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Irving, Texas

Irving was founded in 1903 by J.O. "Otto" Schulze and Otis Brown, and incorporated on April 14, 1914. With an estimated population of 200,000, the city of Irving, Texas is one of the only truly urban cities of its size. Irving is located in west central Dallas County twelve miles west of Dallas. Irving is home to the national headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America, and part of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is within city limits.

Initially Irving was a center for cotton growing, truck farming, dairy farming, and poultry production. During the 1920s, Irving obtained electric service, installed a water system, and organized a volunteer fire department. Irving’s population more than doubled between 1925 and 1945; businesses exceeded 200. The University of Dallas in Irving opened in 1956. By the early 1960s, many manufacturing plants were in operation producing everything from paint, cement blocks, aluminum products, millwork, roofing, chemical supplies, and petroleum to electronic components. Other major business sectors during this time included transportation, retail and financial. Texas Stadium was completed in 1971 as the home field of the Dallas Cowboys (until the new Cowboys Stadium opened in Arlington in 2009). In 1990, Irving’s population was 155,037 and the city had 3,004 rated businesses. By 2000, the population reached 191,615 with 7,998 businesses. Accordingly homes, schools, shopping areas, and recreation facilities were constructed to support the growing community. Today, Irving is home to thousands of corporations and the global headquarters of five Fortune-500 companies. Some of the city's top employers include Citigroup, Inc., Verizon, Nokia, Allstate, Central Freight Lines, Abbott Laboratories and Microsoft. Also, some of the large businesses with headquarters in Irving include Chuck E. Cheese's, Commercial Metals, ExxonMobil, Hostess Brands, Kimberly-Clark, and Omni Hotels.

Irving has a number of sites where asbestos containing products were known to be used, particularly in manufacturing and construction settings. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk to develop an asbestos-related cancer. If you were exposed asbestos in Irving and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Irving

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

  • American Bank & Trust
  • Baeco Inc.
  • Commercial Metals
  • Davis Elementary
  • Farine Elementary
  • Frito-Lay
  • Johnston Elementary
  • Notre Dame of Dallas
  • Petroleum Industries Inc.
  • Senter Park Recreation Center
  • Texas Gypsum Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Irving, Texas

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


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
6000 Harry Hines Blvd. NB8.206
Dallas, TX 75390

Distance: 9.8 miles


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390

Distance: 9.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Irving, Texas

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

Dr. Kemp Kernstine
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390

Distance: 9.8 miles

Dr. Joan H. Schiller
UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
2201 Inwood Rd., Suite 106
Dallas, TX 75390

Distance: 9.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Irving, 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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