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Sumter, South Carolina

Sumter is the largest city in Sumter County, South Carolina and bears the name of General Thomas Sumter, the "Carolina Gamecock" of the American Revolutionary War. Settlers first arrived in the 1740s and established their roots along the banks of the Wateree River, helping to give rise to Sumter’s agricultural industry. In 1845, Sumter became an official incorporated city.

Diversifying from its reliable agricultural base, Sumter began to transform into a major industrial center during the 20th century. Once a sleepy, farming community, Sumter took a leap into the future with the opening of Shaw Air Force Base in 1941. The base initially operated as a flying school for the U.S. Army Air Corps before being transferred to the U.S. Air Force and becoming home to the 20th Fighter Wing. F-16's dispatched from Shaw Air Force Base were the primary fighters used in the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990's. Today, Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Shaw Air Force Base, and Eaton Electrical are among the city’s largest employers.

We have confirmed that Sumter has numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred. If you have been diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Sumter, you may benefit from contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Sumter

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

  • Aldersgate Methodist Church
  • Bellemonte Cotton Manufacturing Company
  • Bldrs Marts of America
  • Bonitz Insul Company
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Exide Battery Company
  • Korn Industries
  • Shaw Air Force Base
  • Sherwin Williams Company
  • Sumter Cotton Mills
  • Sumter Ice and Fuel Company
  • Sumter Ice and Light and Power Company
  • Sumter Lighting Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Sumter, South Carolina

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

Lexington Medical Park 2
146 North Hospital Drive
Suite 400
West Columbia, SC 29169

Distance: 43.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Sumter, South Carolina

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Sumter, 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: 80.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Sumter, 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.

Asbestos Related News in South Carolina

EPA Funds Asbestos Cleanup Along South Carolina Trail

The EPA has matched funds from the City of Pickens, South Carolina to clean up asbestos along the popular Doodle Trail. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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