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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Alpena, Michigan

Alpena is a city in northern Michigan situated along the shore of Lake Huron's Thunder Bay, with Alpena Township surrounding it on land. Alpena serves as the seat of Alpena County. Despite its small population, just over 10,000 residents, Alpena is by far the largest city in the sparsely populated Lower Peninsula area, and serves as its commercial and cultural hub. It is considered to be one of the two anchor cities of Northern Michigan, along with Traverse City.

Alpena was incorporated in 1871. It was initially a site of commercial fishing activity and is still home to extensive commercial fishing activities. Eventually, like much of Michigan, the Alpena area was shaped by the logging era of the 1800s, which became the basis of the wood, cement, and heavy machinery industries evident in Alpena today. Alpena is known for having one of the largest limestone quarries in the world. It is owned and operated by the Lafarge Corporation, a major cement manufacturer and exporter. Alpena is also the world headquarters of Besser Company, a manufacturer of concrete block machines; and home to a drywall board manufacturing facility owned by Decorative Panels International. Tourism (fishing, hunting, camping and a variety of water sports) is also an important component of Alpena's economy.

Alpena, Michigan’s varied history of manufacturing and heavy industry place it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers and loved ones exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma cancer, an asbestos-related disease. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Alpena.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Alpena, Michigan

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

  • Abitibi Corporation
  • Abitibi Paper Mill
  • Abt Company Inc
  • Alpena Huron Portland Cement
  • Alpena Senior High School
  • Besser Company
  • Decorative Panels International
  • Dorr - Oliver Inc.
  • Fletcher Paper Company
  • Huron Portland Cement Company
  • Kelley Island Lime and Transport Company

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Alpena, Michigan

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice in Michigan. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Michigan Medicine Upper Aerodigestive Clinic
Cancer Center Floor, B1 Reception E
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, MI 48201

University of Michigan Health System
Cancer Center Floor, B1 Reception E
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Locate a Cancer Center near Alpena, Michigan

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma cancer centers located near Alpena, Michigan. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more detailed information about the resources available at each one.

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Cancer Care Center
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Marquette General Health System
Marquette, MI 49855

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Alpena, Michigan

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

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing Alpena, Michigan

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 Mesothelioma Patients in Alpena

Asbestos-Related News in Michigan

Proposed Legislation Calls for Ban on Asbestos in Children’s Makeup

Detroit, Michigan - February 20, 2018

Michigan Congresswoman Dingell has introduced legislation for a ban on asbestos in children’s makeup. Learn about the proposed bill at

Detroit Cracks Down on Demolitions Due to Asbestos Concerns

Detroit, Michigan - June 09, 2017

Michigan is cracking down on the demolitions contractors in the City of Detroit after discovering numerous properties containing asbestos were mishandled.

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