Connecticut

CONNECTICUT MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS

Mystic Seaport, Connecticut

Connecticut, located along the coastline of the Long Island Sound, has a strong maritime tradition. Groton, Connecticut is home to the largest submarine base in the world. The Electric Boat Corporation, also located in Groton, is a major contractor for submarine construction and repair work for the United States Navy. During World War II Electric Boat played a pivotal role, building 74 submarines for the US Navy. Electric Boat Corporation is still Groton’s largest employer. Because of the long-standing history of submarines in the town, Groton is referred to as the “Submarine Capital of the World”. The submarines built at Electric Boat from the 1940s through the mid 1970s contained many pounds of asbestos insulating products. The shipyard workers who constructed these submarines were exposed to the hazards of asbestos on a daily basis.

Connecticut is also known for leading the charge into the Industrial Age. In cities like New Haven, Berlin, Bridgeport and Hartford there are smokestack industries that have anchored the Connecticut economy and exposed thousands of workers to asbestos products.

Though Connecticut is one of the smallest states in terms of area in the United States, it is the 29th most populous state and may be one of the largest in terms of risk of exposure to asbestos. Hundreds of Connecticut residents have died from mesothelioma or asbestosis over the past 40 years. Because asbestos-related cancers develop decades after exposure, asbestos-related deaths continue to be found among people in Connecticut. Experts believe that the incidence of mesothelioma will continue to rise for many years before reaching its peak and then following a gradual decline. Thousands of mesothelioma cases will continue to be diagnosed nationally for many years to come.

OCCUPATIONS AT RISK

Below is a list of occupations that put Connecticut workers at a known risk of asbestos exposure. If you worked in one of these occupations in the 1980s or earlier, there is a good chance that you were exposed to asbestos:

  • Aircraft Mechanics & Repairmen
  • Automobile Mechanics
  • Boilermakers
  • Brick and Stone Masons
  • Carpenters
  • Chemical Plant Workers
  • Construction Workers
  • Crane and Hoist Men
  • Drill Press Operators
  • Drywall Workers & Tapers
  • Electric Power Linemen & Cable Men
  • Electricians
  • Engineers
  • Firefighters
  • Foundry Workers
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanics
  • HVAC Workers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Industrial Plant Workers
  • Insulators
  • Iron Workers
  • Laborers
  • Longshoremen and Stevedores
  • Machine Operators
  • Machinists
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Merchant Marines
  • Metal Lathers
  • Millwrights & Mill Workers
  • Paper Mill Workers
  • Painters
  • Pipefitters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Power Plant Workers
  • Railroad Workers
  • Roofers and Slaters
  • Sheet metal Workers
  • Shipyard Workers
  • Steamfitters
  • Textile Operators and Workers
  • Tile Setters
  • U.S. Navy Veterans
  • Welders

JOBSITES WITH KNOWN ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

The following is a list of some of the Connecticut jobsites where there is a documented use of asbestos products. If you or a family member worked at one of these places, you may be at a heightened risk of asbestos disease.

If you believe that you may have been exposed to asbestos at your own job, please contact a mesothelioma attorney for more information. There are many other jobsites in Connecticut where asbestos was used.

