Curtiss-Wright Corporation was formed in 1929  when Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation merged with Wright Aeronautical Corporation.  Curtiss-Wright Corporation had two Western New York factories located in Tonawanda and Cheektowaga, New York. The company was known for manufacturing airplanes, and played a significant role in the United States war effort during World War II. Many of those who worked on these aircraft also served our country and were veterans as well.

Curtiss-Wright aircrafts were built with many asbestos containing components that may have led to the development of lung cancer and mesothelioma in former workers.  The insulation that was used throughout the aircraft as well as materials used for flooring, heat shields, various electrical parts, hose lines, brakes and any pump or valve systems onboard likely contained asbestos. Workers who repaired an maintained these aircraft after they were manufactured also risked exposure to asbestos. The company knew about the dangers of asbestos and failed to warn those who worked with these aircraft. The number of aircraft they produced in the region numbered into the tens of thousands, especially through the war.

Anyone who has used or worked around at Curtiss-Wright has been put at risk of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. This includes aerospace workers who made, maintained, repaired, and operated aircraft. This also includes aerospace employees who used the hydraulic and power fluid systems, made with asbestos.

Our clients understand the importance of securing legal representation as soon as possible after a diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer. If you or a loved one were once employed at the Curtiss-Wright and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC regarding your legal rights.