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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Asbestos Exposure in Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo occupies approximately 26 square miles in the southwestern corner of Michigan. The city is the county seat of Kalamazoo County and the principle city of the Kalamazoo-Portage metropolitan area, home to nearly 75,000 residents. Kalamazoo is also home to Western Michigan University (WMU), Kalamazoo College (K College), Bronson Methodist Hospital, and Borgess Medical Center.

Kalamazoo has been recognized world-wide for the production of wind engines, buggies, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, musical instruments, fishing reels, stoves, mint oils, cigars, paper products, beer and coffins. Agriculturally, it once was noted for celery and bedding plants. Although much has become suburbanized, the surrounding area still produces farm crops. The Upjohn Company was a notable pharmaceutical manufacturing firm, founded in 1886, in Kalamazoo that is now part of the Pfizer Corporation. Most of Upjohn's original facilities remain, many have been renovated and some new buildings have been constructed. The "Paper City", as it was once nicknamed, was home to several paper mills. The Allied Paper Corporation operated several mills and employed 1,300 people in Kalamazoo during the late 1960s. As the forests of West Michigan were logged out, paper mills eventually closed. Today, significant industries in Kalamazoo are pharmaceuticals, plastics, medical equipment, fabricated metals, industrial robots, aircraft controls, chemicals and bedding plants.

Kalamazoo’s history of industrial and manufacturing activity places the city in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers and others exposed to asbestos containing products are at risk of developing mesothelioma, an asbestos-related lung cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos in Kalamazoo, Michigan and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Kalamazoo

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

  • Am. Arc Lamp Company
  • American Cyanamid
  • American Cytec
  • Ap Green Refrac Company of Mi
  • Arbuckle Ryan Company
  • Bond Supply Company
  • Borgess Hospital
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Bryant Paper Company
  • C. R. Hough & Son
  • Central High School
  • Christian H.S.
  • Columbia Broadcasting System
  • Consumers Power Company
  • Consumers Power Heat Plant
  • Dunkley Company
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General Motors Stamping Plant
  • Georgia Pacific Pulp & Paper
  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation
  • Harrow Spring Company
  • Huron Boiler Setting
  • Industrial Firebrick Corp
  • James River Paper Company
  • Kalamazoo Art Center
  • Kalamazoo Asbestos Company
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Kalamazoo Gas Company
  • Kalamazoo Paper Mill
  • Kalamazoo Protection Products
  • Kalamazoo State Hospital
  • Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Paper Mill
  • Karman Sugarbeet Plant
  • Lapekas Stone Company
  • Michigan Bell Telephone
  • National Gypsum Company
  • Nazareth Academy Powerhouse
  • Nazareth College
  • New Upjohn Office Building
  • North Valley Dormitory
  • Old Central High School
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Paper Machine 5
  • Pfizer
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass
  • Ppg Industries Inc
  • Riverside Foundry
  • Ruud Manufacturing Company
  • Southerland Paper Company
  • State Hospital
  • Sutherland Paper Mill
  • Upjohn Chemical
  • West Michigan Dormitory
  • Western Michigan University
  • Winkel Machine Company

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Kalamazoo, Michigan

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice within a 100-mile radius of Kalamazoo, 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

Distance: 96.2 miles

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

Distance: 96.2 miles

Contact a Cancer Center near Kalamazoo, Michigan

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, areas of expertise and how to contact the cancer center.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Distance: 96.2 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Kalamazoo

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.

Michigan Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Kalamazoo

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

Mesothelioma Law Firms Servicing Kalamazoo, 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.

Help for Kalamazoo, Michigan Mesothelioma Patients

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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