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

Schenectady is a city in New York state, located near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. With an estimated population of around 61,000 inhabitants (as of 2000 census), Schenectady is the county seat of Schenectady County, as well as its only city. Its history largely shaped by industrial giants General Electric and American Locomotive Company, Schenectady is rich in reminders of the past. The 17th-century Stockade District, New York's first national historic district, preserves a Dutch colonial neighborhood by the Mohawk River. The GE Realty Plot, a residential neighborhood planned for GE executives, offers a variety of 19th and 20th architectural styles, as well as the first all-electric home. Schenectady is also home to Union College, founded in 1795.

Schenectady was incorporated as a city in 1798. Thomas Edison relocated his Edison Machine Works company to Schenectady in 1887, and formed the General Electric Company in 1892. GE's Schenectady Works carried out manufacturing, research and development at its massive complex of more than 240 buildings, producing turbines, motors, wire and cable, appliances, and many other electrical products. Today, GE maintains its headquarters in Schenectady, but much of the manufacturing has moved elsewhere. The American Locomotive Company, also known as ALCO, formed from the merger of several manufacturers, including Schenectady Locomotive Works, in 1901 and quickly became the second-largest producer of steam engines in the United States. With the help of neighbor General Electric and Ingersoll Rand, ALCO produced the first successful diesel-electric locomotive in 1924. Although diversification helped keep ALCO in business, the Schenectady plant ceased production in 1969. Economic decline and population loss characterized the city in the late 20th century, but Schenectady in recent years has seen a rejuvenation of its downtown area, growth in high-tech companies, and development of housing, restaurants, and a new hotel and cinema.

Schenectady has a substantial legacy of manufacturing activity, in industries where asbestos-containing products were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Schenectady, you should also consider contacting an asbestos attorney.

Other Asbestos Sites in Schenectady, New York

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

  • American Locomotive Company
  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Atomic Knolls Power Lab
  • C. M. G. Ridley & Sons, Inc.
  • Des Moines Edison Light Company
  • Edison General Electric Company
  • Edison Machine Works
  • Ellis Hospital
  • General Electric Company
  • General Electric Research Lab
  • General Ice Cream Corporation
  • Horstmann Lumber Company
  • International General Electric Company
  • Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
  • Mica Insulator Company
  • Mico Div Minn. Mining
  • Mohawk Gas Company
  • New York State Natural Gas Company
  • Saint Clares Hospital
  • Sandstone Brick Company
  • Schenectady Hotel Company Inc
  • Schenectady Locomotive Works
  • Schenectady Railway Company
  • Schenectady Savings & Loan Association
  • Schenectady Varnish Company, Inc.
  • Schnectady Chemicals
  • Schnectady Locomotive Works
  • Sealtest Foods
  • Shanowee Village Apartments
  • St. Clares Hospital
  • Union College
  • Van Curler Hotel
  • Walter and Hedden

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Schenectady, NY

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice near Schenectady, 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.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105
Distance: 96.9 miles

Cancer Centers near Schenectady, New York

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers within a 100-mile radius of Schenectady, New York. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, affiliated mesothelioma doctors and how to contact the cancer center.

Thoracic Oncology Program
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 98.4 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Schenectady, 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.

New York Treatment Support Services

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Schenectady, 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 Schenectady, 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.

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Schenectady, 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 Schenectady

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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