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Decatur, Georgia

Decatur is the county seat of DeKalb County and lies six miles east of Atlanta’s business district. It is the second largest municipality in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Following its official incorporation on December 10, 1823, Decatur denied the Western and Atlantic Railroad’s proposition to make Decatur the southernmost stop on its railroad. As a result, the Western and Atlantic Railroad founded a new city to the west of Decatur; the city would later be known as Atlanta.

During the Civil War, Decatur became a strategic site for General Sherman in his campaign against Atlanta. No major battles were fought on Decatur land however the Confederate’s supply line was cut off after Union Troops occupied the city. This led to the Union’s capture of Atlanta.

Decatur is home to Agnes Scott College, a private women’s college with history dating back to 1889. The college is the first institution of higher education in Georgia to receive regional accreditation and its 100 acre campus has been designated a national historic district. With education at the focal point of the Decatur’s community, the city founded its own independent school system in 1901. The system includes elementary schools, a middle school, and Decatur High School. Several healthcare institutions are located in Decatur as well, including Decatur Hospital, DeKalb Hospital, and the VA Hospital of Atlanta. Other corporations operated in Decatur include Kraft Foods, Incorporated, Monsanto Chemical Company, and Worthington Corporation.

We have confirmed that the city of Decatur has a number of jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma doctors located in or near Decatur at the bottom of this page. Additionally, asbestos attorneys may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Decatur and then diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.

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.

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Chemstrand
  • Decatur Federal Savings & Loan
  • Decatur Hospital
  • Decatur Senior Citizens
  • Dekalb General Hospital
  • George Walker Plumbing
  • Kraft Foods, Incorporated
  • Monsanto Chemical Company
  • VA Hospital
  • Worthington Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Decatur, Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Decatur, 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: 3.9 miles

1835 Savoy Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Distance: 8.7 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Decatur, Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Decatur, 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: 3.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Decatur, 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

Mesothelioma Death Rates Rising According to CDC

The CDC has released a study of malignant mesothelioma mortality rates showing that deaths due to mesothelioma are increasing. Read more at

Asbestos Removal and Debris Cleanup Starts at Barwick Mills

Cleanup will begin at the former Barwick Mills textile plant after a fire that happened last fall, leaving behind exposed asbestos and rubble.

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