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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Morris, Illinois

Asbestos Exposure in Morris, IL

Morris is a city on the Illinois River in Grundy County, Illinois. It is the county seat of Grundy County, with a population of about 13,600. Founded in 1853, Morris retains an active historic downtown business district. Morris has seen a variety of manufacturing businesses over the years, from cigars to chemicals. Power generation is one of the city's most prominent industries today, as Morris is home to three nuclear power plants, including Dresden Nuclear Power Station. Other notable employers include Lyondell Chemical Company and Morris Hospital, which was founded in 1906. Morris also has several municipal parks and two state parks.

By 1905, manufacturers active in the city included Morris Lumber Company, Nickel Manufacturing Company, Woelfel Leather Company, and the Morris Oatmeal Company. The latter was subsequently acquired by Quaker Oats, which operated the plant until 1921. The site of the Allen Paper Car Wheel Company, founded in 1881, was occupied by several companies over the years, but always produced paper products until its last occupant, Federal Paperboard, closed in 1980. Gebhard Brewing Company was founded in 1866, and closed in 1919. The brewery building, which dates from the 1880s, was later occupied by a flour mill, and is still standing, though no longer in use. After World War II, work began on the Dresden Generating Station, the first privately-funded U.S. nuclear power plant. The first reactor went online in 1960, and was followed by two others in 1970. The original reactor was decommissioned in 1978, while units 2 and 3 are operated by Exelon Corporation.

Morris's history of industry and construction make asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancers, including mesothelioma. Mesothelioma information, including top doctors and cancer centers in and around Morris are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Morris, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Morris, Illinois

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

  • Burdett Oxygen
  • Coffeen Central Illinois Generating
  • Collins Generating Station
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Des Plaines Chemical
  • Dresden Nuclear Power Plant
  • General Electric Company
  • La Roche Industries
  • Midwest Generation
  • Mobil Chemical
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • Morris Fibre Board Company
  • Morris Paper Mills
  • No Petro Checm Company
  • Norchem Inc
  • Northern Petrochemical Company
  • Reichhold Chemicals, Inc.

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Morris, Illinois

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice within a 100-mile radius of Morris, 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: 46.5 miles

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

Distance: 51.4 miles

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

Distance: 52.1 miles

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

Distance: 52.1 miles

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Morris, Illinois

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

Naperville Campus
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 31.5 miles

Schaumburg, IL 60173
Distance: 51.2 miles

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 51.4 miles

Rush Professional Office Building
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 52.1 miles

Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 55.6 miles

Zion, IL 60099
Distance: 80.2 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Morris

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 Claim in Morris, Illinois

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

Mesothelioma Law Firms Servicing Morris, 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 Morris, 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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