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Columbus, Georgia

Asbestos Exposure in Columbus, GA

The city of Columbus is an authentic river town located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, about 100 miles south of Atlanta. Columbus serves as the county seat of Muscogee County and is the third largest city in the state. Since Columbus’ founding in 1828, the Chattahoochee River has provided the city with a source of food, energy, employment and recreation.

Originally a textile mill town reliant upon agriculture, the industries of Columbus expanded during the Civil War to include ironworks, a sword factory and a shipyard. The reconstruction era brought immediate prosperity to Columbus; the Springer Opera House opened its doors and factories such as the Eagle and Phoenix Manufacturing Company were revived. Columbus’ largest employer, Fort Benning, became established by the early 20th century. Throughout the camp’s years as an operating base, it has been home to the 2nd Armored Division, 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, and the 4th Infantry Division. Expansion from the 1950s to 1970s attracted more prominent industries to Columbus including Aflac Insurance, Synovus, and Carmike Cinemas. During this time extensive renovations were completed on the historic Columbus Iron Works, a Civil War munitions factory, and other historic sites throughout the city.

Today Columbus is a thriving community of 280,000 people and is ranked the 121st largest city in the United States. Due to the city’s vast manufacturing history and major renovation projects over the years, asbestos exposure in the workplace has been an issue. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Columbus at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Columbus.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Columbus

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

  • Accoustical Treatments Incorporated
  • Acme Laundry & Cleaning Company
  • American Service Company
  • Archer Mills Inc.
  • Bibb Manufacturing Company
  • City of Columbus Pumping Plant
  • Columbia Impmt Company
  • Columbus Carpet
  • Columbus Ice Company
  • Columbus Iron Works
  • Columbus Manufacturing Company
  • Columbus Power & Light Company
  • Columbus Textile Company
  • Continental Can Company
  • Craig's Bakery
  • Eagle and Phoenix Manufacturing Company
  • Fairforest Company
  • Fieldcrest Cannon Inc.
  • Fort Benning
  • Georgia Railway Company
  • Golden Foundry & Machine
  • H. Benning Hospital
  • Hajoca Corporation
  • Hamburger Cotton Mills
  • Hardaway High School
  • Interstate Brands, Incorporated
  • J A Kirven Company
  • J C Russell Company
  • J W Cagle
  • Jordan Contracting Company
  • Kinnett's Dairies Incorporated
  • Lummus Cotton Gin
  • Mechanical Contractors
  • Medical Center
  • Metropolitan Café
  • Muscogee Manufacturing Company
  • Nehi Bottling Company
  • Perkins Hosiery Mills
  • Southern Bell Telephone Company
  • Southland Pecan Company
  • Spencer Equipment Company
  • Stone and Webster Columbus Power Company
  • Sunshine Biscuits, Inc.
  • Swift Manufacturing Company
  • Swift Textiles
  • Tom Huston Peanut Company
  • Tom Underhill Plumbing & Heating Company
  • Toms Foods
  • United States Army Fort Benning Hospital
  • W C Regional Hospital
  • W.T. Green Plastering

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Columbus, Georgia

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

1365-C Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Distance: 97.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Columbus, Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Columbus, Georgia. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Daniel L. Miller
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
1365 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Distance: 97.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Columbus, Georgia

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

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