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Charleston, South Carolina Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Located at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers, the city of Charleston is the oldest city in the state of South Carolina and second largest city in the state. Charleston is known as “The Holy City” due to the number of steeples which dot the city’s skyline. Since its founding and first settlement in the 17th century, Charleston has matured into the 76th largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Charleston’s location on the Atlantic coast creates an ideal, accessible port location. Consequently, the United States Navy and other marine related business became attracted to the city. In 1901, Charleston Naval Shipyard began operating as a drydock and developed into the primary ship building and overhaul repair facility located on the west bank of the Cooper River. Charleston Naval Shipyard continued operations until the late 20th century, when it leased its facility to Detyens Shipyards, another local shipyard that has been in business since the 1960s. Detyens is still located in Charleston, and maintains three large graving docks, machine shops, and portal cranes. Other industry drawn to Charleston’s lucrative port area over the years include South Carolina Manufacturing Company, West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company, and Exxon. In the last thirty years, numerous reinvestment projects have been completed in the city, all with a focus on historic preservation. Today, Charleston is a major tourist destination and local economy remains strong with the backing of markets like information technology and higher education.

Charlestown has a very rich shipbuilding and marine history. Shipyard workers, military personnel, and manufacturing workers were often exposed to asbestos-containing products, which has made mesothelioma an issue over the years. If you have been exposed to asbestos in Charleston and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Charleston

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

  • A Lynn Thomas Company Inc
  • America & Brigade
  • American Agri Chemical Company
  • American Tobacco Company
  • Avco Lycoming
  • Basic Science Building
  • Berkley Square Shopping Center
  • Bird and Son Inc.
  • Bldrs Marts of America
  • Braswell Services Group
  • Building 35
  • Carolina Drywall Insul.
  • Carolina Shipping Company
  • Charleston Air Force Base
  • Charleston Consolidated Railway Gas and Electric Company
  • Charleston Drydock
  • Charleston Hydraulic Cotton Press Company
  • Charleston Memorial Hospital
  • Charleston Naval Shipyard
  • Charleston Refinery
  • Charleston Shipbuilding & Drydock Company
  • Charleston St. Railway Company
  • Charleston Supply Company
  • Chevron
  • Citadel Military College
  • City of Charleston S.C. Water Department
  • Daniel Construction
  • Detynens Shipyards
  • Duke Siding
  • Dupont
  • E Medical University Campus
  • Esso Standard Oil Company
  • Exxon
  • Industrial Fire Bricks
  • J. R. Deans Company, Inc.
  • Lane and Mcdonald
  • Marine and River Phosphate Mining and Manufacturing Company
  • New Citadel Military College
  • Niles Manufacturing Company
  • Niles Manufacturing Company
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • Nrz
  • Ordinance Dept.
  • Palmer Manufacturing Company
  • Port Park
  • Raybestos-Manhattan Plant
  • Roper Hospital
  • Sears Roebuck & Company
  • Sheetmetal Workers Union - Local 399
  • South Carolina Electric & Gas
  • South Carolina Manufacturing Company
  • Stafford Insulation Company
  • Standard Oil
  • Thomas, A. Lynn Company, Inc
  • Todd Shipyard
  • Token
  • U. S. Naval Supply Depot
  • United Dye Works
  • United States Constructing Quartermaster
  • United States Electric Illuminating Company
  • United States Navy Shipyard
  • University of South Carolina
  • Veterans Admin. Hospital
  • W R Grace & Company
  • W Va Pulp & Paper
  • Webb Center S.C.
  • West Virginia Paper Mill
  • West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company
  • Westinghouse Turbines
  • Westvaco Corporation
  • William Bird & Company Incorporated
  • Wood Brothers Thresher Company
  • Wood Preserving Company

Mesothelioma Doctors near Charleston, South Carolina

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

Dr. Alice Boylan
Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Room 807B3
Charleston, SC 29425

Distance: 2.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Charleston, South Carolina

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