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Bedford, Ohio

Bedford is a city in northeastern Ohio. A suburb of Cleveland, Bedford has a population of just over 13,000 occupying an area of 5.4 square miles. The waterfalls of Tinker's Creek, which run through the town center, once provided power for sawmills and furniture factories. Today, Bedford businesses provide a mix of manufacturing and service-sector jobs, with employers such as Hukill Chemical Corporation, Nature Stone/Ohio Concrete, Torq Corporation and Bedford Medical Center.

By 1837, Bedford had almost 500 residents, mainly in the area around Tinker's Creek. Hardwood and water power were in ample supply, and chair-making became a key early industry. The Taylor Chair Company, which still produces wooden chairs, has its origins in a small furniture business established by Benjamin Franklin Finch in 1816, making it the oldest manufacturing concern in the Western Reserve. The Akron, Bedford & Cleveland Railroad, completed in 1895, was at that time the longest electric railway in the world, transporting both passengers and freight until 1932. Industry expanded with the railroads: the Best Foundry Company produce gray iron castings from 1906-1928, and the McMyler-Interstate Company, formed in 1910 from the merger of four older companies, went on to build the 3,500-ton "League Island" crane for the U.S. Navy in 1919. Pharmaceutical maker Ben Venue Company, founded in 1938, continues today as Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc., a subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation.

Bedford's long history of manufacturing and construction make asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma clinics in and around Bedford are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Bedford, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma attorney for legal advice.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Bedford

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

  • Abex Corporation
  • Akron, Bedford and Cleveland Railway Company
  • Bedford High School
  • Bedford Pilot Plant
  • Best Foundry Company
  • Brush Laboratories
  • Clevite Corporation
  • Fabricated Metal Spec.
  • Halex Division
  • Hawthorne Valley Club
  • I. Schuman
  • Jack Heintz Inc.
  • Kelley Steel Erec.
  • Lear Siegler Inc Power Equip Div
  • Lester Engineering
  • Lester Industries
  • Mason Tire and Rubber Company
  • Mcmyler Interstate Company
  • Northern Ohio Traction Light Company
  • Owen Tire and Rubber Company
  • Piezoelectric Division
  • Russo Orn.
  • S.K. Wellman Company
  • Scott & Fetzer
  • Taylor Chair Company
  • Winnen Incinerator
  • Wunderlich Fabricating Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Bedford, Ohio

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

11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Distance: 8.9 miles

2010 East 90th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 11.2 miles

667 Eastland Avenue South East
Warren, OH 44484

Distance: 41.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Bedford, Ohio

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Bedford, 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: 11.2 miles

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

Distance: 11.2 miles

Dr. Rodney J. Landreneau
Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Distance: 97.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Bedford, 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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