Solvay Process Company
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In 1881, the Solvay Process Company was founded by Rowland Hazard and William Cogswell. The company is known for being the first in the United States to use the Solvay process to manufacture sodium carbonate. The first plant was located in Syracuse, New York, because there was plenty of natural limestone and brine. The plant also produced calcium chloride and baking soda. The Solvay Process Company merged with Barret Chemical Corporation, National Aniline & Chemical Company, Semet-Solvay Company, and General Chemical Company in 1920 to form Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation. Solvay Process Company was a subsidiary of Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation until 1985.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at the Solvay Process Company are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Asbestos pipe covering, block insulation, and insulating cement was used in the process of maintaining the buildings at the Solvay Process Company. Pipes, valves, and pumps that were used in the production processes for sodium carbonate, sodium hydroxide, sodium chloride, calcium chloride, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, chorine, calcium sulfate, and sodium sesquicarbonate contained asbestos. Laborers who worked with this asbestos equipment were subject to inhaling airborne asbestos fibers that were emitted when equipment was agitated.
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 can also be exposed to asbestos dust and fibers from the clothing the workers wore home from job sites like the Solvay Process 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.