Wichita began as a frontier trading post in the 1850s. However, much of the city’s economic growth occurred as a result of wartime needs. Railroad access beginning in 1872 made shipping cattle and grain profitable, allowing Wichita to incorporate as a city in 1886. Cargill, Inc., established in 1865 as a grain and lumber trading company, still operates a beef processing plant in Wichita. In 1914, oil was discovered in Wichita. In turn, oil money and the onset of World War I spurred interest in the new science of aviation. In 1917, Clyde Cessna built his first “Cessna Comet”. In 1927, he founded Cessna Aircraft Company. The Swallow Airplane Company produced entrepreneurs Walter Beech, who founded Beech Aircraft Corporation (now Hawker Beechcraft) in 1932, and Lloyd Stearman, whose Stearman Aircraft Company can be linked to present-day Boeing Corporation and Spirit AeroSystems. Lear Jet Corporation (now Bombardier Learjet) was founded in 1962. Airbus SAS also has a facility in Wichita. Although the aviation industry was affected by the events of September 11, 2001, aircraft manufacturing still dominates Wichita’s economy, closely followed by healthcare, trade and transportation, and government services. The city is also an oil town.
Wichita’s long history of industry has made asbestos exposure an issue for workers. We have identified numerous jobsites in Wichita where asbestos exposure has occurred. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Wichita are listed at the bottom of this page. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Wichita, you may benefit by seeking counsel from a mesothelioma attorney.
01. Exposure Sites
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Wichita
If you worked at any of these companies and/or job sites in Wichita, Kansas, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.
Wichita, Kansas Companies With Known Asbestos Use
- Acme Brick Company
- American Cornice Works
- American Water Works & Electric Company
- Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
- Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway
- B & B Spur
- Beech Aircraft Corp
- Boeing Aircraft Company
- Brooks School
- Buckley Construction Industries
- Burn Zol Company
- C.F. & Y. Building
- Centric Corporation
- Cessna Aircraft Corp
- Cities Service Oil Company
- Civic & Culture Center
- Derby Oil Company
- Derby Refining Company
- Dick Long Company
- Edison Light and Power Company
- First National Bank Buidling Company
- Frontier Chemical Company
- Halsey‐Tevis, Incorporated
- Harley Industries
- Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
- Howard Johnson
- Insulation Industries, Inc.
- K.G. & E. Building
- Kansas City Mexico and Orient Railway Company
- Kansas Gas & Electric Company
- Kansas Milling Company
- Kansas National Linen Service
- Kelley Asbestos Products
- Lair Liquide
- Linde Air Products Company (Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation)
- Mbpxl Corporation
- Mcconnell Air Force Base
- Missile Base
- Murray Gill Powerhouse
- Occidental Chemicals Corporation
- Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
- Pawnee Plant
- Power Plant
- Red Star Milling
- Reynolds Plumbing
- Safe Lite Glass Corp
- Salina Supply Company
- Schnyder Indust Supply
- Service Transfer
- Spirit Aerosystems, Incorporated
- U S Air Force Mc Connell A B
- Union Station
- Veterans Administration Center
- Vulcan Chemical
- Vulcan Materials Company
- Watkins Inc
- Wesley Hospital
- Wichita Gas Electric Light and Power Company
- Wichita Gasoline Plant
- Wichita Power Plant
- Wichita Powerhouse
- Wichita Railroad and Lighting. Company
- Wichita Railway and Light Company
- Wichita Water Company
Mesothelioma Doctors near Wichita, Kansas
We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice in Kansas. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, office locations and contact information.
Ali Ahmad, M.D.
03. Cancer Centers
Contact a Mesothelioma Cancer Center Near Wichita
Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are within a 100-mile radius of Wichita, Kansas. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.
Cancer Center of Kansas
04. Support Services
Locate Cancer Support Services Near Wichita
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.
Kansas Treatment Support Services
- Victory in the Valley
- Victory in the Valley
- Newton Medical Center
05. Filing a Lawsuit
Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Wichita
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 Wichita, Kansas, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Kansas.
06. Law Firms
Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Wichita, 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 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.
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.