GREAT LAKES PLASTIC COMPANY was founded in 1946, and was located in Buffalo, New York.

Great Lakes was a Manufacturing plant that made different types of plastic molded products for various industries.

During the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s, some of the molding compounds that Great Lakes used to make their plastic molded products contained asbestos.

The companies that manufactured and supplied asbestos containing molding compounds to Great Lakes knew about the health hazards of asbestos but they did not warn Great Lakes Plastic Co. or its employees of these health hazards.

Exposure to asbestos causes mesothelioma and lung cancer.  Molders, finishers and other laborers at Great Lakes Plastic Co. were exposed to asbestos during the manufacturing process not knowing it could harm them.

Asbestos posed an especially high-risk health danger to mold shop workers who transformed asbestos containing plastic molding compounds into finished plastic parts. Even workers who did not have direct contact with asbestos containing plastic molding compounds but who worked in an area where it was manufactured or molded are at risk for developing mesothelioma or lung cancer.

If you or a family member ever worked at Great Lakes Plastics Co. at any time during either the 1950’s, 1960’s, or 1970’s and have contracted mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact the attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC.  You may be entitled to compensation for your asbestos related injuries.