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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Elmira, New York

Elmira is a city of approximately 30,000 residents in Chemung County, New York, just north of the Pennsylvania state line. Elmira is located along the Chemung River, in an area prone to floods such as the one spawned in 1972 by Hurricane Agnes. The Harris Hill area northwest of the city, is notable for its association with the sport of soaring, and is the site of the National Soaring Museum. Elmira is also home to Elmira College, founded in 1855 and notable for its substantial Mark Twain archive and related programs. Major manufacturers in Elmira include Anchor Glass Container Corporation and Caf USA Inc, a train manufacturer.

Elmira was formed from three villages which merged in 1792 to form the village of Newtown. The town changed its name to Elmira in 1828, and reincorporated as a city in 1864. That same year, one of Elmira's four Union army camps, Camp Rathbun, was converted into a prison camp for Confederate soldiers. Overcrowding, disease, and flooding quickly earned the camp the nickname "Hellmira." Nearly 3,000 prisoners died there before the camp was closed in 1865. The numerous rail lines crossing the city made Elmira a locus for manufacturing as well as for the army camps. In 1907, the Kennedy Valve Manufacturing Company opened a factory which produced some eight million valves for Victory ships in WWII and currently employs more than 400 workers. In 1941, the Schweizer Brothers purchased the former Elmira Knitting Mill to establish a glider factory. The Schweizer Aircraft Company was the oldest privately-owned aircraft company in the country when Sikorsky purchased it in 2004. Although manufacturing and the railroads declined after 1950, Elmira still maintains a manufacturing base, and has developed several areas, including its historic district, as retail and dining destinations.

Manufacturing and construction in Elmira put workers in a high risk category for exposure to asbestos. Asbestos exposure is linked to diseases such as mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma clinics in and around Elmira are listed at the bottom of the page. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Elmira, you may benefit by seeking counsel from a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Elmira

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Elmira where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • American La France Corporation
  • Boath School
  • Cheming Canal Trust Company
  • Elmira College
  • Elmira Free Academy
  • Elmira Illg Company
  • Elmira Knitting Mills
  • Elmira Psychiatric Center
  • Elmira Reception Center
  • Elmira Reformatory
  • Elmira Rolling Mills
  • Elmira Water Light and Railroad Company
  • Elmira Water Light and Railway Company
  • Empire Bridge Company
  • General Electric Foundry
  • Hardy & Fassett Schools
  • Hygeia Refrigerating Company
  • Kennedy Valve Manufacturing Company
  • Lagonegro School
  • Morrow Manufacturing Company
  • New York Telephone Company
  • Parley Coburn School
  • Remington Rand, Inc.
  • T. Briggs and Company
  • Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company
  • Thomas K. Beecher School
  • U. S. Court House & Post Office
  • Willys-Morrow Company

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Elmira, New York

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice near Elmira, New York. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, office locations and contact information.

NYU Winthrop Hospital
Winthrop Surgical Associates
Mineola, NY 11501

South Nassau Communities Hospital on Long Island
Oceanside, NY 11572

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY 10029

Montefiore Medical Center
Montefiore Medical Park at Eastchester
Bronx, NY 10461

Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY 10032

Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY 10029

The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY 10029

NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Medical Center
Gamma Knife Suite
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY 14263

Contact a Cancer Center near Elmira, New York

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma cancer centers located within a 100-mile radius of Elmira, New York. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more detailed information about the resources available at each one.

East Syracuse, NY 13057
Distance: 79.8 miles

Wilmot Cancer Center
Rochester, NY 14642

Distance: 81.2 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Elmira

The following cancer support services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma. Support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling.

New York Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Medical Oncology Associates
      Distance: 74.4 miles
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Rochester Extended Stay
      (Rochester )
      Distance: 82.0 miles
  • Patient Transport

    • Highland Patient Transport
      Distance: 74.0 miles

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Elmira

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Elmira, New York and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a lawsuit to hold those responsible accountable. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of New York.

Mesothelioma Law Firms Servicing Elmira, New York

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM's experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

At Gori Julian and Associates, P.C., we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

For over 30 years, the New York based mesothelioma attorneys at Levy Konigsberg LLP have been recognized by clients and other lawyers alike as the “right attorneys” for the legal needs of mesothelioma victims across the United States. 

We are Committed to Asbestos Justice™.  John N. Lipsitz and Michael A. Ponterio founded the law firm of Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC, in 1995. Since then, the attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of their clients diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in Elmira

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