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Jackson, Michigan

Jackson is a city that occupies 11.1 square miles in the south central area of Michigan, approximately 40 miles west of Ann Arbor and 35 miles south of Lansing. Home to more than 33,000 people, Jackson is the county seat of Jackson County and the principal city of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area. Founded in 1829 as Jacksonopolis and later renamed Jacksonburgh, Jackson received is present day name in 1838. The city was named after President Andrew Jackson.

Three major private employers in Jackson are CMS Energy, which provides natural gas and electrical services to much of Michigan and has its international headquarters in the city, as well as Allegiance Health (Formerly Foote Hospital), and the Eaton Corporation. Michigan Automotive Compressor, Incorporated (MACI) is the largest manufacturer in Jackson County and its fourth-largest individual employer. Jackson is also home to a state prison complex, which includes a building once known as the largest walled prison in the world.

Jackson, Michigan’s history of manufacturing and construction, much of it concentrated in a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used, makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers and others who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Jackson, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Jackson

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

  • Commonwealth Associates, Inc.
  • Commonwealth Power Company
  • Consumers Power Company
  • Dow Chemical
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
  • East Jackson High School
  • Eldred Mill Company
  • Fab-Alloy Company
  • Foote Hospital
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Geo B Swift and Company
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Hayes Wheel Company
  • J.H. Campbell Generating Station
  • Jackson County Building
  • Jackson County Courthouse
  • Jackson Cushion Spring Company
  • Jackson Drop Forge Company
  • Jackson Gas Company
  • Jackson High School
  • Jackson Insulation Company
  • Jackson Junior High School
  • Jaxon Steel Products Company
  • Jaxon Steel Products Div Gmc
  • Kelsey-Hayes Manufacturing
  • K-Mart Building
  • La Mo Refractory Supply
  • Litemetal Dicast
  • Mac Steel
  • Michigan Central Railroad Company
  • Michigan Condensed Milk Company
  • New York Central Railroad
  • Northwest Middle School
  • Peninsular Portland Cement Company
  • Pittsburgh Forging Company
  • Sheet Aluminum Corporation
  • State Prison of Southern Michigan
  • The Jackson Drop Forge Company
  • W. A. Foote Memorial Hospital
  • Western States Port. Cement Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Jackson, Michigan

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

3232 Central Park West, Suite C
Toledo, OH 43617

Distance: 53.0 miles

1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Distance: 34.8 miles

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Cancer Care Center
5301 Huron River Drive, Suite C-139
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Distance: 39.7 miles

4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

Distance: 68.6 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Jackson, Michigan

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

Dr. Gregory P. Kalemkerian
University of Michigan Health System
Cancer Center Floor B1 Reception C
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., SPC 5912
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Distance: 34.8 miles

Dr. Shirish M. Gadgeel
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

Distance: 68.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Jackson, Michigan

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

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