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Asbestos Exposure – Charles Pfizer Plant – Brooklyn, New York

For over 150 years, the Charles Pfizer plant was a staple of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Featuring offices, laboratories, several factories and a warehouse, Pfizer regularly employed over 600 employees at any given time until the plant’s closure in 2007. With locations in 180 countries and over 100,000 employees worldwide, the operations at Pfizer’s Brooklyn location were critical to the company’s success. Between the 1940s and 1980s, Pfizer’s rapid worldwide expansion increased the production efforts and output needs in New York.

Founded in 1849 by Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart, the Pfizer Company originally focused on the manufacture of mass produced chemicals. As the years progressed, employees of Pfizer continued to make meaningful scientific contributions, including the perfection of citric acid, a key component still found in nearly all major soft drinks sold today. During World War II, Pfizer was asked to perfect the mass production of penicillin, thus resulting in the creation of deep tank fermentation. For their role in supporting the troops, the Pfizer Company was nationally recognized and celebrated.

LK previously represented the family of John Lustenring, a former lifelong employee of the Pfizer’s Brooklyn plant. After a thorough case investigation, attorneys at LK developed strong evidence that Mr. Lustenring’s work as a maintenance mechanic at the plant exposed him to vast amounts of asbestos dust. The case investigation revealed that John Crane, a manufacturer of asbestos gaskets, had supplied their products to the Pfizer plant. At trial, LK established that Mr. Lustenring maintained and repaired the pumps at Pfizer, which required him to change the internal gaskets. The substantial asbestos exposure Mr. Lustenring suffered at the Pfizer contributed to his asbestos disease. LK’s representation of the Lustenring family resulted in a $6.5 million dollar verdict.[1] For more information on the Lustenring case, click here.

Employees like Mr. Lustenring were regularly exposed to asbestos while working in Pfizer’s plants, factories and warehouses. Machinery, including pumps, valves, gaskets, turbines, boilers and furnaces were installed throughout the premises. Employees regularly maintained and repaired these products, requiring them to change asbestos gaskets and packing regularly. Additionally, outside contractors regularly performed work at Pfizer. Pipefitters, electricians, carpenters and other tradespeople installed and repaired various asbestos-containing products in Pfizer’s buildings. This work exposed the contractors and Pfizer employees to vast amounts of asbestos dust.

Many of the machines and asbestos-components installed throughout Pfizer’s facilities contained asbestos. The companies producing these products were aware of the dangers posed by exposure to the asbestos contained in their products. Choosing profit over the health and safety of industrial workers, these companies hid the dangers of their products, and failed to warn workers to take proper precautions. Even after scientific evidence had developed a link between exposure to asbestos and asbestos-related illnesses, these companies continued to manufacture dangerous products. Attorneys at LK are skilled in identifying products that were installed at plants like Pfizer.

If you or a loved one worked at the Charles Pfizer plant in Brooklyn New York and have developed an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, call today for a free consultation.

[1] Prior results do not guarantee a similar future outcome.

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