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Birmingham, Alabama

Asbestos Exposure in Birmingham, AL

Founded in 1871, Birmingham was named after Birmingham, England, which was once a huge metal manufacturing city of Great Britain. Located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama with an estimated population of 230,000. Birmingham is home to many museums, parks and festivals. Several colleges and universities are located in Birmingham, including The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham School of Law, and Samford University. In the 1950s and 1960s, Birmingham was at the center of the civil rights struggle for African-Americans and the place where Dr. Martin Luther King wrote the now famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

Since its founding and through the 1960s, Birmingham was the main industrial center of southern United States. Early on, Birmingham's major industries were iron and steel production and railroading. Many large steelmakers included US Steel, McWane and Nucor. In 1983, Birmingham Steel Corporation was established to purchase existing steel mills like Birmingham Bolt Co. and help make them profitable. In the 1970s, significant renovation efforts focused on the development of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which consequently formed into a major medical and research center. Also, commercial construction during this time drastically changed the skyline of the city. Today, Birmingham boasts a mix of manufacturing and service-oriented jobs primarily in the areas of healthcare, education, engineering and transportation.

Birmingham Steel Corporation, Gulf State Steel Company, and Sloss Industries are just a few of the jobsites in Birmingham where use of asbestos products was prevalent putting workers and others at risk for developing an asbestos disease. If you were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Birmingham, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.


We have compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following large job sites in Birmingham where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below. Feel free to click on them to get more detailed information.


Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Birmingham, Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Birmingham, 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

Distance: 1.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Birmingham, Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Birmingham, 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

Distance: 1.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Birmingham, 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

School Officials Say Removal of Contaminated Tiles Poses No Threat to Students and Faculty

Asbestos Warning Sign Confuses Students, Causes Concerns Among Parents

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


January 20, 2017
Emily Walsh

The Importance of Grief Counseling for Mesothelioma Patients and Families

“Mesothelioma is a disease that comes with a grim outlook with only an average of 8% of patients who survive five years after their diagnosis. Because it has such a poor prognosis, a big part of treating mesothelioma – or any form of cancer, really – includes addressing mental impact it has on patients and their family members.”