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Alabama Asbestos Exposure

Alabama

The Mobile to Pascagoula area of Alabama is known to be home to companies that "screen" individuals for mesothelioma, oftentimes using untrained personnel, in the hopes of getting a diagnosis appropriate for a court case. There are several industries based in Alabama where it commonly occurred that individuals were exposed to asbestos. They include:

  • eight power generation plants
  • six steel and iron mills
  • four oil refineries
  • two marine construction and repair sites
  • Kimberly-Clark pulp and paper mill plants
  • Cement Asbestos Company plants

Eighty community water systems in Alabama also used a combination of cement mixed with asbestos to create the pipes used to funnel water throughout the water network to homes and schools. Water system overseers do not think that this is a problem; the latest tests for asbestos in the water were performed in 1994 and many of the systems have never been tested. The overseers have said that they "doubt their pipes ever leached asbestos fibers into the drinking water."

Alabama Cities Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

Provided below is a list of cities in the state of Alabama where asbestos jobsites are known to have been located. If you worked at any of these companies and/or jobsites in Alabama, there is a possibility that you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma. Click on any link to view a complete list of jobsites in that city.

The Statue of Limitations and The Discovery Rule

Based on previous rulings, Alabama courts have not gone out of their way to help litigants in asbestos disease cases have their day in court. This has to do with when asbestos diseases are diagnosed and the aforementioned statue and rule:

  • Statute of Limitations: the period of time you have in which you must file a claim in court or forfeit the right to sue
  • Discovery Rule: the statue of limitations starts when a disease victim is diagnosed, rather than exposed

Because exposure to asbestos, which can lead to asbestos cancer, often takes several decades for symptoms to become evident, it was important that the statute of limitations begin at diagnosis for asbestos disease victims rather than date of exposure. Otherwise, the statue of limitations could easily run out, leaving the victim with no recourse in court.

Nevertheless, Alabama has put some limitations on the discovery rule as it applies to asbestos disease. The first is that you have up to one year after diagnosis to file a claim with a mesothelioma lawyer, and only if you were exposed after 19 May 1980 and have had a professional diagnosis. Unfortunately, many asbestos disease victims diagnosed at various mesothelioma clinics, were exposed before 1980, and thus have virtually no recourse to sue the negligent corporations for damages in Alabama courts.

Asbestos Exposure at Alabama Jobsites

Tradesmen who worked at any of the Alabama Jobsites listed below may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos. Asbestos exposure at any one of these Jobsites could put them at risk for developing one of the following asbestos related diseases: malignant mesothelioma (a terminal cancer), asbestos related lung cancer, asbestosis or pleural mesothelioma.

Alabama City

  • Dwight Manufacturing Company
  • Gulf States Steel
  • Republic Steel Corporation
  • Southern Iron and Steel Company

Alexander City

  • Alexander City Creamery
  • Avondale Mills
  • C and G. Cooper Company
  • Russell Manufacturing Company

Auburn

  • Alabama Polytechinic Inst
  • Auburn University
  • Department of Buildings & Grounds - S F Brewster
  • Southern Natural Gas

Axis

  • Courtaulds Chemical Plant
  • Halby Chemical
  • Shell Chemical
  • Stauffer Chemical Company

Bay Minette

  • International Paper Company
  • Newport Chemical
  • Newport Industries
  • Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
  • Reichold Chemical
  • Tenneco Chemicals Incorporated

Brewton

  • Amer Container Paper Mill/ Container Corp Paper Mill
  • American Can Company
  • Container Corp of America
  • J. Graham Brown Educational Center
  • Jefferson Smurfit
  • T.R. Miller Mill Company Inc

Bucks

  • Alabama Power Company
  • Barry Steam Plant
  • Cold Creek Plant
  • Courtalds
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Zeneca

Butler

  • American Can Company
  • American Can Paper Mill
  • James River Paper Mill
  • W.F. Carter Paint

Chickasaw

  • Alabama Dry Dock & Shipyard Company
  • Alabama Power Company - Bark Burning Plant
  • Coastal Mobile Refinery
  • Gulf Atlantic Operations
  • Gulf Ship Building Company
  • Gulf Shipyard
  • Southeastern Production Company
  • Union Carbide
  • Wilsonville Steam

Coosa Pines

  • Beauknit Mills
  • Coosa Pines Plant
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Rust Engineering Company

Cullman

  • Arnold Lumber Company
  • Cullman Creamery
  • Deep South Creamery Company
  • Deerr Electric Company
  • Graveman's Dairy - Route 1
  • King Pharr Canning
  • Lanson Industries
  • St Bernard College

Demopolis

  • Alabama Lumber Company
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Borden Chemical
  • Greene County Steam Plant
  • Gulf State Paper Company
  • Purity Bakery - Ovens
  • Purity Bakery - Ovens
  • Triangle Construction Company

Dothan

  • Alabama Machinery & Supply Company
  • Borden's Ice Cream Company
  • Dothan Electric Light and Water Works
  • Dothan Grocery Company
  • Dothan Powerhouse
  • Farley Nuclear Power Plant
  • Faulkner Ice Company - Powell & Cherry Streets
  • Michelin Tire Corporation
  • Warneco At The Warner Manufacturing Plant

