Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC, has represented numerous Kimberly Clark employees who developed mesothelioma or lung cancer as a result of working at this site. Kimberly Clark on Packard Road in Niagara Falls, New York, manufactured sanitary specialties, including familiar products such as Kleenex facial tissues and Kotex sanitary napkins.
On the Kimberly Clark property, there were two buildings, Mill number 1 (the boiler house) and Mill number 2 (the main building). Housed in Mill 1 were three large boilers completely covered in asbestos-containing insulation. These three boilers were responsible for powering the many large paper machines located in Mill 2, as well as heating the entire facility. Hot water and steam were transported from the boiler house to the rest of the facility by way of asbestos-insulated pipe. Outside contractors sawed and cut asbestos-containing pipe covering and applied sections of the pipe covering to the pipes that transported hot water and steam from the boiler house to the rest of the facility. The process of cutting and sawing this material released asbestos fibers into the air where other tradesmen and plant workers labored.
In addition to the miles of asbestos covered pipe, there were numerous pumps, valves, and steam traps which incorporated asbestos-containing gaskets and packing and were often covered with asbestos insulation. Millwrights and pipefitters frequently disturbed the asbestos contained in these pieces of equipment causing asbestos dust to become airborne.
Our clients understand the importance of securing legal representation as soon as possible after a diagnosis of mesothelioma. Our attorneys have the combined experience of more than thirty years representing victims of mesothelioma. If you or a loved one were once employed at Kimberly Clark in Niagara Falls, NY and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.