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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Des Plaines, Illinois

The city of Des Plaines, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago and is located along the banks of the Des Plaines River, adjacent to O’Hare International Airport. Known as the “City of Destiny”, Des Plaines was first developed by European settlers in the 1850s when land was purchased by the Illinois and Wisconsin Land Company. Current top employers in Des Plaines are Universal Oil Products, Holy Family Hospital, and Sysco Food Services.

Following its reincorporation in 1873, Des Plaines’ farming industry saw a significant influx of farmers who became attracted to the steam powered grist mill located on the Des Plaines River. World War II and the post-war era helped expand Des Plaines’ manufacturing base; Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Plant established a facility in town and later, Littlefuse Inc., a world-leading circuit protection company, opened their doors. Other companies drawn to Des Plaines’ ideal business location over the years include Precision Instrument Manufacturing Company, Procon, Inc., and U.S. Gypsum Research Center. The booming manufacturing industry signaled a period of substantial cultural growth for Des Plaines: churches, schools, art and theater guilds, and a public library system were formed. Des Plaines remains a progressive city in the 21st century, as its manufacturing and industrial arenas experience continued growth and development.

For many years, use of asbestos containing products in the workplace was common in the manufacturing and industrial settings such as those located in Des Plaines. If you have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma in Des Plaines, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler. Additionally, you should know that mesothelioma law firms represent people from Des Plaines, IL who were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Des Plaines, Illinois

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

  • Andrew Benson Inc.
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Company
  • Celotex Corporation
  • FAA Office
  • Holy Family Hospital
  • Littlefuse Inc.
  • Maryville Academy
  • Precision Instrument Manufacturing Company
  • Premier Rose Gardens
  • Procon, Inc.
  • St. Mary's Training School
  • U.S. Gypsum Research Center
  • Universal Oil Products Company
  • Wanzenberg W Company

Mesothelioma Doctors near Des Plaines, Illinois

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice within a 100-mile radius of Des Plaines, 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: 9.9 miles

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

Distance: 14.2 miles

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

Distance: 14.2 miles

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

Distance: 22.4 miles

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Distance: 71.6 miles

Find a Cancer Center near Des Plaines, Illinois

Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are within a 100-mile radius of Des Plaines, Illinois. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

Schaumburg, IL 60173
Distance: 8.2 miles

Rush Professional Office Building
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 14.2 miles

Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 16.6 miles

Naperville Campus
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 21.4 miles

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 22.4 miles

Zion, IL 60099
Distance: 30.0 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Des Plaines

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 Des Plaines, Illinois for your convenience.

Illinois Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Des Plaines, Illinois

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

Mesothelioma Law Firms Servicing Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines

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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