Ensley

  • Alabama Steel and Wire Company
  • Ensley Steel Works
  • Harbison-Walker Refractonies Company
  • Semet-Solvay Company
  • Tennessee Coal & Iron Division
  • Tennessee Coal Iron and Railroad Company
  • United States Steel Corporation

Guntersville

  • Boaz Mills
  • Boaz Spinning Company Inc
  • Koolman's Quick Freeze
  • Lakeside Plant
  • Monsanto

Holt

  • Central Foundry
  • Debardeleben Coal Corp
  • Empire Coke
  • Gulf States Paper Corp
  • Semet-Solvay Company
  • Tennessee Coal Iron and Railroad Company

Jackson

  • Alabama Electric Cooperative Inc
  • Allied Paper Company
  • Boise Cascade Paper Group
  • Jackson Mill Supply Company

Lanett

  • Lanett Bleachery and Dye Works
  • Lanett Cotton Mills
  • West Point Stevens
  • West Point-Pepperell, Inc.

Leeds

  • Anderson Electric Company
  • Lehigh Portland Cement
  • National Metals Inc
  • Rock Wool Manufacturing Company
  • Rockwell Manufacturing
  • Standard Portland Cement Company
  • Universal Atlas Cement

McIntosh

  • Brown & Root
  • Ciba Geigy Chemical Company
  • MacIntosh Steam Generating Plant
  • Mathieson Alabama Chemical Corp
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation

Monroeville

  • Alabama River Pulp Company
  • Olinkraft Inc
  • Temple Inland Forest Products
  • Vanity Fair Mills

Montevallo

  • Alabama College
  • Allied Products Company
  • U S Gypsum Company
  • Westinghouse

Naheola

  • American Can Company
  • James River Paper Mill
  • Marathon Southern Corp
  • Naheola Southern Corp

North Birmingham

  • Chemical Plant
  • Semet Solvay Company
  • Sloss Sheffield Steel and Iron Company
  • U.S. Pipe

Opelika

  • BF Goodrich
  • Opelika Foundry Company
  • Opelika Mills
  • Pepperell Manufacturing Company
  • Uniroyal Tire Company
  • Us Rubber
  • West Point Papermill
  • West Point Pepperell Manufacturing
  • West Point Stevens

Parrish

  • Alabama Power Company
  • Gorgas Power Plant
  • Pratt Coal

Pennington

  • American Can Company
  • Fort James
  • Fort James Operating Company
  • Georgia Pacific
  • James River Dixie Northern - Georgia Pacific
  • James River Paper Company
  • Marathon Southern

Phenix City

  • Alabama Kraft Company
  • Continental Carbon
  • Mead Paper
  • Rust Engineering Company

Pine Hill

  • Industial Development Board of Camden
  • Macmillan Bloedel Particleboard, Inc.
  • Rust Engineering Company
  • Weyerhaeuser

Prattville

  • International Paper
  • Prattville Paper Mill
  • Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation
  • Union Camp Corporation
  • Union Camp Paper Mill
  • Union Camp Plywood Plant

Saraland

  • Shell Chemical

Scottsboro

  • Bellefonte Nuclear Plant
  • Goodyear
  • Revere Copper & Brass

Stevenson

  • Mead Paperboard
  • Widows Creek Power Plant

Sylacauga

  • Avondale Mills
  • Central Mills
  • Defense Metal Products Inc
  • Georgia Marble
  • Moretti Harrah Marble Company

Talladega

  • Allen Graphite Company
  • Coosa River Ordnance Plant
  • Newbury Manufacturing Company
  • Northern Ala Coal Iron and Railway Company
  • Talladega Furnace Company
  • Talledega College

Tarrant

  • Alabama By-Products Corporation
  • Clow Pipe and Foundy
  • James B. Clow and Songs
  • Ketona Chemical Corporation
  • Singmaster & Breyer For Ketona Chemical Company

Thomas

  • Republic Iron and Steel Company
  • Republic Steel Corp

Tuscumbia

  • Colbert Steam Plant
  • Ford Company
  • Robbins Tile Company
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

Tuskegee

  • Creasey Company
  • Tuskegee Normal and Industrial
  • Tyndall Air Force Base, Mess Hall
  • U.S. Veteran's Hospital
  • Veterans Administrative Hospital

Woodward

  • Koppers Company Inc
  • Koppers Company Tar Andb Chemical Div
  • Tar Products Div Koppers Company
  • Woodward Iron & Coke

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Alabama. 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.


1802 6th Avenue South
North Pavilion 2500
Birmingham, AL 35294

Mesothelioma Doctors in Alabama

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

Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio
University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama School of Medicine
ZRB 739
1720 2nd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35294

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Alabama

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Alabama, 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 Alabama

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Sources

Centers, Jessica. "Multiple Water Systems Still Use Asbestos Pipe." Aniston Star, 24 July 2005.

Curran, Eddie. "Diagnosing for Dollars?" Mobile Register, 4 April 2004.

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