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Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware and is one of the major cities of the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. It is located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine Creek, where the Christina River flows into the Delaware River. Thomas Willing, the first developer of the land, organized the area into a grid pattern similar to that of Philadelphia. In 1832, Wilmington officially became a city when a charter was granted by the State Legislature. Upon completion of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad in 1837, the economy flourished and attracted a combination of businessmen and a skilled labor force which further developed the city.

The outbreak of the Civil War, and later both World Wars, stimulated Wilmington’s industries. Shipyards, steel foundries, machinery and chemical producers were all vital to the war efforts. Wilmington is home to The Hercules Powder Company, an explosives company acquired by DuPont that served the mining industry, gun owners and the military. Thanks to Wilmington’s strategic location, Hercules expanded and divided into five divisions: explosives, naval stores, nitrocellulose, chemical cotton and paper products. Postwar, Hercules diversified and began producing synthetic plastics, rocket fuels and propulsion systems. Wilmington also housed several shipyards such as the Bravo Shipyard, Pusey and Jones Shipyard, Sampson Naval Shipyard and Dravo Shipyard.

In the 1950s, Wilmington suffered a substantial population loss as the burgeoning number of automobiles and roadways increased the appeal of suburban living. As a result, the city engaged urban renewal projects in the 1960s and 1970s, along with the Financial Center Development Act of 1981, which attracted families and financial institutions alike.

Asbestos in the workplace has been a problem in Wilmington over the years. Wilmington has a large manufacturing and industrial base where asbestos exposure occurred regularly. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Wilmington, Delaware, you may be at risk to develop certain asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma (a terminal cancer). For those diagnosed, mesothelioma treatment options in and around Wilmington, Delaware are listed at the bottom of this page.

