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

Olean is a city in southwest New York State, near the Pennsylvania border. Occupying an area of 6.2 square miles on the Allegheny River, Olean has a current population of just over 14,000, making it the largest city in Cattaraugus County. Olean's business interests cover a mix of manufacturing, high-tech and service areas. Significant employers include Dresser-Rand, Inc., Cytec Industries and Alcas Corporation. Rock City Park, a local scenic attraction since 1890, is prized for its unusual formations of prehistoric quartz conglomerate, or puddingstone.

In 1804, Major Adam Hoops purchased and settled on a 20,000-acre tract of land on the Allegheny River, which was then a major route for westward expansion. Grist and saw mills were soon built, and a thriving lumber industry established. By 1823, the settlement had adopted the name of Olean. In 1851 and 1872, the Erie-Lackawanna and Pennsylvania Railroads provided access to the Pennsylvania oilfields and made Olean a desirable location for refineries and storage yards. The Wing, Wilbur & Company refinery opened in 1877, followed by Standard Oil Company of New York in 1884. In 1893, Olean incorporated as a city. By the 1920s, Olean had the largest petroleum storage facilities in the world, with a tank farm of more than 100,000 acres, and a pipeline connecting the city with Standard Oil's Bayonne, NJ refinery. Socony merged with Vacuum Oil Company in 1931 and continued as a major presence in Olean until 1954. Although the oil industry is no longer prominent in Olean, other industries which relocated to the city in the early 20th century remain. In 1912, the Clark Bros. Company began producing steam engines for the oil industry. During World War II, they produced marine diesel engines and compressors, a process continued by their successor, Dresser-Rand, today. Olean is also home to the iconic KA-BAR military knife, first produced by the Union Cutlery Company (est. 1911), and currently made by a division of Alcas Corporation.

Olean's legacy of industry has made asbestos exposure in the workplace a continuing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. Mesothelioma treatment options in and around Olean are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Olean, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Olean, New York

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

  • Agway Inc.
  • Bush Plating
  • Clark Brothers and Company
  • Clark Brothers Steel Strapping Company, Inc.
  • Clark Turbo Compressor Div
  • Dresser Industries
  • Dresser Rand
  • Girdler Corporation
  • Olean Electric Light and Power Company
  • Seaman Container Manufacturing Company
  • United Wood Alcohol Company
  • Vacuum Oil Company
  • Weston Shoppers City

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Olean, New York

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100-mile radius of Olean, New York. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY 14263
Distance: 60.3 miles

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Olean, New York

Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are within a 100-mile radius of Olean, New York. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

Buffalo, NY 14263
Distance: 60.3 miles

Wilmot Cancer Center
Rochester, NY 14642

Distance: 82.4 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Olean, New York

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 a Mesothelioma Claim in Olean, 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 Olean, 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 Olean, 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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