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La Porte, Indiana

The city of La Porte occupies 12.2 square miles in the geographic center of La Porte County in northwest Indiana. It is the county’s second largest city, with a population of about 22,000, and serves as the county seat. La Porte is one of two principal cities of the Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Founded in 1832, La Porte has maintained strong connections to both the agricultural and the manufacturing industry. Among the widely recognized companies established in La Porte early on was the Advance-Rumely tractor company, builder of the Rumely Oil-Pull Tractor Engine. This tractor was largely considered to have played a pivotal role in the agricultural development of the Great Plains, particularly for the cultivation of wheat. By 1869, the company was the largest employer in La Port. A wide variety of other businesses prospered from the area, from the processing of food to the production of a variety of bicycles, baby carriages and the automobile. During the 1850s, numerous maple trees were planted along Indiana and Michigan avenues in La Porte by local resident Sebastian Lay. Subsequently, La Porte became known as the 'Maple City'. Today, Indiana and Michigan avenues comprise a historic district in the city, containing many homes and structures of architectural and historical interest.

La Porte, Indiana has a lengthy history of manufacturing and industry which places it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer. Asbestos lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Belleville and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in La Porte

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

  • Advance Rumley Company
  • Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • American Safety Razor Corp
  • American Safty Razor Corporation
  • Austenal Company
  • Austenal Corp
  • Casting Service Corp
  • Chicago and South Shore Railway Company
  • Cleaner-Brooks
  • Company Operative Construction Company
  • Ellis-Chalmers Manufacturing. Company
  • Five Star Market
  • Kingsbury Ordnance Plant
  • Kingsley Furniture Company
  • La Porte Electric Company
  • La Porte Gas and Electric Company
  • M. Rumely Company
  • Smith Chevrolet Company
  • Square Deal Electronics

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near La Porte, Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of La Porte, 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: 82.9 miles


2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Distance: 82.3 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 73.8 miles


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

Distance: 73.0 miles


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

Distance: 49.2 miles


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

Distance: 52.3 miles


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

Distance: 45.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near La Porte, Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of La Porte, 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: 45.9 miles

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

Distance: 52.3 miles

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

Distance: 52.3 miles

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

Distance: 60.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in La Porte, 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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