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Located on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River, Decatur is a city in northern Alabama. Decatur, affectionately known as “The River City”, is the largest city and county seat of Morgan County, with an estimated population of 55,700. Founded in 1820, Decatur is the home to Alabama’s oldest opera house, the Cotaco Opera House; and the Old State Bank, the oldest bank building in Alabama.

Decatur Overview

In the 19th century, the city of Decatur grew into a large economic center within the Tennessee Valley and was a hub for travelers and cargo between Nashville/Chattanooga and Mobile/New Orleans. Steady growth continued throughout the 20th century. Today, Decatur’s economy is heavily based on manufacturing industries, as well as cargo transit, hi-tech industries, and tourism. Major employers in Decatur include 3M, United Launch Alliance, and British Petroleum (BP), and General Electric.

Decatur, Alabama’s manufacturing activity largely occurred during a period when use of asbestos-containing products was prevalent, making asbestos exposure and the risk of mesothelioma cancer a concern for workers. Asbestos attorneys may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in South Point.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Decatur, Alabama

We have compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Decatur where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • 3M Company
  • Air Products
  • Amer Petrochem
  • American Oil
  • Amoco Chemicals Corporation
  • Asphalt Paving Plant
  • British Petroleum
  • Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant
  • Calumet & Hecla, Inc
  • Capital Fertilizer
  • Chemstrand Chemical
  • Davidson Heating Company
  • Davis Construction Company
  • Decatur Aluminum
  • Decatur Land Improvement and Furnace Company
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Electric Auto Lite Company
  • Ennis Insulation Company
  • Fluor Daniel Services Corporation
  • Fruehauf Corporation
  • Fruehauf Trailer Plant
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Ingalls Iron
  • Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp
  • Ingalls Shipyard
  • Louisville and Nashville Railway
  • Monsanto Company
  • Monsanto Company Textile Divis
  • Natonal Fertilizer Development Center
  • Pan American Oil
  • Pipefitters Union – Local 377
  • Rust Engineering Company – 3 M Plant
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • TVA Nuclear
  • Union Compress & Warehouse Company
  • Wolverine Tube
  • Wolverine Tube Div

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Decatur, Alabama

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100-mile radius of Decatur, Alabama. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, 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

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Decatur, Alabama

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

University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, AL 35233

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Decatur

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
  • Caliber Care and Transport 
  • Medical Transport Of Alabama 
  • Caliber Patient Care of Atlanta 
  • AmeriTrans 
  • Huntsville Emergency Medical Services Inc 
  • Critical Care Transport Services 
Physical Therapy
  • Nesin Physical Therapy 
  • Drayer Physical Therapy Institute 
  • Star Physical Therapy 
  • Bench Mark Physical Therapy 
  • Alliance Physical Therapy 

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Decatur

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

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Decatur, Alabama

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 Legal Advisor and Contributor

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

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