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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Fort Dodge, Iowa

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Des Moines River Valley, Fort Dodge is a city in and the county seat of Webster County, Iowa, with a population over 25,000 people. Fort Dodge is a major commercial center in North Central and Northwest Iowa. Major industries in Fort Dodge are gypsum and limestone mining, drywall manufacturing, trucking, the manufacture of veterinary pharmaceuticals and vaccines, and retail.

Founded in 1869, the city of Fort Dodge has an enduring history of gypsum production in Iowa, which began when George Ringland, Webb Vincent, and Stillman T. Meservey formed the Fort Dodge Plaster Mills to mine, grind, and preparing gypsum for commercial use. The company constructed the first gypsum mill west of the Mississippi River, at the head of what is now Gypsum Creek. Gypsum rock is still processed into drywall and plaster products at several Fort Dodge manufacturing facilities. Currently National Gypsum Company, Georgia Pacific Corporation, Celotex Corporation, and the United States Gypsum Company operate gypsum facilities in and around Fort Dodge.

Fort Dodge, Iowa has a significant history of mining and manufacturing activity in industries known for their use of asbestos products, making asbestos exposure, and the risk of asbestos cancer, an ongoing concern for workers and others. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Fort Dodge, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Fort Dodge

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

  • Apco Oil Corporation
  • Bestwall Gypsum
  • Celotex Corporation
  • Certain-Teed Products Company
  • Consumers Coop
  • Co-Op Chemical
  • Fort Dodge Division
  • Fort Dodge Gas and Electric Company
  • Fort Dodge Light and Power Company
  • Georgia Pacific Corporation
  • Great Western Cereal Company
  • Iowa Illinois Gas and Elec Company
  • Lehy Bridge & Tile
  • M. W. Kellogg Company
  • National Gypsum
  • Powerhouse
  • Universal Gypsum Company

Mesothelioma Doctors near Fort Dodge, Iowa

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

We present below a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Iowa. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more in depth information about each one.

John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Fort Dodge

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.

Iowa Treatment Support Services

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Fort Dodge, Iowa

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Fort Dodge, Iowa and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a lawsuit to hold those responsible accountable. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Iowa.

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Fort Dodge, 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 Fort Dodge, Iowa Mesothelioma Patients

Asbestos-Related News in Iowa

Iowa Bill to Restrict Asbestos Liability Lawsuits Passes State Senate

Des Moines, Iowa - March 16, 2017

The Iowa State Senate recently passed a bill to restrict the amount of compensation victims of asbestos exposure can receive. Read more at

Future Unknown For Grinnell Veteran's Memorial Center Post-Asbestos Removal

Grinnell, Iowa - March 08, 2016

The fate of Grinnell Veteran's Memorial Center in Iowa is unknown after asbestos was removed and left the building in bad shape.

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Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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