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Independence, Missouri

Home to more than 116,000 residents, Independence is the fourth largest city in Missouri. Located approximately 10 miles east of Kansas City, Independence is considered part of the Kansas City metropolitan area and is the county seat of Jackson County. Independence is known as the "Queen City of the Trails" because it was a point of departure from the California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. The city is also notable for being the birthplace and residence of Harry S. Truman, the nation's 33rd President. During his tenure, Truman often returned to Independence, using his local home as a summer White House. His home and Presidential Library are now two of the city's biggest tourist attractions.

Originally called Big Spring, the community of Independence was settled in the early 1800s by missionaries sent by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) with the purpose of converting the Indians living in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Independence continues to be of great importance to the Latter Day Saint movement and is the headquarters of the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), the second-largest denomination in the Latter Day Saint movement.

We have confirmed that Independence, Missouri has a number of jobsites, such as Independence Power & Light, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, and Dover Manufacturing Company, where asbestos exposure occurred. Those who worked with and/or around asbestos containing products are potentially at risk to develop asbestos cancer. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Independence, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Independence

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

  • Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • Auditorium
  • Blue Valley Powerhouse
  • D.G. Skouse Company
  • Dover Manufacturing Company
  • Independence Center
  • Independence Power & Light
  • Independence Power Station
  • Independence Sanitarium
  • J. F. Pritchard & Company
  • Jackson County Light Heat and Power Company
  • Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
  • Lake City Arsenal Ammo Depot
  • Lake City Ordnance Plant
  • Material Engr Company
  • Missouri Portland Cement Company
  • O G Skouse Company
  • Remington Arms Company, Inc.
  • Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Auditorium
  • Scoggin Turbulator Company
  • Therma Technology, Inc.
  • Waggoner Gates Milling Company

Mesothelioma Doctors near Independence, Missouri

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

Dr. Chao Huang
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Westwood Medical Pavilion and the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, MS 5003
Westwood, KS 66205

Distance: 14.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Independence, Missouri

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