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The city of Pontiac, Michigan occupies 20.2 square miles within the Detroit metropolitan area. The city is bounded by Auburn Hills to the east and north, Lake Angelus to the north, Waterford Township to the west, and Bloomfield Township to the south. Home to nearly 59,515 citizens, Pontiac is the county seat of Oakland County. The city is best known for its General Motors manufacturing plants (GM’s primary truck plant was formerly in Pontiac) and the former GM automobile brand Pontiac, which was first produced in and named after the city.

First settled in 1818, and later incorporated as a city in 1861, Pontiac’s central location served it well and quickly became a center of industry. The city became the location of choice for woolen and grist mills which made use of the Clinton River as a power source. With the establishment of several carriage manufacturing companies, all of which were thriving at the turn of the 20th century when the first self-propelled vehicles were introduced, Pontiac quickly became a capital of the new automotive industry. As the small “horseless carriage” manufacturers became consolidated under the mantle of the General Motors Corporation, Pontiac grew as the industry grew, suffering the same setback as other cities during the depression years. In the boom years following World War II, Pontiac was at the forefront of growth in affluent Oakland County. In the 1960s and 1970s came urban renewal and the “Pontiac Plan” in an attempt to revitalize the downtown area. In 2010, city leaders and business owners launched “The Rise of The Phoenix” initiative. This plan was aimed at businesses interested in downtown retail space. More than 50 businesses have opened as a result.

Pontiac, Michigan has several jobsites known for their use of asbestos-containing products. Accordingly, asbestos exposure and the risk of mesothelioma are an ongoing concern for workers and others. If you were exposed to asbestos in Pontiac, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.

01. Exposure Sites

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Pontiac

We have compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Pontiac where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Baldwin Rubber Company
  • Dte Pontiac North, Llc
  • Fisher Body Corporation
  • Fisher Body Powerhouse
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General Motors Fisher Body Plant
  • General Motors Truck Corporation
  • GM Pontiac Div
  • GM Power House
  • GMC Truck and Coach
  • Grand Trunk Western Rr
  • Miss Gulf Refining
  • O J Beandett Company
  • Pontiac Fisher Body N Body Shop
  • Pontiac Foundry
  • Pontiac Light Company
  • Pontiac Medical Building
  • Pontiac Motor Div Gmc
  • Pontiac Motors
  • Pontiac Water Works
  • St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital
  • Wilson Foundry and Machine Company
02. Doctors

Mesothelioma Doctors near Pontiac, Michigan

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

Dr. Ayman Soubani
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48201

Dr. Shirish M. Gadgeel
University of Michigan
Rogel Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Dr. Gregory P. Kalemkerian
University of Michigan
Rogel Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

03. Cancer Centers

Pontiac, Michigan Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

We present below a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Pontiac, Michigan. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more in-depth information about each one.

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48201

University of Michigan
Rogel Cancer Center
Rogel Cancer Center Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

04. Support Services

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Pontiac

Cancer support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling. The following local services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma.

Michigan Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Diane Morgan Group 
    (Southfield)
    248-929-5711
  • Westlund Guidance Clinic 
    (Saginaw)
    989-793-4790
  • Karmanos Cancer Institute 
    (Bay City)
    800-KARMANOS
  • Cancer Services 
    (Midland)
    989-835-4841
Long-Term Housing
  • Transplant House 
    (Ann Arbor)
    734-930-0754
Patient Transport
  • Xpress Transportation 
    (Southfield)
    248-476-4811
  • Michigan Transportation Services 
    (Brighton)
    517-552-1194
  • The Ride Public Transportation 
    (Ann Arbor)
    734-973-6500
  • TLC Transportation 
    (Toledo)
    419-476-9350
Physical Therapy
  • Detroit Medical Center Rehabilitation Services 
    (Detroit)
    313-745-1203
  • Sparrow Regional Cancer Center 
    (Lansing)
    517-364-2287
05. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Pontiac

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

06. Law Firms

Legal Help for Pontiac Residents with Mesothelioma

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.

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Written by

Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.


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Jennifer Lucarelli Legal Advisor and Contributor

Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.


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The city of Pontiac, Michigan occupies 20.2 square miles within the Detroit metropolitan area. The city is bounded by Auburn Hills to the east and north, Lake Angelus to the north, Waterford Township to the west, and Bloomfield Township to the south. Home to nearly 59,515 citizens, Pontiac is the county seat of Oakland County. The city is best known for its General Motors manufacturing plants (GM’s primary truck plant was formerly in Pontiac) and the former GM automobile brand Pontiac, which was first produced in and named after the city.

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