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Avon Lake, Ohio

Avon Lake is a city on Lake Erie in Lorain County, Ohio. With a population of approximately 22,500, Avon Lake is largely a suburban, professional community. Primary industries include plastics and automobile manufacturing. Avon Lake's 11.64-square miles include several beaches, bike trails, and half-a-dozen public parks. The Folger Home, built in 1902 by grape grower Thomas Folger, has been restored and preserved as a local historic landmark.

Founded in 1812, Avon Lake was a small rural village for most of the 19th century. The arrival of the railroad in 1882 and the Lake Shore Electric Railway in 1897 helped spur growth in the town. In the Beach Park lakefront area, Lake Shore Electric built a station and offices, a power plant and several outbuildings. To increase ridership on the Lorain and Cleveland Line, they also built Avon Beach Park resort and amusement park. In 1923, the property was sold to Cleveland Electric Illuminating which replaced the park and several other properties with a new coal-fired power plant in 1926. During World War II, Avon Lake began to develop as a plastics manufacturer. The B.F. Goodrich Chemical Corporation opened a plant in 1943, which produced Geon vinyl, among other products. In 1948, Goodrich created a separate Vinyl Plastics Division, which was spun off as Geon company in 1993. Today, PolyOne Corporation, the result of a consolidation of Geon and M.A. Hanna Company, continues to produce vinyl sheet, films and other specialty plastics in Avon Lake. In 1974, Ford opened its Ohio Assembly plant in Avon Lake at a former Fruehauf Truck plant.

Avon Lake has a history of manufacturing and construction at a time when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Avon Lake.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Avon Lake

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

  • Arrow Aluminum
  • Avon Lake Power Plant
  • B F Goodrich Chemical Company
  • B. F. Goodrich Development Center
  • B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company
  • Bf Goodrich Experimental Station
  • Bf Goodrich, Avon Lake Chemical
  • Cincinnati Gas & Electric
  • Cleveland Electric Company
  • Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company
  • Fruehauf Trailer
  • Goodrich Chemical Company
  • Goodrich Experimental Station
  • Goodrich Gulf Chemical Company
  • Illuminating Company
  • Orion Power Holdings Inc
  • Plastonics
  • T. O. Murphy Company
  • Us Steel
  • Watteredge-Uniflex
  • Western Enterprise

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Avon Lake, Ohio

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

3232 Central Park West, Suite C
Toledo, OH 43617

Distance: 88.9 miles

11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Distance: 21.3 miles

2010 East 90th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 16.7 miles

667 Eastland Avenue South East
Warren, OH 44484

Distance: 67.9 miles

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Cancer Care Center
5301 Huron River Drive, Suite C-139
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Distance: 95.9 miles

4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

Distance: 79.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Avon Lake, Ohio

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

Dr. Nathan Pennell
The Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mail Code R30
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 16.7 miles

Dr. James Stevenson
Cleveland Clinic/Taussig Cancer Institute
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 16.7 miles

Dr. Shirish M. Gadgeel
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

Distance: 79.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Avon Lake, Ohio

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