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Mishawaka, Indiana

Mishawaka, the Princess City, is situated along the St. Joseph River and a twin city of South Bend in St. Joseph County, Indiana. A principal city of the South Bend–Mishawaka Metropolitan Statistical Area, Mishawaka is a growing commercial city with a population of more than 48,000.

In the early 1830s, bog iron deposits we discovered in the area. Settlers arriving to mine these deposits founded the town of St. Joseph Iron Works in 1831. Business prospered, and in 1833, St. Joseph Iron Works, Indiana City and two other adjacent small towns nearby were incorporated into one – Mishawaka. By the late 1800s, The Dodge Manufacturing Company, Perkins Windmills and the Mishawaka Woolen and Rubber Company (later Ball Band, then Uniroyal) all helped Mishawaka thrive industrially. The city grew agriculturally as well. Mishawaka became known as the "Peppermint Capital of the World" due to the rich black loam found in the area that yielded great quantities of mint. From 1906 to 1915, Mishawaka was the manufacturing home of the American Simplex motor car. In 1931, Ball Band made rubber garments and was hit by a major strike, but flourished in the 1940s, finally closing in 1997 due to cheaper imports. Manufacturing in Mishawaka peaked in the 1940s and began a slow decline as the economic base shifted to retail services and small industry. In 1979, University Park Mall opened north of Mishawaka. In 1990, AM General began producing the Hummer in its Mishawaka plant.

Mishawaka, Indiana’s repeated cycles of construction and manufacturing place it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers and others who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Asbestos lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Mishawaka.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Mishawaka

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

  • American Gas and Electric Company
  • City of Mishawaka Board of Public Works
  • City Water Department
  • Dodge Manufacturing Company
  • Goldblatt Bros, Inc
  • Indiana and Michigan Electric Company
  • Kamm and Schellinger Biog. Company
  • Mishawaka Water Works
  • Mishawaka Woolen Manufacturing Company
  • National Standard Company
  • Neils Science Lab
  • Rubber Regenerating Company
  • Saint Francis Health Services
  • St. Francis Convent
  • St. Francis Infirmary
  • Twin Branch Power Company
  • Twin Branch Station
  • U.S. Rubber Company
  • United States Rubber Company
  • Valley Insulating Company, Inc
  • Wheelabator Corp

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Mishawaka, Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Mishawaka, 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: 94.2 miles


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

Distance: 77.4 miles


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

Distance: 80.9 miles


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

Distance: 75.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Mishawaka, Indiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Mishawaka, 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: 75.3 miles

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

Distance: 80.9 miles

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

Distance: 80.9 miles

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

Distance: 88.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Mishawaka, 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.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog

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January 11, 2017
Jillian McKee

New Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Tests Immunotherapy Before Surgery

“Last fall, the Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center began running a new clinical trial that looks at how to use immunotherapy and surgery together as a more effective way to treat mesothelioma – an extremely rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.”