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Mayfield, Kentucky

Mayfield is a city in and the county seat of Graves County. Named after Mayfield Creek, Mayfield is located in the center of the “Jackson Purchase”, an eight-county region purchased by Isaac Shelby and Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. This fertile land attracted early settlers from Virginia, North and South Carolina and Tennessee who offered education and culture and a determination to succeed on the land. As craftsmen and farmers they established roots to blend a unique political, economic, and social environment. The completion of the Memphis, New Orleans and Northern Railroad in 1858 connected Mayfield to the larger world. Beginning with the establishment of the Mayfield Woolen Mills in 1860, the manufacture of clothing was a major industry in Mayfield for a century. The town was also a large market for loose-leaf tobacco. Mayfield’s western Kentucky charm, as well as its sporting events, cultural activities and historical districts attract visitors and residents alike. Popular attractions in and around Mayfield include the Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, River Heritage Museum, and Natchez Trace National Park. Today, Mayfield is home to more than 10,000 residents.

Mayfield, Kentucky has a number of jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred, thus putting workers and others at risk for developing malignant mesothelioma, a terminal asbestos-related cancer. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer in Mayfield, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Mayfield

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

  • Continental General Tire
  • Curlee Clothing Company
  • General Tire & Rubber Company
  • Graves County Water and Light Company
  • Kentucky Tenn Clay Company
  • Mayfield Water and Light Company
  • Mayfield Woolen Mills
  • Merit Clothing Company
  • Pet Milk Company
  • S.B. Smith & Company
  • Tire Plant

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Mayfield, Kentucky

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

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