Power Plant Asbestos Attorney in New York
What is today known as the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) was formerly the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO), and many of its facilities were constructed during the height of asbestos use in insulation, pipe coverings and other materials common in power plants. This put many workers at these sites in regular contact with asbestos particles, which can lodge in the lungs and lead to mesothelioma or lung cancer.
At Williams Law Firm, P.C. our New York asbestos attorney helps people afflicted with asbestos-illnesses every day. Call (855) 971-0343 for your free consultation.
POWER PLANTS HAVE HISTORICALLY USED SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNTS OF ASBESTOS
Products containing asbestos were popular in power plants because they were relatively cheap, had excellent insulation properties, and were resistant to heat and flames.
LILCO facilities at which workers may have come in contact with asbestos include:
- LILCO POWER PLANT IN PORT JEFFERSON, NEW YORK
- LILCO POWER PLANT IN NORTHPORT, NEW YORK
- LILCO POWER PLANT IN SHOREHAM, NEW YORK
- LILCO NORTHPORT POWER PLANT IN LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
- LILCO POWER PLANT IN ROSLYN, NEW YORK
Although regulations restricting the use of asbestos began taking effect in the 1970s, and asbestos abatement efforts continued afterward, many workers were exposed to asbestos fibers without knowing the risks for years. Furthermore, it is often decades before mesothelioma is detected; power plant workers who had regular contact with asbestos may only now be learning they are afflicted with cancer.
IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MESOTHELIOMA, CONTACT NEW YORK ASBESTOS ATTORNEY JOSEPH P. WILLIAMS. OUR FIRM HAS A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF HELPING VICTIMS OBTAIN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE RECOVERY.