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Hammond, Indiana

Incorporated as a city in 1884, Hammond is one of the oldest cities in Lake County, Indiana, and is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The city, home to more than 80,000 people, occupies a total area of 24.8 square miles within the boundaries of Lake Michigan. Most of the city is on sandy soil with a layer of black topsoil that varies from non-existent to several feet thick. Much of the exposed sand has been removed for purposes such as industrial use to make concrete and glass. The only hospital in Hammond is St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center, North campus. The hospital was founded late in 1898 and was originally called St. Margaret Hospital.

Convenient location and abundant fresh water from Lake Michigan led to beginning of Hammond's industrialization in 1869 with the George H. Hammond Company meat-packing plant following merchants and farmers to the area. George Henry Hammond-for whom the city is named after-was a pioneer in the use of refrigerated railcars for the transport of fresh meat. By 1873, the George H. Hammond Company was selling $1 million worth of meat annually. By the middle of the 1880s, when it built a new plant in Omaha, Nebraska, Hammond was slaughtering over 100,000 cattle a year and owned a fleet of 800 refrigerator cars. After Hammond died in 1886, the company became less significant and no longer challenged the giant Chicago packers, who eventually acquired Hammond at the turn of the century and merged it into National Packing Company. Among the major employers in Hammond today are Cargill, Dietrich Industries, Lear Corporation, Unilever, and Jupiter Aluminum.

Hammond, Indiana has a lengthy history of activity in industries known for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Workers and others exposed to such materials may be at risk for malignant mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Hammond and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Hammond

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Hammond where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Abex Corp
  • Alby Asphalt Company
  • Allied Steel
  • American Steel Foundries
  • Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • Badall Company Inc
  • Bethlehem Steel
  • Boilermakers Union
  • Calumet Nitrogen
  • Calumet Steel Castings
  • Champion Corporation
  • Chemical Construction Corp
  • Chicago District Electric Generating Corporation
  • Chinet Company
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Corning Steel Company
  • Delamar Copper Ref'G Company
  • Dominion Energy
  • Electricians Union
  • G. H. Hammond Company
  • Inland Steel
  • Ironworkers Union
  • Keyes Fibre Company
  • Lasalle Steel Company
  • Lever Brothers Company
  • Mirant Corp
  • Nipsco
  • Northern Indiana Public Service Company
  • Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company
  • Purdue Calumet Center Technology Building
  • Purdue University
  • St Margarets Hospital
  • St. Dometrios Greek Church
  • St. Margaret Hospital of Hammond
  • Standard Oil Company of Indiana
  • Standard Oil Refinery
  • Standard Railway Equipment
  • Standard Steel Car Company
  • Stanray Products
  • State Line Generating Company
  • Stateline Power Plant
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Swift & Company
  • Union Metal Products
  • United Engineering & Foundry Company
  • Whiting Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Hammond, Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Hammond, Indiana. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
201 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Distance: 86.7 miles


2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Distance: 62.1 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 42.3 miles


Naperville Campus
120 Spalding Drive, Suite 111
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 35.4 miles


Galter Pavilion
675 North St. Clair, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 21.3 miles


Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St.
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 21.8 miles


University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 13.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Hammond, Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Hammond, Indiana. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler
The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 13.5 miles

Dr. Michael J. Liptay
Rush University Cancer Center
Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 21.8 miles

Dr. Philip D. Bonomi
Rush University Cancer Center
Section of Medical Oncology
1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 21.8 miles

Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S. First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153

Distance: 26.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Hammond, Indiana

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Indiana, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in Indiana

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