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Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the coastal plains of North Carolina and has a population of 58,000 people. The city name is derived from the rocky mound at the falls of the Tar River, which went on to become the site of one of North Carolina’s first cotton mills. Although Rocky Mount was initially settled in the early 19th century, it was not until February 28, 1867 when the city was formally incorporated.

The city of Rocky Mount experienced its first growth spurt after the establishment of the Raleigh-Tarboro stage route (presently highways 95 and 64) just south of the city. Following the advent of the railroad, this site became the logical debarking point for any railroad travelers wishing to travel east or west. Rocky Mount’s tobacco crops became the base of local economy and by the turn of the 20th century, Rocky Mount Mills and the area’s productive farmland were major contributors to town prosperity. Business became further developed and companies such as Texfi Blends, W.B. Lea Tobacco Company, and Phoenix Fibers, Inc. operated facilities in Rocky Mount. Texfi Blends (also called Texfi Industries Inc), manufactures and markets flame-retardant polyester, rayon, and wool which are sold worldwide to the apparel, uniform, home furnishings, and export markets.

For years, asbestos containing products were commonly used in manufacturing settings such as those found in Rocky Mount. Workers exposed to asbestos may run the risk of developing mesothelioma, a type of asbestos-related cancer. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and are looking for a mesothelioma expert, scroll down to see a list of those located around Rocky Mount. Additionally, asbestos lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Rocky Mount and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Rocky Mount

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

  • A Lynn Thomas Company
  • China American Tobacco Company
  • Phoenix Fibers, Inc.
  • Rocky Mount Mills
  • Rose Office Building
  • Summerfield Industries
  • Superglas Rider E
  • Texfi Blends
  • Texfi Industries Inc
  • W.B. Lea Tobacco Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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

101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Distance: 69.5 miles

2424 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710

Distance: 61.6 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Rocky Mount, North Carolina

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Rocky Mount, 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: 66.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Rocky Mount, 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.

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