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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Freeport, Illinois

Freeport is the county seat of Stephenson County and home to nearly 27,000 residents. Freeport, located in northwest Illinois, about 25 miles west of Rockford and 20 miles south of the Wisconsin Border, is at the center of a large agricultural area. Originally the city was named Winneshiek; however, when it was incorporated in 1855, Freeport was the established name. The name was taken from Freeport's founder, Tutty Baker, who was credited with running a "Free Port" on the Pecatonica River. Freeport is also known as "Pretzel City USA." The pretzel became the city's trademark when the Billerbeck Baker, which was established in 1869, flooded Freeport with pretzels. Also, the historic second debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas took place in Freeport on August 27, 1858.

As an industrial center, Freeport is home to several Fortune 500 companies including Honeywell’s Sensing and Control division has several plants within the city; Titan Tires known worldwide for its automobile, truck, and farm tractor tires; and Newell Window Furnishings, a division of Newell Rubbermaid. Freeport's major employers include is Furst-McNess Company (founded in 1908), Star Manufacturing, and Seaga Manufacturing.

As a result of Freeport’s rich industrial and manufacturing history, asbestos in the workplace has been a problem for many years. Workers who were exposed to asbestos are at risk to develop mesothelioma, a type of asbestos-related lung cancer. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma clinics near Freeport at the bottom of this page. An asbestos law firm may also be able to assist you if you were exposed to asbestos in Freeport, Illinois.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Freeport

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

  • Arcade Manufacturing Div Rockwell Manufacturing Company
  • Belvidere Senior High School
  • Burgess Battery Company
  • Crandall Dairy Supplies
  • Freeport Gas and Electric Company
  • Freeport Malleable Iron Company
  • Freeport Railway Light and Power Company
  • Fullerton Lumber Company
  • Hoefer Manufacturing
  • Kelly Springfield Company
  • Rockwell Manufacturing Company
  • Structo Manufacturing Company

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Freeport, Illinois

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

University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
Madison, WI 53792
Distance: 53.1 miles

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Distance: 95.2 miles

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 60153
Distance: 96.6 miles

Freeport, Illinois Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI 53706

Distance: 53.1 miles

Madison, WI 53792
Distance: 53.1 miles

Schaumburg, IL 60173
Distance: 83.4 miles

Naperville Campus
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 85.8 miles

Zion, IL 60099
Distance: 90.1 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Freeport, 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 Freeport

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Freeport, 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.

Legal Help for Freeport 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 Freeport, Illinois

Asbestos-Related News in Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois - June 13, 2017

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