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Kansas City, Kansas

Asbestos Exposure in Kansas City, KS

Kansas City is a city on the eastern border of Kansas, at the juncture of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. Kansas City sometimes referred to as KCK to distinguish it from neighboring Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO), is the third largest city in Kansas, with a population of 145,786. Kansas City has an active and diverse economy, with transportation, manufacturing, tourism and healthcare well represented. Google recently selected Kansas City as the site for an experimental fiber-optics network. Kansas City attractions include the Kansas Speedway racetrack, the 1917 Argentine Carnegie Library, and the Village West development, a retail, dining and entertainment venue. Kansas City is also home to Donnelly College and the University of Saint Mary.

Kansas City's early history is linked to that of Kansas City, Missouri. In 1854, Kansas-Nebraska Act opened up those territories to settlement, with the residents of each area allowed to choose whether slavery would be allowed. Most of the surrounding states were free states, while Missouri, where many of Kansas City, Kansas's settlers came from, was not, touching off a series of bitter border skirmishes referred to as "Bleeding Kansas." Kansas became a state in 1861, and Kansas City was incorporated as a city in 1886. As the crossroads of two rivers, three overland trails, and several railroads, Kansas City became a transport center. In 1871, the Kansas City Stockyards opened in Kansas City, Missouri, and meatpacking quickly became the city's dominant industry. Armour & Company opened their meatpacking plant in 1870, followed by Swift & Company in 1892. Soap was often manufactured as a byproduct of the meatpacking process, and Peet Brothers Manufacturing Company (later Colgate-Palmolive) got their start in Kansas City in 1902. General Motors began operating its Fairfax Assembly Plant shortly after World War II. Today, Kansas City's manufacturing tradition continues to grow. Sara Lee Corp. opened a new processed-meat plant in 2011, and Zeolyst International is expanding its chemical plant.

Kansas City's diverse history of industry puts it in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure. We have identified numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Kansas City, you should also consider contacting an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Kansas City

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

  • Am. Dressed Beef and Provisions Company
  • American Walnut Company
  • Argonant Realty Div GMC
  • Armco Steel
  • Armour and Company
  • Bendix Aviation Company
  • Board of Commissioners of Kansas City
  • Board of Public Utilities
  • Board of Public Utilities City of Kansas City
  • Buick Oldsmobile Pontiac Assembly Div
  • Burn Zol Company Inc
  • Certain Teed
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Commerce National Bank
  • Consol Electric Light and Power Company
  • Construction Plastics Inc
  • Corn Products Refining Company
  • Cudahy Packing Company
  • Erman Corporation
  • Esmark, Incorporated
  • Fairbanks Morse & Company
  • Fairfax Industries Distribution
  • Farm Belt Fertilizer Company
  • Farm Land Industries
  • Frontier Chemical Company
  • G. K. Warehouse
  • General Aluminum Smelting Company
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Griffin Wheel Company
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Harcros Chemical Company
  • Hinde and Dauch Paper Company
  • Huxtable Hammond
  • Independent Oil & Gas
  • Indian Springs Shopping Center
  • International Harvester
  • J.F. Pritchard Company
  • J.R. Kelly Cooperage
  • K.C. Structural Steel
  • Kansas City Abrasive Company
  • Kansas City Airport
  • Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
  • Kansas City Corrugated Plant
  • Kansas City Electric Light Company
  • Kansas City Library
  • Kansas City Packing Box Company
  • Kansas City Refinery
  • Kansas City Structural Steel
  • Kansas City Water and Light Department
  • Kansas University
  • Kaw Power Station
  • Kaw Valley Drainage District
  • Kaw Valley Powerhouse
  • Liquid Carbonic Corporation
  • Metropolitan Water Company
  • Milk Producers Marketing
  • Municipal Electric Light Department
  • National Compreseo Steel
  • National Farms Power Plant
  • National Zinc Company
  • OCF Corporation
  • Olin Corporation
  • Owen Plant
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation
  • Peet Brothers Manufacturing Company
  • Perk Foods
  • Philadelphia Quartz Corp
  • Phillips Oil Refinery
  • Phillips Petroleum Company
  • Plibrico Sales & Service Company
  • Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company
  • Pure Carbonic Corporation, Inc.
  • Quindaro Power Plant
  • Quindaro Power Station
  • Red Cross
  • Roxana Petroleum Corporation
  • Ryan Building Material Company
  • Schwarzchild and Sulzberger Company
  • Sealtest Central Division
  • Sims Barrel Company
  • Soap Etc.
  • Socony Vacuum Oil Company
  • Sonken Galamba Corp
  • St. Mary's Hospital
  • Standard Oil Company
  • Standard Rendering Company
  • Strongheart Packing
  • Sulzberger and Sons Company
  • Sunflower Ammunitions Plant
  • Sunshine Bakery
  • Swift & Company
  • Thomas Ruddy Company
  • U.S. By Products Company
  • U.S. Cold Storage Company
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • V V F Llc
  • Western Kraft Paper
  • Wilson and Company Inc

Mesothelioma Doctors near Kansas City, Kansas

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

Dr. Chao Huang
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Westwood Medical Pavilion and the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, MS 5003
Westwood, KS 66205

Distance: 5.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Kansas City, Kansas

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

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