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Elkhart, Indiana

Elkhart, home to just over 50,000 residents, is a city in Elkhart County, Indiana. Situated along the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers, the city of Elkhart is 15 miles east of South Bend and 150 miles north of Indianapolis. Elkhart is largely recognized for two industries: recreational vehicles and musical instruments; and for decades has been referenced as the "RV Capital of the World" and the "Band Instrument Capital of the World". Other notable industries in Elkhart include pharmaceuticals, electronic components, jewelry, manufactured housing and mobile homes, and some small and large shops which support the RV industry.

By the late 19th century and early 20th century, musical instrument factories and numerous mills set up shop which formed the base of Elkhart’s economy. The Miles Medical Company launched in 1884 and later produced products like Alka-Seltzer and Flintstones Vitamins. In 1979, the Miles Medical Company was purchased by Bayer, and by 2006, Bayer had pulled all manufacturing out of Elkhart. Most of the facilities were torn down while just a few buildings remain, mostly unused. Elkhart Brass Manufacturing has been a cornerstone of Elkhart's industrial base, and become a global leader in the creation of innovative fire-fighting equipment. The city is also home to the Robert Young Rail Yards, which are the second largest freight classification yards in the world.

Elkhart, Indiana has a diverse history of industrial activity, much of it during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Elkhart, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Elkhart

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

  • Adams & Westlake Corp
  • Aluminum Corporation of America
  • American Coating Mills Inc.
  • Arco Engr Company
  • Boxboard Mills
  • C. G. Conn Ltd.
  • City Roofing Company
  • Continental Can Company
  • Eagle Knitting Company
  • Elkhart Packing Corp
  • Elkhart Water Company
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Kauffman Consumer Coal
  • Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company
  • Lima Hospital Job
  • Mengel Box Company
  • Miles Laboratory
  • Monger Building
  • New York Central System
  • Nibco Inc
  • Ny Central System
  • Penta County Vocational High School
  • Purdue University
  • Skyline Homes, Inc
  • Versailles Manufacturing Company
  • White Manufacturing Company, Inc
  • Wright Construction

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Elkhart, Indiana

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


Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
201 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Distance: 98.0 miles


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

Distance: 86.0 miles


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

Distance: 89.5 miles


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

Distance: 84.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Elkhart, Indiana

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

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

Distance: 84.0 miles

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

Distance: 89.5 miles

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

Distance: 89.5 miles

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

Distance: 97.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Elkhart, Indiana

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

Indiana State Department Being Taken to Court Over Asbestos Exposure Emails

The Indiana State Department of Environmental Management is being taken to court over emails about asbestos exposure.

Indiana Asbestos Exposure Law Deemed Unconstitutional

The Indiana Supreme Court struck down the state's unjust 10 year statute of repose because it treats similar asbestos victims differently.

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