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Gulfport, with a population of nearly 68,000, is the second largest city in Mississippi. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Gulfport is an active seaport whose activities provide a substantial segment of the city’s economic base. The Gulf Coast, with its miles of beaches, sport fishing, golfing and resort casinos is also a boon to Gulfport’s tourism industry. On nearby Ship Island stands Fort Massachusetts, a brick-built fort constructed after the War of 1812, and preserved as part of the Gulf Coast National Seashore. Gulfport is also home to Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, established in 1942 and currently the East Coast home of the Seabees, the Navy’s skilled construction branch. The city is served by Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

Gulfport Overview

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.

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.

  • 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.

Dr. Robert Ramirez
The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA 70121

Dr. Brian L. Pettiford
The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA 70121

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
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA 70121

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
Long-Term Housing
  • Deming Pavilion Guest Housing 
    (New Orleans)
  • Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge 
    (New Orleans)
  • Mississippi Cancer Institute 
Patient Transport
  • Singing River Hospital – Patient Transportation Program 
  • Thomas & McMahan Cancer Foundation
  • Mobile One Transport 
  • Grove Transit 
Physical Therapy
  • Pontchartrain Cancer Center 
  • Tulane Medical Center 
    (New Orleans)

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.

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 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.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

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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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