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Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Asbestos Exposure in Tuscaloosa, AL

Located on Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa is the fifth-largest city in Alabama, with an estimated population of 93,200. Tuscaloosa serves as the seat of Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa is the regional center of industry, commerce, healthcare, and education for the area of west central Alabama known as West Alabama. The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is located in Tuscaloosa. The University remains the dominant economic and cultural engine in the city.

From 1826 to 1846, Tuscaloosa was the capital of Alabama. The city's population and economy grew rapidly until Montgomery was named as the new state capital. In the 1890s, the construction of a system of locks and dams on the Black Warrior River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened up a link to the Gulf seaport of Mobile, stimulating the mining and metallurgical industries of the region. By the advent of the 20th century, the growth of the University of Alabama and the mental health-care facilities in the city, combined with a strong national economy spurred a continuous period of growth in Tuscaloosa. During the latter half of the 20th century, manufacturing plants of large firms such as Michelin and JVC located to Tuscaloosa. The Westervelt Company, a land resources and wildlife management company has its headquarters in Tuscaloosa. The company was formerly the Gulf State Paper Corporation, with headquarters in Tuscaloosa from 1927 until 2005. Today, the city's industrial and manufacturing base includes B.F. Goodrich Tire Manufacturing, GAF Materials Corporation, and Hunt Refining Company, among other operations.

Tuscaloosa has a diverse history of manufacturing activity during a period when asbestos-containing products were widely used. Exposure to asbestos may put workers and others at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. If you were exposed to asbestos in Tuscaloosa, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Tuscaloosa

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

  • Alabama Binder & Chemical
  • Alabama State Hospitals
  • B.F. Goodrich Company
  • Bailey Boiler & Steel Company
  • Calgon
  • Central Foundry
  • Central Supply
  • Cole Supply Company
  • Gulf State Paper Mill
  • Gulf States Lumber Company
  • Hunt Oil Company
  • Industrical Development
  • Kaul Lumber Company
  • Mcabee & Company
  • Michelin North America
  • Partlow State School
  • Reichhold Chemical Plant
  • Semet Solvay Company
  • Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Steamfitters/Pipefitters Union - Local 372
  • Tidewater Construction Company
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama - Steam Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Tuscaloosa, Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Tuscaloosa, 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: 48.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Tuscaloosa, Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Tuscaloosa, 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: 48.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Tuscaloosa, 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.

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