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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Des Moines, Iowa

As Iowa's capital city and most populous, Des Moines is a hub of political, economic, and cultural activity. It is also the county seat of Polk County, with a small portion of the city extending into Warren County. Des Moines was incorporated in 1851 as the city of Fort Des Moines. In 1857, the name "Fort Des Moines" was shortened to "Des Moines" and the state capital was moved here from Iowa City. Today the city of Des Moines, home to more than 200,000 residents, offers amenities of a big city with the atmosphere of a small town.

During the late-1800s and early 1900s, the railroad and coal mining were the impetus for significant growth in Des Moines. During the 1950s and through most of the 1980s, the city began a post-industrial decline. Eventually, Des Moines rebounded, transforming from a blue-collar industrial city to a white-collar professional city. Today, the city is largely recognized as a major center for the insurance industry, earning the nickname, "Hartford of the West". Other significant sectors of Des Moines’ diverse economic base are printing, finance, retail and wholesale trades as well as industry. The city is the headquarters for the Principal Financial Group, the Meredith Corporation, Ruan Transportation, EMC Insurance Companies, and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Other major corporations such as Wells Fargo, ING Group, and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company have large operations in or near the metro area.

Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at numerous jobsites in Des Moines, Iowa. Accordingly, asbestos exposure has been an issue for workers and others. If you were exposed to asbestos in Des Moines and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Des Moines

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

  • Allied Construction Service
  • American Republic Ins Company Building
  • Ap Green Refractories Company
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Armstrong Rubber Manufacturing Company
  • Ballsford Station
  • Bixby, W.H. Inc.
  • Board of Control of State Institutions
  • Board of Education
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • C Gilbert
  • C H Mcguiness Company
  • Cargill Inc
  • Cargill Soybean Plant
  • Central Asbestos & Supply
  • Central Service Company
  • Ch Mcguiness Company
  • City Ice Company
  • City Plumbing Supply
  • Council Bluffs
  • Des Moines Brewing Company
  • Des Moines City Railway Company
  • Des Moines Edison Light Company
  • Des Moines Electric Company
  • Des Moines Power Station
  • Des Monies City Railway Company
  • Eagle Iron Works
  • Edison Electric Light Company
  • Executive Council of Iowa
  • Farm Bureau
  • Farmers Elevator Insurance Company
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
  • Fust Herman H & Company
  • Globe Machinery & Supply Company
  • Hansen Brothers
  • Hawkeye Tire and Rubber Company
  • Home Federal Savings & Loan Association
  • International Distilling Company
  • Iowa Air National Guard
  • Iowa Asbestos Company
  • Iowa Electric Light & Power
  • Iowa Packing Company
  • Iowa Portland Cement Company
  • Iowa Power & Light Company
  • Iowa Power & Light Powerhouse
  • Iowa Power and Light
  • Iowa Power and Light
  • Iowa Sheet Metal Construction
  • Iowa State Board of Education
  • Iowa State Capitol
  • Irwin Chemical Company
  • Jaeger Manufacturing Company
  • John Deere Company
  • L & L Insulation Company
  • L. H. Kurtz Company
  • Lake Shore Tire & Rubber Company
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Lutheran Hospital
  • Marquette Cement Manufacturing Company
  • Maytag
  • Mc Guiness C H & Company
  • Meredith Printing, Inc.
  • Midamerican Energy Company
  • National Starch Company
  • National Travelers Life Insurance Building
  • Northwestern Bell Telephone Company
  • Pirelli Armstrong Tire Corporation
  • Pitts Des Moines Steel Company
  • Power Station North 2
  • R R Donnelly and Sons Company
  • R. M. Daly & Company
  • Register & Tribune Building
  • Roosevelt High School Addition
  • Sheetmetal Workers Union
  • Sinclair Refining
  • State of Iowa Capital Commission
  • Storm Lake High School
  • Swift & Company
  • Swift Edible Oil Company
  • Swift Independent Packing
  • Titan Tire Corp
  • Titan Wheel International
  • University Avenue Supply
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Vylactos Laboratories
  • Waldinger Corp
  • West Des Moines High School
  • Yonker Building

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Des Moines, Iowa

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice near Des Moines, 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.


Physicians' Clinic of Iowa Department of Surgical Specialists
PCI Medical Pavilion
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403


Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Iowa City, IA 52242

Contact a Cancer Center near Des Moines

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma cancer centers located in Iowa. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more detailed information about the resources available at each one.


John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Des Moines

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 Des Moines, Iowa for your convenience.

Iowa Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • John Stoddard Cancer Center - Counseling Services
      (Des Moines)
      515-241-4280
      Distance: 1.2 miles
    • CHI Health Support Services
      (Various Locations)
      402-717-2273
  • Patient Transport

    • Ambassadors Medical Transport Services
      (Grimes)
      515-729-9985
      Distance: 11.6 miles
  • Physical Therapy

    • The Iowa Clinic - West Des Moines
      (West Des Moines)
      515-875-9706
      Distance: 9.6 miles
    • Covenant Rehabilitation Services
      (Waterloo)
      319-272-7200
      Distance: 89.1 miles

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Des Moines

Don’t lose your right to file a mesothelioma claim. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Des Moines, Iowa, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Iowa.

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Des Moines, Iowa

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 Des Moines, Iowa Mesothelioma Patients

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