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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Streator, Illinois

The city of Streator spans 5.8 square miles in LaSalle and Livingston counties, situated in the prairie and farm land of north-central Illinois along the Vermilion River. Home to over 13,000 residents, the city is located at the center of the geographic region known as Streatorland, approximately 81 miles southwest of Chicago.

Streator's economic history has been shaped by its natural resources. Coal was the initial stimulus of the city's economy from 1866 until the early 1900s. In addition to coal, the area around Streator contained rich clay and shale, which gave rise to Streator's brick, tile and pipe industries. In time, these replaced coal as Streator's leading exports, but Streator was best known for its glass bottle industry which began in the late 1800s with the Streator Bottle and Glass Company. Other notable glass manufacturing companies during this time included Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Corporation, American Bottle Company, the Streator Cathedral Glass Company, and Owens-Illinois. During the 20th century Streator was recognized as the "Glass Container Capital of the World". Glass manufacturing has continued in Streator. Agriculture and related agri-business in the farmlands of LaSalle County and nearby Livingston County are also a strong influence in Streator's economic engine. Though manufacturing provides the greatest source of revenue, service industries account for the largest share of jobs.

Streater’s history of manufacturing and construction places it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Streater, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Streator, Illinois.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Streator

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

  • American Bottle Company
  • Anderson and Barr
  • Barr Clay Company
  • Crawford Loco and Car Works
  • D Heenan and Company
  • Dewline Radar Installation
  • North Shore Electric Company
  • Owens-Illinois Glass Company
  • Peoples Light and Railway Company
  • Public Service Company of Northern Illinois
  • Streator Aqueduct Company
  • Streator Brick Company
  • Streator Clay Pipe Company
  • Streator Railway Company
  • Thatcher Manufacturing Company

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Streator, Illinois

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

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 60153
Distance: 74.7 miles

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

Distance: 80.0 miles

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

Distance: 80.6 miles

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

Distance: 80.6 miles

SIU Cardiothoracic Surgery at Simmons Cancer Institute
Springfield, IL 62702
Distance: 97.5 miles

Locate a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Streator

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

Naperville Campus
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 58.9 miles

Schaumburg, IL 60173
Distance: 77.5 miles

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 80.0 miles

Rush Professional Office Building
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 80.6 miles

Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 84.1 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Streator

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 Streator

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Streator, 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 Law Firms Servicing Streator, 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.

Help for Streator, Illinois Mesothelioma Patients

Asbestos-Related News in Illinois

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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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