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Located on Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa is the fifth-largest city in Alabama, with an estimated population of 93,200. Tuscaloosa serves as the seat of Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa is the regional center of industry, commerce, healthcare, and education for the area of west central Alabama known as West Alabama. The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is located in Tuscaloosa. The University remains the dominant economic and cultural engine in the city.

Tuscaloosa Overview

From 1826 to 1846, Tuscaloosa was the capital of Alabama. The city’s population and economy grew rapidly until Montgomery was named as the new state capital. In the 1890s, the construction of a system of locks and dams on the Black Warrior River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened up a link to the Gulf seaport of Mobile, stimulating the mining and metallurgical industries of the region. By the advent of the 20th century, the growth of the University of Alabama and the mental health-care facilities in the city, combined with a strong national economy spurred a continuous period of growth in Tuscaloosa. During the latter half of the 20th century, manufacturing plants of large firms such as Michelin and JVC located to Tuscaloosa. The Westervelt Company, a land resources and wildlife management company has its headquarters in Tuscaloosa. The company was formerly the Gulf State Paper Corporation, with headquarters in Tuscaloosa from 1927 until 2005. Today, the city’s industrial and manufacturing base includes B.F. Goodrich Tire Manufacturing, GAF Materials Corporation, and Hunt Refining Company, among other operations.

Tuscaloosa has a diverse history of manufacturing activity during a period when asbestos-containing products were widely used. Exposure to asbestos may put workers and others at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. If you were exposed to asbestos in Tuscaloosa, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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

  • Alabama Binder & Chemical
  • Alabama State Hospitals
  • B.F. Goodrich Company
  • Bailey Boiler & Steel Company
  • Calgon
  • Central Foundry
  • Central Supply
  • Cole Supply Company
  • Gulf State Paper Mill
  • Gulf States Lumber Company
  • Hunt Oil Company
  • Industrial Development
  • Kaul Lumber Company
  • Mcabee & Company
  • Michelin North America
  • Partlow State School
  • Reichhold Chemical Plant
  • Semet Solvay Company
  • Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Steamfitters/Pipefitters Union – Local 372
  • Tidewater Construction Company
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama – Steam Plant

Mesothelioma Doctors near Tuscaloosa, Alabama

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice within a 100-mile radius of Tuscaloosa, 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

Locate a Cancer Center near Tuscaloosa, Alabama

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Tuscaloosa, Alabama have the resources available to assist you. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate cancer center detail link.

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Tuscaloosa

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

Alabama Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Drumheller Psychological Services 
  • 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 
  • OCH Regional Medical Center Respiratory Therapy 

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Tuscaloosa, 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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