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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Melrose Park, Illinois

The village of Melrose Park is a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Located in Cook County, Melrose Park was created in 1882 from an unincorporated area of Proviso Township. Melrose Park has a current population of just over 23,000. Melrose Park has a stable manufacturing base, much of it established in the years following World War II. Current employers include Navistar, Inc., Interlake Mecalux, and Alberto Culver. Melrose Park is also home to the world's only manufacturer of arcade-style coin-operated pinball games, Stern Pinball, Inc.

Melrose Park grew slowly at first, with industrial development increasing rapidly after World War I, helped in part by the village's proximity to the giant Proviso Freight Yards. In 1909, the Chicago Malleable Iron Company acquired the Latrobe Steel & Coupler Company plant in Melrose Park, changing its name to National Malleable and Steel Castings Company in 1923. As National Castings, the plant operated into the 21st century. The United Biscuit Company had its headquarters and a bakery of its Sawyer Biscuit division in Melrose Park from 1953 until 1966, when, as Keebler Company, it moved to nearby Elmhurst. Zenith Electronics' Rauland tube plant operated from about the mid-1960s until 2003. Melrose Park was also home to the well-known amusement park Kiddieland. The park opened in 1929, and expanded several times through the years, until its closure in 2009. Many of the park's vintage rides, including a carousel and wooden roller coaster, were auctioned to other parks or private collectors.

Melrose Park's history of manufacturing and residential and commercial construction place it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Melrose Park.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Melrose Park

If you worked at any of these companies and/or job sites in Melrose Park, Illinois, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

  • Aviation Engine Plant
  • Buick Motor Div
  • International Harvester Company
  • Latrobe Steel and Coupler Company
  • Lindberg Steel Treating Equip Company
  • Luse-Stevenson Company
  • Material Service
  • Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Company
  • Moroney John J & Company
  • National Malleable Castings Company
  • Navistar
  • Rauland Corp
  • Richardson Company
  • Sawyer Biscuit Company
  • Sportsmen Golf Inc.

Mesothelioma Doctors near Melrose Park, Illinois

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

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 60153
Distance: 2.6 miles

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

Distance: 10.0 miles

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

Distance: 10.0 miles

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

Distance: 17.0 miles

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Distance: 79.2 miles

Contact a Cancer Center near Melrose Park

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

Rush Professional Office Building
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 10.0 miles

Schaumburg, IL 60173
Distance: 13.0 miles

Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 13.6 miles

Naperville Campus
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 16.5 miles

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 17.0 miles

Zion, IL 60099
Distance: 37.6 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Melrose Park, Illinois

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

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Melrose Park

Don’t lose your right to file a mesothelioma claim. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Melrose Park, Illinois, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Illinois.

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Melrose Park, 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.

Support for Caregivers in Melrose Park, Illinois

Asbestos-Related News in Illinois

Could Keytruda and Chemotherapy Become New Standard of Care for Mesothelioma?

Chicago, Illinois - June 14, 2018

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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