July 3, 2013 – Schenectady mesothelioma lawyers from the nationally-renowned asbestos law firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP open offices in Albany, NY. The firm shares a map of common asbestos exposure sites in Schenectady County.


SCHENECTADY, New York, July 3, 2013 – With its mesothelioma lawyers already working all over the country, Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”), a nationally-acclaimed asbestos litigation law firm, whom U.S. News & World Report recently named 2013 Law Firm of the Year in Product Liability, has opened offices in Albany, New York, to assist victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases who were exposed to asbestos in a wide variety of industries, including many industrial and commercial sites, in and around Schenectady and the Capital District.

Each year, thousands of men and women are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis, as a result of their unnecessary exposure to asbestos and asbestos-containing products. These diseases may have been prevented if the companies profiting from the sale and/or use of asbestos products shared the knowledge they had concerning the dangers of asbestos to its customers or end-users.

The Capital District of New York, particularly the City of Schenectady, has a higher incidence of mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases due to the region’s long manufacturing history in industries where deadly asbestos-containing products were widely used.

Schenectady’s manufacturing history began in 1887 when Thomas Edison relocated his Edison Machine Works Company to the area which merged in 1892 to form the corporate giant, General Electric Company. GE’s Schenectady site carried out manufacturing, research and development for the production of turbines, motors, wire and cable, appliances, and many other asbestos containing products. In 1901 American Locomotive Company, also known as ALCO, formed from the merger of several manufacturers, including Schenectady Locomotive Works, in 1901 to become the second-largest producer of steam engines in the United States. In the late 1940’s, the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory began working with GE and the U.S. Government in Schenectady to conduct nuclear research and development, including the generation of electricity from nuclear energy, which lead to the development of the United States Nuclear Power Program and world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus in 1954. These companies and numerous others in Schenectady used asbestos in their products and in their facilities despite known dangers and health risks associated with the deadly fiber.

The firm shares here a map documenting known asbestos exposure sites in and around Schenectady:

  • American Locomotive Company
  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Atomic Knolls Power Lab
  • C. M. G. Ridley & Sons, Inc.
  • Des Moines Edison Light Company
  • Edison General Electric Company
  • Edison Machine Works
  • Ellis Hospital
  • General Electric Company
  • General Electric Research Laboratories
  • General Ice Cream Corporation
  • Horstmann Lumber Company
  • International General Electric Company
  • Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
  • Mica Insulator Company
  • Mico Div Minn. Mining
  • Mohawk Gas Company
  • Saint Clares Hospital
  • New York State Natural Gas Company
  • Old American Locomotive Works
  • Sandstone Brick Company
  • Schenectady Hotel Company Inc
  • Schenectady Locomotive Works
  • Schenectady Railway Company
  • Schenectady Savings & Loan Association
  • Schenectady Varnish Company, Inc.
  • Schenectady Chemicals
  • Schenectady County Court House
  • Schenectady Locomotive Works
  • Sealtest Foods
  • Shanowee Village Apartments
  • St. Clares Hospital
  • Union College
  • Van Curler Hotel
  • Walter and Hedden

Capital District workers who were exposed to asbestos at these and other jobsites located throughout New York State can seek the expertise of the New York mesothelioma lawyers at LK for possible legal representation. LK’s history of obtaining numerous landmark and record-setting verdicts and nationwide recognition makes it the first choice for many victims suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis who were exposed to asbestos in the Capital District.

If you or your family member has an asbestos-related disease, you should get in touch with Schenectady mesothelioma lawyers at LK right away to determine if you have a case. For a free consultation, please call our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 1-800-MESO-LAW (1-800-637-6529) or submit an online inquiry on this website.

ATTENTION: Mesothelioma has no known cure and often causes severe pain, suffering, and other types of damage, such as loss of consortium, and loss of income. Additionally, due to the exceedingly high cost of mesothelioma treatments, many families exhaust savings and accumulate financial debt in order to pay for the medical expenses of their family member.Under the law of most states, pain and suffering from mesothelioma may be compensated through the award of money damages, usually obtained with the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys. In some states other types of damages may also be recovered.Asbestos litigation affords mesothelioma victims the opportunity to receive financial compensation and hold accountable the companies that caused their asbestos exposure.

IMPORTANT: If you or your family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer as early as possible to determine if you have a mesothelioma case and to:

  • Preserve your rights to bring a legal action against the responsible parties within the limited time frame allowed by law, known as statute of limitations;
  • Obtain maximum compensation in your case by being able to:
    • Preserve evidence and establish facts of the asbestos exposure while the claimant is still alive and able to provide information;
    • File and resolve a lawsuit against the responsible parties before they file for bankruptcy or, if they already have, to obtain compensation before their bankruptcy trust funds run out of money;
  • Expedite your case, as courts tend to give higher priority to mesothelioma lawsuits where the claimant is still alive.

Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 1-800-MESO-LAW (1-800-637-6529) or by submitting an email inquiry (see form above). Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

NOTE: While our offices are located in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Georgia, many of our mesothelioma lawyers are licensed to practice law in a number of U.S. states and have the capability and extensive experience of representing mesothelioma clients throughout the United States. You are encouraged to contact us with any questions.




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