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Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga is a city in and the county seat of Hamilton County and is the fourth-largest city Tennessee after Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville. The official nickname for Chattanooga is the "Scenic City" as it is situated in southeastern Tennessee on Chickamauga Lake and Nickajack Lake, which are both part of the Tennessee River and is surrounded by various mountains and ridges. Forbes magazine ranked Chattanooga 8th out of America's 100 largest metro areas for the best "Bang For Your Buck". Attractions like the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, various Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail draw thousands of visitors to Chattanooga annually. Several colleges and universities are located in Chattanooga, including The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College, and Tennessee Temple University.

After the Civil War ended, Chattanooga became a major railroad hub and industrial and manufacturing center. By the 1930s, the city was known as the "Dynamo of Dixie", inspiring the 1941 Glenn Miller big-band swing song "Chattanooga Choo Choo". In 1969, the federal government determined that Chattanooga's air was the dirtiest in the nation because of the industrial pollutants. In the 1980s, Chattanooga faced significant socioeconomic challenges including job layoffs, a deteriorating city infrastructure, racial tensions and social divisions. However, in recent years, private and governmental resources have been invested in transforming the city's tarnished image and to revitalize its downtown and riverfront areas. An early cornerstone of this project was the restoration of the historic Walnut Street Bridge, the oldest surviving bridge of its kind in the Southeastern United States. Today, Chattanooga's economy includes a diversified and growing mix of manufacturing and service industries.

For years, use of asbestos containing materials was common in industrial and manufacturing industries such as those found in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Workers who used or worked around asbestos products may be at risk to develop an asbestos-related disease. We provide information on mesothelioma treatment options near Chattanooga at the bottom of this page. Additionally, you should know that asbestos law firms represent people from Chattanooga who were exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Chattanooga

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

  • 3M
  • Air Products Incorporated
  • Allied Chemical
  • Amer Oil
  • American Bakeries Company
  • Atlantic Ice and Coal Cop'N Crystal Branch
  • Atlas Chemical
  • Baroness Erlanger Hospital
  • Basf Corp
  • Betterton Wallace residence
  • Blue Cross Building
  • Bowater Paper Mill
  • Breeding Insulation Company Inc.
  • Burn Zol Inc
  • C. E. Station
  • Cavalier Corporation
  • Central Soya
  • Chattanooga Brewing Company
  • Chattanooga Electric Company
  • Chattanooga Food Terminal
  • Chattanooga Light and Power Company
  • Chattanooga Tuberculosis Sanatorium Assoc.
  • City Meat Market
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Container Corporation of America
  • Cramet Corporation
  • Cream Top Creamery
  • Crystal Ice Company
  • Crystal Springs Bleachery Company
  • Cumberland Corporation
  • Dixie Mercerizingin Company
  • Dixie Yarns
  • E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
  • East Ridge High School
  • Ecko Products, Inc.
  • Eclipse Lookout Boiler Company
  • Edwin W Lawson
  • Elder Realty Company
  • Electrical Securities Corp'N
  • Erlanger Hospital
  • Eureka Foundry
  • F.H. Kalbfleisch
  • Farmers Chemical Association, Inc.
  • Fort Oglethorpe
  • Gager Line and Manufacturing Company
  • Garland Sherman Company
  • General Portland Cement
  • Girdler Corp
  • Hale & Wallace Incorporated
  • Hamilton County Memorial Hospital
  • Hamilton Nat'l Bank
  • Heat Tec
  • I.C.I. America
  • Imi/Cannon Corp
  • Ingalls Ship Corporation
  • James Supply and Hardware Company
  • Knoedler & Merideth
  • L & N Boyce Team Trk
  • Lakeview High School
  • Lookout Boiler Company
  • Lutex Chemical Corp
  • Massey Electric
  • Mcbrien Elementary School
  • Mcbryer Drywall Company
  • Mccallie High School
  • Miller Brothers Department Store
  • Moccassin Bend Substation
  • Norris & Sons
  • North American Royalties, Incorporated
  • Northgate Mall Shopping Center
  • Nylon Manufacturing Plant
  • Olin Chemical
  • Paradise Steam Plant Unit 2
  • Plibrico Sales & Service Company
  • Polysar Latex Inc
  • Providence Life & Accident Company Building
  • Purity Extract and Tonic Col
  • Reed House Hotel
  • Rock Tenn Company
  • Rockwell International
  • Rome Furnace Company
  • Service Electric Company
  • Sewanee Coal & Supply Company
  • Sherman Garland Construction
  • Signal Mountain
  • So Wood
  • Southern Belt Line Dely
  • Southern Blowpipe Sheetmetal & Roofing
  • Southern Railroad
  • Southern Wood Preserving Company
  • Srs Team Track
  • Standard Coosa Thatcher Company
  • State Highway Garage
  • State Refractories
  • Sulzberger and Sons Company
  • Tennessee Paper Mills Inc
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • The Temple Company
  • Tnt Plant
  • Tva
  • U. S. Army Ammo Plant
  • University of Tennessee
  • Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant
  • W. R. Grace Company
  • West Main Street Warehouse
  • West Tennessee Childrens Hospital
  • Westview Elementary School
  • Wheeling Foundry
  • Wheland Foundry
  • Wilson and Company
  • Wr Grace

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Chattanooga

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 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.


1835 Savoy Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Distance: 98.6 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Chattanooga

We have also compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Spence McCachren
Thompson Oncology Group
1915 White Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916

Distance: 98.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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