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Asbestos Exposure in Decatur, IL

Known as the “Soybean Capital of the World”, Decatur is the largest city and county seat of Macon County, Illinois. Decatur’s ideal location on the Sangamon River and Lake Decatur led to community settlement and expansion over the years; the city’s most notable resident, Abraham Lincoln, made his home in Decatur during the 1830s. Top employers in Decatur are Caterpillar Tractor Company, Archer Daniels Midland Company, and Tate & Lyle (formerly A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company).

Decatur’s manufacturing industry has guided the city through years of development. One of the community’s earliest companies, A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company, was founded in 1906 and began processing corn. The company produced a range of starch products, high fructose corn syrup, crystalline fructose, ethanol, and other agro-industrial products. In years following, additional manufacturers opened their doors in the city such as H Mueller Manufacturing Company, GS Lyons and Sons Lumber and Manufacturing Company, General Electric Company, and National Petro Chemicals Company. Illinois’ second largest provider of gas and electricity, Illinois Power Company, currently makes its home in Decatur and is a significant employer in the area. Illinois Power constructed several high-powered plants over the years and, accordingly, supplies electricity to more than 1.25 million subscribers and supplies gas to over 900,000 subscribers. The company serves over 300 municipalities in the state of Illinois.

Asbestos exposure in the workplace has been a considerable issue in Decatur as a result of the area’s manufacturing industry and construction projects. If you have been diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Decatur, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Decatur

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

  • A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company
  • Allis Chalmers
  • American Homing Company
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Armstrong Cork Company
  • Ashland Chemical Company
  • Ashley Daniel Powerhouse
  • Borg-Warner
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Crop Dusting Company
  • Decatur Brewing Company
  • Decatur Gas and Electric Company
  • Decatur Ice Company
  • Decatur Milling
  • Decatur Railway and Light Company
  • Decatur Steam Heat and Power Company
  • Decatur Tract and Electric Company
  • E.H. Krall Company
  • Field & Shorb Company
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber
  • G.S. Lyons and Sons Lumber and Manufacturing Company
  • General Electric Company
  • Grigoleit Company
  • H Mueller Manufacturing Company
  • Houdaille Hershey Corporation
  • Huss & Schliper
  • Illinois Power Company
  • Illinois Traction Company
  • Leader Iron Works
  • Lumberman's Mutual Casualty Company
  • Muellers Company
  • National Petro Chemicals Company
  • Newport Mining Company
  • Parks Warehouse
  • Pratt Cereal Mill Company
  • Schudel Brothers Laundry and Cleaning Company
  • Space Mark Inc.
  • Spencer Kellogg & Sons
  • Staley Manufacturing Company
  • Stanley Carter Corporation
  • Swindell-Dressler Company
  • U.S. Engineers Corp
  • Victory Ordnance Plant
  • Wabash Railway Company
  • Wagner Castings Company
  • Wellington Starch Company
  • Woare Builders Supply Company

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Decatur, Illinois

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

SIU Cardiothoracic Surgery at Simmons Cancer Institute
Springfield, IL 62702
Distance: 35.6 miles

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Decatur, Illinois

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

Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL 60611

Rush Professional Office Building
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637

Cancer Support Services Near Decatur, 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 Decatur, Illinois for your convenience.

Illinois Treatment Support Services

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Decatur, 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 Decatur, Illinois, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Illinois.

Legal Help for Decatur Residents with Mesothelioma

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 Decatur

Asbestos-Related News in Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois - June 13, 2017

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