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Asbestos Exposure in Michigan City, IN

Michigan City is located in La Porte County, Indiana, 25 miles east of Gary, Indiana and 41 miles east of Chicago, Illinois. It is one of two principal cities included in the Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also part of a region known to locals as “Michiana”. By 1836, the year of the city's incorporation, Michigan City had 1500 residents; today, the city is home to more than 33,000. Michigan City is noted for both its proximity to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and for bordering Lake Michigan. Due to this, Michigan City receives a fair amount of tourism during the summer months, especially by residents of Chicago and of nearby cities in Northern Indiana. The lighthouse is a notable symbol for the city.

In 1852, a major factory was founded in Michigan City to manufacture railroad freight cars. In 1855, John Barker, a local grain shipper, joined two New Yorkers in establishing the firm of Haskell, Barker and Aldridge. It became Michigan City's largest and longest surviving industry, at one time producing 15,000 cars per year. Today, the grounds are occupied by Prime Outlets. Main industries in the Michigan City area are manufacturing, education, healthcare, government, leisure and hospitality services, and finance. Some of Michigan City’s major employers include Dwyer Instruments, Inc., Jaymar-Ruby, Inc., Lakeshore Foods Corporation, and Geberit Manufacturing Inc. Items produced by leading manufacturing companies in Michigan City include air compressors, automobile parts, and apparel.

Michigan City’s varied industrial and manufacturing activities through the years place it in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure. Much of this activity occurred during a time when asbestos-containing construction materials were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Michigan City, Indiana, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Michigan City

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

  • American Cyanamid Company
  • Ami Metals
  • Arno Adhesives
  • Blocksom & Company
  • Cargo Lake Shore
  • Chicago Lake Shore and South Bend Railway Company
  • Dwyer Products
  • Excelesion Granite Brick Company
  • Haskell and Barker Car Company
  • Indiana State Prison
  • Interstate Industries, Inc
  • Interstate Metal Products Company
  • Joy Manufacturing Company
  • Kinsterstate Industries, Inc
  • Lake Cities Electric Railway Company
  • Michigan City and Northern Indiana Gas Company
  • Northern Indiana Public Service Company
  • Pullman Standard Company
  • Roger High School
  • Tonn & Blank, Inc
  • Weil Mclain

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Michigan City, Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Michigan City, 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: 87.1 miles


2520 Elisha Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Distance: 74.1 miles


1336 Basswood Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Distance: 65.6 miles


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

Distance: 65.6 miles


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

Distance: 41.1 miles


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

Distance: 44.3 miles


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

Distance: 38.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Michigan City, Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Michigan City, 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: 38.1 miles

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

Distance: 44.3 miles

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

Distance: 44.3 miles

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

Distance: 52.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Michigan City, 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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