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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Laurel, Mississippi

Laurel is a city in southeast Mississippi on Tallahala Creek. A former timber industry town, Laurel presents an image of Southern graciousness and charm, thanks in part to a 1909 city master plan designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. Laurel's Central Historic District preserves a collection of early 20th century building styles, from Queen Anne to Craftsman. The city is also home to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Mississippi's oldest art museum, founded in 1921, and Landrum's Homestead & Village, a re-created 19th-century settlement and living history museum. Top employers in Laurel include Sanderson Farms, Howse Implement and Thermo-Kool.

Laurel was established in 1882 as a timber town in Mississippi's Pine Belt region, growing along with the timber industry. Railroad access followed a year later, and in 1893, Eastman-Gardiner & Company established a large-scale lumber mill. More mills and related industries appeared soon after. In 1899, the Lindsey Wagon Company began producing 8-wheeled log wagons. In 1904, the Laurel Machine & Foundry Company was started to provide metal parts for the wagon company; today, it is a general service foundry producing cast and fabricated metal parts and mill supplies. The Mason Fibre Company, which in 1926 began making hardboard from wood paste, a by-product of the lumber mills, evolved into the Masonite Corporation. Masonite is still a major employer in Laurel, though they are no longer headquartered here. The discovery of oil in Laurel in 1942 spurred industrial development in a new direction, and today more than 150 companies provide oil-related services. Laurel's largest employer, Howard Industries, has produced electrical products since 1968, expanding to five divisions in the process. Other items manufactured in Laurel since the 1950s and 1960s include drag conveyor systems, walk-in refrigerators and plastic moldings.

An active manufacturing sector combined with historic preservation places Laurel in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma treatment facilities in and around Laurel are listed at the bottom of this page. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Laurel and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Laurel, Mississippi

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

  • Bailey Lumber Company
  • City of Laurel Miss Water Works
  • Continental Turpentine & Resin Corp
  • David Herring Construction
  • Derrick Sheetmetal Works
  • Eastman, Gardiner and Company
  • Gariner J. High School
  • Green Lumber Company
  • Gulf States Construction
  • Gulf States Investment Company
  • Hercules Chemical Company
  • Hercules Power
  • Jones County Hospital
  • Jones Jr. High 1125
  • Laural Industrial
  • Laurel Compress Company
  • Laurel Cotton Mills
  • Laurel Light and Railway Company
  • Laurel Machine & Foundry
  • Laurel Miss. Sheetmetal
  • Laurel Water Works
  • Lindsey Wagon Company
  • Luther Mcgill
  • Mason Elementary
  • Mason Fibre Company
  • Masonite Corporation
  • Masonite Plant
  • Mengel Company
  • Mississippi Power and Light
  • R.H. Watkins High School
  • R.L. Nix Plumbing
  • United Insulation
  • United Roofing & Construction

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Laurel, Mississippi

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100-mile radius of Laurel, Mississippi. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

University of Mississippi Medical Center Mississippi Cancer Registry
Jackson, MS 39216
Distance: 74.1 miles

University of Mississippi Medical Center Mississippi Cancer Registry
University Hospital
Jackson, MS 39216

Distance: 74.1 miles

Contact a Cancer Center near Laurel, Mississippi

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma cancer centers located within a 100-mile radius of Laurel, Mississippi. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more detailed information about the resources available at each one.

Cancer Support Services Near Laurel, Mississippi

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services near Laurel, Mississippi for your convenience.

Mississippi Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Laurel

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

Mesothelioma Law Firms Servicing Laurel, 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.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in Laurel

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Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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