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Franklin Park, Illinois

By a vote of 63 in favor and 9 against, Franklin Park was incorporated on August 4, 1892 and became a village in Cook County. In the 1890s, it was Lesser Franklin's vision that Franklin Park's grassy fields, dirt roads and farmlands would become a residential and industrial community centered around the railroad. Today, the village of Franklin Park has grown to over 19,500 residents and boasts over 1,200 industries and related businesses.

Franklin Park's first industry was an iron foundry. Soon after other industry followed. The Siegel, Cooper Company and Thompson Steel and Wire company opened in the early 1900s. During World War II, Douglas Aircraft and Buick Motors came to the area. By 1948, 40 manufacturing firms called Franklin Park home. Town government continued to promote industrial development; they favored pro-growth zoning laws. Additionally, Franklin Park's convenient location to O'Hare Airport cargo terminals, railroad freight terminals, major expressways have made the community a desirable place for industry. By the late 1990s, Franklin Park was the fourth largest industrial area in Illinois. Today, some companies operating in Franklin Park include A.M. Castle & Co., a leading distributor of carbon, alloy, stainless steel, cast iron, plastic, and others; and Rubicon Technology, a developer of high quality sapphire substrates and optical windows that are used in LEDs, RFICs, blue laser diodes, and other optical applications.

We have confirmed that Franklin Park has a number of jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk to develop an asbestos-related disease. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Franklin Park, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler. Additionally, you should know that mesothelioma law firms represent people from Franklin Park who were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with asbestos cancer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Franklin Park

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

  • Allied Die Casting & Manufacturing Company, Inc
  • Black Top Roads
  • Central Grocers
  • Curtiss-Nabisco Candy Company
  • Greco Industries
  • Hellstrom Corp
  • Joslyn Manufacturing & Supply Company
  • Lewis Funeral Home
  • Nestle Foods Company
  • Standard Brands Inc
  • Thompson Wire Company
  • United Refining and Smelt

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Franklin Park, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Franklin Park, 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: 35.9 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 11.5 miles


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

Distance: 17.2 miles


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

Distance: 14.2 miles


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

Distance: 10.8 miles


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

Distance: 18.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Franklin Park, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Franklin Park, 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: 4.2 miles

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

Distance: 10.8 miles

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

Distance: 10.8 miles

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

Distance: 18.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Franklin Park, 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.

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