Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY has sent a letter to patients detailing the possibility of asbestos contamination. Asbestos was recently found on drywall in a demolition area close to the hospital’s rehab unit.
Asbestos is a carcinogenic building material used most prevalently from the 1940s through 1970s. Asbestos use is currently heavily restricted due to its link to life-threatening diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma cancer.
Mesothelioma cancer attacks the lungs or abdominal cavity and can take decades to develop and diagnose. Many patients consider filing a mesothelioma lawsuits after they are diagnosed with the disease.