01. Exposure Sites

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Wilmington, Delaware

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

  • A N Quinby Company
  • Aderberry Club
  • Albert J Myer
  • Allied Kid Company Standard Div
  • Amalgamated Leather
  • American Car and Foundry Company
  • American Leather Company
  • American Life Insurance Company Building
  • Ametec Haveg
  • Atlas Chemical Industries, Inc.
  • Atlas Powder Company
  • B.F. Shaw
  • Bancroft Mills
  • Bancroft School
  • Bank of Delaware
  • Benjamin F. Shaw Company
  • Bestwall Gypsum Company
  • Bond Crown and Cork Company
  • Brandywine Building
  • Bravo Shipyard
  • Brittingham Du Pont Estate
  • Carpenter Du Pont Estate
  • Chester Bethel Church
  • Chestnut Run Construction
  • Chestnut Run Experimental Station
  • Chestnut Run Location
  • Church of the Holy Child
  • Cohen and Son Construction
  • Conectiv Energy Supply Inc
  • Container Corporation of America
  • Cork Insulation Company Inc
  • CSX
  • Daniel Herrman Courthouse
  • Del Steel
  • Del Val Asphalt Corp
  • Delaware Ave. Plaza
  • Delaware Bank & Trust
  • Delaware Button Company
  • Delaware Du Pont Estate
  • Delaware Floor Products, Inc.
  • Delaware Hospital
  • Delaware Insulation Company
  • Delaware Power & Light
  • Delaware Screw Company
  • Delaware State Hospital
  • Delaware Steel
  • Delcastle School
  • Delmarva Power & Light
  • Diamond Ice and Coal Company
  • Diamond State Iron Company
  • Dravo Shipyard
  • DuPont Building
  • DuPont Company
  • Dupont Country Club
  • Dupont Experimental Station
  • Dupont Hotel
  • Dupont Research Center
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company
  • Edgemoor
  • Electra Arms
  • Electric Hose & Rubber Company
  • Electric Rubber & Hose
  • Elementary School
  • Experimental Station
  • Forbes Steel and Wire
  • General Electric
  • General Motors Corp
  • Georgia Pacific
  • GMC Buick Olds Pontiac Assy Div
  • Goshen Iron Company
  • Gronomeyers
  • H.S. Falk
  • Harlan and Hollingsworth
  • Haveg Industries
  • Hercules Inc.
  • Hercules Powder Company
  • Hercules Research Center
  • Hilles and Jones Company
  • Holy Rosary
  • Hopkins Theater
  • ICI Americas Inc
  • Industrial Trust Building
  • J M Poole
  • Jackson and Sharp Company
  • Jas. Riddle and Company
  • Jessup and Moon
  • Jessup and Moore Paper Company
  • John G Baker
  • Joseph Bancroft & Son Company
  • Knapp Mills
  • Lancashire School
  • Lea Milling Company
  • Lummont Du Pont Estate
  • Luther Towers
  • Maryland Dry Dock Company
  • Mccullough Iron Company
  • McKean High School
  • Melville, Gambill and Company
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Methodist Home
  • Mount Pleasant High School
  • North American Smelting Company
  • Old Bravo Shipyard
  • Pelle Port Hospital
  • Penn Fruit Market
  • Pennsylvania Railroad Company
  • Pennsylvania Rr Company
  • Peoples Railway Company
  • Pocahontas
  • Prices Corner Shopping Center
  • Pullman Company
  • Pusey & Jones Shipyard
  • Pusey, Scott and Company
  • Pusey & Jones Corporation
  • Ralston Purina Company
  • Residential
  • Riverside Hospital
  • Rockland Mills
  • Rolling Building
  • Sampson Naval Shipyard
  • Shellhorne and Hill, Inc.
  • Springer Jr. High School
  • St. David’s Church
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • St. Hedwig’s Convent
  • St. Helena Church
  • St. Mark’s High School
  • St. Mary Magdalen School
  • St. Pauls
  • St. Thomas
  • Standard Arms Company
  • Swift, Courtney and Beecher Company
  • The Devon Apartments
  • The Plaza
  • Tidewater Oil Refinery
  • Tidewater Tankers Ltd
  • Town Theater
  • Turner Construction
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Walton Whann and Company
  • Wilimington and Bradywine Spgs. Railway
  • William H. G. Bullard
  • William Lea and Sons
  • William Thompson Heating Company
  • Wilmington Chemical Corp
  • Wilmington General Hospital
  • Wilmington Hospital
  • Wilmington Iron Works
  • Wilmington Medical Center
  • Wilmington Philadelphia Traction Company
  • Wilmington Shops
  • Wilmington Trust Company
  • Wilmington Water Works
  • Worthington Pump
02. Doctors

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Wilmington

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma doctors located within a 100-mile radius of Wilmington, Delaware. To view more information about the doctor’s background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and office locations, please click on the doctor detail link provided.

Dr. Charles R. Mulligan, Jr.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Newark, DE 19713

Dr. Gregory A. Masters
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center

Dr. Charles R. Mulligan, Jr.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
Newark, DE 19713

Dr. Gregory A. Masters
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
Newark, DE 19713

Dr. Joel D. Cooper
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. Sunil Singhal
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Penn Thoracic Surgery Perelman
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. Steven M. Albelda
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. Larry R. Kaiser
Temple Lung Center
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Dr. Cherie P. Erkmen
Temple Lung Center
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Dr. Julie Renee Brahmer
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD 21231

Dr. Patrick Forde
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD 21231

Dr. Stephen C. Yang
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21287

Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baltimore, MD 21201

Dr. Petr F. Hausner
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baltimore, MD 21201

Dr. Jyoti Malhotra
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Dr. Bruce G. Haffty
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Dr. H. Richard Alexander, Jr.
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker
Washington Cancer Institute
Sugarbaker Oncology
Washington, DC 20010

Dr. Raffit Hassan
National Cancer Institute
Center for Cancer Research
Bethesda, MD 20892

03. Cancer Centers

Contact a Cancer Center near Wilmington, Delaware

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma cancer centers located within a 100-mile radius of Wilmington, Delaware. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more detailed information about the resources available at each one.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Abramson Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Abramson Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Wistar Institute Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Bluemle Life Sciences Building
Suite 1050
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Temple Lung Center
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia
Comprehensive Cancer Care Network
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Temple Health
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
Baltimore, MD 21287

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC 20010

National Cancer Institute
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892

04. Support Services

Mesothelioma Support Services near Wilmington

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.

