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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in McCook, Illinois

McCook is a village near the Des Plaines River in Cook County, Illinois. A suburb of Chicago, McCook has a population of only 254 in a 2.6 square-mile area. McCook was incorporated in 1926, and named for John J. McCook, a Santa Fe Railroad director. Despite its small size, McCook has a high concentration of manufacturing and industry. The McCook Quarry, currently operated by Vulcan Materials Company, has been active for more than a hundred years. Other McCook employers include K&K Iron Works, Inc., Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), UOP, Inc. and Wertheimer Box Corporation.

McCook developed slowly, in part due to the local landscape, which was marshy and prone to flooding. The arrival of the railroad and the establishment of several quarries in the late 19th century brought an influx of immigrant labor and the growth of other industries. In the 1930s, General Motors Electro-Motive Company division began manufacturing diesel-electric locomotives. Although locomotive manufacturing has been moved to EMD's Canadian plant, the company is still headquartered at the McCook facility. Sheet metal was another prominent industry in McCook. Alcoa opened up a new plant in the mid-1940s. Reynolds Metals Company also had a plant in McCook, which was sold to McCook Metals in 1998, before closing for good in 2002. In the 1920s, Armour Packing Company was developing new uses for waste products from its meat packing business. In 1949, Armour began building a plant in McCook to manufacture fatty acids and amines for use in plastics manufacturing. The plant was later operated by AkzoNobel until its closure in 2007. In 1921, Universal Oil Products Company established the Riverside Laboratory. UOP, which is currently owned by Honeywell, continues to operate a manufacturing facility in McCook.

McCook has a history of heavy industrial activity, much of it concentrated in a time period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Exposure to asbestos creates an ongoing risk to workers of asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma. If you were exposed to asbestos in McCook and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in McCook, Illinois

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

  • Aluminum Company of America
  • Armour & Company
  • Armour Industrial Chemical
  • Electromotive
  • Inter Ocean Refining Company
  • Mccook Metals
  • Motor Oil Refining Company
  • Nicor
  • Reynolds Aluminum Company
  • Reynolds Metals Company
  • Standard Lime & Cement
  • Universal Oil Products Company
  • Witco Chemical

Mesothelioma Doctors near McCook, Illinois

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma doctors located in Illinois. To view more information about the doctor's background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and office locations, please click on the doctor detail link provided.

SIU Cardiothoracic Surgery at Simmons Cancer Institute
Springfield, IL 62702

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 60153

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

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

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

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near McCook, Illinois

Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are near McCook, Illinois. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

Naperville Campus
Naperville, IL 60540

Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL 60611

Rush Professional Office Building
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in McCook, Illinois

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

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing McCook, 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 McCook

Asbestos-Related News in Illinois

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