Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC, represents numerous former and retired Kodak workers, including a pipefitter, painter, millwright, carpenter, engineer, machine operator, mixer and skilled-trades helper in their legal claims for mesothelioma and lung cancer. In the process of representing these workers and their families, we have gathered a vast amount of information concerning the type and variety of asbestos-containing products to which our clients were exposed. Kodak workers were exposed to asbestos dust and fibers 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; sprayed-on products for sound proofing and thermal insulation; joint compound; and plastic molding compound.
Kodak Park in and of itself is the largest of the plants of the Eastman Kodak Company. When Kodak Park was first established, it was a meager sixteen acres of farmland, and since then, it has grown into a plant occupying over one thousand acres. Paved streets, lawns, sewer and water treatment systems, railroad tracks and a power plant have turned this once small factory into a community unto itself.
In the rising age of film-based photographic supplies, the Eastman Kodak Company led the way with new products to make photography simple and more useful. Kodak manufactures photographic film, papers and chemicals. Kodak has also produced film for the motion picture industry and is known for their images used in a variety of applications. Since the advance of the digital age, Kodak’s traditional photographic market is changing and has moved towards the production of digital cameras, printers and accessories for digital photography and video. Still to this day, the Kodak brand is recognized in virtually every country of the world.
When the average individual thinks of Kodak, cameras and photographic supplies come to mind. Many would be surprised to learn that asbestos was present throughout Kodak Park during the production phase of photographic materials and supplies. Kodak workers were exposed to asbestos dust from working with and around a wide variety of asbestos-containing products. Asbestos was incorporated into pipe covering, gaskets, thermal insulation and packing material. Asbestos-containing insulation also covered pipe-steam lines, chemical and refrigeration lines. Asbestos block material covered duct work and turbines. Asbestos-containing materials could be found in virtually every building that occupied Kodak Park.
In all probability, Lipsitz & Ponterio has more experience in representing Kodak workers with mesothelioma than any other firm in the country. If you or a loved one was employed at Kodak in Rochester, New York, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we urge you to contact us regarding your legal rights.