Merck & Co
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Merck & Company was founded in the United States in 1891 by George Merck. The company manufactured chemicals and distributed them throughout the New York area. In 1899, the Merck Manual, which included treatments for curing various illnesses. In 1927, Merck & Company merged with Powers-Weightman-Rosengarten Co. In 1933, the Merck Research Laboratory was built in Rahway, New Jersey. The lab had three separate divisions including Pure Research, the Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research and Applied Research. In 1953, Merck merged with Sharp & Dohme. Finally, in 2009, Merck and Schering-Plough merged to make the company the second largest pharmaceutical company in the United States by revenue. Currently, Merck has 76,000 employees in 120 countries and 31 factories worldwide.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at Merck & Company are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. In 1950, the Danville-Riverside “Cherokee” Merck plant was built in Pennsylvania. Asbestos materials were utilized in the construction of the plant and Bondstrand asbestos cement pipes were used to transport hazardous waste. Bondstrand pipes had a 12-inch diameter and were 40-feet long. Laborers would cut the pipes with power tools, which often caused asbestos fibers to be emitted into the air.
Asbestos is dangerous because its fibers are extremely fragile and break easily into tiny particles that your body’s air filtration system can’t trap and expel. When asbestos gets into your lungs and stays there, it can cause mesothelioma or lung cancer. Risk of diagnosis increases with the length of time that a person has been exposed although even short exposures can cause mesothelioma or lung cancer. The most common causes of asbestos exposure are in the workplace or from products in the home. Spouses and family members of workers could also be exposed to asbestos dust and fibers from the clothing the workers wore home from job sites like Merck & Company.
Mesothelioma is a rare disease that is diagnosed between 2,500 and 3,000 times each year. Anyone who has been exposed to asbestos is at risk for developing mesothelioma or lung cancer. Although most companies knew that asbestos was dangerous, they continued to allow their employees to work with and around asbestos without protective gear until the late 1970s.
At Belluck & Fox, our nationally recognized asbestos attorneys have extensive experience fighting for families and workers exposed to asbestos. We are proud to have secured more than $1 billion so far for asbestos victims and their families.
We are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up a free consultation, where we will review your claim and discuss all your legal options. Our law firm does not charge any legal fees upfront and we do not get paid unless and until we secure compensation for you.