Delaware Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Christina Care Health System 
    (Wilmington)
    800-693-CARE
  • Cancer Support Community Delaware 
    (Wilmington)
    302-995-2850
  • Love in the Name of Christ 
    (Bear)
    302-221-5683
  • Crozer Keystone Health System 
    (Springfield)
    800-254-3258
  • Look Good Feel Better, Union Hospital Cancer Resource Center 
    (Elkton)
    800-227-2345
  • Abramson Cancer Center 
    (Philadelphia)
    800-789-7366
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center 
    (Philadelphia)
    888-369-2427
  • Cancer Support Community Delaware 
    (Dover)
    302-734-0898
  • Catholic Charities – New Jersey 
    (Mt. Holly)
    609-386-7331
  • American Cancer Society – Baltimore (MD) Office 
    (Baltimore)
    800-227-2345
  • American Cancer Society – Mercy Medical Center Institute for Cancer Care 
    (Baltimore)
    888-227-6333
  • Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey 
    (Bedminster)
    908-658-5400
Long-Term Housing
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware 
    (Wilmington)
    302-656-HUGS
  • Pettinaro Residential Housing 
    (Wilmington)
    302-999-0708
  • Hosts for Hospitals 
    (Philadelphia)
    484-380-2999
  • Extended Stay America 
    (Cherry Hill)
    856-616-1200
  • American Cancer Society -Hope Lodge – Baltimore 
    (Baltimore)
    410-547-2522
  • Hope Lodge 
    (Hummelstown)
    800-227-2345
Patient Transport
  • Generations Home Care 
    (New Castle)
    302-276-1466
  • STAT Medical Transport 
    (Drexel Hill)
    610-449-7828
  • Jean Birch Senior Center 
    (Middletown)
    302-378-4758
  • R.N.R Transportation 
    (Philadelphia)
    267-439-4662
  • Life Alliance 
    (Philadelphia)
    215-800-1960
  • Primecare Medical Transport 
    (Milford)
    302-422-0900
  • Whitehall Medical Transport Services 
    (Allentown)
    610-262-2403
  • Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program, Mercy Medical Center 
    (Baltimore)
    410-332-9000
  • MTA Mobility Paratransit 
    (Baltimore)
    410-764-8181
  • Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society – Maryland 
    (Laurel)
    800-227-2345
  • Honest Medical Transportation 
    (Elizabeth)
    908-662-1717
Physical Therapy
  • University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic 
    (Newark)
    302-831-8893
  • Bayhealth
    (Dover)
    302-674-4700
  • Brunswick Health & Physical Therapy Center 
    (New Brunswick)
    732-565-1701
  • Atlantic Physical Therapy 
    (Millsboro)
    302-934-0304
  • Elite Physical Therapy 
    (Newark)
    973-732-5959
05. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Wilmington, Delaware

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Wilmington, Delaware 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 Delaware.

06. Law Firms

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing Wilmington, Delaware

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 The Gori Law Firm, 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.

Simon Greenstone Panatier Barlett, PC Our is comprised of experienced trial attorneys who possess knowledge and familiarity with asbestos-related diseases. We believe that those injured by careless asbestos exposure have the right to fair recompense for their suffering, and we are committed to holding the reckless companies responsible.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

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Written by

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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Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware and is one of the major cities of the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. It is located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine Creek, where the Christina River flows into the Delaware River. Thomas Willing, the first developer of the land, organized the area into a grid pattern similar to that of Philadelphia. In 1832, Wilmington officially became a city when a charter was granted by the State Legislature. Upon completion of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad in 1837, the economy flourished and attracted a combination of businessmen and a skilled labor force which further developed the city.

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