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

The City of Lockport, New York, is located approximately 18 miles east of Niagara Falls. The Erie Canal passes through the city over a series of step locks that gives Lockport its name. Although the canals are no longer used for commercial transport, in the summer months history cruises run daily through the double locks built in 1918. The original 1825 "Flight of Five" locks, which run parallel to the double locks, are now used only as spillways, but may be restored as historical attractions. Other local attractions include underground boat and cave tours, a marina, antique shops and art galleries.

The original settlers of Lockport belonged to the Society of Friends, or Quakers. Speculating that the Erie Canal would likely be routed through the property, the Friends bought and cleared the land in 1816 and built a meeting house and homesteads.  The locks were completed in 1825, and many of the Irish and Scottish canal workers remained in Lockport. In 1840, the village had tanneries, flour and cotton mills, a glass works, cooperage and numerous small businesses. In 1860, the Holly Manufacturing Company began producing fire pumps, and provided fire protection systems for the city before closing in 1904. Lockport was formally incorporated in 1865. The early 20th century brought new industry, with Simonds Saw & Steel Company and Harrison Radiator Corporation opening plants in Lockport. Harrison Radiator became a division of General Motors in 1918, and then of Delphi Corporation. With GM's emergence from bankruptcy in 2009, Harrison is once again a GM company. Simonds Saw & Steel sold their plant in 1978 to a Pennsylvania company, which closed the Lockport property in 1983. Part of the site is now occupied by an Allegheny Ludlum specialty metals plant. In recent years, Lockport has actively worked at preserving its historical sites and developing tourism.

Lockport has a long history of manufacturing in industries known for their use of asbestos-containing materials, putting workers at risk for mesothelioma. We have identified numerous sites where asbestos exposure has occurred. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Lockport at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Lockport, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Lockport

If you worked at any of these companies and/or job sites in Lockport, New York, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

  • Akron Soap Company
  • America Dist. Steam Company
  • American District Steam Company
  • Domtar Industries Inc
  • Dusault Foundry
  • Fiber Corp Plant
  • General Motors Corp
  • Harrison Radiator Div Gmc
  • Holly Manufacturing Company
  • Lockport Chemical Company Inc.
  • Lockport Light Heat and Power Company
  • Lockport Memorial Hospita
  • Michigan Oven
  • New Louden Packing Company
  • Norton Lab
  • Simonds Saw and Steel Company
  • Towne Industrial/Harrison Radiators
  • Traders Paper Company
  • United Board & Carton Corp
  • United Indurated Fibre Brick Company
  • Upson Company
  • Vincennes Packing Corporation
  • WUSJ

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Lockport, New York

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice within a 100-mile radius of Lockport, New York. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY 14263
Distance: 21.6 miles

Lockport, New York Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Lockport, New York have the resources available to assist you. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate cancer center detail link.

Buffalo, NY 14263
Distance: 21.6 miles

Wilmot Cancer Center
Rochester, NY 14642

Distance: 54.2 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Lockport

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.

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Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Lockport, New York

Don’t lose your right to file a mesothelioma claim. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Lockport, New York, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of New York.

Mesothelioma Law Firms Servicing Lockport, 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.

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Asbestos-Related News in New York

Steam Pipe Explosion in NYC Raises Asbestos Concerns

New York City, New York - July 24, 2018

Health concerns about asbestos exposure rise after steam pipe explosion in New York City left asbestos debris littering the streets. Read more details at

Discovery of Possible New Organ Could Impact How Cancer Is Diagnosed and Treated

New York, New York - April 03, 2018

Researchers suggest a possible new organ in the body that could have a significant impact on how we diagnose and treat cancer. Learn more about the study at

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