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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Danville, Illinois

The city of Danville is located approximately 120 miles south of Chicago near the Indiana state border and is home to over 34,000 people. Prominent Danville citizens, Guy W. Smith and Dan W. Beckwith, founded the city in 1827 on 80 acres of land and helped form the roots of what would soon become a major industrial city.

For nearly a century, from the 1850s to 1940s, Danville played a key role in the coal mining industry. The open-pit mining technique was first employed at local Decatur companies such as the Assumption Coal Company, Franklin Cole & Coke Mine, and St. Paul Coal Company. The open-pit technique was new to the industry and offered an alternative to the usual extractive method of tunneling into the earth. As a result of Danville’s active mining industry, the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railway Company and the Danville Urbana and Champaign Railway Company laid tracks through the city. In 1943, World War II led the Defense Plant Corporation to sign a lease with General Motors to construct a foundry in Danville; the plant became known as Central Foundries Div GMC and the iron began flowing. In years following the height of Danville’s mining industry, many of the sites were filled in and converted to lakes, fishing, and recreational areas such as Kickapoo State Recreation Area and Kennekuk Cove County Park.

We have confirmed that Danville has numerous jobsites where exposure to asbestos containing products occurred. Additionally, asbestos lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Danville and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Danville

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

  • Allied Chemical
  • Allis Chalmers
  • Anderson Electric
  • Bunge Lauhoff Grain
  • Cairo and St. Louis Railway
  • Carson Payson Company
  • Central Foundries Div GMC
  • Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railway Company
  • Crow's Insulation
  • Danville Powerhouse
  • Danville St. Railway and Light Company
  • Danville Urbana and Champaign Railway Company
  • Danville Water Company
  • Douglas School
  • Fairview Collieries
  • General Electric Company
  • General Motors
  • Greiser & Son
  • Haggar Zinc
  • Hahne & Company
  • Hegeler Brothers
  • Hegeler Zinc Company
  • Hyster
  • Illinois-Iowa Power Company
  • Inland Supply Company
  • Interstate Water Company
  • L L Hawhee Company
  • Lakeview Hospital
  • Lauhoff Grain Company
  • MM Wright and Company
  • National Soldiers Home
  • St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Tee Pak Inc.
  • United States Veterans Hospital
  • Valmont Electric

Mesothelioma Doctors near Danville, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100-mile radius of Danville, Illinois. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Distance: 82.5 miles

St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Distance: 88.7 miles

St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Distance: 88.7 miles

St. Francis Cancer Center
Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Distance: 88.7 miles

Contact a Cancer Center near Danville, Illinois

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

Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Distance: 43.6 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Danville

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 Danville

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Danville, Illinois and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a lawsuit to hold those responsible accountable. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Illinois.

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Danville, 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 Danville

Asbestos-Related News in Illinois

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