  • ADC Contr. & Supply Corp.
  • Acands, Inc.
  • Aetna life Insurance Co
  • Alloy Boundaries
  • American Cyanamid
  • American Enka Corp.
  • American Machine & Foundry Co.
  • American Research Corp.
  • Asbestos Distributors Corp.
  • AT&T Co.
  • Berlin Plant
  • Berlington Harwinton School
  • Bigelow Co.
  • Board of Water Commissioners
  • Bridgeport Brass Co
  • Bridgeport Harbor Station
  • Bristol Hospital
  • Bullard Co.
  • Burrows Corp
  • Bushnell Plaza
  • C.H. Dexter Co
  • C.M. Flagg
  • Central State Teachers College
  • Charles Pfizer & Co
  • Church of St Helena
  • Combustion Engineering, Inc.
  • Conn Bi-Products Corp.
  • Connecticut Bank & Trust Co – Constitution Plaza
  • Connecticut General Life Ins. Co.
  • Connecticut Light & Power Co
  • Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company
  • Consolidated Industries
  • Constitution Plaza
  • Cripple Children’s Hospital
  • Cummings Insulation Co., Inc.
  • Curtis St.
  • Darien High School
  • Dow Chemical Co
  • East Hartford Public Deliveries
  • Eastern Trucking Siding
  • Ebasco Services
  • Electric Boat
  • Fairfield State Hospital
  • Farrel Foundry and Machine company
  • Farrell Machine Corporation
  • Federal Office Bldg
  • G. Fox & Co.
  • Gaffney School
  • General Dynamics Corp
  • General Insulation Distributor
  • Griffin Hospital
  • Hamilton Standard
  • Hamilton Standard Propeller
  • Hartford Electric Co.
  • Hartford Electric Light Co
  • Hartford Gas Co
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Hartford Public High School
  • Hartford Research Center
  • Hartford Steam Boiler
  • Heublin
  • Homestead Insulation Co.
  • Homestead Stores
  • Hotel America – Constitution Plaza
  • Housing for Elderly -YMCA
  • Howard Johnson Restaurant
  • Hublein Inc
  • Insulation Company
  • Jelliff Corp.
  • Kennedy Apts.
  • Kline Geology Lab
  • Labor Department Building
  • Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
  • Lewin and Sons, Inc.
  • Limback Co.
  • Litchfield High School
  • Litchfield Junior High School
  • M. A. Feinberg
  • M.J. Daly & Sons Incorporated
  • Magnetic DSD Co
  • Mansfield State Hospital
  • Marden & Wasserman Inc
  • Masonic Temple
  • Meadow Hill Housing
  • Meublein Inc.
  • Miles Lab Job
  • Millstone Nuclear Power Plant
  • Montville Power Station
  • Morgan Street Siding
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
  • Naugatuck Chemical Co.
  • Naval Reactors Division
  • Naval Submarine Base
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center
  • Neron Insulation
  • New Britain Trust Co Bldg
  • New Canaan High School
  • New Danbury High School
  • New Diesel Generator plant
  • New Haven
  • New Newington Children’s Hospital
  • Newington Hospital
  • Northeast Nuclear Energy Company
  • Norwich State Hospital
  • Nurway Tobacco
  • Old Saybrook Elementary School
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp.
  • Park City Supply Co.
  • Parkville Siding
  • Peabody Engineering Corp.
  • Pfizer & Co. Inc.
  • Pfizer Chemical
  • Pfizers
  • Phoenix Mutual Life Ins Co
  • Post Secondary Tech
  • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
  • Pratt, Read & Co., Inc.
  • Public Siding
  • Read & Greenwood
  • Read School – Griffin Hospital
  • Remington Arms
  • Robert A. Keasbey Company
  • Rogers Corp
  • Rose St Power House
  • Scovill Mfg. Co.
  • Seymour High School
  • Sheldon Station
  • South Catholic High School
  • Southern New England Telephone Co
  • Stamford High School
  • Stamford Hospital
  • Stamford Insulation Company
  • Stanley Works
  • Star Supply Co.
  • State Teachers College
  • Stratford Housing Job
  • Taft School
  • Talco
  • Teachers College
  • Thames Insul. Co.
  • Thermal Acoustics, Inc.
  • Tomlinson Asbestos Co.
  • Torrington Co
  • Tracy Robinson & Williams co.
  • U.S. Naval Submarine Base
  • Undersea Warfare & Research lab
  • Uniroyal, Inc.
  • United Aircraft
  • United Illuminating
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Hartford
  • Wesleyan University
  • Westfield State Sanitarium
  • White St. Teachers College
  • Willgoos Laboratory
  • Windsor Jr. High School
  • Windsor Street Public Siding
  • Yale Medical School
  • Yale University

MESOTHELIOMA IN CONNECTICUT

The high levels of asbestos used in Connecticut industries have been reflected in the health of Connecticut workers, hundreds of whom have died from asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma. Like other asbestos diseases, mesothelioma has a long latency period. This means that a person usually develops mesothelioma long after the initial exposure to asbestos – usually between 10 and 50 years later.

Due to this latency period, the number of Connecticut mesothelioma deaths continues to rise even though asbestos is seldom used in Connecticut today. The most significant risk of exposure today comes from the removal of asbestos containing products particularly when buildings are demolished.

From 1979-2001, over 400 mesothelioma deaths were reported in Connecticut. Other statistics show the age-adjusted death rate for mesothelioma for Connecticut residents to be 12.4 deaths per million per year.

CONNECTICUT MESOTHELIOMA LAWYER

Galiher DeRobertis Waxman has worked on behalf of workers from Connecticut to help them recover compensation for their mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and you believe you were exposed to asbestos in Connecticut, it is important that you contact a skilled attorney with experience in asbestos litigation. In addition, time is of the essence, because you have a limited amount of time to file suit.

We urge you to contact one of our mesothelioma lawyers for a free consultation. We can help you investigate the sources of your exposure, and determine what companies were responsible.