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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Lemont, Illinois

Lemont is a village of about 16,600 residents in northeast Illinois. Founded in 1836, Lemont grew along with the Illinois and Michigan canal, which was completed in 1848. Over the years, Lemont's various industries have included quarried limestone, which faces many of the village's historic buildings, oil refining, and scientific research. Top employers in Lemont include Argonne National Laboratory, CITGO, and Lemont Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Many of Lemont's early settlers were immigrant workers who remained after the canal was finished. Agricultural work was common, but a large formation of dolomitic limestone discovered during the canal’s construction provided a secondary industry for the skilled masons and quarry workers. The quarries produced building materials into the 1920s, when concrete began to be preferred. The Chicago Water Tower is made from Lemont limestone. Although the railroads arrived in 1854, the canal continued to be a major transportation source until 1933 and is now a National Heritage Corridor. A second, larger canal - the Sanitary and Ship Canal - opened in 1900 and is still in use. In 1928, the Globe Oil & Refining Company purchased a refinery that had been built a few years earlier. In 1954, the refinery was acquired by Pure Oil Company, which later merged with Union Oil. A new, larger refinery was built in the late 1960s, and is now operated by CITGO Petroleum Company. The country's first national science laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, was founded in 1946.

Lemont has a diverse history of manufacturing and heavy industry in fields known for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos exposure may put workers at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma doctors located in or near Lemont at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Lemont.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Lemont

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

  • Argonne National Laboratories
  • Citgo Petroleum Illinois
  • Globe Oil & Refining Company
  • Lemont Manufacturing Company
  • National Cooperative Refinery Association
  • Pure Oil Company Refinery
  • Tri Central Marine Terminal, Inc.
  • Union Oil
  • Union Oil Company of California
  • Union Oil Company of California - Chicago Ref.
  • Union Oil Refinery
  • Union Pure Oil Company

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Lemont, Illinois

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice within a 100-mile radius of Lemont, 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: 15.5 miles

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

Distance: 20.6 miles

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

Distance: 20.6 miles

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

Distance: 21.1 miles

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Distance: 94.6 miles

Lemont, Illinois Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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

Naperville Campus
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 9.9 miles

Rush Professional Office Building
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 20.6 miles

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 21.1 miles

Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 24.1 miles

Schaumburg, IL 60173
Distance: 25.7 miles

Zion, IL 60099
Distance: 53.6 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Lemont

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 Lemont, Illinois for your convenience.

Illinois Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Lemont, Illinois

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

Help for Lemont, Illinois Mesothelioma Patients

Asbestos-Related News in Illinois

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