Asbestos Exposure in Pharmaceutical Plants
The pharmaceutical industry manufactures drugs for use by consumers. Pharmaceuticals are mass produced in large plants. Prior to the 1990s, these plants used asbestos equipment and materials such as pumps, valves, gaskets, packing, insulation, lab equipment, and ovens.
The asbestos industry was aware that asbestos caused mesothelioma since the 1920s. Even though these companies knew the harm it could cause, they continued to sell asbestos, and never warned workers in the pharmaceutical industry. As a result, many workers have developed mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that most often forms on the lining of the lungs. Around 3,000 people still die from mesothelioma each year, and millions more are at risk of developing the illness.
The law firm of Belluck & Fox has built its reputation on successfully challenging the asbestos industry. Our attorneys have won over $500 million on behalf of our clients and their families, including settlements for former New York pharmaceutical plant workers. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were employed at any of the companies listed below, it is likely you were exposed to asbestos while on the job. Mesothelioma is a preventable disease that is only caused by asbestos, and it is your right to seek compensation from the asbestos companies. Contact us online or over the phone at 877-MESOTHELIOMA (637-6843), and one of our partners will be in touch to discuss your case. To learn more, click here to receive a free mesothelioma information package.
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