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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Houma, Louisiana

Houma is a city in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Houma is the parish seat, and its largest city, with a population of just under 32,400. Houma was founded in 1834 and officially incorporated in 1848. It was later reincorporated in 1898. Like many Louisiana cities, Houma established itself with agriculture, seafood, lumber and fur trading. In the 20th century, the oil and gas, shipbuilding and metal fabricating industries have become more dominant. Other types of manufacturing as well as retail and service businesses round out the city’s economic mix. Houma's top employers include Pride Offshore, Inc., Gulf Island Fabrication, and Leonard Chabert Medical Center.

Houma's early days were dominated by the plantations and farms surrounding the city's commercial center. Southdown Plantation was established in 1828, growing first indigo and then sugar cane. The Southdown sugar mill was built in 1846, and operated until 1979. By the late 19th century, local seafood such as shrimp and oysters had also become an important commodity. During World War II, Houma became the home base of Blimp Squadron 22, which provided aerial surveillance of the Gulf Coast waters. Four airships were destroyed in 1944, one in a wind storm and three by fire, and the squadron was decommissioned that same year. The massive wooden hangar, built by W. Horace Williams Company, was demolished in 1947. After the war, shipbuilding, particularly of tug and towboats, flourished in Houma. Several small shipyards, including Main Iron Works, Quality Shipyards, and Candies Shipbuilders (founded in the 1960s as Houma Marine Welders), are still active today. Oil was discovered in Houma and Terrebonne Parish in 1929, creating additional growth in Houma, although the oil industry has declined somewhat since the 1980s.

Houma's history of heavy industry and construction makes asbestos exposure, and the risk of mesothelioma, an ongoing concern. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Houma at the bottom of this page. Additionally, mesothelioma attorneys may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Houma and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Houma, Louisiana

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

  • Bourg Drydock
  • City of Houma
  • Coburn Supply Company
  • Dixie Shipyards
  • Estate of H.C. Minor.
  • Horace Williams Company
  • Main Iron Works
  • Progressive Shipbuilding
  • Quality Shipyard
  • Rayco Shipbuilders
  • Southdown Plantation
  • Southdown Sugar Inc
  • Superior Oil Company
  • The South Coast Company

Houma, Louisiana Mesothelioma Doctors

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

Ochsner Medical Center-The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center
New Orleans, LA 70121
Distance: 44.2 miles

Ochsner Cancer Institute
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA 70121

Distance: 44.2 miles

Contact a Cancer Center near Houma, Louisiana

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Houma, Louisiana have the resources available to assist you. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate cancer center detail link.

Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA 70121

Distance: 44.2 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Houma

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.

Louisiana Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Houma

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 Houma, Louisiana, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Louisiana.

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Houma, Louisiana

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.

The attorneys at Landry & Swarr are focused on asbestos law and will fight for the rights of victims and their families.  We have extensive experience representing families dealing with all types of occupational diseases including malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer and toxic chemicals such as benzene.

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.

Simon Greenstone Panatier Barlett, PC Our is comprised of experienced trial attorneys who possess knowledge and familiarity with asbestos-related diseases. We believe that those injured by careless asbestos exposure have the right to fair recompense for their suffering, and we are committed to holding the reckless companies responsible.

Resources for Houma, Louisiana Mesothelioma Patients

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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