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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Whiting, Indiana

The city of Whiting spans 3.3 square miles in the northwest corner of Indiana, along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Whiting, home to nearly 5,000 citizens, is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area in Lake County. Historic buildings in the city include an Andrew Carnegie Library, and the Hoosier Theater. Employment in the area has largely been dominated by industrial jobs, particularly LTV Steel in East Chicago, Mittal Steel (formerly Inland), and the BP refinery.

Settled in the mid-1800s, Whiting finally incorporated as a town in 1895 and as a city in 1903. In 1851, the Michigan Southern Railroad was the first of three rail lines built in Whiting. Standard Oil Company sought a mid-western industrial site convenient to rail and water transportation to refine crude oil. Whiting fit the requirements, and in 1889, Standard Oil began purchasing land along the lakefront. With the refinery, the community's history changed forever. By the early 1920s, the refinery employed over 4,000 workers, and Whiting’s population grew to approximately 10,000. Standard Oil, which went on to became Amoco before it merged with BP, is known today as Whiting Refinery and is capable of processing up to 405,000 barrels of crude oil per day. It is one of the largest oil refineries in the United States. The facility is primarily located in Whiting, though portions of the 1,400 acres complex span into the neighboring cities of Hammond and East Chicago.

Whiting, Indiana has several jobsites, particularly those in industrial settings such as oil refineries, known for their use of asbestos-containing products. Accordingly, asbestos exposure and the risk of mesothelioma are an ongoing concern for workers and others. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Whiting, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Whiting, Indiana

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

  • American Oil Refinery
  • Amoco Oil Refinery
  • BP Amoco Indiana
  • Carbide & Carbon Chemical
  • City School of Whiting
  • Globe Roofing Company
  • School City of Whiting
  • Sinclair Oil Facility
  • Standard Oil Refinery
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • Union Tank Car Company
  • Union Tank Line Company
  • Whiting Refinery

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Whiting, Indiana

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

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

Distance: 9.1 miles

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

Distance: 17.4 miles

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

Distance: 17.4 miles

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 60153
Distance: 23.1 miles

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Distance: 99.0 miles

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Whiting

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

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, IL 60637

Distance: 9.1 miles

Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL 60611

Distance: 16.4 miles

Rush Professional Office Building
Suite 774
Chicago, IL 60612

Distance: 17.4 miles

Naperville Campus
Naperville, IL 60540

Distance: 33.9 miles

Schaumburg, IL 60173
Distance: 38.6 miles

Zion, IL 60099
Distance: 57.3 miles

Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Distance: 91.5 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Whiting

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.

Indiana Treatment Support Services

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Whiting, Indiana

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

Legal Help for Whiting Residents with Mesothelioma

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.

Resources for Whiting, Indiana Mesothelioma Patients

Asbestos-Related News in Indiana

Indiana State Department Being Taken to Court Over Asbestos Exposure Emails

Goshen, Indiana - November 29, 2016

The Indiana State Department of Environmental Management is being taken to court over emails about asbestos exposure.

Indiana Asbestos Exposure Law Deemed Unconstitutional

Indianapolis, Indiana - March 10, 2016

The Indiana Supreme Court struck down the state's unjust 10 year statute of repose because it treats similar asbestos victims differently.

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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

Jennifer R. Lucarelli