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Richmond, Virginia

Asbestos Exposure in Richmond, VA

Richmond is the capital city of Virginia and is the third largest city in the state, with a population of approximately 205,000. Founded in 1737 and incorporated as a town in 1742, Richmond played a key role in the American Revolution, helping to ignite the movement with Patrick Henry’s famous, “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech. Modern-day Richmond is home to a variety of business, from law and finance, to federal and state governmental agencies.

By the turn of the 20th century Richmond was the most densely populated city in the southern United States, boasting a population of 85,000. The city was selected as the site of the Fifth District of the Federal Reserve Bank based on the city’s central geographic location and significance as a commercial and financial center. In 1929, Philip Morris and Company, Ltd. opened its first U.S. factory in Richmond, which helped boost local economy. Other companies followed in their footsteps, including the American Oil Company, Federal Paperboard Company, Inc, Porter Hayden, and Standard Paper Manufacturing Company. Currently, Richmond is home to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, one of thirteen U.S. courts of appeals, as well as international companies such as Genworth Financial and CapitalOne. Richmond is also a thriving educational community, housing both the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond within its borders.

We have confirmed that Richmond has numerous jobsites where asbestos products were used throughout the years. Individuals who worked with and/or around asbestos containing materials are at risk to develop mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you were exposed to asbestos in Richmond.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Richmond

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

  • A Lynn Thomas Company Inc
  • A.D. Atkinson
  • Abermarle Paper Company
  • Acands, Inc.
  • Allied Chemical Company
  • American Cigar Company
  • American Oil Company
  • American Suppliers Inc
  • American Tobacco Company
  • Ampthill
  • Atlantic Life Insurance
  • Bandg Olsen Company, Inc.
  • Bellwood Printing Plant
  • British American Tobacco Company Ltd
  • Byrd Airport
  • C. E. Thurston & Sons, Inc.
  • Calhoun Community Center
  • Caraustar-Richmond Paperboard
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company
  • City of Richmond Electric Company
  • Clark Gum Plant
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Penitentiary
  • Concrete Structures Inc
  • Darbytown Road Plant
  • Department of Public Utilites City of Richmond
  • Diesel Public Housing Unit
  • Dupont Rayon Company
  • Dutch Gap Power Plant
  • E.I. Dupont De Memours and Company
  • Electrician's Union - Local 666
  • Engine Company North 13 Fire Station
  • English Sam Inc
  • Federal Paperboard Company, Inc
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Fibers Division
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
  • First Baptist Church
  • Flake Board Plant
  • Frank H. Hott Company, Inc
  • General Motors
  • George H. Meyer & Sons
  • Green Stemmery Plant
  • Halifax Paper Company Inc
  • High Point Ave Siding
  • Highway Office Building Annex
  • Hinde and Dauch Paper Company
  • Hotel Richmond Corp
  • Hull Street Mill
  • J.R. Johnson and Company Inc
  • Jos. Mcsweeney & Sons
  • Kentucky Tobacco Product Company
  • Kingan and Company Ltd.
  • Laidlow Mackill and Company
  • Lea Industries, Inc.
  • Libbie Rehabilitation Center
  • Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company
  • M W Cosby Transfer & Storage
  • Manchester Board & Paper Company
  • Mc Graw Morgan Inc
  • Mead Corp
  • Medical College of Virginia
  • Medical Education Building
  • Morrison Mchy Supply Company
  • Mutual Association. Scty Building
  • National Linen Service Corp
  • O'Ferral, Incorporated
  • Old Dominion Iron and Nail Works Company
  • Old Hickory Chemical Company
  • Philip Morris and Company, Ltd.
  • Porter Hayden
  • Portsmouth Power Station
  • Process Engineering Inc
  • Prudential Life Ins. Company
  • Redford Brick Company
  • Research Center
  • Reynolds Metals Company
  • Reynolds Office Building
  • Reynolds Painting Plant
  • Richmond and Henrico Railway Company
  • Richmond Cedar Works
  • Richmond City Water Works
  • Richmond Cold Storage Company
  • Richmond Greyhound Terminal
  • Richmond Henrico Railway Company
  • Richmond Leaf Department
  • Richmond Loco and Mach Works
  • Richmond Memorial Hospital
  • Richmond Paperboard
  • Richmond Passenger and Power Company
  • Richmond Terminal Railway Company
  • Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company
  • Riverside Hospital
  • Safety Health & Welfare Building
  • Sam English, Inc.
  • Southern Plumbing and Electric Company
  • Spruance Plant
  • St. Mary's Hospital
  • Standard Oil Building
  • Standard Paper Manufacturing Company
  • State Office Building
  • State Planters Bank
  • Stockton Street Plant
  • Synthesis Gas Plant
  • Texas Gulf Sulphur
  • Textile Fibers Plant
  • Tredegar Company
  • U.S. Post Office
  • Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation
  • United States Tobacco Company
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Va Hospital
  • University of Virginia
  • Us Naval Training School
  • Vepco Power Station 5
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Electric & Power Company
  • Virginia Electric Railway and Development Company
  • Virginia Equipment and Supply Company
  • Virginia Institute For Scientific Research
  • Virginia Passenger and Power Company
  • Virginia Power & Electric
  • Virginia Railway and Power Company
  • Virginia State Library
  • W S Forbes and Company
  • Webb Chemical Company
  • West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company
  • Westvaco Corporation
  • Winco Ellitt Crump Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Richmond, Virginia

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

Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St. NW
Washington, DC 20010

Distance: 99.1 miles

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20057

Distance: 96.9 miles

1300 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Distance: 65.4 miles

401 College Street
Richmond, VA 23298

Distance: 1.3 miles

Lake Wright Cancer Care Center of Virginia
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502

Distance: 82.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Richmond, Virginia

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

Dr. James M. Isbell
University of Virginia Cancer Center
University of Virginia Cancer Center
Cardiac Surgery Clinic
University Hospital, 2nd floor
1215 Lee Street

Charlottesville, VA 22908

Distance: 65.4 miles

Dr. Arthur N. Mcunu, Jr.
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue
Washington, DC 20060

Distance: 96.4 miles

Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker
Washington Cancer Institute
106 Irving Street NW, Suite 3900
Washington, DC 20010

Distance: 99.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Richmond, Virginia

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

Asbestos Related News in Virginia

West Virginia University Receiving $730,000 for Cancer Moonshot Program

West Virginia University will receive $730,000 as part of Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Learn more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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