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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Asbestos Exposure in Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana. Located on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is an active shipping port and a major industrial center, with a current population of just over 229,500. Because Baton Rouge is the furthest inland port on the river which can accommodate deep-water vessels, goods are also transferred from the port by rail, pipeline and barge. Baton Rouge has a stable economic mix, with top employers including industrial services provider Turner Industries, ExxonMobil, and Louisiana State University.

Louisiana entered the Union in 1812, and Baton Rouge was incorporated five years later. During the 19th century, Baton Rouge had a thriving riverboat trade, although industrial and economic development was interrupted by the Civil War, and the temporary relocation of the state capital. During the 20th century, Baton Rouge became a center for petroleum, salt and natural gas processing. The Standard Oil Company built a refinery in 1909, which is currently operated by ExxonMobil. The expansion of industry also touched off a construction boom. Companies like Shaw Group, Turner Industries and Kaiser Engineers built oil refineries and aluminum plants, among other structures. Easy access to petroleum by-products brought a host of chemical and polymer companies, including Copolymer Corporation (1943), Dow Chemical, W.R. Grace (1955), DuPont and Borden Chemical. Despite periodic setbacks from flooding and hurricanes, Baton Rouge continues to be a strong industrial and port city, with a vigorous construction trade.

Baton Rouge has a substantial history of heavy industry and commercial construction during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for malignant mesothelioma, a cancer affecting the lungs. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Baton Rouge at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Baton Rouge, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Baton Rouge

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

  • A.G. Mckee Company For Standard Oil
  • Aber Company, Inc.
  • Albemarle
  • Allied Chemical Company
  • Allied Signal Corporation
  • Aluminum Company of America
  • Anco Insulation, Inc.
  • Arco Polymers
  • Ascension H.S.
  • Avondale Shipyards Inc - Baton Rouge
  • B & B Engineering & Supply Company
  • Barnard & Burk Industrial
  • Baton Rouge Charity Hospital
  • Baton Rouge City Docks
  • Baton Rouge Elec Company
  • Best Manufacturing Company Inc
  • Big Cajun Power Station
  • Bolton Company
  • Borden Chemical
  • Broadmoor Middle School
  • Cajun Electric
  • Cambon Team Track
  • Central Middle School
  • City Water Department
  • Consolidated Chemical Corporation
  • Convent Refinery
  • Copolymer Rubber & Chemical Corporation
  • Crawford Corporation
  • Delta Southern Division
  • Delta Southern Tank Company
  • Delta Tank Manufacturing Plant
  • Department of Education Building
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dupont
  • Dupree, Inc.
  • Eagle Asbestos & Packing Company, Inc.
  • Enjay Chemical Company
  • Entergy Gulf States Inc
  • Esso Oil
  • Esso Plant
  • Esso Research & Engineering Center
  • Esso Standard Oil Company
  • Ethyl Corporation
  • Exxon
  • Exxon Chemical U.S.A.
  • Exxon Louisiana
  • Exxon Refinery
  • Firestone
  • First Baptist Church
  • Fluid Handling Systems
  • Foster Grant Company
  • General Chemical Division
  • Georgia Pacific Corp
  • Gorden
  • Grace Chemical Resesarch & Developm
  • Grant Chemical Plant
  • Gulf States Utilities Company
  • Hbm River Plant
  • Hercules Inc
  • Herrin Transfer & Warehouse Company, Inc.
  • Hullinghorst Industries, Inc.
  • Humble Oil & Refining Company
  • Insulation Engineers, Inc.
  • JTT Warehouse
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation
  • Kaiser Company, Inc.
  • Kaiser Engineers, Inc.
  • Kaiser Steel
  • La Concrete South Spur
  • La Mo Refractory Supply
  • Local 582 - Boilermakers Union
  • Local 720-Millwright/Steel Workers Union
  • Louisiana State Penitentiary
  • Louisiana State University
  • Louisiana Steam Generation Company
  • Louisiana Steam Products
  • Lurgi Knost, Inc.
  • Maryland Tank Farm
  • Mayer Goodraux
  • Mccarty Branton, Incorporated
  • Mckinley High School
  • Mckinley Middle Magnet Building
  • Mechanical Insulation Company
  • Mengel Box Company
  • Mid Stream Fuel Service
  • Mississippi Chemical Corporation
  • Mobil Chemical
  • Mobil Oil Louisiana
  • Monochem Incorporated
  • North Baton Rouge Development Company, Inc.
  • Old Union Brew Building
  • Olyner Rubber & Chemical Corp
  • Paxon Polymer Company Lp
  • Peoples Laundry
  • Permanente Metals Corporation
  • Picco
  • Ramsey Scarlet
  • Reilly-Benton Company, Inc.
  • Rhone-Poulenc
  • Rise, Inc.
  • River Bend Nuclear Generating Station
  • Rollins Purle Inc
  • Rust Engineering Company
  • Ryan Airport
  • School Board Office Building
  • Scotlandville Magnet High
  • Shell
  • Solvay Process Company
  • South Greenville Elementary Ma North 44Th Street
  • Southern University
  • St. Pius X Catholic Church
  • Standard Asbestos Manufacturing & Insulating Company
  • Standard Oil Company of Louisiana
  • Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
  • Standard Oil Refinery
  • State of Louisiana Education Building
  • State Office Building
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Uniroyal Chemical
  • Vcm Plant
  • W. H. Myrick Construction Company
  • W.R. Grace & Company
  • Willow Glen
  • Wilson Steel
  • Woodlawn High School
  • Wr Grace Plastics Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Baton Rouge, Louisiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 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.

Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121

Distance: 68.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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

Dr. W. Charles Conway, II
Ochsner Cancer Institute
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121

Distance: 68.3 miles

Dr. Brian L. Pettiford
Ochsner Cancer Institute
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121

Distance: 68.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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