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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Rock Island, Illinois

Rock Island spans 17.1 square miles in Rock Island County, Illinois and serves as the county seat. Home to more than 40,000 residents, Rock Island is located along the Mississippi River. It is considered one of the Quad Cities, along with neighboring Moline, East Moline, and the Iowa cities of Davenport and Bettendorf. The Quad Cities have an estimated population of 379,000. Rock Island Arsenal has been an active manufacturer of military equipment and ordnance for the United States Army since the 1880s, it is the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States. Rock Island is also the home of Augustana College, an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences founded in 1860.

As part of later nineteenth-century industrial development, European Americans founded the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad in Rock Island. It was informally known as the Rock Island Line. After many decades of transporting produce, commodities, people and goods through the Midwest, the railroad was liquidated in bankruptcy in 1980. Rock Island also has a rich history of bridge building. The first railroad bridge across the Mississippi River was built between Arsenal Island and Davenport in 1856. The Crescent Rail Bridge is a railroad-only bridge, completed in 1899. The Centennial Bridge is an autos only bridge, completed in 1940. One of the newest bridges is the Interstate 280 Bridge, completed in 1973. Lock and Dam No. 15, also located in Rock Island, was completed in 1934 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the Great Depression, is the largest roller dam in the world.

Rock Island's history of construction and industry place it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos and asbestos-containing materials may be at risk for asbestos cancer. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Rock Island, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Rock Island

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

  • Alleman H.S.
  • American Container
  • Augustana College
  • B.P.O.E. Club
  • Bear Manufacturing
  • Borden Company
  • Case J I Company
  • Circle Shop
  • Commanding Officer
  • Deere & Company
  • Fort Armstrong Theatre
  • General Services Administration
  • Ij Case Tenneco
  • Industrial Engineering Equipment Company
  • International Harvester
  • J.I. Case Company
  • Mississippi Valley Milk
  • Parker Laundry
  • Rckisl St Rckisl Mil Wrk
  • Rock Island Arsenal
  • Rock Island Brewing Company
  • Rock Island County Jail
  • Rock Island Millwork Company
  • Rock Island Plating
  • Rock Island Ready Mix
  • Rock Island Sash and Door Works
  • Royal Neighbors of America
  • Service Refractories Company
  • St. Anthony's Hospital
  • Swords Veneer & Lumber Company
  • The Borden Company
  • Toasty Shop
  • Tri City Heat Treat Company
  • Tri City Railway Company
  • U S Army Rock Island Arsenal
  • U. S. Post Office & Courthouse
  • Us Govt. For R.I. Arsenal
  • Valley Foundry Supply
  • Whiting Corporation

Mesothelioma Doctors near Rock Island, Illinois

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

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Iowa City, IA 52242
Distance: 51.3 miles

Physicians' Clinic of Iowa Department of Surgical Specialists
PCI Medical Pavilion
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Distance: 61.1 miles

Contact a Cancer Center near Rock Island, Illinois

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Rock Island, 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: 51.3 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Rock Island

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 Rock Island, Illinois for your convenience.

Illinois Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Rock Island, 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 Rock Island, 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 Rock Island, 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.

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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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