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Springfield, Illinois

Asbestos Exposure in Springfield, IL

Springfield is the capital city of Illinois. With a population of about 116,000, Springfield is also the county seat of Sangamon County. Settled about 1818, Springfield is well-known as the home of Abraham Lincoln, who lived in the city from 1837 to 1861. Springfield's status as a county seat since 1821 has made government occupations, banking and commercial trading important parts of Springfield's economy from its earliest days. Today the State of Illinois is the city's largest employer, followed by Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital. The University of Illinois at Springfield and the Illinois National Guard are also among the top employers.

Agriculture, commercial trading and professional occupations formed much of Springfield's early economy. After the Civil War, the city became a major railroad center. Coal mining was also a key industry by 1900. The mid-to-late 19th century saw a variety of small manufacturing in Springfield. The F. Reisch & Bros. brewery got its start in 1849 and operated continuously until 1966. In 1883, Henry Nelch founded a paving and sewer installation company. Today, Henry Nelch and Son Company, the firm sells commercial doors, brick pavers and other landscaping and masonry supplies. M.J. Kellner is another longtime city resident, having begun its food distribution service in 1920. The City Water, Light and Power Company undertook the construction of an artificial lake in 1933. The lake was completed in 1935, along with a new powerhouse and water purification plant. Lake Springfield currently provides drinking water and recreation for the city. Memorial Medical Center was founded in 1897 as the Springfield Hospital and Training School.

Springfield's lengthy history of manufacturing and commercial construction makes asbestos exposure, and the risk of asbestos cancer, an ongoing concern. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Springfield.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Springfield

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

  • A L Ide and Sons
  • Allis-Chalmers Corporation
  • American Bosch Corporation
  • Aramark Uniform Services Inc
  • Booth and Thomas
  • Brunswick Radio Corp
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Central Illinois Light Company
  • Central Illinois Public Service Company
  • City of Springfield - Dallman
  • Coffeen Power Station
  • Concordia College
  • Crane Company
  • Dallman Power Plant
  • Edwards Plumbing
  • Elevator Milling Company
  • F.W. Means and Company
  • F: Reisch and Brothers
  • Fargo Insulation Company, Inc.
  • Franklin Life Insurance Company
  • Grand Power Station Unit Number 3
  • Illinois Bell
  • Illinois State Fairgrounds
  • Illinois State Highway Department
  • Lakeside Dallman Power Plant
  • Lakeside Power Plant
  • Lincoln Library
  • Lincoln-Herndon Law Office Lincoln Herndon Law Office
  • Mansion View Hotel
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Nelch Henry & Sons Company
  • Park Sherman
  • Pillsbury Mill
  • Plant 3
  • Saint John's Hospital
  • Sangamo Electric Company
  • Southeast High School
  • Springfield Gas and Electric Company
  • Springfield Light, Heat and Power Company
  • Springfield Powerhouse
  • Springfield Regional Office Bu Cms Regional Office
  • Springfield Sanitary District
  • Springfield Water Light and Power
  • St. John's Hospital
  • State Bar Building
  • State Capital Building
  • T. Reisch and Brothers
  • Western Cartidge Company
  • Wolworth Store
  • Y.M.C.A.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Springfield, Illinois

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

Saint Louis University Hospital West Pavilion
3655 Vista Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 88.0 miles

The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
4921 Parkview Place
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 88.0 miles

Walker Medical Building
12855 North Forty Drive, Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO 63141

Distance: 90.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Springfield, Illinois

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

Dr. Traves D. Crabtree
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Queeny Tower, 3108
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 88.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Springfield, 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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