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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in 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 Doctors near Hammond, Indiana

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice within a 100-mile radius of Hammond, Indiana. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Advanced Medicine
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 13.5 miles

Rush University Cancer Center
Rush Professional Office Building
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 21.8 miles

Rush University Cancer Center
Section of Medical Oncology
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 21.8 miles

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 60153
Distance: 26.6 miles

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Hammond, Indiana

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Hammond, Indiana have the resources available to assist you. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate cancer center detail link.

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 13.5 miles

Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 21.3 miles

Rush Professional Office Building
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 21.8 miles

Naperville Campus
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 35.4 miles

Schaumburg, IL 60173
Distance: 42.3 miles

Zion, IL 60099
Distance: 62.1 miles

Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Distance: 86.7 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Hammond, Indiana

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services near Hammond, Indiana for your convenience.

Indiana Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Hammond, Indiana

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Hammond, Indiana and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a lawsuit to hold those responsible accountable. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Indiana.

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing Hammond, Indiana

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM's experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

At Gori Julian and Associates, P.C., we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in Hammond

Asbestos-Related News in Indiana

Indiana State Department Being Taken to Court Over Asbestos Exposure Emails

Goshen, Indiana - November 29, 2016

The Indiana State Department of Environmental Management is being taken to court over emails about asbestos exposure.

Indiana Asbestos Exposure Law Deemed Unconstitutional

Indianapolis, Indiana - March 10, 2016

The Indiana Supreme Court struck down the state's unjust 10 year statute of repose because it treats similar asbestos victims differently.

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Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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