbestos Exposure

If you or a family member developed mesothelioma or lung cancer after working in the Danskammer Generating Station or other New York job site that may have contained asbestos, please contact Williams Law Firm, P.C. to learn how our New York asbestos attorney may be able to help.


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