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Augusta, Georgia’s second largest and second oldest city, is located on the Savannah River and is known worldwide for hosting the Masters Golf Tournament. Named after Princess Augusta of Wales, “The Garden City” became officially established in 1736. Since its founding, Augusta has developed into a center of medicine, biotechnology and military. The Medical District employs more than 25,000 people and generates over $1.8 billion for the economy.

Augusta Overview

During the Civil War era, Augusta was a leader in textile, gunpowder and paper production thanks to its location on the Georgia Railroad and Augusta Canal. The Augusta Canal played a major role in the city’s economic development; massive factories opened along the canal such as King Textiles, and waterpower from the canal generated electricity for the city. In 1927, Owen Robertson Cheatham founded the lumber company, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, adding to Augusta’s diverse economic base. More new life came to the city in 1948 when the U.S. Army moved the Signal Training Center and Military Police School to Fort Gordon, a military camp that was built prior to World War II. Augusta’s economy remains prosperous in the present day. International Paper Company, John Deere, Proctor & Gamble Manufacturing Company, and Savannah River Plant (a Department of Energy nuclear facility) operate facilities, headquarters or distribution centers in the city.

Asbestos exposure and related diseases like malignant mesothelioma are a problem across most cities in the United States, including Augusta. Use of asbestos containing products was common in Augusta’s manufacturing and industrial settings, especially from the 1930s through the 1970s. If you or a family member were exposed to asbestos, you may be at risk for developing an asbestos disease like mesothelioma.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Augusta, Georgia

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Augusta where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Abitibi Southern Corporation
  • Atlanta Gas Light Company
  • Atlantic Coast Line
  • Augusta and Aiken Railway and Electric Company
  • Augusta Newsprint
  • Augusta Railway Company
  • Avondale Mills
  • Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • Bibb Supply Company
  • Bill Beazley Homes
  • Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
  • City of Augusta
  • Columbia Nipro Corp
  • Columbia Nitrogen Company
  • Continental Can Company
  • Continental Forest Industries
  • Covil Insulation Company
  • CSX Railroad
  • DSM Chemicals North America, Inc.
  • Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hosp
  • Federal Paper Board Company/Continential Can
  • Fort Gordon
  • Fruitland Estates
  • G. D. Searle & Company
  • GA Carolina Brick & Tile
  • Georgia-Pacific Corp
  • Graniteville Company
  • Grant’s Five & Dime
  • Huron Technologies
  • International Paper Company
  • J and J Corrugated Box Corp
  • J.N. Walker Lumber Company
  • John P. King Manufacturing Company
  • King Textiles
  • Macon Hospital
  • Mid South Container
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • National Linen Service
  • Nipro Inc
  • Olin Matheison Chemical Plant
  • Organics Chemical Plant
  • Piedmont Company
  • Proctor & Gamble Manufacturing Company
  • Richmond County
  • Riverside Mills
  • Savannah River Plant
  • Seaboard Coastline Railroad
  • Toyobo New York Inc
  • Transco Textile Industries, Ltd
  • University Hospital

Mesothelioma Doctors near Augusta, Georgia

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice near Augusta, Georgia have the expertise to assist you. More detailed information about each doctor is available by clicking on the appropriate doctor detail link. Details about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and contact information is provided.

Dr. Daniel L. Miller
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Newnan, GA 30265

Dr. Seth D. Force
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Augusta, Georgia Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are located in Georgia. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University
Georgia Cancer Center Clinic
Augusta, GA 30912

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Augusta

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.

Georgia Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Georgia Cancer Center 
    (Augusta)
    706-721-4109
  • Palmetto Health 
    (Columbia)
    803-434-7000
  • Cancer Society 
    (Greenville)
    864-232-8439
Patient Transport
  • Transport Care Services 
    (Columbia)
    803-661-9662
  • Senior Express Transportation Services 
    (Columbia)
    803-926-7933
  • Sumter Transport Co 
    (Sumter)
    800-479-7496
  • Service Transport Inc 
    (Greenville)
    864-879-3193
  • Georgia Medical Transportation 
    (Statewide)
    706-286-9610
  • Logisticare 
    (Statewide)
    866-418-9812
Physical Therapy
  • Accelerated Physical Therapy
    (Greenville)
    864-233-4477

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Augusta, Georgia

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

Mesothelioma Law Firms Servicing Augusta, Georgia

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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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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