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

The City of Plattsburgh, New York, is located on the western side of Lake Champlain, where it joins the Saranac River and is surrounded by the town of Plattsburgh. The city proper has a population of nearly 20,000 residents. The site of a former Air Force Base, Plattsburgh today relies on a mix of manufacturing and tourism for its economic base. Industry is represented by well-established companies such as Georgia-Pacific, and more recent additions such as rail car manufacturer Bombardier. Plattsburgh is also home to a branch of the State University of New York, founded as the Plattsburgh Normal School in 1889.

Plattsburgh is named for its founder, Zephaniah Platt, who settled in the area in 1785. Early industry centered on the fur trade, and the various mills needed to develop a town - sawmills, grist and fulling mills, and others. During the 19th century, Plattsburgh had sufficient industry to establish itself as a village in 1815. A series of devastating fires caused setbacks, particularly an 1849 fire which leveled the entire business district, including the public library. A similar fire in 1867 again destroyed most of Plattsburgh's shops and factories. The 20th century was more promising, as the Plattsburgh Army Barracks was converted to a Strategic Air Command bomber base in the 1950s. The base, which closed down in 1995, also included 12 Atlas missile silos, and a runway large enough to serve as an alternate landing site for the space shuttle. Georgia-Pacific Corporation acquired the former Vanity Fair Paper Mills in 1963. Today the base has been repurposed for commercial airlines and industrial uses. Thanks to a strong Canadian dollar, tourism also increased during the 1980s, prompting the construction of Champlain Centre North mall and other retailers.

Cycles of construction and industrial activity in Plattsburgh make asbestos exposure a cause for concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma cancer. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Plattsburgh at the bottom of this page. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Plattsburgh, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma attorney for legal advice.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Plattsburgh

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

  • Berst Forester Dixfield Company
  • Bert-Forster Dixfield Company
  • Carter-Arace
  • Diamond National Corp
  • Georgia Pacific Corporation
  • J.A. Freeman
  • New York State University
  • Physicians Hospital
  • Physicians Hospital
  • Plattsburg Light Ht. and Power Company
  • Plattsburgh Air Force Base
  • Plattsburgh Hospital
  • Plattsburgh Light, Heat and Power Company
  • State University of New York
  • United States Air Force
  • Vanity Fair Paper Mills Inc.
  • Vanity Fair Paper Mills, Inc.

Plattsburgh, New York Mesothelioma Doctors

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

The University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT 05401
Distance: 17.8 miles

The University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT 05401
Distance: 17.8 miles

Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH 03756

Distance: 89.7 miles

Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH 03756

Distance: 89.7 miles

Plattsburgh, New York Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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

University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT 05405

Distance: 19.8 miles

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Distance: 89.7 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Plattsburgh

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

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Plattsburgh, New York

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

Mesothelioma Law Firms Servicing Plattsburgh

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 Plattsburgh Mesothelioma Patients

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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Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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