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Lorain, Ohio

Asbestos Exposure in Lorain, OH

Lorain is a city on Lake Erie in Lorain County, Ohio. Located at the mouth of the Black River, Lorain currently has a population of just over 64,000. As with many cities in the Rust Belt, this former steel and shipbuilding powerhouse has seen declines in manufacturing since the 1960s, and a greater emphasis on professional, sales and service occupations. The downtown area, largely rebuilt in the wake of a 1924 tornado, has a number of restored historic buildings, including the Lorain Palace Theater.

Lorain was founded in 1807 as the Black River settlement, with just a handful of families. One of the town's early industries was shipbuilding, beginning in 1820 with wooden sailing ships. The F.N. Jones Shipyard continued the tradition, launching its first steamboat in 1837. Lorain's first railroad came through in 1872, and the village officially incorporated a year later. Lorain's steel industry began in 1860, with the construction of the Edison and Tilden blast furnace. In 1894, the Johnson Company established a steel rail mill which would later become Lorain Steel Company. The plant became The National Tube Company in 1903 and is currently operated by Republic Engineered Products. In 1899, the American Shipbuilding Company opened its Lorain shipyard, building Great Lakes ore carriers, several of which are still in service today. The yard closed in 1983. Ford Motor Company established its Lorain Assembly Plant in 1958, producing more than seven million vehicles before its closure in 2005. Labor disputes, overseas price competition and reduced demand have all played a role in the decline of the steel and shipbuilding industries during the late 20th century, in Lorain and other northern U.S. cities.

Lorain's history of heavy industry puts it in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Lorain at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Lorain and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Lorain

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

  • Admiral King High School
  • American Bridge
  • American Shipbuilding Company
  • American Stove Company
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company
  • Beach Park Power Railway Company
  • Boston & Ohio Railroad
  • Burns Incorportion
  • Cambria
  • Carlson Fabricating & Welding
  • City Water Department
  • Clark Asbestos Company
  • Cleveland Shipbuilding
  • Cromwell Steel Company
  • Darlson Fabrication & Welding Company
  • E G Grace
  • East Finishing Bay and Maintenance
  • Edgewater Station
  • Ferroslag
  • First Energy
  • Ford Foundry
  • Ford Lorain Assembly Plant
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Formerly National Stove Company
  • George E. Milligan
  • Hatfield Electric
  • Henkes Auto Electric
  • Ishpeming
  • J Burton Ayers
  • Kohlmeyer
  • Lackawanna
  • Lake Erie Electric
  • Lake Shore Electric Railway Company
  • Leonard C Hanna
  • Lorain and Cleveland Railroad Company
  • Lorain Community Hospital
  • Lorain County Electric Company
  • Lorain County Hosp
  • Lorain Refractories
  • Lorain Shipyards
  • Lorain St Railway Company
  • Lorain Steel Company
  • Lorain Street Railway Company
  • Lorain Treatment Plant
  • Loraine Shipbuilding Company
  • Ltv Republic Steel
  • National Stove Company Div
  • National Tube Company
  • National Tube Steel Mill
  • Ohio Edison Company
  • Ohio Public Service Company
  • Ohio Service
  • Otto Construction Company
  • Peter White
  • Republic Steel Corporation
  • Robert R. Wallace
  • S B Way
  • Sewell Avery
  • Spun Steel Div
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Standard Oil
  • Tanker Transway
  • Thew Automatic Shovel Company
  • Thomas Wilson
  • Turbo Blower & Steam Generating Fac
  • U S Steel Corp
  • U S Steel Tube
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • West 40Th Street School
  • Whittier Junior High School
  • Wilfred Sykes

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Lorain, Ohio

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Lorain, 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: 82.0 miles

11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Distance: 29.5 miles

2010 East 90th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 24.8 miles

667 Eastland Avenue South East
Warren, OH 44484

Distance: 74.6 miles

1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Distance: 99.1 miles

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

Distance: 91.8 miles

4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201

Distance: 78.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Lorain, Ohio

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Lorain, 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: 24.8 miles

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

Distance: 24.8 miles

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

Distance: 78.0 miles

Dr. Gregory P. Kalemkerian
University of Michigan Health System
Cancer Center Floor B1 Reception C
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., SPC 5912
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Distance: 99.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Lorain, 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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