Leavenworth is the largest city in, and county seat of Leavenworth County, Kansas. Situated on the west bank of the Missouri River, Leavenworth has a current population of just over 35,000. Known as the "First City of Kansas”, Leavenworth for many people is synonymous with its Federal Penitentiary, which has housed such notorious criminals as George "Machine Gun" Kelly and Robert Stroud. Despite its Hollywood reputation, Leavenworth offers a variety of historic and cultural attractions, including the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, and the Carroll Mansion, an 1867 Italianate mansion which houses the historical society. Beneath the feet of shoppers in the historic downtown district, Leavenworth conceals a network of underground pathways, storefronts and vaults whose purpose has been forgotten. Leavenworth is also home to the University of Saint Mary, founded in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity.
In 1827, Fort Leavenworth was built on the bluffs above the Missouri River. Due to its location on the fringe of Indian Territory, and at the head of the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails, it became known as the "jumping-off point" to the West. A settlement built up around the fort, and in 1854 was incorporated as the city of Leavenworth. In 1892, Adam Geiger and his father founded the A.M. Geiger Cement Company. Adam's son started the E.W. Geiger Construction Company, which expanded in the first half of the 20th century to become one of the largest in the state. A third family business, Geiger Ready-Mix, has operated alongside the cement company since 1949. A military prison was established at Fort Leavenworth in 1874, and when work was begun on the United States Federal Penitentiary, inmates from the fort helped in the construction and subsequently became its first inmates in 1903. Leavenworth USP's massive structure was completed in the mid-1920s, and the "Big House," as it was popularly known, was the largest maximum security prison in the United States until 2005 (it is now a medium-security facility).
Leavenworth's has a long tradition of construction and preservation at a time when asbestos-containing construction and insulation materials were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may also be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. If you were exposed to asbestos in Leavenworth, Kansas and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Leavenworth
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Leavenworth where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Armstrong Cont & Supplies
- Buffalo Grape Sugar Company
- Fort Leavenworth
- Geiger A M Cement Company
- Good John Sash and Door Company
- Hospital Fort Leavenworth
- J.C. Lysle Milling Company
- Leavenworth Light Heat and Power Company
- Leavenworth Military Base
- Leavenworth Water Company
- National Home For D.V.S.
- National Military Home
- St. Marys College
- Thro Tholen Brothers
- U.S. Penitentiary
- Wadsworth Hospital/ Fort Leavenworth
Mesothelioma Doctors near Leavenworth, Kansas
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Leavenworth, 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: 26.5 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Leavenworth, 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.