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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Aurora, Illinois

Aurora is a city in the Chicago metropolitan area of Illinois. Incorporated in 1845, Aurora occupies an area of nearly 40 square miles on both sides of the Fox River, including Stolp Island in the middle of the River. Aurora was one of the first cities in the country to use all-electric municipal lighting, earning it the nickname "City of Lights". The second largest city in Illinois, Aurora has a population of 157,267. Today, the sprawling city encompasses commercial, residential and retail areas, four historic districts and many cultural attractions, including the historic Paramount Theatre, and the Phillips Park Zoo.

Aurora was settled in 1834 by Joseph McCarty, who camped on the island while traveling West, and decided to stay. With the help of his brother, Samuel, he established the settlement of McCarty Mills. The name was changed to Aurora in 1837, when the first Post Office opened. The McCarty brothers built saw and grist mills on the East Side, which continued to develop as an industrial area, while across the river, the West Side gained a more affluent, professional character. Aurora has thus long had a mostly congenial "East Side-West Side" rivalry, resulting in most of the original public buildings being built on Stolp Island. In the 19th century, immigrants arrived to work in the East Side factories, dominated by the construction yards and repair shops of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. Other notable Aurora manufacturers have included: Lyon Workspace Products, The Aurora Silverplate Manufacturing Company, Stephens-Adamson Company, Caterpillar Inc., and Western Wheeled Scraper Works (later Austin-Western Inc.). The railroad yards closed in 1974, starting an economic slide which has recently begun to reverse itself with development of a casino and business parks on the outskirts of the city.

Manufacturing has formed a significant part of Aurora's history, much of it in industries known for use of asbestos-containing materials. We have confirmed numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred, putting workers at risk for mesothelioma cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Aurora, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Aurora, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Aurora

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

  • Abba Manufacturing Company
  • Alba Manufacturing Company
  • Armour Dial
  • Army Reserve Training
  • Aurora Automatic Machine Company
  • Aurora Paper Board Company
  • Aurora Street Railway Company
  • Austin - Western Company
  • C. E. Refractories
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Consolidated Paper Company
  • Copley Memorial Hospital
  • Davis Aurora Company
  • Fiber Container Corporation
  • Forty Eight Insulations, Inc.
  • Fox River Light Heat and Power Company
  • Great Lakes Forge
  • Independent Pneumatic Tool Company
  • Lyon Metal Products
  • M H Detrick Company
  • Madonna H.S.
  • New Process D-Enameling Company
  • Rathbone, Sard and Company
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hosp.
  • Stephens-Adamson Manufacturing
  • Thor Power Tool Company
  • Us Army Dredge Indiana
  • Walker Process Equipment
  • Western Austin Company
  • Western United Gas and Electric Company
  • Western Wheeled Scraper Company
  • Wilker Process Equipment, Inc.
  • William F Jobbins Inc

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Aurora, Illinois

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

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 60153
Distance: 25.5 miles

Rush University Cancer Center
Rush Professional Office Building
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 32.7 miles

Rush University Cancer Center
Section of Medical Oncology
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 32.7 miles

The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Advanced Medicine
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 35.2 miles

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Distance: 94.4 miles

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Aurora, Illinois

We present below a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Aurora, Illinois. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more in depth information about each one.

Naperville Campus
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 8.6 miles

Schaumburg, IL 60173
Distance: 27.2 miles

Rush Professional Office Building
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 32.7 miles

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 35.2 miles

Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 36.6 miles

Zion, IL 60099
Distance: 56.2 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Aurora

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services near Aurora, Illinois for your convenience.

Illinois Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Aurora, 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 Aurora, Illinois, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Illinois.

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Aurora, 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.

Resources for Aurora, Illinois Mesothelioma Patients

Asbestos-Related News in Illinois

Could Keytruda and Chemotherapy Become New Standard of Care for Mesothelioma?

Chicago, Illinois - June 14, 2018

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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