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Topeka, Kansas

Asbestos Exposure in Topeka, KS

Topeka is the capital city of Kansas. Sited on bottomlands along the Kansas River, Topeka is the seat of Shawnee County, with a population of nearly 127,500. Though most employment is in the health, educational and social service fields, Topeka also has a thriving manufacturing base, anchored by companies such as Collective Brands (Payless Shoesource), Hill's Pet Nutrition, and yearbook publishers Jostens Printing and Publishing. Historic attractions include the Brown V. Board of Education Historic Site, the Great Overland Station of the Santa Fe Railroad, and the Olde Prairie Town at Ward Meade Historic Site. Topeka was also home to the world famous Menninger Clinic from its inception in 1925 until 2002.

Topeka's first permanent settlers arrived in 1842 and established a ferry service across the Kansas River. Topeka was incorporated as a city in 1857. As an important point in the route westward, Topeka became the nexus of several railroad lines, including the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, which later merged with another railroad to become the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Today, the BNSF Railway Company, as it is known, maintains one of the world's largest railroad shops in Topeka. Although flooding was a perpetual threat until the early 1930s, agriculture, meatpacking and the railroads were prominent industries in Topeka until the Depression. During World War II, emphasis shifted to manufacturing, with the establishment of a DuPont Chemical Company plant and a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company plant. Forbes Air Force Base was also founded in 1941. In 1966, the city experienced a devastating tornado, and Forbes Air Force Base closed in 1974. Despite these setbacks, Topeka's economy recovered, with companies such as Goodyear and Hallmark still active today. In recent years, the city has also focused on Arts development with projects such as the Topeka Performing Arts Center, which opened in 1991.

Topeka has a diverse history of manufacturing and construction activity, making asbestos exposure a concern for workers. Workers and their loved ones who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos in Topeka and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Topeka

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

  • A.J. & S.F. Rmy
  • Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company
  • BNSF Railway Company
  • Buckley Construction Industries
  • Burn Zol Company
  • Capital Federal Savings
  • Civic & Culture Center
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Douglas Housing Project
  • Dupont Chemical
  • East Side Disposal Plant
  • Edison Electric Illg Company
  • Forbes Air Force Base
  • Frito Lay, Inc.
  • Gaines Foods Inc.
  • General Foods Corporation
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Halsey‐Tevis, Incorporated
  • Hills Dog Food
  • John Morrell & Company
  • Kansas City Power & Light Company
  • Kansas Sand Company
  • Kansas State Capital
  • Lake Shawnee Development
  • Lincoln School
  • Menninger Hospital
  • New Sears Roebuck Retail Store
  • Presbyterian Manor
  • Roots Connersville
  • Santa Fe Railroad
  • Seamon High School
  • Sears, Roebuck & Company
  • Stormont Vail Hospital
  • Tecumseh Power House
  • Topeka Edison Company
  • Topeka Insulation & Supply
  • Veteran's Affairs Hospital
  • West Indianola School
  • Western Plumbing & Heating
  • Whelan Lumber Company

Mesothelioma Doctors near Topeka, Kansas

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Topeka, 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: 57.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Topeka, 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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