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Trenton, Michigan

Trenton, a city in Wayne County, occupies 7.3 square miles in the southeastern portion of Michigan. Home to over 20,000 citizens, Trenton is part of Downriver, a collection of mostly blue-collar communities south of Detroit on the western bank of the Detroit River. Trenton is bounded by Grosse Ile to the east, Riverview to the north, Brownstown Township to the west and south and Woodhaven to the west. Founded in 1834 as Truaxton, the city received its present day name in 1850, and incorporated as a city in 1857. Through the late 1880s Trenton, like several downriver communities, was a bustling river town known for its extensive shipyards. Trenton's location along the Detroit River continues to be an invaluable asset, offering water recreation and future industrial and commercial expansion.

Presently, there are approximately fifteen manufacturing establishments in Trenton which produce an array of products including cement, plastics, steel, chemicals, gasoline, fuel oils, and boats. Many residents are employed in the city's factories such as the Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Solutia Corporation, and the Trenton Channel Power Plant. Other large employers in Trenton include Detroit Edison, and DSC, Ltd. Oakwood South Shore Hospital (formerly known as Seaway Hospital) is located within city limits and has 203 beds. The former McLouth Steel plant is also located in Trenton.

Trenton, Michigan has a concentrated history of manufacturing during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Workers and loved ones exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma treatment facilities in and around Trenton are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Trenton, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Trenton

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

  • Chrysler Chemical
  • Detroit Edison Company
  • Great Lakes Steel
  • Mclouth Steel Corporation
  • Mobil Oil Company
  • Monsanto Chemical Company
  • Norman Price
  • R. H. Anderson, Inc.
  • Riverside Osteopathic Hospital
  • Seaway Hospital
  • Sibley Quarries Company
  • Socony Mobil Oil Company
  • Socony Vacuum Oil Company
  • Trenton Channel Power Plant
  • Trenton Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Trenton Valley Distilleries Corp
  • Vulcan Mold & Iron
  • Vulcon Foundry
  • White Star Refining Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Trenton, Michigan

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Trenton, 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: 41.1 miles

11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Distance: 93.4 miles

2010 East 90th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 89.6 miles

1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Distance: 27.8 miles

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

Distance: 21.4 miles

4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

Distance: 17.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Trenton, Michigan

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Trenton, 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: 17.1 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: 27.8 miles

Dr. Nathan Pennell
The Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mail Code R30
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 89.6 miles

Dr. James Stevenson
Cleveland Clinic/Taussig Cancer Institute
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 89.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Trenton, 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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