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Chillicothe, Ohio

Asbestos Exposure in Chillicothe, OH

Chillicothe is a city on the Scioto River in southern Ohio, and the county seat of Ross County. Chillicothe has a population of approximately 22,000. The paper industry has long been prominent in Chillicothe, with companies such as Glatfelter and MeadWestvaco still active. Other meaningful economic sectors include education, healthcare and the arts. Chillicothe’s historic downtown area encompasses shops, galleries, restaurants, and the Majestic Theatre.

Chillicothe was founded in 1796, and served as both the first and third capital of Ohio. For much of the 19th century, Chillicothe was a small rural town until the railroads arrived in the 1850s. Chillicothe was also an important stop on the Underground Railroad, thanks to active participation by the town’s free black community and white abolitionists. In 1895, a train crash on the B&O line prompted the creation of an emergency hospital which would eventually become the present day Adena Health System. In 1890, the Mead Corporation opened a paper and pulp mill in Chillicothe, followed in 1919 by the Chillicothe Paper Company. Both mills are still in operation today, run by MeadWestvaco and Glatfelter Corporation, respectively. Other businesses active in Chillicothe in the early 20th century include a bottling works, Sears & Nichols canning factory, Wissler Brewery Company, and vacuum-cleaner makers The Ramey Company. In addition to the paper mills, Chillicothe also has a mix of service sector industries. Chillicothe’s VA Hospital, the first in the nation, grew out of medical facilities established in 1917 at Camp Sherman.

Chillicothe has an extensive history of industry and historic preservation, making asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers, who may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma doctors in and around Chillicothe are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Chillicothe, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Chillicothe

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

  • Alcoa
  • B & O
  • Champion Paper
  • Chilliclothe Mills Rec Area
  • Chillicohigh School
  • Chillicothe Mills
  • Chillicothe Paper Company
  • Chillicothe Tire and Rubber Company
  • Glatfelter
  • Malone Sewing Machine Company
  • Mead Corporation
  • Mead Pulp and Paper Company
  • Mead Straw Pulp Company
  • Ross County Medical Center
  • Rust Engineering
  • Southern Ohio Insulation Company
  • Veterans Administration Hospital

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Chillicothe, Ohio

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

300 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Distance: 48.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Chillicothe, Ohio

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

Dr. David P. Carbone
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
The James–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
300 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Distance: 48.1 miles

Dr. Nepal C. Chowdhury
St. Mary's Medical Center
St. Mary’s Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
2828 First Avenue, Suite 200
Huntington, WV 25702

Distance: 68.9 miles

Dr. Rebecca S. Wolfer
Marshall University Medical Center
University Surgical Associates
1600 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2500
Huntington, WV 25701

Distance: 71.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Chillicothe, 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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