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La Porte, Texas

Established on August 10, 1892, La Porte, Texas is the oldest and fourth largest incorporated city in Harris County. Located within the Bay Area of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, La Porte is Situated on Galveston Bay just 25 miles east of downtown Houston. Home to nearly 35,000 residents and many industries, La Porte is a vibrant, small-town community that supports and encourages business growth.

La Porte was initially advertised as an area suited for agriculture; however, it soon became apparent that the cold winter temperatures were not suited for citrus orchards and the soil was not suited for truck farming. Through the early 1900s, La Porte was recognized as a resort town due largely to Sylvan Beach Park. Shipyards and the chemical industry during World War II brought La Porte out of the depression. In 1945, Du Pont built a plant in La Porte. The city began to transform into a bedroom community for industry. Today, La Porte operates two Industrial Districts within its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), the Bayport Industrial District and the Battleground Industrial District.

Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at many jobsites in La Porte, Texas, particularly at Chemstron Chemicals, Diamond Shamrock Chemical, and DuPont Chemical Plant. Accordingly, asbestos exposure has been an issue for workers and their loved ones. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and you are looking for a mesothelioma doctor, scroll down to see a list of those located in and around La Porte. If you were exposed to asbestos in La Porte, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in La Porte

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

  • Air Products & Chemical
  • Atofina Petrochemicals Inc
  • Barbas Cut Docks
  • Big Three Industries
  • Chemstron Chemicals Inc.
  • Diamond Shamrock Chemical Company
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dupont Chemical Plant
  • E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company Inc.
  • Esco Corp
  • Filter Media Inc.
  • Fina Oil and Chemical
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber
  • Houston Plant
  • JT Thorpe Yard
  • Lubrizol Chemical Plant
  • Ohmstede Machine Works
  • Oxy Chemical Plant
  • Power Systems Engineering, Inc.
  • Rohm & Haas Chemical Plant
  • Rohm and Haas Texas Inc
  • Total Petrochemicals Usa Inc
  • UpJohn Chemical Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near La Porte, Texas

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of La Porte, 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: 21.6 miles


1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 21.6 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near La Porte, Texas

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of La Porte, 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: 21.6 miles

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

Distance: 21.6 miles

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

Distance: 21.6 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: 21.6 miles

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

Distance: 21.6 miles

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

Distance: 21.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in La Porte, 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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