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Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, New York, and is coextensive with Queens County, the westernmost of the four counties which make up Long Island. Queens has a population of approximately 2.3 million people, and includes both urban industrialized areas and suburban residential neighborhoods. Two major airports, LaGuardia Airport and JFK International Airport are located here, as well as Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs.

Although much of the area was rural and agricultural through the early 19th century, the establishment of railroads, streetcars and subway service towards the turn of the century caused a manufacturing and population boom, with areas such as Flushing, Astoria and Long Island City becoming heavily industrialized. Many Queens neighborhoods retain distinct ethnic and cultural identities established during that time. Iconic products manufactured in Queens include Steinway & Sons pianos, Chiclets gum and Swingline staplers. In 1943, Idlewild Airport was constructed on the grounds of a former golf course, and was renamed in honor of slain President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The airport is notable for receiving regular flights of both the Concorde and the massive Airbus A380 passenger planes. Another local institution, the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, was founded in 1912 as the Farm Colony of Brooklyn State Hospital. By the late 1950s, the institution housed some 7,000 patients. Today, parts of the campus have been sold and several of the remaining buildings are disused. Queens today encompasses a wide mix of economic activity, including tourism, manufacturing, finance and the entertainment industry, as well as residential and recreational areas.

Queens’s ongoing history of industry, construction and renovation place it in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos are at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you were exposed to asbestos in Queens and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

01. Exposure Sites

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Queens, New York

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

  • American Airline Passenger Terminal Building
  • Astoria Powerhouse
  • Beach Channel Drive High School
  • Brian Piccolo High School
  • Central Repair Shop & Garage
  • Charles Poletti Power Project
  • Con Edison, Inc.
  • Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
  • Creedmoor State Hospital
  • Exxon – Inip Drive
  • Fresh Meadows Housing Project
  • Helmsley Spear, Inc.
  • Idlewild Airport
  • Inteborough Rapid Transit Company
  • Jamaica Water Supply
  • John F Kennedy International Airport
  • Laguardia Airport
  • LeFrak City
  • Malmed Realty Corporation
  • Meadowbrook Hospital
  • Mobil Oil
  • Neponset Nursing Home
  • New York Bell
  • New York Housing Authority
  • Peninsula General Hospital
  • Phelps Dodge Copper Plant
  • Public Housing Administration
  • Queens Family Court
  • Ravenswood Powerhouse
  • Saint John’s Hospital
  • Saint Joseph’s Hospital
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Matthias Church
  • Stella Morris Catholic School
  • Waterside Powerhouse
02. Doctors

Queens, New York Mesothelioma Doctors

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

Dr. John D. Allendorf
NYU Winthrop Hospital
Mineola, NY 11501

Dr. Shahriyour Andaz
South Nassau Communities Hospital on Long Island
Oceanside, NY 11572

Dr. Roman Perez-Soler
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY 10461

Dr. Tracey L. Weigel
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595

Dr. John A. Chabot
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, NY 10032

Dr. Raja M. Flores
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY 10029

Dr. Emanuela Taioli
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Icahn (East) Building, Floor 2nd, Room L2-70A
New York, NY 10029

Dr. Andrea S. Wolf
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Ruttenberg Treatment Center
New York, NY 10029

Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio
NYU Langone Medical Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016

Dr. Harvey Pass
NYU Langone Medical Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016

Dr. Stephen C. Rush
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY 10016

Dr. Daniel H. Sterman
NYU Langone Medical Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016

Dr. Sai Yendamuri
Roswell Park Cancer Comprehensive Cancer Center
Buffalo, NY 14263

03. Cancer Centers

Find a Cancer Center near Queens, New York

We present below a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Queens, New York. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more in-depth information about each one.

Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Bronx, NY 10461

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University
New York, NY 10032

Mount Sinai Medical Center
Lung and Thoracic Cancer Services at The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY 10029

NYU Langone Medical Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center
8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

04. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Queens, New York

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Queens, 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.

05. Law Firms

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing Queens, New York

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

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.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

At The Gori Law Firm, 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.

Levi Konigsberg LLP

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.

Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC

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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Written by

Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.


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Jennifer Lucarelli Legal Advisor and Contributor

Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.


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Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, New York, and is coextensive with Queens County, the westernmost of the four counties which make up Long Island. Queens has a population of approximately 2.3 million people, and includes both urban industrialized areas and suburban residential neighborhoods. Two major airports, LaGuardia Airport and JFK International Airport are located here, as well as Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs.

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