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Asbestos Exposure in Lawrence, KS

The City of Lawrence is the seat of Douglas County, Kansas. With a population of nearly 88,000, Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state. As home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence is in many ways a typical college town, with a lively cultural scene and a historic downtown area which is a popular shopping and dining destination. A number of buildings on Massachusetts Street date back to Lawrence's earliest years, including the Eldridge Hotel and the Douglas County Courthouse. The Free State Brewing Company, though founded in 1989, is the first legal brewery operated in Kansas in more than 100 years.

Lawrence was founded in 1854 by members of the New England Emigrant Aid Society from Massachusetts. Following the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, territorial settlers were allowed to determine the slavery status of their area. The abolitionist Massachusetts group founded Lawrence with the goal of admitting Kansas as a free state. To that end, publishing was one of Lawrence's first industries, with three newspapers in circulation by 1855. After the Civil War, railroad transport increased, and manufacturing in Lawrence increased. By the 1870s, local wood and coal supplies for power were dwindling. After several failed attempts, a stable dam was built on the Kaw River and since 1874, the Bowersock Mills & Power Company has provided water and hydro-electric power to the city. The Lawrence Paper Company was founded in 1882 to produce corrugated paper, and is still in operation today. In 1950, the Westvaco Corporation built a new chemical plant in Lawrence, only to see it inundated by floodwaters the following year. Westvaco repaired the plant, which they continued to operate until 1958. In later years, the building has been occupied by FMC Corporation and Astaris, and is currently the home of ICL Performance Products, LP, a maker of phosphorus-based chemicals.

Lawrence's history of industry and historic preservation make asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers and their loved ones. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you were exposed to asbestos in Lawrence and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Lawrence, Kansas

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Lawrence where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Callery Chemical Company
  • Chemical Const Corp
  • Co-Op Oil Refinery
  • Cooperative Farm Chemicals Association
  • Cutler Repaying Assoc
  • Del Monte Foods
  • FMC Corporation
  • ICL Performance Products, LP
  • Kansas City Power & Light Company
  • Lawrence Paper Company
  • Lawrence Powerhouse
  • TRW, Inc.
  • University of Kansas
  • Westnacom Chemical Plant
  • Westvaco Chemical
  • Westvaco Corporation
  • Westvaco Mineral Products

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Lawrence, Kansas

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

The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Westwood Medical Pavilion and the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion
Westwood, KS 66205

Distance: 35.5 miles

The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Westwood Medical Pavilion and the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion
Westwood, KS 66205

Distance: 35.5 miles

Lawrence, Kansas Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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

Heritage Plaza Medical Building
Suite 403
Wichita, KS 67214

Cancer Support Services Near Lawrence, Kansas

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.

Kansas Treatment Support Services

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Lawrence, Kansas

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Lawrence, Kansas 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 Kansas.

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing Lawrence, Kansas

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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Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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