Gulfport was founded by William H. Hardy, president of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad, as a lumber-shipping center. His successor, Joseph T. Jones, took up where Hardy left off, and by 1902 had dredged a harbor and opened a shipping lane to the Atlantic Ocean. The City of Gulfport was incorporated in 1898. Gulfport also became a tourist destination early on. A 1912 magazine touts Gulfport as a resort community with fishing and golf, hunting, tennis and scenic drives. By the middle of the 20th century, Gulfport had established a Coca-Cola bottling plant, and Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation’s extruded-aluminum plant. The Edgewater Gulf Shopping Center was built in 1960. Other businesses of the day included Colonial Bakery Company, Gulfport Piping Company, Irby Brothers Machine and Iron Works, and retailers J.C. Penney and Sears. Today, Gulfport employers include shipbuilders Trinity Yachts, U.S. Marine Incorporated, and Gulf Ship, as well as manufacturers Northrop Grumman and Seeman Composites Inc. Although Gulfport suffered severe damage from Hurricane Katrina, the economy is recovering, and a project to restore the early 19th-century building facades in the downtown area is underway.
Gulfport has a continuing history of manufacturing and construction activity that makes asbestos exposure, and the risk of mesothelioma cancer, a concern for workers. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Gulfport at the bottom of this page. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Gulfport.
01. Exposure Sites
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Gulfport
We have compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Gulfport where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
Gulfport, Mississippi Companies With Known Asbestos Use
- Associated Piping & Engineering Company, Inc.
- Atlantic Gulf Ito
- Foster Wheeler
- Glenbrook Lab
- Gulf Development Company
- Gulf Naval Store
- Gulfport and Mississippi Coast Traction Company
- Gulfport Creosoting Company
- Gulfport Navy Base
- Indal Aluminum
- Industrial Steel & Machine
- Jack Watson Power Plant
- Mandal Roofing
- Mississippi Power Company
- Olin Aluminum
- Olin Mathieson
- Phillips Milk of Magnesia Company
- Reichold Chemical
- Sterling Health
- Struthers Wells Corporation
- Toche Enterprise
- Trinity Marine Group
Gulfport, Mississippi Mesothelioma Doctors
We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice within a 100-mile radius of Gulfport, Mississippi. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.
Robert Ramirez, D.O.
Brian L. Pettiford, M.D.
03. Cancer Centers
Contact a Cancer Center near Gulfport, Mississippi
Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are within a 100-mile radius of Gulfport, Mississippi. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.
The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center
04. Support Services
Locate Cancer Support Services Near Gulfport
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.
Mississippi Treatment Support Services
- Deming Pavilion Guest Housing
- Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge
- Mississippi Cancer Institute
- Singing River Hospital – Patient Transportation Program
- Thomas & McMahan Cancer Foundation
- Mobile One Transport
- Grove Transit
- Pontchartrain Cancer Center
- Tulane Medical Center
05. Filing a Lawsuit
Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Gulfport, Mississippi
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Gulfport, Mississippi, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a claim. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Mississippi.
06. Law Firms
Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Gulfport, Mississippi
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.