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Situated along both banks of the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids is the county seat of Linn County and the second largest city in Iowa, with a population of more than 126,000 people. Incorporated in 1849, the railroad connection obtained in the mid 1800’s led to Cedar Rapids’ role as a major Midwest industrial center. The T.M. Sinclair Company, established in 1871, was one of the five largest packing houses in the world, and a major driver of economic growth for the city.

Today, Cedar Rapids continues to be an economic hub of the state. Cedar Rapids is the largest corn-processing city in the world; the second largest producer of wind energy in the United States; one of the leading manufacturing regions in the United States; and one of the leading bio-processing and food ingredient centers in North America. Cedar Rapids is home to almost 300 different manufacturing plants, two dozen Fortune 500 companies. Major companies in Cedar Rapids include Rockwell Collins, General Mills, Quaker Oats, Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa has a diverse history of manufacturing activity during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Exposure to asbestos may put workers and loved ones at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. If you were exposed to asbestos in Cedar Rapids, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

01. Exposure Sites

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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

  • American Cereal Company
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway and Light Company
  • Cedar Rapids Electric Light and Power Company
  • Cedar Rapids Galvanizing
  • Cedar Rapids Meats
  • Cedar Rapids Nuclear Powerhouse
  • Collins Radio
  • Corn Starch & Syrup
  • Douglas Company
  • Downing Box Company
  • Duane Arnold Nuclear Powerhouse
  • Frank Zobac Construction
  • I E S
  • Iowa Electric Light & Power Company
  • Iowa Manufacturing Company
  • Iowa Steel & Iron Works
  • Johnson Gas Appliance Company
  • Kings Concrete Company
  • Lattner P M Manufacturing Company
  • Longview Fibre Company
  • Merchants National Bank
  • Midland Industries Inc
  • Penick & Ford, Ltd.
  • Peter Pan Bakers Inc
  • Putnam Asbestos Company
  • Quaker Oats Company
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Sheetmetal Workers Union
  • St. Luke’s Methodist Hospital
  • Star Galvanizing Company
  • T M Sinclair and Company
  • Taylor Insulation Company
  • Wayne Manufacturing Company
  • Wilson & Company
  • Wilson Meat Packing
  • Wilsons Foods
  • Y.M.C.A.
02. Doctors

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Cedar Rapids, Iowa

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice near Cedar Rapids, Iowa 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. James M. Levett
Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa Department of Surgical Specialists
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Dr. Gerald H. Clamon
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Iowa City, IA 52242

03. Cancer Centers

Contact a Cancer Center near Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are within a 100-mile radius of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

04. Support Services

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Cedar Rapids

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 Cedar Rapids, Iowa for your convenience.

Iowa Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • CHI Health Support Services 
    (Various Locations)
    402-717-2273
Long-Term Housing
  • Mercy Guest Lodging 
    (Iowa City)
    319-339-0300
  • Helen K. Rossi Volunteer Guest House 
    (Iowa City)
    319-384-9240
  • Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge 
    (Iowa City)
    800-227-2345
Patient Transport
  • Advanced Medical Transport 
    (Iowa City)
    319-354-5900
  • Non Emergency Transport 
    (Muscatine)
    563-299-3513
Physical Therapy
  • Covenant Rehabilitation Services 
    (Waterloo)
    319-272-7200
05. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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

06. Law Firms

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

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.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

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.

Simmons Hanly Conroy

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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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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Situated along both banks of the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids is the county seat of Linn County and the second largest city in Iowa, with a population of more than 126,000 people. Incorporated in 1849, the railroad connection obtained in the mid 1800’s led to Cedar Rapids’ role as a major Midwest industrial center. The T.M. Sinclair Company, established in 1871, was one of the five largest packing houses in the world, and a major driver of economic growth for the city.

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