Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC represents numerous former and retired workers who were once employed at the Ashland Oil, Tonawanda, NY refinery. In recent years, former employees at Ashland Oil have developed and died of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Our Firm has represented Ashland Oil workers with mesothelioma who worked in a wide variety of jobs at the plant. Some of these jobs have included yardmen, maintenance men, cat cracker operators and those who were involved in turnarounds where the entire refinery would shut down its operations so that pipes, valves and pumps could be refurbished and replaced.
In the process of representing these workers and their families, our attorneys have gathered a vast amount of information concerning the type and variety of asbestos containing products to which our clients were exposed. Ashland Oil workers were exposed to asbestos dust from working with and in the vicinity of a wide variety of asbestos containing products including, thermal insulation in the form of pipe covering block and cement; gaskets containing blue asbestos; and asbestos packing used in pumps and valves.
Our clients understand the importance of securing legal representation as soon as possible after a diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer. If you or a loved one were once employed at Ashland Oil and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.