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Deer Park, Texas

Founded in 1892 and incorporated in 1948, Deer Park is a city situated in Southeast Texas in Harris County. Deer Park is bordered by the cities of Pasadena and La Porte to the east, south, and west, and by the Houston Ship Channel providing easy access to Greater Houston and outlying points of interest in the Bay Area and Gulf Coast. The town was named for the private park for deer that formerly occupied the site. Deer Park is the site where initial treaty documents securing Texas' independence from Mexico were signed following the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. For this reason Deer Park refers to itself as the "Birthplace of Texas". Deer Park is home to nearly 30,000 residents and considers itself a family-oriented, growing community. In 2010, Bloomberg Business Week named Deer Park "Best Affordable Suburb in Texas for 2010". Attractions in and around Deer Park include The Port of Houston, The Battleship Texas, Patrick's Cabin, and the San Jacinto Historical Museum and Monument.

Initially established as a farming and fruit producing community, Deer Park eventually became the site of refineries and toluene plants for the production of TNT. In 1928, Shell Oil Company broke ground on a new refinery; it produced ten million gallons of toluene annually. During World War II, the United States Maritime Commission contracted with the Houston Shipbuilding Corporation, a subsidiary of Todd Shipyards, to establish a $5 million yard at Irish Bend, near Deer Park. Industries include the manufacture of plastics, paper products, carbon, concrete products, and alkali materials.

Deer Park has a rich history in the oil and chemical industries known for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Workers exposed to these materials are at risk for developing malignant mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Deer Park, you may benefit from contacting Dr. David Rice. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Deer Park and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Deer Park

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

  • A-B Chemical Corporation
  • Alamo Industries, Inc.
  • Alamo Polymer Corp
  • AM Lockett
  • Atofina Petrochemicals Inc
  • Big Diamond
  • Blaw-Knox
  • C.F. Braun & Company
  • Celanese Chemical Plant
  • Celanese Corporation of America
  • Celanese Plastics Company
  • Deepwater Elementary
  • Deer Park High
  • Deer Park Manufacturing Complex
  • Deer Park Plant
  • Diamond Alkali Chemical Plant
  • Diamond Shamrock Chemical Company
  • Diamond Shamrock Corporation
  • Diamond Shamrock Refinery
  • E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company Inc.
  • Equistar "Laporte Complex" Ethelyne & Derivatives Plant
  • Fina Oil and Chemical
  • Fina Oil Company
  • Fluor Corporation Ltd
  • Global Octanes Corp
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation
  • Houston Light & Power
  • Houston Refinery
  • Lubrizol Chemical Plant
  • Lyondell Millenium
  • Monument Plant
  • National Petrochemical Corporation
  • Occidental and Oxychem
  • Occidental Chemical Plant
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical
  • Oxychem
  • Oxyvinyls
  • Phillips Petroleum Company
  • Quantum Chemical
  • Rohm & Haas Chemical Plant
  • Sam Berton Power Plant
  • San Jacinto Elementary
  • Shell Chemical Company
  • Shell Deer Park Refining
  • Shell Oil Refinery
  • Sinclair Refinery
  • Soltex Polymers
  • Tenneco Chemical Company
  • Tenneco Gas & Oil
  • Tenneco Manufacturing. Company
  • Texas Alkyl Refinery
  • U. S. Industrial Chemical Company
  • Union Carbide & Carbon Chemical Corporation
  • Upjohn Chemical Plant
  • US Industrial Chemical

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Deer Park, Texas

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Deer Park, Texas. 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.


One Baylor Plaza, Mail Stop BCM 390
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 17.1 miles


1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 17.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Deer Park, Texas

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

Dr. Shawn S. Groth
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
6620 Main Street, Suite 1325
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 17.1 miles

Dr. Anne Tsao
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 432
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 17.1 miles

Dr. Cesar A. Moran
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 0085
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 17.1 miles

Dr. David Sugarbaker
Baylor College of Medicine
The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
One Baylor Plaza, Mail Stop BCM 390
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 17.1 miles

Dr. Bryan Burt
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
6620 Main Street, Suite 1325
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 17.1 miles

Dr. David Rice
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1489
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 17.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Deer Park, Texas

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