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Fort Madison, Iowa

Situated on the Mississippi River, Fort Madison is a city in and one of the county seats of Lee County, Iowa. Fort Madison and Keokuk are principal cities of the Fort Madison–Keokuk Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Lee County, Iowa, and Clark County, Missouri. The city of Madison has a population of nearly 11,000 people. Founded in 1838, and named after President James Madison, the city of Fort Madison was established around the site of the historic Fort Madison (1808–1813), which was the first permanent United States military fort in the upper Mississippi region.

Fort Madison is home to the Fort Madison Toll Bridge, the last remaining double-decker swing span bridge on the Mississippi River, which has a top level for cars and a bottom level for trains. Fort Madison’s Downtown Commercial Historic District is a collection of well-preserved historic storefronts from the late 19th century. Also, the city is the location of the Iowa State Penitentiary—the state's maximum security prison for men; and the Mississippi river crossing and station stop for Amtrak's Southwest Chief. Sheaffer Pens were developed and made in Fort Madison from 1912 until the factory closed in 2007.

For years, asbestos products were widely used at jobsites in Fort Madison, Iowa, placing workers and others at risk for asbestos-related diseases, such as pleural mesothelioma. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Fort Madison, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Fort Madison

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

  • Armour Dial Inc
  • Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad System
  • Brown Paper Company
  • C P Braun & Company
  • California Chemical
  • Cepex Midwest Plant
  • Chevron Chemical Company
  • Climax Holybuenum Company
  • Consolidated Packing Company
  • Crandon Mill
  • Dial Corp
  • Dupont Chemical
  • Fort Madison Chair Company
  • Hinde and Dauch Paper Company
  • Iowa Farming Tool Company
  • Phillips Chemical
  • Prairie Pipe Line Company
  • Sinclair Petrochemicals
  • Us Army Ardination Plant
  • W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Fort Madison, Iowa

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

John Pappajohn Pavilion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 70.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Fort Madison, Iowa

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

Dr. Gerald H. Clamon
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 70.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Fort Madison, Iowa

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

Future Unknown For Grinnell Veteran's Memorial Center Post-Asbestos Removal

The fate of Grinnell Veteran's Memorial Center in Iowa is unknown after asbestos was removed and left the building in bad shape.

Feds Not Releasing Asbestos Information on an Iowa City Hall

Feds are still not releasing information regarding an asbestos exposure incident at Ottumwa City Hall in Iowa.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


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.”