The Gori Law Firm
Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day
To protect your safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we offer telephone and video conferences, in addition to face-to-face meetings. Please contact our office today to set up a remote consultation.
More than $3 Billion Recovered For Our Clients

Asbestos risk may force hockey team to find new home

Last month, we wrote about the investigation into a potentially major risk of asbestos exposure at the historic Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. At the time of that asbestos blog post, county officials planned to keep the arena open for hockey games and other events, potentially putting thousands of employees and guests at risk of asbestos exposure and the often-deadly consequences of such exposure.

After the initial small-scale probe turned up asbestos in areas of the arena that are not open to the public, the state Department of Labor has launched a major investigation into the alleged asbestos risk at the facility. Now, it appears that the New York Islanders, the hockey team that calls the Nassau Coliseum home, may be forced to find a new place to play next year if the county cannot determine the risk and, if it is necessary, remove the asbestos in time for the start of the new season.

One other possible scenario involves closing the arena completely, if investigators find that the asbestos levels in the arena are beyond removal and repair. According to a personal injury attorney representing several Nassau Coliseum employees who have developed mesothelioma or other ailments, that is a distinct possibility.

Although the county investigation concluded that the building was safe, the attorney says, a privately-commissioned test found an outdated fireproofing material that has been proven to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer in several parts of the arena, including hallways and seating sections.

If this is found to be true, the Islanders may spend next season (and all future seasons) playing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Source: The Brooklyn Paper, "Long Island's asbestos may send hockey to Barclays Center," Daniel Bush, April 10, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Why Choose The Gori Law Firm?

  1. Experience

    With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we guide our clients through the litigation process by addressing questions and concerns and about the outcome every step of the way. Read More

  2. Results

    The team at The Gori Law Firm fights hard for clients, working to get the compensation and the settlement they deserve, obtaining over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Read More

  3. Team Approach

    We are more than just experienced attorneys: our team is also made up of highly trained paralegals and professionals specially trained to deal with the demands of these complex cases. Read More

  4. Faster Trial Dates

    We know that obtaining funds in a timely manner will help cover medical expenses. The Gori Law Firm works quickly to recover funds and secure the earliest possible trial dates on our client's behalf. Read More


Super Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum American Association for Justice
ABA - Defending Liberty - Pursuing Justice Illinois State Bar Association

Fill Out Our Form Today To Get A Free Case Review.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Get a Free Case Review Today

The Gori Law Firm News

Chris Layloff Announced as One of Top 10 Asbestos/Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers in Illinois by National Trial Lawyers

Read More >

In The Community

The Gori Law Firm and Global Brew Raise More Than $20,000 at Recent Oktoberfest Event

More Community & Events >

Read Our White Paper

A Continuing Threat: How Deadly Legacy Of Asbestos Haunts Navy Veterans Today >

Edwardsville Office
The Gori Law Firm
156 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Edwardsville Law Office Map

Washington, DC Office
The Gori Law Firm
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW
10th Floor

Washington, DC 20009
Washington Law Office Map

New Orleans Office
The Gori Law Firm
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2195
New Orleans, LA 70112
New Orleans Law Office Map

Los Angeles Office
The Gori Law Firm
3878 Carson Street, Suite 210
Torrance, CA 90503
Torrance Law Office Map

New York Office
The Gori Law Firm
360 Lexington Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
New York Law Office Map

Orlando Office
The Gori Law Firm
37 N. Orange Ave., Suite 1100F
Orlando, FL 32801
Orlando Law Office Map

Granite City Office
The Gori Law Firm
2862 Madison Avenue
Granite City, IL 62040
Granite City Law Office Map

Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day 888-362-6890
Close X

Contact Us For A Free Case Assessment

Back To Top