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Biloxi, Mississippi

Biloxi, Mississippi, is a coastal city located on the Mississippi Sound, separated from the Gulf of Mexico by a string of barrier islands. Biloxi, the seat of Harrison County, had a population in 2000 of around 50,600, though more recent estimates show a loss of about 10% following Hurricane Katrina. Biloxi has long been a popular summer resort, offering beaches, fishing and boating, and places of historic interest, including Beauvoir, the estate of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Biloxi Lighthouse, built in 1848, is one of two remaining lighthouses on the Gulf Coast. The recently opened Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, designed by architect Frank Gehry, showcases the work of ceramic artist George E. Ohr.

Settled by the French in the late 17th century, Biloxi passed through British and Spanish control before being acquired by the United States as part of the Mississippi Territory in 1811. With Mississippi's full admittance to the union in 1817, Biloxi began to grow into a resort community. Prosperous southerners built summer homes, and hotels and vacation cottages sprang up to accommodate seasonal visitors. Following the Civil War, rail access via the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and an active shrimping and shellfishing industry gave rise to a seafood packing industry. The first cannery opened in 1881, bringing in Polish immigrant workers from Baltimore. By the 1920s, there were more than 40 canneries in the "Seafood Capital of the World." From 1934-1947, the Coast Guard operated an air station at Point Cadet, and in 1941, the U.S. Army Air Forces established an airfield that is the present-day Keesler Air Force Base. Though Biloxi remained a popular vacation spot through most of the20th century, legalization of gambling in the 1990s prompted the construction of more than a dozen resort casinos. Biloxi's tourism, gambling and fishing industries were severely affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but have been recovering in recent years.

Biloxi's history of construction activity and industry make asbestos exposure a concern for workers. We have identified a number of jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you were exposed to asbestos in Biloxi and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Biloxi

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

  • Biloxi Electric Railway and Power Company
  • Coast Shipbuilding
  • Dubaz Brothers
  • Fernwood Junior High 2329 Pass Road
  • Greenville Hospital
  • Gulfport and Min Coast Traction Company
  • Hunt Wesson Foods Inc.
  • Keesler Air Force Base
  • Rhodes Floor Covering
  • Shell Fish Company
  • Southern Shell Fish Company
  • United States Veterans Hospital
  • West Biloxi Treatment Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Biloxi, Mississippi

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Biloxi, Mississippi. 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: 80.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Biloxi, Mississippi

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Biloxi, Mississippi. 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: 80.3 miles

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

Distance: 80.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Biloxi, Mississippi

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