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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Bloomington, Illinois

Bloomington is a city in central Illinois, and the County Seat of McLean County. It is the larger of the Bloomington-Normal twin cities, with a population of approximately 64,800. Bloomington offers a well-balanced mix of industry and culture, education and agriculture. The city's economic base includes State Farm Insurance, Electrolux North America, and Beer Nuts, Inc. As well as being home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington offers a range of theatrical and cultural experiences, including the American Passion Play and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

Although the land around Bloomington was being settled by the 1820s, the town itself came into being with the creation of McLean County. The legislation allowed for the designation of a county seat, but no site had yet been selected. James Allin offered 60 acres of his own land towards the establishment of the new town, and in 1831, the lots which would become Bloomington sold briskly at auction. At first glance, Bloomington had none of the advantages needed for a successful town - no coal, little timber, no quarry-stone or water transport, nor even a reliable source of drinking water. The residents persevered, and by the 1850s, two developments made growth and industry possible - improved plows and farm equipment, and the arrival of the railroad. Early manufacturing ventures included plow wrights, boilermakers, and the machine shops and construction yards of the Chicago & Alton Railroad. Irish immigrants came to build the railroads and stayed, followed by Germans, and Bloomington continued to grow. The P.H. MaGirl Foundry and Furnace Works began operating in 1903, and was active until at least the 1960s. Over the years, fire and economic slumps have slowed, but not halted Bloomington's advance, and the city continues to expand, attracting new businesses in the fields of healthcare, finance and retailing.

Bloomington's active construction industry and manufacturing roots put the city in a high risk category for asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Bloomington, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Bloomington

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

  • Alton Railroad Company
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Ashland Chemical Company Found
  • Beich Candy Company
  • Bloomington and Normal Railway Electric and Heat Company
  • C Tek Insul Serv
  • Chicago and Alton Railroad
  • Citizens Gas Light and Heating Company
  • City of Bloomington
  • Consumers Heat and Electric Light Company
  • Eureka Williams Corp
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
  • Funk Brothers Seed Company
  • Gulf Mobile Chicago Rr
  • Gulf Mobile Ohio Rr
  • Illinois Power
  • Illinois State University
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Ma Girl Foundry & Furnace
  • Ma Girl Supply Company
  • Madison County Light and Power Company
  • Natural Homes
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp
  • Paul F Beich Candy Company
  • Peoira Bloomington and Champaign Railway Company
  • Ralston Purina Company
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Texas Pipe Line Company
  • Unarco
  • Union Asbestos

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Bloomington, Illinois

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice in Illinois. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

SIU Cardiothoracic Surgery at Simmons Cancer Institute
Springfield, IL 62702
Distance: 56.3 miles

Find a Cancer Center near Bloomington, Illinois

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

Naperville Campus
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 99.9 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Bloomington, Illinois

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 Bloomington, Illinois for your convenience.

Illinois Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Bloomington

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

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Bloomington, 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 Mesothelioma Patients in Bloomington

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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