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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Cumberland, Maryland

Cumberland is a city in western Maryland. Located in the Appalachian region of the state, Cumberland is the county seat of Allegany County and has a current population of just over 20,850. Founded in 1787, Cumberland has been a transportation and industrial center for more than two hundred years. The coal mining, freight transport, glass-making and rubber tire industries have all had a place in Cumberland's history. Although manufacturing has declined in recent decades, the service economy has increased, placing a greater emphasis on retail, healthcare and tourism. Top employers in Cumberland include Western Maryland Health System, Hunter Douglas window treatments, and CSX Corporation.

Cumberland's earliest major industry, begun in the 1780s, was coal mining. Initially, coal was dug to supply Fort Cumberland, which occupied the site of present-day Cumberland. By 1850 there were more than two dozen coal companies, thanks to the discovery of a seam of high-quality bituminous coal at mid-century. Miners were less dependent on the coal companies than in other regions, as company stores were outlawed in 1868. When coal production declined after 1920, many of the miners were able to move to other industries. The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company opened a factory in 1921. The company was acquired in 1935 by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, which operated the Cumberland plant until 1987. Many of the city's early glass factories succumbed to fire or to the Great Depression, but later additions such as Oglebay Glass and Pittsburgh Plate Glass carried the industry into the late 20th century. Although PPG ceased manufacturing in Cumberland in 1981, the facility carried out research and development until 1992.

Cumberland's diverse history of manufacturing and heavy industry place it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma doctors in and around Cumberland are listed at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Cumberland.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Cumberland

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

  • Allegany Community College
  • Arthur J. Smith Framing Company
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company
  • Bargist Brothers
  • Celanese Corporation of America
  • Celanese Plant
  • Community Bakery
  • Cumberland Brewing Company
  • Edison Electric Illuminating Company
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber
  • Kelly-Springfield Tire
  • Klots Throwng Company
  • Maryland Coal Company
  • Maryland Glass
  • N and G Taylor Company
  • P.P.G. Industries
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
  • Potomac Edison Company
  • Western Maryland Railroad
  • Westinghouse

Mesothelioma Doctors near Cumberland, Maryland

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

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Distance: 83.2 miles

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Distance: 83.2 miles

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Distance: 83.2 miles

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Distance: 83.7 miles

Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center of UPMC Cancer Centers
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Distance: 92.2 miles

National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD 20892
Distance: 99.5 miles

Contact a Cancer Center near Cumberland, Maryland

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers within a 100-mile radius of Cumberland, Maryland. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, affiliated mesothelioma doctors and how to contact the cancer center.

Health Sciences Center
Morgantown, WV 26506

Distance: 62.7 miles

Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Distance: 83.2 miles

Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Distance: 83.2 miles

Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892

Distance: 99.5 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Cumberland, Maryland

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 Cumberland, Maryland for your convenience.

Maryland Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Valley Health
      Distance: 33.1 miles
    • WV University Healthcare
      Distance: 44.9 miles
    • Inova - Loudon
      Distance: 74.6 miles
    • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
      Distance: 83.2 miles
    • Inova - Fair Oaks
      Distance: 91.3 miles
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Rosenbaum Family House
      Distance: 62.1 miles
    • The Davis House
      Distance: 73.7 miles
    • Family House
      Distance: 83.7 miles
  • Patient Transport

    • Valley Medical Transport
      Distance: 45.7 miles
    • Priority Patient Transport
      Distance: 84.3 miles
    • Mountain State Transport
      Distance: 88.4 miles
  • Physical Therapy

    • Pivot Physical Therapy
      Distance: 53.1 miles
    • Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy
      Distance: 71.0 miles
    • Oncology Rehab and Wellness
      Distance: 80.5 miles

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Cumberland, Maryland

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

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Cumberland, Maryland

At the law office of Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP, our Maryland asbestos attorneys have the resources and experience to hold asbestos manufacturers, distributors and installers responsible for their conduct. By aggressively pursuing our clients’ claims, Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP has recovered numerous large settlements for the victims of mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancer.

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.

Jon Ruckdeschel of Ruckdeschel Law Firm, LLC is committed to victims of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, including an individual's choice to pursue justice through the legal system. A proven mesothelioma lawyer, Jon is a true advocate for the rights of workers and their families who have been unknowingly exposed to asbestos.

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Asbestos-Related News in Maryland

Asbestos Found After Baltimore Steam Pipe Explosion

Asbestos was recently discovered on several cars damaged by a steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

At Least 90 University of Maryland Buildings Found to Contain Asbestos

Ninety buildings at the University of Maryland have tested positive for asbestos, including five that are classified as hazardous to the public.

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