More than 100 plaintiffs have suffered the adverse effects of
asbestos exposure, and are now banding together in a class action lawsuit in order to seek
compensation for their pain and medical bills. According to Asbestos.com,
the 100 plaintiffs are all workers and patrons who constantly came to
the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, New York for games
and other events. All the plaintiffs claim that the coliseum failed to
protect them from asbestos exposure and therefore they deserve a cumulative
$1 billion in compensation to divide among themselves.
Coliseum Workers Affected By Asbestos Exposure
Newsday reports that about 140 people have filed notices of claim against
Nassau County. The plaintiffs have also targeted the New York Islanders,
the facility manager, and the facility's owner in their lawsuit. Many
of the plaintiffs claim that they have suffered mesothelioma, lung cancer,
or asbestosis as a result of their injuries from asbestos. They believe
that if the venue had been more concerned about the health conditions
within the stadium, it would have saved many people from suffering painful
and debilitating injuries.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration
cited the coliseum for 16 violations of workplace safety standards last
year, giving even more merit to the case. The OSHA came to inspect the
coliseum after one employee filed a complaint about the asbestos exposure.
After discovering that the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum was certainly
not up to legal safety standards, the OSHA proposed a $88,000 fine for
all the violations.
The building's maintenance workers and electricians were exposed to
asbestos on a regular basis, and the OSHA declared that there was danger
for mesothelioma and the lung illnesses in many parts of the building.
The Coliseum managers were blamed, and the OSHA declared that they could
have avoided the hazards if they had just been more careful with their
building conditions. If you have been exposed to asbestos exposure, then
you need to
discuss your case today with a New York worker's compensation attorney at Katz, Leidman,
Freund & Herman.