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Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh is the capital and second largest city in North Carolina, with a population of over 400,000. In 1792, the city was named for Sir Walter Raleigh, the same year Raleigh was officially established as the new county seat and new state capital. Raleigh is one of the few cities in the United States that was planned and built exclusively to serve as state capital.

Known as the “City of Oaks” for its abundance of oak trees, Raleigh has always been a fast-growing community. The Raleigh & Gaston Railroad reached the city in 1840 and the first institution of higher learning was founded in 1857. By the early 20th century, Raleigh had evolved into a retail axis for eastern North Carolina, featuring shopping, entertainment, parades, theatres, and public performances. Raleigh’s higher education sector grew with the establishment of several women’s colleges, historically black colleges, and the present-day North Carolina State University. Local businesses such as National Linen Service Corp, Gaylord Container Corp, and the Caraleigh Mill Company diversified Raleigh’s economic climate. Today, Raleigh’s industrial base is comprised of banking and financial services, electrical, medical, clothing apparel, food processing, paper products, and pharmaceuticals. The presence of North Carolina’s Research Triangle has positively impacted the Raleigh community over the years. Research Triangle is one of United States’ most successful research parks for high-tech, biotech, and advanced textile development. North Carolina State University, Progress Energy, IBM, and Duke University and Medical Center are among the largest Raleigh employers.

We have confirmed that Raleigh has a number of manufacturing, construction, and industrial jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred. Individuals who worked with and/or around asbestos containing products have the possibility of developing mesothelioma, a type of cancer. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Raleigh, you may benefit from contacting Dr. David H. Harpole. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you were exposed to asbestos in Raleigh.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Raleigh

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

  • A Lynn Thomas Company Inc
  • Abb Power T and D Company Inc
  • Alsco Aluminum Div
  • Caraleigh Mill Company
  • Carolina Power and Light Company
  • Central Heating Plant
  • Corning Glass Works
  • Crown Zellerbach Corp Gaylord Container Div
  • Dillon Supply Company
  • Dorothea Dix Hospital
  • Elk Electric
  • Gaylord Container Corp
  • K. & W. Cafeteria
  • Moore & Company Joe
  • National Linen Service Corp
  • New Central Heating Plant General Services Div
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State College
  • North Carolina State University
  • Pilot Mills Company
  • Raleigh Container Plant
  • Raleigh Electric Company
  • Raleigh Linen Service
  • Raleigh Linen Supply Company
  • Ralston Purina
  • Standard Insulation
  • State Hospital
  • Tara Apartments
  • Thomas A. Lynn Company, Inc
  • W E Bolton
  • W.H. Werner Construction Company
  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Raleigh, North Carolina

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


Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27157

Distance: 89.7 miles


101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Distance: 24.8 miles


2424 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710

Distance: 19.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Raleigh, North Carolina

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

Dr. David H. Harpole, Jr.
Duke Cancer Institute
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 403
Durham, NC 27705

Distance: 24.6 miles

Dr. Edward A. Levine
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Distance: 89.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Raleigh, North Carolina

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

Lawn Care Workers in Hazmat Suits Due to Asbestos Concerns

Lawn care workers in Davidson, NC have been wearing hazardous material (hazmat) suits due to asbestos concerns from a former mill nearby. Read more at Mesothelioma.com.

New Investigation Shows Many Brands of Crayons And Toys Contain Asbestos

The Washington D.C.-based Environmental Working Group Action fund commissioned an investigation, which uncovered asbestos in children's toys.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

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