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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Waycross, Georgia

Incorporated in 1874, Waycross is the only incorporated city in Ware County, Georgia. Many conflicting stories surround the naming of the city and, at separate points in history, Waycross was known as Old Nine, Number Nine or Tebeauville. The official name of Waycross takes after the city’s railroad junction where lines from six directions meet, a location where “ways cross”. Waycross is the closest city to Okefenokee Swamp, a 438,000 acre protected wetland on the Georgia/Florida border.

Waycross served as a hub for stagecoach roads and pioneer trails in colonial days. Around the turn of the 20th century, the Plant System, an organized system of railroads and steamboats in Georgia and Florida, was taken over by Atlantic Coastline Railroad. Dozens of other railroad companies operated in Waycross throughout the years, including CSX Railroad and Seaboard Coastline Railroad. In the 1940s, Waycross witnessed the creation of a new pulp industry that utilized southern pine trees to produce newsprint. The Champion International Paper mill, owned and operated by Champion Paper Company, was a major player. In due time the corporation expanded to include the Champion Plywood division.

Currently, Waycross is home to over 35,000 people and is a place of continued business and industrial development. The modern railroad system plays a central role in the survival of the city. Due to Waycross’ extensive railroad history, the city is in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers in Waycross exposed to asbestos may be at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma, a cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos particles.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Waycross

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

  • Atlantic Coastline Railroad
  • Champion International Paper Mill
  • Champion Paper Company
  • Champion Plywood
  • Csx Railroad
  • Csx Transportation
  • Georgia Power
  • Guerdon Industries
  • Hiers Planning Mill
  • Scapa Dryers
  • Scapa Incorporated
  • Seaboard Coastline Railroad
  • Seaboard Coastline Railroad Yard
  • Snively Groves
  • Speedy Mcquaig Plumbing
  • United States Plywood Champioin Papers Inc
  • Ware County Light and Power Company
  • Ware Memorial Hospital
  • Waycross Plumbing Compay

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Waycross

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice in Georgia. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, office locations and contact information.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Newnan, GA 30265

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Emory Clinic
Atlanta, GA 30322

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Waycross

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers in Georgia. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, affiliated mesothelioma doctors and how to contact the cancer center.

Atlanta, GA 30341

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Waycross

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.

Georgia Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Waycross, Georgia

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Waycross, Georgia, 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 Georgia.

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Waycross, Georgia

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.

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.

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.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in Waycross

Asbestos-Related News in Georgia

Mesothelioma Death Rates Rising According to CDC

Atlanta, Georgia - March 03, 2017

The CDC has released a study of malignant mesothelioma mortality rates showing that deaths due to mesothelioma are increasing. Read more at

Asbestos Removal and Debris Cleanup Starts at Barwick Mills

LaFayette, Georgia - September 06, 2016

Cleanup will begin at the former Barwick Mills textile plant after a fire that happened last fall, leaving behind exposed asbestos and rubble.

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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