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Roanoke, Virginia

Asbestos Exposure in Roanoke, VA

Bisected by the Roanoke River, the city of Roanoke is the tenth largest in Virginia with a population of about 97,000 people. Roanoke was originally called “Big Lick”, after a large outcropping of salt that attracted many animals to the river prior to development. In 1884, the community was renamed Roanoke and became a chartered independent city of Virginia. Today, Roanoke is the commercial and cultural hub of the surrounding Virginia area and southern West Virginia.

By the middle of the 19th century, Roanoke had become a stop on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad which later merged with another railroad company to become the Norfolk and Western Railway. Norfolk & Western was headquartered in Roanoke and helped drive early economic development in the city; this marked the start of the area’s rapid growth. Manufacturing became the mainstay of local economy, with a special interest in the garment industry. In the early 20th century, companies such as American Viscose Corporation, Celanese Fibers Company, and West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company opened their doors. Roanoke’s economy has slowly shifted over the years into a healthcare and retail hub, with The Carilion Health System becoming one of Roanoke’s top employers. Other large employers include United Parcel Service, Advance Auto Parts, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Roanoke’s longstanding manufacturing history places the city in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos containing materials have the chance of developing mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer. We provide information on mesothelioma treatment options near Roanoke at the bottom of this page. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Roanoke and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Roanoke

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

  • A Lynn Thomas Company Inc
  • Alsco, Incorporated
  • Alton Aluminum Plant
  • American Railways. Company
  • American Viscose Corporation
  • B.F. Parrot Construction
  • Blue Cross Building
  • C.E. Thurston & Son's
  • Celanese Fibers Company
  • Chemstrand Lab
  • Coca‐Cola Plant
  • Fred Whitaker Company
  • Hercules Powder Company
  • Industrial Deveopment and Investment Company
  • Isabell Porter Company
  • Johnson‐Carper Furniture Company
  • Kroger Company
  • Madison College
  • Montvale School
  • Mundry R E Company
  • National Linen Service Corporation
  • Nell-O-Teer Construction
  • Norfolk & Southern (Railroad)
  • Norfolk & Western Railway, East End Pipe Shop
  • Norfolk and Western Railroad Company
  • Norfolk Southern Corp/East End Shops
  • Norfolk Southern Railway
  • Ohio Power Company
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
  • Radford College
  • Roanoke Civic Center
  • Roanoke Cotton Mill Company
  • Roanoke Electric Steel
  • Roanoke Gas Light Company
  • Roanoke Heat Light and Power Company
  • Roanoke Railroad Electric Company
  • Roanoke Shop
  • Roanoke Western Railroad
  • Shenandoah Valley Manganese Corporation
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Steel Dynamics
  • T F Minter
  • Thompson Products Inc
  • Thurston C E & Sons Inc
  • Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Company
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginian Team Tracks
  • West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Roanoke, Virginia

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

1300 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Distance: 96.1 miles

Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27157

Distance: 82.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Roanoke, Virginia

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

Dr. Edward A. Levine
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Distance: 82.9 miles

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: 96.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Roanoke, 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

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