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Jackson, Mississippi

Asbestos Exposure in Jackson, MS

Jackson is the capital city of Mississippi. Named after Major General Andrew Jackson, the city has a population of around 173,500. Jackson offers a rich mix of industry, higher education and cultural attractions. The city is home to nearly a dozen colleges and universities, including Belhaven University, Jackson State University, and Tougaloo College. Jackson sponsors many arts and music events during the year, including an international ballet competition staged at Thalia Mara Hall. Visitors can also enjoy Mynelle Gardens, a seven-acre botanical garden, as well as museums, a zoo and a planetarium.

Initially established on a bluff of the Pearl River as a trading post called LeFleur's Bluff, Jackson was chosen in 1821 to be the state capital and renamed Jackson. Though not located on the Mississippi, Jackson was near the center of the state, and a major trade route, the Natchez Trace. The advent of the railroad in 1840 was key to Jackson's development as a city. The city was burned several times during the Civil War, and did not fully recover economically until the turn of the century. A construction boom in the 1920s produced the Union Station, King Edward Hotel, and the 17-story Standard Life Building, then the largest reinforced-concrete structure in the world. In 1919, the Holman brothers opened the first of a chain of Jitney-Jungle groceries. Jitney-Jungle Incorporated was acquired by Winn-Dixie in 2000, and the brand has since been phased out. In the 1930s, natural gas fields were discovered near Jackson, and in 1951, the Rex Brown Power Plant, a natural gas-fired power generation plant was opened. The plant is currently operated by Entergy Mississippi, Inc. In addition to agriculture, Jackson industry today includes electrical equipment, processed foods and metal products. Several publicly-traded companies, including Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. and Trustmark Corporation, are headquartered in Jackson.

Jackson, Mississippi's ongoing history of construction and manufacturing activity makes asbestos exposure a concern for workers. We have identified numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Jackson, you should also consider contacting an asbestos attorney.

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.

  • Aberdeen High School
  • Alexander Hall
  • Armstrong Cont & Supplies
  • Armstrong Cork and Tile
  • Armstrong Cork Company
  • Assembly Building
  • Baptist Hosptial
  • Blackburn Junior High School
  • Blaw Knox Glass
  • Brinkley Junior High School
  • Buckeye Cellulose Corporation
  • Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
  • Callaway High School
  • Carroll Gartin Justice Building
  • Century Manufacturing Company
  • Chambers Insulation
  • City Park Auditorium
  • Coliseum
  • County Hospital
  • Dixon Hall
  • Engelhard Corp
  • Enoch Lumber and Manufacturing Company
  • Entergy Mississippi Inc
  • Ergon Refining Mississippi
  • F.M. Gravier
  • Filtrol Corporation
  • Glass Containers Corp
  • Green Elementary School
  • Harper Supply Company Inc
  • Heat & Frost Insulators Union - Local 114
  • Hinds Memorial Hospital
  • Homer C. Porter & Sons, Inc.
  • Hood Furniture Inc
  • Hood Industrial Park
  • International Paper Company
  • J.P. Thompson
  • Jackson Electric Railway Light and Power Company
  • Jackson Railway and Light Company
  • Jackson Steam Laundry
  • Jackson Water Company
  • Jitney-Jungle Incorporated
  • Kasten Masonry Sales Inc
  • La Mo Refractory Supply
  • Lab Building Annex Mississippi State Hwy Dept
  • McWillis Elementary School
  • Mid-South Insulation Company
  • Mississippi Power & Light Company
  • Mississippi Products and Supply Company
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • North Mill St Team Track
  • Rex Brown Power Plant
  • Rex Brown Steam Plant
  • Shell Oil
  • South End Ricks Spur
  • Straits Furniture Company
  • Tri State Brick & Tile
  • Union County Hospital
  • University Medical School & Teachers Hospital
  • Veterans Administration Hospital

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Jackson, Mississippi

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

2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216

Distance: 2.7 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Jackson, Mississippi

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

Dr. Pierre E. De Delva
University of Mississippi Medical Center Mississippi Cancer Registry
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216

Distance: 2.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Jackson, 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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