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Jackson is the capital city of Mississippi. Named after Major General Andrew Jackson, the city has a population of around 173,500. Jackson offers a rich mix of industry, higher education and cultural attractions. The city is home to nearly a dozen colleges and universities, including Belhaven University, Jackson State University, and Tougaloo College. Jackson sponsors many arts and music events during the year, including an international ballet competition staged at Thalia Mara Hall. Visitors can also enjoy Mynelle Gardens, a seven-acre botanical garden, as well as museums, a zoo and a planetarium.

Initially established on a bluff of the Pearl River as a trading post called LeFleur’s Bluff, Jackson was chosen in 1821 to be the state capital and renamed Jackson. Though not located on the Mississippi, Jackson was near the center of the state, and a major trade route, the Natchez Trace. The advent of the railroad in 1840 was key to Jackson’s development as a city. The city was burned several times during the Civil War and did not fully recover economically until the turn of the century. A construction boom in the 1920s produced the Union Station, King Edward Hotel, and the 17-story Standard Life Building, then the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. In 1919, the Holman brothers opened the first of a chain of Jitney-Jungle groceries. Jitney-Jungle Incorporated was acquired by Winn-Dixie in 2000, and the brand has since been phased out. In the 1930s, natural gas fields were discovered near Jackson, and in 1951, the Rex Brown Power Plant, a natural gas-fired power generation plant was opened. The plant is currently operated by Entergy Mississippi, Inc. In addition to agriculture, Jackson industry today includes electrical equipment, processed foods and metal products. Several publicly-traded companies, including Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. and Trustmark Corporation, are headquartered in Jackson.

Jackson, Mississippi’s ongoing history of construction and manufacturing activity makes asbestos exposure a concern for workers. We have identified numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Jackson, you should also consider contacting an asbestos attorney.

01. Exposure Sites

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Jackson

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

  • Aberdeen High School
  • Alexander Hall
  • Armstrong Cont & Supplies
  • Armstrong Cork and Tile
  • Armstrong Cork Company
  • Assembly Building
  • Baptist Hosptial
  • Blackburn Junior High School
  • Blaw Knox Glass
  • Brinkley Junior High School
  • Buckeye Cellulose Corporation
  • Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
  • Callaway High School
  • Carroll Gartin Justice Building
  • Century Manufacturing Company
  • Chambers Insulation
  • City Park Auditorium
  • Coliseum
  • County Hospital
  • Dixon Hall
  • Engelhard Corp
  • Enoch Lumber and Manufacturing Company
  • Entergy Mississippi Inc
  • Ergon Refining Mississippi
  • F.M. Gravier
  • Filtrol Corporation
  • Glass Containers Corp
  • Green Elementary School
  • Harper Supply Company Inc
  • Heat & Frost Insulators Union – Local 114
  • Hinds Memorial Hospital
  • Homer C. Porter & Sons, Inc.
  • Hood Furniture Inc
  • Hood Industrial Park
  • International Paper Company
  • J.P. Thompson
  • Jackson Electric Railway Light and Power Company
  • Jackson Railway and Light Company
  • Jackson Steam Laundry
  • Jackson Water Company
  • Jitney-Jungle Incorporated
  • Kasten Masonry Sales Inc
  • La Mo Refractory Supply
  • Lab Building Annex Mississippi State Hwy Dept
  • McWillis Elementary School
  • Mid-South Insulation Company
  • Mississippi Power & Light Company
  • Mississippi Products and Supply Company
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • North Mill St Team Track
  • Rex Brown Power Plant
  • Rex Brown Steam Plant
  • Shell Oil
  • South End Ricks Spur
  • Straits Furniture Company
  • Tri State Brick & Tile
  • Union County Hospital
  • University Medical School & Teachers Hospital
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
02. Doctors

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Jackson, Mississippi

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

Dr. Pierre E. De Delva
The University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute
University Hospital
Jackson, MS 39216

Dr. John C. Ruckdeschel
University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute
University Hospital
Jackson, MS 39216

03. Cancer Centers

Jackson, Mississippi Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Jackson, Mississippi have the resources available to assist you. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate cancer center detail link.

04. Support Services

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Jackson

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
Counseling & Support Groups
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center 
    (Jackson)
    601-815-2005
  • A Turning Point Recovery 
    (Ridgeland)
    601-957-5857
Long-Term Housing
  • Hilton Garden Inn 
    (Jackson)
    601-353-5464
  • Gertrude C Ford Hope Lodge 
    (Jackson)
    800-227-2345
  • Mississippi Cancer Institute 
    (McComb)
    601-249-5500
Patient Transport
  • Logisticare 
    (Ridgeland)
    866-331-6004
  • Grove Transit 
    (Hattiesburg)
    601-544-5403
  • Mobile One Transport 
    (Hattiesburg)
    601-545-3322
05. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Jackson, Mississippi

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

06. Law Firms

Legal Help for Jackson Residents with Mesothelioma

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

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.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

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.

Simmons Hanly Conroy

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

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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Jackson is the capital city of Mississippi. Named after Major General Andrew Jackson, the city has a population of around 173,500. Jackson offers a rich mix of industry, higher education and cultural attractions. The city is home to nearly a dozen colleges and universities, including Belhaven University, Jackson State University, and Tougaloo College. Jackson sponsors many arts and music events during the year, including an international ballet competition staged at Thalia Mara Hall. Visitors can also enjoy Mynelle Gardens, a seven-acre botanical garden, as well as museums, a zoo and a planetarium.

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