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Harvey, Louisiana

Harvey is a census-designated place in Louisiana. Located on the Mississippi River in Jefferson Parish, Harvey is a suburb of New Orleans and has a population of about 22,200. Due to its location on the canal which connects the Mississippi River to Bayou Barataria, much of Harvey's industry centers on marine services and transportation. Typical employers include Acme Truck Line, aluminum boat designers Midship Marine, and marine exhaust systems supplier Fabacher Inc.

In 1844, Joseph Harvey built a Gothic Revival mansion for his wife that was known as Harvey Castle. The castle’s distinctive octagonal turrets served as a navigational marker for steamboats along the canal. From 1874-1884, the castle served as the Jefferson Parish courthouse, and was torn down in 1924 to allow for expansion of the canal and locks. The enlarged canal led to development of a number of shipping and marine related businesses during the 20th century. The Jefferson Distilling and Denaturing Company converted molasses distillery waste into potash for fertilizer. Shipbuilders included American Tugs, Bobben Fabricators and Harvey Industries. The George Engine Company was a major distributor of marine diesel engines. Companies such as Halliburton, Texaco and Hunt-Wesson Foods also had operations in Harvey at one time. Although many of these companies are no longer present in Harvey, a new generation has taken their place, represented by companies such as FMT Shipyard & Repair, Guico Machine Works, and Petrex, Inc., which makes modular process equipment.

Harvey has a history of heavy industry in fields known historically for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Workers and their loved ones who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Harvey are listed at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Harvey.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Harvey

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

  • AMF Tubescope, Inc.
  • Freeport Sulphur Company
  • Harvey Terminal
  • Houma Industries
  • Humble Oil and Refining Company
  • Hunt Shipyard
  • Hunt Tool Company
  • Hunt-Wesson Foods
  • Jefferson Distilling and Denaturing Company
  • Penick and Ford Ltd. Inc.
  • Russel Wolf Corp
  • Southern Shell Fish Company Inc.
  • Swift and Company
  • Tube-Kote Inc.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Harvey, Louisiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Harvey, 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: 7.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Harvey, Louisiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Harvey, 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: 7.1 miles

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

Distance: 7.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Harvey, 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.

Asbestos Related News in Louisiana

Asbestos Found in New Orleans Courthouse

Asbestos was recently discovered in the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse, causing it to shut down while contractors remove it. Read more at Mesothelioma.com.

Avondale Shipyard Being Sued By Former Employee For Asbestos-Related Disease

Former employee of ten years at Avondale Shipyard is suing the company for damages from asbestos exposure, which has led to silicosis disease.

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