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The city of Bessemer was incorporated on September 9, 1887, and today it has a population of approximately 28,000. It’s nickname is “the marvel city” because the city’s growth has been so outstanding. The city is located in an iron ore and limestone district in southern Jones Valley. Bessemer is home to The Bright Star, Alabama’s oldest continuously operated eating establishment and Alabama Adventure, a water and theme park.

Bessemer Overview

Bessemer was named in honor of Sir Henry Bessemer who invented the open-hearth method of steel production. By 1911, iron ore was being mined in the hills, coal was being mined in the north and west, and limestone was also nearby. All of these elements were necessary to making steel. From 1890 through the 20th century, Bessemer was a major steel center. Steel is no longer being manufactured in the city of Bessemer, because there is no longer any ore mining. During the recession in 1907, Bessemer’s largest corporation, Tennessee Coal, Iron, and Railroad Company, was forced to sell stock to US Steel. Until the 1990s, Pullman Standard Company, a railroad car manufacturer, was also located in Bessemer.

Bessemer was the home to many manufacturing job sites, including Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company, Bessemer Pipe Plant, and Woodward Iron Company. Exposure to asbestos at these job sites has been a major issue. If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos in the workplace in Bessemer, you may be at risk to developing an asbestos disease like mesothelioma cancer. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Bessemer are listed at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Bessemer

If you worked at any of these companies and/or job sites in Bessemer, Alabama, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

  • Alabama Oxygen
  • American Tar Products Company
  • Bessemer Laud and Imp Company
  • Bessemer Pipe Plant
  • Bessemer Rollings Mill
  • Bessemer Water Works
  • Bickerstaff Clay Products
  • Bickerstaff Inc
  • Dickey Clay Pipe
  • Dolohah
  • Griffin Wheel
  • Harbison-Walker
  • Hercules Incorporated
  • Hercules Powder Company
  • Howard Harrison Iron Company
  • Nashville Bridge / Bristol Steel
  • Pullman Standard Company
  • Republican Steel
  • Sloss Sheffield Steel and Iron Sloss Mines
  • Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company
  • U.S. Pipe & Foundry
  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • Woodward Iron Company

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Bessemer, Alabama

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice within a 100-mile radius of Bessemer, Alabama. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Francisco Robert-Vizcarrondo
The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital
Birmingham, AL 35233

Dr. Benjamin Wei
The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital
Thoracic Surgery Clinic
Birmingham, AL 35233

Bessemer, Alabama Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are within a 100-mile radius of Bessemer, Alabama. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

Cancer Support Services Near Bessemer, Alabama

Cancer support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling. The following local services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma.

Alabama Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Mental Health Center Of North Central Alabama 
  • Psychology Today 
Long-Term Housing
  • Red Mountain Grace 
  • Joe’s House 
Patient Transport
  • Medical Transport Of Alabama 
  • Caliber Care and Transport 
  • AmeriTrans 
  • Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. 
  • Critical Care Transport Services 
Physical Therapy
  • Bench Mark Physical Therapy 
  • Drayer Physical Therapy Institute 
  • Baptist Cancer Center 
  • Nesin Physical Therapy 

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Bessemer

Don’t lose your right to file a mesothelioma claim. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Bessemer, Alabama, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Alabama.

Legal Help for Bessemer Residents with Mesothelioma

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM’s experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

At Gori Julian and Associates, P.C., we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

Simmons Hanly Conroy

As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.


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Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.

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Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.

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