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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Alton, Illinois

The city of Alton, Illinois, is located about 15 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River near its confluence with two other major rivers, the Illinois and the Missouri. Alton, which was the site of the final Lincoln-Douglas debate in 1858, has a population of approximately 30,500 in a 16.6 square mile area. Brick-paved streets, Queen Anne-style houses, and a historic downtown area reflect the city's prosperous industrial past. Today, Alton has a thriving tourist industry, with attractions such as antique shopping, golf courses, and a riverboat casino. Some of Alton's larger employers include Alton Steel, Inc., American Water Company, and Global Brass and Copper, Inc.

Alton grew from a ferry terminal in 1818 to an industrial river-trading town. Warehouses, grain silos and factories clustered around the waterfront. Homes, churches and municipal buildings were built on the hilltops, which offered both scenic views and protection from floods. Alton was a center of abolitionist activity, and a stop on the Underground Railroad for escaped slaves crossing the river from Missouri. In 1837, the same year in which Alton was incorporated, the Reverend Elijah P. Lovejoy, an abolitionist printer, was killed and his printing press destroyed by an angry mob after he tried to prevent them from burning down the warehouse which housed the press. Alton was also the site of Illinois’ first state penitentiary, used to house Confederate prisoners of war during the Civil War. The steel industry was an important part of Alton's economy during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Duncan Foundry and Machine Works sold mining equipment, mold castings and other steelworking necessities. The Laclede Steel Company was established in 1911, and its Alton plant employed more than 3,000 people at its peak, before closing in 1998. Today, Alton Steel, Inc. carries on the steelworking tradition founded by its predecessor. Another large manufacturer, the Alton Brick Company, was producing about 185,000 bricks a day in 1912.

Alton's history of steelworking and related industries has made exposure to asbestos a concern and put workers at risk to develop mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos in Alton and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Alton, Illinois

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

  • Alton Box Board and Paper Company
  • Alton Gas and Electric Company
  • Alton Jacksonville Peoria Railway
  • Alton Memorial Hospital
  • Alton Powerhouse
  • Alton School District
  • Alton State Hospital
  • Alton Steam Laundry Company
  • Alton Steel Company
  • Alton Water Company
  • Aluminum Plant
  • American Commercial Barge Lines
  • American Smelting
  • American Water Works & Electric Company
  • City of Alton
  • Duncan Foundry and Machine Works
  • E.W. Clark and Company
  • Energy Coatings
  • Fairbanks and Company
  • Federal Meterallurgical
  • General Steel
  • Gilson Brown School
  • Godfrey School
  • Henderson Armature Works
  • Humboldt School
  • Illinois Power and Light
  • Laclede Steel Company
  • Mark Twain School
  • North Middle School
  • Owens-Illinois
  • Peavey Mill
  • Principia College
  • Russell Miler Milling Company Standard Tilton Div
  • Sears & Roebuck
  • Spanks Milling Company

Alton, Illinois Mesothelioma Doctors

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice within a 100-mile radius of Alton, Illinois. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Siteman Cancer Center
Washington University Medical Campus
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 22.8 miles

Siteman Cancer Center
Washington University Medical Campus
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 22.8 miles

SIU Cardiothoracic Surgery at Simmons Cancer Institute
Springfield, IL 62702
Distance: 67.0 miles

Contact a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Alton

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Alton, Illinois 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.

Saint Louis University Hospital West Pavilion
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 22.8 miles

The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Distance: 22.8 miles

Walker Medical Building
Saint Louis, MO 63141

Distance: 26.1 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Alton

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.

Illinois Treatment Support Services

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Alton, Illinois

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 Alton, Illinois, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Illinois.

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing Alton, Illinois

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.

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Asbestos-Related News in Illinois

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Researchers announce Keytruda and chemotherapy as the new standard of care for metastatic NSCLC, which could impact mesothelioma. Learn more at

Chicago Public Schools Ignoring Asbestos Problem

Chicago, Illinois - June 13, 2017

Reports show Chicago Public Schools is not removing all of its asbestos, endangering students, teachers, and others with mesothelioma and other deadly diseases.

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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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