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Asbestos Exposure in Waukegan, IL

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.

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

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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.


Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 60153
Distance: 34.3 miles


Rush University Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60612
Distance: 35.4 miles


Rush University Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60612
Distance: 35.4 miles


The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 43.4 miles


The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637
Distance: 43.4 miles


Froedtert Hospital & Medical College of Wisconsin
Heart and Vascular Center
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Distance: 47.4 miles


Loyola University Medical Center
Loyola Medicine at Palos Health South Campus
Orland Park, IL 60462

Distance: 52.6 miles


University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
Medical Oncology Clinic
Madison, WI 53792

Distance: 91.8 miles

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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.


Comprehensive Cancer Care Network
Zion, IL 60099

Distance: 5.4 miles


Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 35.4 miles


Galter Pavilion
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 35.6 miles


MC 1140, H212
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 43.4 miles


Edward-Elmhurst Health
Suite 111
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 44.3 miles


Madison, WI 53792
Distance: 91.8 miles


University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Tower II, 6th and 7th Floors
Madison, WI 53705

Distance: 94.4 miles

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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.

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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.

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 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

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

Chicago, Illinois - June 14, 2018

During this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, researchers presented the results of a phase 3 global clinical trial called KEYNOTE-407. The study’s data concluded that the combination of Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) and standard platinum-based chemotherapy should be the new first-line treatment for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which could also mean changes ahead for mesothelioma treatment.

Chicago Public Schools Ignoring Asbestos Problem

Chicago, Illinois - June 13, 2017

A report from Univision Chicago recently shed light on the inactivity of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) with respect to removing asbestos from its schools. About a dozen schools were supposed to undergo abatement for friable asbestos per environmental regulations, but it has not yet happened according to multiple sources.

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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