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Situated on the banks of the Des Plaines River, Joliet is one of the fastest growing and most populated cities in Illinois, home to more than 147,400 residents. Located 40 miles southwest of Chicago, Joliet is in Will and Kendall Counties and serves as the county seat of Will County. Once an industrial city, Joliet has reinvented itself as a tourist destination with a diverse economy. It is also home to Joliet Junior College, the oldest public community college in the nation.


Founded in 1673 as Juliet, the city was incorporated and renamed Joliet in 1852. In 1858, Illinois established a new penitentiary in Joliet, largely due to the area’s abundance of stone for prison walls and cells. By 1869 the “City of Stone” had transformed itself to the “City of Steel” concurrent with the construction of the Joliet steel mill, which along with the city’s large labor force soon attracted other industries.

Similar to many Midwestern cities, Joliet became dependent on manufacturing industries and experienced a period of economic difficulties in the 1970s and 1980s but rebounded in the 1990s. Tourism became a prominent industry, aided by the establishment of riverboat casinos, and the infusion of new tax dollars fueled a revitalization of the downtown city center. The largest employers in the city are Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, Caterpillar, and University of St. Francis.

Joliet’s diverse manufacturing history places it in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure, making the risk of asbestos cancer a concern for workers and loved ones. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Joliet, Illinois at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma attorneys may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Joliet.

01. Exposure Sites

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Joliet, Illinois

We have compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Joliet where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

Joliet, Illinois Companies With Known Asbestos Use

  • American Can Company
  • American Cyanamid and Chemical Company
  • American Laundry Institute
  • American Steel & Wire Company
  • Amoco Chemicals Corporation
  • Amoco Oil Refinery
  • Arcole Midwest Corporation
  • Ashley Wire Company
  • Blockson Chemical Company
  • Calumet Chemical Company
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Clark and Wilson Wire and Spg. Company
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Consolidated D and W Company
  • Cowles Chemicals
  • Diamond Stone Sawing Company
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Dresden Power
  • E Porter Brewing Company
  • Economy Light and Power Company
  • Elgin, Joliet and Eastman Railway Company
  • Gerlach-Barklow Company
  • Illinois State Penitentiary
  • Illinois Steel Company
  • Intercontinental Alloy Corp
  • Ivex Corp
  • Joliet Army Ammunition Plant
  • Joliet Generating Station
  • Joliet Jr. High School
  • Joliet Power Plant
  • Joliet Public Schools
  • Joliet Shipyard
  • Joliet Township High School
  • Joliet Works
  • Lockport Manufacturing Company
  • Matt Berscheid, C.C.
  • Midwest Generation
  • Mobil Oil Corporation
  • Mobil Oil Illinois
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • Northern Petrochemical Company
  • Olin Corp
  • Peoples Gas Company
  • Pfeiffer Fire Brick
  • Phoenix Horse Shoe Company
  • Phoenix Manufacturing Company
  • Pioneer Brewing Company
  • Prairie State Paper Mills, Inc.
  • Public Service Company of North Illinois
  • Rexene Polymers
  • Rockdale Works
  • Rubberoid
  • Scott St Works
  • St. Francis Infirmary
  • Stateville Prison
  • Superior Chemical Company
  • Texaco
  • U S Steel
  • U. S. Army Ammo Plant
  • U.S. Rubber & Ammunition
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • Water Works
  • William Heggie
02. Doctors

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Joliet, Illinois

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

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Muaiaid Kittaneh, M.D.

Hematologist/Oncologist
Orland Park, IL
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Photo of Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, M.D.

Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon
Maywood, IL
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Hedy Lee Kindler, M.D.

Director of the Mesothelioma Program
Chicago, IL
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Samuel Armato, M.D.

Radiologist
Chicago, IL
Bio

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Michael J. Liptay, M.D.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Chicago, IL
Bio

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Philip D. Bonomi, M.D.

Medical Oncologist
Chicago, IL
Bio

03. Cancer Centers

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near Joliet, Illinois

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Joliet, Illinois. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, areas of expertise and how to contact the cancer center.

Edward Cancer Center – Naperville

Edward Cancer Center – Naperville

Naperville, IL 60540

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chicago, IL 60637

Rush University Cancer Center

Rush University Cancer Center

Chicago, IL 60612

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Chicago, IL 60611

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Chicago

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Chicago

Zion, IL 60099

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research

West Lafayette, IN 47907

04. Support Services

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services Near Joliet

The following cancer support services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma. Support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling.

Illinois Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Cancer Support Center 
    (Mokena)
    708-478-3529
  • Wellness House 
    (Hinsdale)
    630-323-5150
  • Living Well 
    (Geneva)
    630-262-1111
  • Cancer Resource Centre 
    (Munster)
    219-836-3349
  • Gilda’s Club Chicago 
    (Chicago)
    312-464-9900
  • Cancer Wellness Center – Northbrook 
    (Northbrook)
    847-509-9595
Long-Term Housing
  • IMD Guest House 
    (Chicago)
    312-996-1167
  • Pay-It-Forward House NFP 
    (Sycamore)
    815-762-4882
  • Carle Guest House 
    (Urbana)
    217-722-2624
Patient Transport
  • A and I Medical Transportation, Inc. 
    (Justice)
    708-237-3007
  • SCR Medical Transportation
    (Chicago)
    773-967-6400
  • 5 Star Elite Medical Transportation Service 
    (Gary)
    219-577-2067
  • Medical Transport Services LLC 
    (Valparaiso)
    219-465-2110
Physical Therapy
  • InnerStrength Rehabilitation Services for Cancer Patients, Inc. 
    (St. Charles)
    630-584-3021
  • Presence Health
    (Chicago)
    877-737-4636
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 
    (Chicago)
    312-238-1000
  • CTCA Chicago
    (Zion)
    800-268-0786
05. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Joliet

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

06. Law Firms

Legal Help for Joliet 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 The Gori Law Firm, 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.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

Situated on the banks of the Des Plaines River, Joliet is one of the fastest growing and most populated cities in Illinois, home to more than 147,400 residents. Located 40 miles southwest of Chicago, Joliet is in Will and Kendall Counties and serves as the county seat of Will County. Once an industrial city, Joliet has reinvented itself as a tourist destination with a diverse economy. It is also home to Joliet Junior College, the oldest public community college in the nation.

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