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Knoxville, Tennessee

Asbestos Exposure in Knoxville, TN

Founded in 1786, Knoxville is the second oldest and third-largest city in Tennessee and is the county seat of Knox County. Situated near the center of the Great Valley of East Tennessee, Knoxville is located at the crossroads of three major interstates: I-75, I-40 and I-81. Home to more than 180,000 residents, Knoxville is home to pioneers in industry, leaders in the cultural arts, and traditionalists working to preserve our history. Knoxville's culture and history can be explored and discovered in its 20 museums, including the Knoxville Museum of Art and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame; several performing arts venues, such as The Thompson-Boling Arena; and its historic landmarks, like the Blount Mansion. Knoxville is also the home of the University of Tennessee and in close proximity to the Great Smokey Mountains.

During the 1800s, Knoxville utilized its river, railroad, and geographical location to evolve into one of the leading distributing centers in the south. After the Civil war, Knoxville rebuilt its economy through commerce, industry, and natural resources that included lumber, coal, and marble. Knoxville was once known as the "Underwear Capital of the World". In the 1930s, the textile industry dominated Knoxville's economy with more than 20 textile and clothing mills in operation. By the 1950s and 1960s, however, Knoxville's textile and manufacturing industries began to decline. In the 1970s, the rise of shopping malls drew retail revenues away from Knoxville's downtown area. Today, because of Knoxville's central location in the eastern half of the United States and proximity to two major Interstate highways, many warehousing and distribution companies operate in and around the city. Today, Knoxville's economy is primarily driven by the main campus of the University of Tennessee, the National Transportation Research Center, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Other top companies located Knoxville include Brunswick Boat Group, EdFinancial Services, HGTV and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Knoxville's manufacturing history coupled with an active construction industry put workers and their loved ones at risk for asbestos exposure. We have identified numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you were exposed to asbestos in Knoxville and were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Knoxville

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

  • Acme Plastering
  • Almart Department Store
  • Andrew Johnson Hotel
  • Ap Green Refractories Company
  • Baptist Hospital
  • Bell Telephone
  • Breeding Insulation Company Inc.
  • Brookside Mills
  • C M Mcclung & Company
  • Central & Heiskell
  • Cherokee Spinning Company
  • Cherokee Textile Mill
  • City-County Building
  • Colbert Steam Plant
  • D.M. Rose and Company
  • Dempster Brothers
  • Doyle High School
  • East Knoxville High School
  • East Tennessee Baptist Hospital
  • East Tennessee Children's Hospital
  • East Tennessee Packing Company
  • Electro-Maganese
  • Esquire Inn Motel
  • Fort Sanders Hospital
  • G H Draper
  • Gas Heating Engineers
  • General Shale Products Corp
  • Howard Sentell
  • Huston Tom Peanut Company
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • Ideal Cement Company
  • J.F.G. Coffee Company
  • Jefferson Woolen Mills
  • Knoxville Cotton Mills
  • Knoxville Electric Light and Power Company
  • Knoxville Gas Company
  • Knoxville Iron Works
  • Knoxville Linen Service
  • Knoxville Power Plant
  • Knoxville Railway and Light Company
  • Knoxville Traction Company
  • Knoxville Utilites Board
  • Knoxville Water Works
  • Knoxville Woolen Mills
  • Lay Packing Company Inc
  • M F Rourke Company
  • Mason Dixon
  • Middlebrook Industrial Park Track
  • National Linen Service Corporation
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • Riverside Lumber Company
  • Robert Shaw Fulton Controls Company
  • Rohm & Haas Company
  • Sanford Day Iron Works
  • Sears Roebuck
  • Second Presbyterian Church
  • Southern Extraction Company
  • Southern Linen Service
  • Southern Railroad Delivery
  • Southern Railway Company
  • Southern Service Company
  • St Marys Medical Center
  • St. Mary's Memorial Hospital
  • Standard Knitting Mills, Inc
  • Sterling Wood Products Company
  • T.L. Lay Packing Company
  • Tamko Roofing Products
  • Tennessee School For The Deaf
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Troutman & Company
  • Tyson Mcghee Airport
  • U T Memorial Hospital
  • Union Carbide
  • University of Tennessee
  • Valley Fidelity Bank
  • Vinylex
  • West Knoxville High School
  • West Town Mall
  • White Store

Mesothelioma Doctors near Knoxville, Tennessee

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Knoxville, 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: 2.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Knoxville, Tennessee

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