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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Macomb, Illinois

Macomb is a city on the East Fork La Moine River in Illinois. It is the county seat of McDonough County, and has a population of about 18,500. Macomb was founded in 1830, and its first railroad was constructed in 1855. Early manufacturing efforts included clock-making and sewer pipe. Today, Macomb's top employers include Western Illinois University, NTN Bower Corporation, and Pella Corporation.

Macomb's first railroad, the Northern Cross Railroad, contributed to a population increase and gradual industrialization. By the 1880s, several local clay pits were providing materials for the products of the Macomb Sewer Pipe Company. The W.S. Dickey Company acquired the pipe works in 1902, and in 1921 built its own narrow-gauge railway to haul clay for its expanded plants. With available clay supplies depleted, the company closed in 1936. Another early company, the Macomb Calendar Clock company, operated for two years, producing about 1,000 clocks between 1882 and 1883. Industry continued to develop in Macomb during the 20th century. Hemp and Company, makers of the "Little Brown Jug" beverage container, acquired the contract to produce Illinois license plates in 1942. Production of the plates was temporarily suspended during World War II, when steel was rationed for military use, but Hemp resumed production of the plates in 1949, and continued until 1969. Hemp was acquired in 1955 by the American Thermos Bottle Company, and later became King-Seeley Thermos Company, producing novelty lunchboxes and vacuum-seal thermos bottles until the mid-1980s. Other employers which began operations in Macomb in the mid-20th century include Whalen Manufacturing and McDonough District Hospital.

Macomb's varied history of manufacturing and construction make asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Asbestos-containing materials were widely used during much of the 20th century, putting workers at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Macomb, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos lawyer.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Macomb, Illinois

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

  • American Thomas Prod Company
  • Bennett/Hursh
  • Corbin Hall Corbin Hall
  • Federal Mogul Corp Bower
  • King Sealy Thermos Company
  • Lincoln Hall
  • Line Material Inc
  • Macomb Sewer Pipe Company
  • Mcgraw Edison Power System
  • Tanner Hall
  • University Union
  • Western Illinois State University

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Macomb, Illinois

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

SIU Cardiothoracic Surgery at Simmons Cancer Institute
Springfield, IL 62702
Distance: 65.2 miles

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Iowa City, IA 52242
Distance: 98.3 miles

Locate a Cancer Center near Macomb, Illinois

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

John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242

Distance: 98.3 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Macomb

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 Macomb

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

Legal Help for Macomb 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 Macomb

Asbestos-Related News in Illinois

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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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