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Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Located in northeast Wisconsin where the Fox River enters Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh is a city in Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Incorporated in 1853, Oshkosh is home to nearly 63,000 residents. It is likely best known for OshKosh B'Gosh, a manufacturer of overalls and children's clothing founded in Oshkosh in 1895. Though the company maintains corporate offices in Oshkosh, the OshKosh B'Gosh overalls are no longer made in Oshkosh. In 2010, Oshkosh was ranked by Business Week as a "Best Place to Raise Your Kids".

The first sawmill began operating in Oshkosh in 1847, and soon many sawmills lined the entire Fox River. The arrival of the railroad, the Civil War, and later, the great Chicago fire of 1871, further ignited a boom in Oshkosh's lumber trade. Much of the lumber used to rebuild Chicago was produced by Oshkosh sawmills. By 1873, 24 sawmills, 15 shingle mills and seven sash and door companies were in operation and Oshkosh became known as "Sawdust City." The Paine Lumber Company became the city's largest employer and the world's largest sash and door factory until the Great Depression caused much of that plant, as well as many of the others in the City, to close. Many of the successful area entrepreneurs and businessmen within the lumber industry made significant contributions to the community. Numerous structures which make up the city's historic areas today are largely a result of the capital and materials generated by the lumber and associated wood manufacturing industries. In 2008, Oshkosh had six historic districts. Today, Oshkosh is also home to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, as well as many thriving businesses including Oshkosh Corporation, Bemis, and Miles Kimball.

For years, asbestos containing products were often used in manufacturing and industrial settings such as those located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Individuals who worked with and/or around asbestos-containing products have the possibility of developing mesothelioma, a potentially terminal cancer. Mesothelioma attorneys may be able to provide guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Oshkosh and then diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Oshkosh

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

  • America Excelsior Corp
  • American Excelsior Corporation
  • Citizens St Railway Company
  • Class Room Building
  • County Courthouse
  • Diamond Match Company
  • Dunphy Boat Corporation
  • Fox River Valley Lumber Company
  • J. L. Clark
  • Morgan Company
  • Normal School
  • Oshkosh Electric Light and Power Company
  • Oshkosh Gas Light Company
  • Oshkosh Marine Motel
  • Oshkosh State College
  • Paine Lumber Company, Inc.
  • Peoples Brewing Company
  • Pluswood Industries
  • Radford Company
  • Raulf Hotel
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Winnebago Construction Company
  • Wisconsin Electric Railway Company
  • Wisconsin State College
  • Wisconsin State University

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Oshkosh, Wisconsin

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
1400 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Distance: 78.5 miles

600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

Distance: 78.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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

Dr. H. Ian Robins
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Department of Medicine
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

Distance: 78.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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