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Pontiac, Michigan

The city of Pontiac, Michigan occupies 20.2 square miles within the Detroit metropolitan area. The city is bounded by Auburn Hills to the east and north, Lake Angelus to the north, Waterford Township to the west, and Bloomfield Township to the south. Home to nearly 59,515 citizens, Pontiac is the county seat of Oakland County. The city is best known for its General Motors manufacturing plants (GM's primary truck plant was formerly in Pontiac) and the former GM automobile brand Pontiac, which was first produced in and named after the city.

First settled in 1818, and later incorporated as a city in 1861, Pontiac's central location served it well and quickly became a center of industry. The city became the location of choice for woolen and grist mills which made use of the Clinton River as a power source. With the establishment of several carriage manufacturing companies, all of which were thriving at the turn of the 20th century when the first self-propelled vehicles were introduced, Pontiac quickly became a capital of the new automotive industry. As the small "horseless carriage" manufacturers became consolidated under the mantle of the General Motors Corporation, Pontiac grew as the industry grew, suffering the same setback as other cities during the depression years. In the boom years following World War II, Pontiac was at the forefront of growth in affluent Oakland County. In the 1960s and 1970s came urban renewal and the “Pontiac Plan” in an attempt to revitalize the downtown area. In 2010, city leaders and business owners launched "The Rise of The Phoenix" initiative. This plan was aimed at businesses interested in downtown retail space. More than 50 businesses have opened as a result.

Pontiac, Michigan has several jobsites known for their use of asbestos-containing products. Accordingly, asbestos exposure and the risk of mesothelioma are an ongoing concern for workers and others. If you were exposed to asbestos in Pontiac, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Pontiac

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

  • Baldwin Rubber Company
  • Dte Pontiac North, Llc
  • Fisher Body Corporation
  • Fisher Body Powerhouse
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General Motors Fisher Body Plant
  • General Motors Truck Corporation
  • Gm Pontiac Div
  • Gm Power House
  • Gmc Truck and Coach
  • Grand Trunk Western Rr
  • Miss Gulf Refining
  • O J Beandett Company
  • Pontiac Fisher Body N Body Shop
  • Pontiac Foundry
  • Pontiac Light Company
  • Pontiac Medical Building
  • Pontiac Motor Div Gmc
  • Pontiac Motors
  • Pontiac Water Works
  • St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital
  • Wilson Foundry and Machine Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Pontiac, Michigan

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Pontiac, 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: 71.5 miles

1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Distance: 33.4 miles

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

Distance: 35.4 miles

4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

Distance: 24.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Pontiac, Michigan

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

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

Distance: 24.1 miles

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: 33.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Pontiac, 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.

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