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Decatur, Alabama

Located on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River, Decatur is a city in northern Alabama. Decatur, affectionately known as "The River City", is the largest city and county seat of Morgan County, with an estimated population of 55,700. Founded in 1820, Decatur is the home to Alabama's oldest opera house, the Cotaco Opera House; and the Old State Bank, the oldest bank building in Alabama.

In the 19th century, the city of Decatur grew into a large economic center within the Tennessee Valley and was a hub for travelers and cargo between Nashville/Chattanooga and Mobile/New Orleans. Steady growth continued throughout the 20th century. Today, Decatur’s economy is heavily based on manufacturing industries, as well as cargo transit, hi-tech industries, and tourism. Major employers in Decatur include 3M, United Launch Alliance, and British Petroleum (BP), and General Electric.

Decatur, Alabama’s manufacturing activity largely occurred during a period when use of asbestos-containing products was prevalent, making asbestos exposure and the risk of mesothelioma cancer a concern for workers. Asbestos attorneys may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in South Point.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Decatur

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

  • 3M Company
  • Air Products
  • Amer Petrochem
  • American Oil
  • Amoco Chemicals Corporation
  • Asphalt Paving Plant
  • British Petroleum
  • Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant
  • Calumet & Hecla, Inc
  • Capital Fertilizer
  • Chemstrand Chemical
  • Davidson Heating Company
  • Davis Construction Company
  • Decatur Aluminum
  • Decatur Land Improvement and Furnace Company
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Electric Auto Lite Company
  • Ennis Insulation Company
  • Fluor Daniel Services Corporation
  • Fruehauf Corporation
  • Fruehauf Trailer Plant
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Ingalls Iron
  • Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp
  • Ingalls Shipyard
  • Louisville and Nashville Railway
  • Monsanto Company
  • Monsanto Company Textile Divis
  • Natonal Fertilizer Development Center
  • Pan American Oil
  • Pipefitters Union - Local 377
  • Rust Engineering Company - 3 M Plant
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • TVA Nuclear
  • Union Compress & Warehouse Company
  • Wolverine Tube
  • Wolverine Tube Div

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Decatur, Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Decatur, 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: 75.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Decatur, Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Decatur, 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: 75.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Decatur, 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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