The Firm You Go to When the 
Stakes Are High

Asbestos Exposures At Westover Power Station – Johnson City, New York

The Westover Power Station is situated near the Susquehanna River, in Johnson City, NY. The plant is only 3 miles from downtown Binghamton, the capitol of Broome County, and is also very close to the Pennsylvania border. Johnson City, along with Binghamton, and Endicott, form the Southern Tier’s Triple Cities. The area was an economic powerhouse before, during, and after World War II. Industrial giants, like IBM called the Triple Cities their home.

Westover was conceived as a coal-fired 119 megawatt power generating station. At 119 megawatts, Westover was smaller than other upstate plants. In addition to Westover’s power generating capability, the facility also served as an electric substation. Westover was operated by New York State Electric & Gas (“NYSEG”). Westover is also known Goudney. This alternative name is a nod to a former NYSEG executive. After years of providing the Southern Tier with electricity, Westover was retired in 2011. The plant was dormant for several years, before being converted to natural gas. Today, the reopened Westover is delivering power once again, but at a fraction of its former capacity.

Size notwithstanding, the facility is a major source of asbestos exposure for the Southern Tier’s catastrophically injured powerhouse workers. Powerhouse workers and contractors at plants like Westover are at a greatly increased risk of contracting life threatening diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Hardworking Southern Tier residents were unwittingly exposed to carcinogenic asbestos dust, as they supported their families by delivering crucial electricity to the Triple Cities, and beyond. Nearly every piece of equipment inside Westover contained asbestos. In fact, the plant simply could not have operated without the use of asbestos-containing components. Shockingly, the corporations responsible for exposing thousands of powerhouse workers to asbestos, failed to provide them with any warning about the inherent dangers, despite being fully aware of the risks.

Many people do not realize that the hazards of asbestos were published in medical journals starting in at least the late 1800s and early 1900s. By 1930, it was well-established in the published medical literature that asbestos could cause death. And the steps needed to reduce worker exposures to asbestos were also published in the literature in the 1930s. In the face of this available knowledge, Levy Konigsberg has consistently recognized that companies that made or sold asbestos-containing products and failed to adequately warn demonstrated a reckless disregard for the well-being of dedicated and skilled workers. This recognition has driven the firm to achieve record-setting jury awards for powerhouse workers suffering from the ravages of mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Levy Konigsberg is committed to helping asbestos victims throughout Western New York, the Southern Tier and throughout New York State. Several of Levy Konigsberg’s high profile trial attorneys were raised in Upstate New York. Levy Konigsberg’s attorneys combine their specialized knowledge of Upstate New York, with the proven, big city ability to hold powerful corporations accountable in the courtroom. When mesothelioma, or lung cancer strikes, you need a firm that is not afraid to bring your case to trial if necessary. If you or a loved was diagnosed with mesothelioma, or lung cancer, after working at Westover, call Levy Konigsberg today.

A TEAM COMMITTED TO DOING WHAT IS RIGHT

Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline or by submitting an email inquiry. Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

Know the Difference

Committed to Doing What's Right
  • Over $3 Billion Won

    We have represented numerous individuals and groups of workers, winning for them multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts.

  • There's No Case Too Big

    Our team has achieved groundbreaking victories in highly complex cases and has gone up against some of the toughest defendants in the country.

  • Trial Attorneys

    Our attorneys excel in the courtroom and are not afraid to bring a case in front of a jury if a fair settlement for the client has not been reached.

  • A Thought Leader in the Industry

    Our firm's knowledge and experience are in high demand, and many news outlets have asked us to share our legal expertise.

  • Access to World Class Resources

    Our experienced attorneys use cutting-edge technology and highly regarded experts to help us achieve the best possible result for our clients.

  • Changing the World for Good

    We not only want to achieve the best possible results for our clients, but we also strive to prevent future harm by changing public health policies.

Thousands of Clients Helped

Hear What They Have to Say
  • Professional, responsive and very good at their jobs.

    “From the first visit to my home, to my last visit to the office to collect my settlement, I was very happy with the services provided by this firm. They are professional, very responsive and very good ...”

    - Lisa Ross
  • They have truly gone above and beyond.

    “I have been beyond pleased how Levy Konigsberg is handling my matter. They answer my questions in a timely matter and when warranted, ease my worries and concerns. They have truly gone above and ...”

    - Anne Fahey
  • I put my Faith and Trust into Corey Stern!

    “Selecting a Law firm to represent me was one of the biggest decisions I've had to make in my life. I put my Faith and Trust into Corey Stern, and he exceeded all my expectations.”

    - Dennis McGowan
  • With this team on my side we came out on top.

    “Levy Konigsberg and team are a group of men and women that give their all, down to the receptionist. I had a case that was almost unbeatable but with this team on my side we came out on top. They keep ...”

    - Angie Garrido
  • Very happy with our settlement.

    “My husband and I were VERY happy with our experience with this firm. They were always caring and really helped us go through this in a very hard time in our lives .We continue to be in touch with the ...”

    - Lori Rosa
  • Wow is all I can say.

    “It has been a few years now but I needed to post this. My dad suffered so much from Mesothelioma. My brother looked into the law and our rights. Unfortunately he died also before anything was done. It ...”

    - Carol N.
  • Their dedication to receive the highest results for their clients was amazing.

    “Working with Levy Koningsberg LLP was a very positive experience. Their professionalism and curiosity was outstanding. I was a pleasure working with this firm. Their dedication to receive the highest ...”

    - Emily DeRogatis
  • Such a great team!

    “The whole team at Levy, Konigsberg LLP have been extremely professional and kind during our most difficult time. They keep you informed during the process, check in often asking if there are any ...”

    - Kevin Kober
  • We definitely got the right law firm!

    “Levy Konigsberg represented my daughter Linda, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma at 16 years old. She endured many surgeries and chemotherapy including HIPEC. She traveled the country seeking ...”

    - Mark Wells
  • Levy Konigsberg continued to help my family fight for the justice my father deserves.

    “Levy Konigsberg was there for my father as soon as he was diagnosed with mesothelioma they helped him get medical treatment in another state that specializes in his condition and even provided housing ...”

    - Stephanie Vitale
LEVY KONIGSBERG IN THE NATIONAL MEDIA

CHOOSE LEVY KONIGSBERG

Start with a FREE Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.