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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Blue Island, Illinois

Blue Island is a city in the Chicago Metro area of Cook County, Illinois. Incorporated in 1872, Blue Island has a population of about 23,463. The city has been home to several prominent architects during the 19th and 20th centuries, and many of the homes they designed are still in use, enhancing Blue Island’s suburban charm. The downtown area also retains much of its historic character, and longstanding businesses such as Jebens Hardware (est. 1876) exist alongside antique stores, galleries and restaurants.

Blue Island was settled in 1835, when Norman and Julia Rexford took up residence and established the Blue Island House hotel. As transportation improved with the addition of a canal in 1848, and the Rock Island railroad line in 1852, Blue Island grew steadily. Blue Island sits atop a ridge isolated by the retreat of the glaciers at the end of the last ice age. Rich beds of clay were left behind in the ancient lake bed surrounding the area, and in the 1850s, brick making emerged as a dominant industry which lasted for nearly 100 years. German immigrants began settling in Blue Island at this time, establishing several local breweries. The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, which operated freight yards, maintenance shops and a roundhouse, was also a major Blue Island employer. Other local products included brooms, cigars, dental equipment, and condiments. Although Blue Island experienced some downturn in the late 20th century, as businesses, unable to expand, moved out of the downtown area, other industries continued to thrive. Clark Oil & Refining Company operated until 2001, and Modern Drop Forge Company, begun as a part-time family business in 1914, is still run by descendants of the founders.

Blue Island has a substantial industrial history and a built environment which have put workers at risk for asbestos exposure, and asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and you are looking for a mesothelioma doctor, scroll down to see a list of those located in and around Blue Island. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Blue Island and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Blue Island

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

  • Air Reduction Chemical Company
  • Blue Island Forging
  • Brule Incinerators
  • Calumet Brick Company
  • Chicago Copper and Chemical Company
  • Clark Illinois
  • Clark Oil & Refining Company
  • Enterprise Wire Company
  • Great Lakes Refining Company
  • Illinois Brick Company
  • Libby, Mcneill and Libby
  • Modern Drop Forge Company
  • North Shore Electric Company
  • Public Service Company of Northern Illinois
  • Sagar Coal
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • Tuthill Building Material Company

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Blue Island, Illinois

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

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

Distance: 9.9 miles

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

Distance: 15.9 miles

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

Distance: 15.9 miles

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 60153
Distance: 18.0 miles

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Distance: 98.4 miles

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Blue Island, Illinois

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma cancer centers located within a 100-mile radius of Blue Island, Illinois. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more detailed information about the resources available at each one.

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 9.9 miles

Rush Professional Office Building
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 15.9 miles

Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 17.3 miles

Naperville Campus
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 24.7 miles

Schaumburg, IL 60173
Distance: 33.4 miles

Zion, IL 60099
Distance: 56.4 miles

Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Distance: 93.7 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Blue Island, Illinois

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.

Illinois Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Blue Island

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

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Blue Island, 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.

Help for Blue Island, 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

Jennifer R. Lucarelli