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Elyria, Ohio

Elyria is a city on the Black River in northeastern Ohio. The county seat of Lorain County, Elyria has a current population of about 54,500. Elyria has a mix of manufacturing and service-oriented businesses, and also serves as a commuter suburb of Cleveland. Medical products maker Invacare, the Ridge Tool Company and EMC Precision Machining are all headquartered in Elyria. A glacial ravine carries the Black River through Cascade Park over a series of waterfalls that give the park its name. Elyria is also home to Lorain County Community College.

Elyria was founded in 1817. Having built both a sawmill and a gristmill on the site the previous year, a small group of settlers relocated permanently and began the work of building the new town. By 1852, Elyria was well-established, with a courthouse, schools, churches, flour mills and an iron works. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Elyria was flourishing. In 1885, the Fay Manufacturing Company began producing bicycles. In 1892, the company became Garford Manufacturing Company. Continuing in the bicycle business, Garford produced the first padded bicycle seats. Garford Manufacturing was sold again, becoming Worthington Manufacturing Company, and later Colson Company. Colson operated until 1953; their wheelchair division was the forerunner to present day Invacare. A 1907 streetcar accident prompted the creation of Elyria Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1908 with 36 beds. Today the original building still stands, surrounded by a 395-bed modern hospital complex. In the late 20th century, the economy has declined somewhat with manufacturing loss and outlying shopping malls drawing businesses away from the downtown area.

Elyria's history of industry places it in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma and asbestos cancer. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Elyria at the bottom of this page. Asbestos attorneys may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Elyria.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Elyria

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

  • Abex Company Electro
  • Abex Corporation
  • Abex Engineering
  • American Brake Shoe Company
  • American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corp
  • Bendix-Westinghouse Company
  • Brown Fin Tube Company
  • Brown Fintube
  • Cleveland and South Western Tractor Company
  • Cleveland Berea Elyria and Oberlin Railway
  • Cleveland Elyria and Westrn Railway
  • Cleveland Southwestern and Columbus Railway Company
  • Concrete Mason
  • Dean Electric Company
  • Electro - Alloys Division
  • Elyria and Oberlin Electric Railway Company
  • Elyria Board of Education
  • Elyria Canning Company
  • Elyria City Board of Education
  • Elyria Foundry Company
  • Elyria Gas and Electric Company
  • Elyria Iron and Steel Company
  • Elyria Memorial Hospital
  • Empire Spring
  • Emtec
  • Enercon Systems, Inc.
  • Ferro Corp
  • Fisher Body
  • Fisher Food
  • Garford Manufacturing Company
  • General Industries Company
  • George E. Milligan Office
  • Harshaw Chemical Company
  • Harshaw Fuller and Goodwin Company
  • Hydro-Blast Corporation
  • Industrial Aluminum
  • Kasper Foundry Company
  • Logan Natural Gas and Fuel Company
  • Lorain County Electric Company
  • Ltv Republic Steel
  • Mufco Industries
  • Oberlin College
  • Perry Fay Manufacturing Company
  • Pfaudler Company
  • Republic Steel Corp
  • Ternstedt Division
  • Timms Spring
  • West River Auto
  • Westinghouse Bendix
  • Wheeling and Lake Erie Coal Company
  • Willys-Overland Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Elyria, Ohio

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Elyria, 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: 85.3 miles

11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Distance: 28.5 miles

2010 East 90th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 23.9 miles

667 Eastland Avenue South East
Warren, OH 44484

Distance: 71.7 miles

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

Distance: 96.3 miles

4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

Distance: 83.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Elyria, Ohio

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Elyria, 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: 23.9 miles

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

Distance: 23.9 miles

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

Distance: 83.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Elyria, 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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