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Slidell, Louisiana

Slidell is a city in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Located on Lake Ponchartrain's northeast shore, Slidell has an estimated population of nearly 25,700. Slidell was founded in 1882 and incorporated in 1888. The city was established as a camp for builders on the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad. Today, Slidell serves as a residential suburb of New Orleans, and has an economic mix which includes healthcare, food processing and retail businesses. Typical employers include Slidell Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Thompson Packers, Inc. and Ponchartrain Blue Crab, Inc.

Slidell owes its creation and early development to the railroads. Shops and houses were built to cater to the work crews, and farmers sold livestock and vegetables to feed them. When the station, along with a telephone and telegraph wire, was completed in 1884, settlers and merchants continued the growth of the fledgling town. Fritz Salmen established the Salmen Brick and Lumber Company in 1884, expanding the business with the help of his brothers. About 1890, they founded a small shipyard, which became Slidell Shipbuilding in 1914. The name changed several times over the years, with its final incarnation as Southern Shipbuilding, from 1957-1993. By the early 20th century, Slidell had hotels, sawmills, railroad shops and yards, and a variety of retail shops in addition to the shipyard and brickyards. In the 1960s, the space program expanded, and NASA built several facilities in the area, including a computing center in Slidell proper, bringing new workers and residents.

Slidell's lengthy history of industry and construction in fields known for their use of asbestos-containing materials makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma clinics in and around Slidell are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Slidell, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Slidell

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

  • Air Traffic Control Center
  • American Creosate
  • Canulette Shipbuilding Company
  • Delta Southern Shipyard
  • Gulf States Creosoting Company
  • Saint Tammany Drainage District
  • Salmen Brick Lumber Company
  • Slidell Airport
  • Slidell Shipbuilding Company
  • Southern Creosoting Company Ltd.
  • Southern Shipyard

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Slidell, Louisiana

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Slidell, 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: 31.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Slidell, Louisiana

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

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

Distance: 31.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Slidell, 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

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.

Toxicology Asbestos Analysis Laboratory Opens At University of Louisiana

A new asbestos teaching facility, research lab, and community resource opened as ULM's newest multi-use building in Monroe's Toxicology Department.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


January 11, 2017
Jillian McKee

New Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Tests Immunotherapy Before Surgery

“Last fall, the Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center began running a new clinical trial that looks at how to use immunotherapy and surgery together as a more effective way to treat mesothelioma – an extremely rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.”