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Since its incorporation in 1923, Muscle Shoals has become known as the fastest growing city in northwest Alabama. Home to nearly 12,000 residents, Muscle Shoals is in Colbert County situated along the Tennessee River. Muscle Shoals is a thriving town in the heart of “The Shoals”, an area comprised of Muscle Shoals, Florence, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. The Shoals area is largely known for its music recording industry; as the birthplace of both W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues and Helen Keller, First Lady of Courage; and as home to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Muscle Shoals Overview

Shortly after Muscle Shoals was incorporated, the city began to grow. The Tennessee Valley Authority Act was signed in 1933 by President Roosevelt as part of the New Deal. The Tennessee Valley Authority, initially based in Muscle shoals, was designed to develop and modernize the entire river valley. This development project contributed to the conservation and utilization of natural resources. Accordingly, Muscle Shoals initiated plans for an elementary school, water works, electric power system, and the installation of a telephone system. The 1950s was a period of industrial expansion for Muscle Shoals. Companies such as Reynolds Metals, Union Carbide Metals, Diamond Shamrock and Ford Motor Company were operating in Colbert County. In the 1960s, Fame Recording Studio and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio opened and attracted famous bands and singers, such as Aretha Franklin, the Osmond’s, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones to record songs earning Muscle Shoals the nickname “The Hit Recording Capital of the World.” Both FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios are still operating in the city. The 1990s has brought major change to the city of Muscle Shoals. During the 1990s, the city made significant progress with a new post office, a new city library, a comprehensive flood control plan, a state-of-the-art early warning weather siren system and many miles of newly paved roads. More recently, the city of Muscle Shoals was noted as one of the area’s fastest growing residential and business developments.

Use of asbestos-containing products in companies like Reynolds Metal Company, Tennessee Valley Authority, Diamond Shamrock and Ford Motor Company has been a problem for many years. Exposure to asbestos at these jobsites as well as many others located in Muscle Shoals puts you at risk for developing mesothelioma, a type of asbestos disease.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Muscle Shoals

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

  • Allis Chalmers
  • Boilermakers Union – Local 455
  • Carpenters Union – Local 103
  • Carpenters Union – Local 8
  • Diamond Shamrock
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Ironworkers Union – Local 1131
  • Ironworkers Union – Local 477
  • P & G Home & Building Sup
  • Pipefitters Union – Local 760
  • Plumbers Union – Local 1189
  • Reynolds Aluminum
  • Reynolds Metals Company
  • Sheetmetal Workers Union – Local 200
  • Sheetmetal Workers Union – Local 42
  • Sheetmetal Workers Union – Local 65
  • Steamfitters Union – Local 366
  • Steel Worker Local 1110
  • Tennessee Valley Authority/ Tva/ Sheffield
  • Tva Fertilizer – Chemical Plant
  • Us Government Nitrate Plant
  • Wilson Dam

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Muscle Shoals

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice within a 100-mile radius of Muscle Shoals, 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

Muscle Shoals, Alabama Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, areas of expertise and how to contact the cancer center.

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Muscle Shoals

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
  • Cades Center 
  • Joe’s House 
Patient Transport
  • AmeriTrans 
  • Huntsville Emergency Medical Services Inc 
  • Critical Care Transport Services 
Physical Therapy
  • Nesin Physical Therapy
  • Star Physical Therapy
  • Select Phyical Therapy 
  • Baptist Cancer Center

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Muscle Shoals, Alabama

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 Muscle Shoals, 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 Muscle Shoals Residents

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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