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Des Plaines, Illinois

The city of Des Plaines, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago and is located along the banks of the Des Plaines River, adjacent to O’Hare International Airport. Known as the “City of Destiny”, Des Plaines was first developed by European settlers in the 1850s when land was purchased by the Illinois and Wisconsin Land Company. Current top employers in Des Plaines are Universal Oil Products, Holy Family Hospital, and Sysco Food Services.

Following its reincorporation in 1873, Des Plaines’ farming industry saw a significant influx of farmers who became attracted to the steam powered grist mill located on the Des Plaines River. World War II and the post-war era helped expand Des Plaines’ manufacturing base; Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Plant established a facility in town and later, Littlefuse Inc., a world-leading circuit protection company, opened their doors. Other companies drawn to Des Plaines’ ideal business location over the years include Precision Instrument Manufacturing Company, Procon, Inc., and U.S. Gypsum Research Center. The booming manufacturing industry signaled a period of substantial cultural growth for Des Plaines: churches, schools, art and theater guilds, and a public library system were formed. Des Plaines remains a progressive city in the 21st century, as its manufacturing and industrial arenas experience continued growth and development.

For many years, use of asbestos containing products in the workplace was common in the manufacturing and industrial settings such as those located in Des Plaines. If you have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma in Des Plaines, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler. Additionally, you should know that mesothelioma law firms represent people from Des Plaines, IL who were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Des Plaines

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

  • Andrew Benson Inc.
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Company
  • Celotex Corporation
  • FAA Office
  • Holy Family Hospital
  • Littlefuse Inc.
  • Maryville Academy
  • Precision Instrument Manufacturing Company
  • Premier Rose Gardens
  • Procon, Inc.
  • St. Mary's Training School
  • U.S. Gypsum Research Center
  • Universal Oil Products Company
  • Wanzenberg W Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Des Plaines, Illinois

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


2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Distance: 30.0 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 8.2 miles


Naperville Campus
120 Spalding Drive, Suite 111
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 21.4 miles


Galter Pavilion
675 North St. Clair, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 16.6 miles


Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St.
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 14.2 miles


University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 22.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Des Plaines, Illinois

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

Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S. First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153

Distance: 9.9 miles

Dr. Michael J. Liptay
Rush University Cancer Center
Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 14.2 miles

Dr. Philip D. Bonomi
Rush University Cancer Center
Section of Medical Oncology
1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 14.2 miles

Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler
The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 22.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Des Plaines, Illinois

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

Chicago Public Schools Ignoring Asbestos Problem

Reports show Chicago Public Schools is not removing all of its asbestos, endangering students, teachers, and others with mesothelioma and other deadly diseases.

Asbestos Abatement Starts at Pillsbury Mills Plant

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