New York World’s Fair

New York Asbestos Lawyer Joseph P. Williams

New York has hosted three World’s Fairs: in 1853, 1939 and 1964, the latter two of which were held at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Like many structures of those times, the facilities constructed for these World’s Fair events often contained asbestos, a carcinogen that was once widely used for its insulation and fire-prevention properties and cause the devastating form of cancer known as mesothelioma.

Symptoms of mesothelioma can include:

  • BLOATING
  • NAUSEA
  • PROFUSE SWEATING
  • DRY COUPHING
  • FATIGUE & MUSCLE WEAKNESS

Many who worked with asbestos-containing products during this era were unaware of the risks associated with asbestos, or that they were even exposed to asbestos. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, New York asbestos attorney Joseph P. Williams may be able to help you and your family members seek the financial security you need.

Make your appointment for a free consultation by calling 855-575-MESO (6376).

ASBESTOS ON DISPLAY

Asbestos was once so popular and well-regarded that at the 1939 World’s Fair, the company Johns Manville held an exhibition in which a man clad in a giant asbestos suit walked into a pit of fire. This was supposed to demonstrate the extent of man’s technological development and control over the elements.

Far more insidious than one bombastic exhibition, however, was the asbestos used throughout Flushing Meadows in the construction and maintenance of the fairgrounds. Because it can take decades for the symptoms of mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer to become evident, many workers exposed to asbestos at the New York World’s Fair may have only recently become aware of the link.

NEW YORK MESOTHELIOMA ATTORNEY JOSEPH P. WILLIAMS IS PROUD TO ADVOCATE FOR ASBESTOS EXPOSURE VICTIMS FROM QUEENS, MANHATTAN, THE BRONX, BROOKLYN, STATEN ISLAND AND NATIONWIDE. CONTACT THE WILLIAMS LAW FIRM, P.C. TODAY.

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