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The City of Waukegan is the county seat of Lake County, Illinois. Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Waukegan has a current population of just over 89,000. Top employers in Waukegan include Lake County, Cardinal Health and manufacturer Coleman Cable.

Initially known as “Little Fort,” the village became the county seat in 1841, and was incorporated as Waukegan in 1849. Agriculture and shipping formed Waukegan’s early economic base, with Lake Michigan providing easy access to Chicago. After the arrival of the railroad in 1855, Waukegan also developed as a manufacturing center, becoming a city in 1859. Beer brewing, meat packing and shipbuilding were among the early manufacturing efforts.

In the 20th century, Waukegan became more heavily industrialized. The Johns-Manville Company produced insulation and construction materials, including asbestos-cement pipe, at their lakefront plant from 1918 until about 1985. Outboard Marine Company (later OMC) was founded in 1929 by the inventor of Evinrude boat motors. OMC declared bankruptcy in 2000. The Wilder Tanning Company is notable for actively recruiting African-American workers for a new factory which they built in 1917. Other companies active in Waukegan during the 20th century include Washburn and Moen Wire Mill, U.S. Starch Works, Abbott Laboratories and Anchor Glass.

Waukegan’s lengthy history of industry and manufacturing, particularly of asbestos insulation products, puts it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Waukegan, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler. Additionally, you should know that mesothelioma law firms represent people from Waukegan who were exposed to asbestos.

01. Exposure Sites

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Waukegan

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

  • American Steel & Wire
  • Chicago and Milwaukee Electric Rr Company
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Edison Power Station
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber
  • Griess Pfleger Tanning Company
  • H.W. Johns Manville Company
  • Hyde Park Elementary School
  • Johns Manville, Inc
  • Kalva Corporation
  • Lakehurst Mall
  • Midwest Generation
  • North Shore Coke & Chemical Company
  • North Shore Electric Company
  • North Shore Electric Company
  • North Shore Gas Company
  • North Shore Gas Company
  • North Shore Sanitation District
  • Outboard Marine Corp
  • Public Service Company of Northern Illinois
  • Schuller International
  • Semet Dolvay Company
  • Skokie Valley Asphalt Company
  • St Therese Medical Center
  • St. Thereses Hospital
  • Victory Memorial Hospital
  • Warner Sugar Refining Company
  • Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company
  • Waukegan Generating Station
  • Waukegan Powerhouse
  • Waukegan Township High School
  • Waukegan Water Treatment Plant
  • Weilder Tanning Company
02. Doctors

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Waukegan, Illinois

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice near Waukegan, Illinois have the expertise to assist you. More detailed information about each doctor is available by clicking on the appropriate doctor detail link. Details about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and contact information is provided.

Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 60153

Dr. Michael J. Liptay
Rush University Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60612

Dr. Philip D. Bonomi
Rush University Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60612

Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) – Hyde Park
Chicago, IL 60637

Dr. Samuel Armato III
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637

Dr. David Johnstone
Froedtert Hospital & Medical College of Wisconsin
Heart and Vascular Center
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Loyola University Medical Center
Loyola Medicine at Palos Health South Campus
Orland Park, IL 60462

Dr. H. Ian Robins
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
Medical Oncology Clinic
Madison, WI 53792

03. Cancer Centers

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Waukegan

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers within a 100-mile radius of Waukegan, Illinois. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, affiliated mesothelioma doctors and how to contact the cancer center.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Chicago
Comprehensive Cancer Care Network
Zion, IL 60099

Rush University Cancer Center
Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60612

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Galter Pavilion
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Edward Cancer Center – Naperville
Edward-Elmhurst Health
Suite 111
Naperville, IL 60540

McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Tower II, 6th and 7th Floors
Madison, WI 53705

04. Support Services

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Waukegan

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
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Cancer Wellness Center – Northbrook 
    (Northbrook)
    847-509-9595
  • Gilda’s Club Chicago
    (Chicago)
    312-464-9900
  • Wellness House 
    (Hinsdale)
    630-323-5150
  • Living Well 
    (Geneva)
    630-262-1111
  • Aurora Health Care
    (Milwaukee)
    888-863-5502
  • Cancer Support Center 
    (Mokena)
    708-478-3529
Long-Term Housing
  • IMD Guest House 
    (Chicago)
    312-996-1167
  • Pay-It-Forward House NFP 
    (Sycamore)
    815-762-4882
  • Home Networks LLC 
    (Milwaukee)
    800-516-7356
  • Home Networks LLC 
    (Madison)
    800-516-7356
Patient Transport
  • A and I Medical Transportation, Inc. 
    (Justice)
    708-237-3007
  • SCR Medical Transportation 
    (Chicago)
    773-967-6400
  • Choice Care Transport 
    (Milwaukee)
    414-393-1944
  • 5 Star Elite Medical Transportation Service
    (Gary)
    219-577-2067
  • Medical Transport Services LLC 
    (Valparaiso)
    219-465-2110
  • MTM 
    (Madison)
    866-907-1493
  • Transtar Medical Transport 
    (Campbellsport)
    800-972-8080
Physical Therapy
  • CTCA Chicago
    (Zion)
    800-268-0786
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 
    (Chicago)
    312-238-1000
  • Presence Health
    (Chicago)
    877-737-4636
  • InnerStrength Rehabilitation Services for Cancer Patients, Inc. 
    (St. Charles)
    630-584-3021
  • PT Plus 
    (Milwaukee)
    414-292-3275
  • Pro Health Care 
    (Waukesha)
    262-696-0765
  • Capitol Physical Therapy 
    (Madison)
    608-848-6628
05. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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.

06. Law Firms

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Waukegan, 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 The Gori Law Firm, 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.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

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Written by

Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.


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Jennifer Lucarelli Legal Advisor and Contributor

Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.


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The City of Waukegan is the county seat of Lake County, Illinois. Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Waukegan has a current population of just over 89,000. Top employers in Waukegan include Lake County, Cardinal Health and manufacturer Coleman Cable.

Initially known as “Little Fort,” the village became the county seat in 1841, and was incorporated as Waukegan in 1849. Agriculture and shipping formed Waukegan’s early economic base, with Lake Michigan providing easy access to Chicago. After the arrival of the railroad in 1855, Waukegan also developed as a manufacturing center, becoming a city in 1859. Beer brewing, meat packing and shipbuilding were among the early manufacturing efforts.

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