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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Independence, Missouri

Home to more than 116,000 residents, Independence is the fourth largest city in Missouri. Located approximately 10 miles east of Kansas City, Independence is considered part of the Kansas City metropolitan area and is the county seat of Jackson County. Independence is known as the "Queen City of the Trails" because it was a point of departure from the California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. The city is also notable for being the birthplace and residence of Harry S. Truman, the nation's 33rd President. During his tenure, Truman often returned to Independence, using his local home as a summer White House. His home and Presidential Library are now two of the city's biggest tourist attractions.

Originally called Big Spring, the community of Independence was settled in the early 1800s by missionaries sent by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) with the purpose of converting the Indians living in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Independence continues to be of great importance to the Latter Day Saint movement and is the headquarters of the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), the second-largest denomination in the Latter Day Saint movement.

We have confirmed that Independence, Missouri has a number of jobsites, such as Independence Power & Light, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, and Dover Manufacturing Company, where asbestos exposure occurred. Those who worked with and/or around asbestos containing products are potentially at risk to develop asbestos cancer. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Independence, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Independence

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Independence where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • Auditorium
  • Blue Valley Powerhouse
  • D.G. Skouse Company
  • Dover Manufacturing Company
  • Independence Center
  • Independence Power & Light
  • Independence Power Station
  • Independence Sanitarium
  • J. F. Pritchard & Company
  • Jackson County Light Heat and Power Company
  • Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
  • Lake City Arsenal Ammo Depot
  • Lake City Ordnance Plant
  • Material Engr Company
  • Missouri Portland Cement Company
  • O G Skouse Company
  • Remington Arms Company, Inc.
  • Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Auditorium
  • Scoggin Turbulator Company
  • Therma Technology, Inc.
  • Waggoner Gates Milling Company

Independence, Missouri Mesothelioma Doctors

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

The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Westwood Medical Pavilion and the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion
Westwood, KS 66205

Distance: 14.0 miles

The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Westwood Medical Pavilion and the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion
Westwood, KS 66205

Distance: 14.0 miles

Contact a Cancer Center near Independence, Missouri

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

The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Saint Louis University Hospital West Pavilion
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Walker Medical Building
Saint Louis, MO 63141

Cancer Support Services Near Independence, Missouri

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.

Missouri Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Gilda's Club
      (Kansas City)
      Distance: 11.5 miles
    • Turning Point
      Distance: 16.2 miles
    • Cancer Action
      (Kansas City)
      Distance: 17.9 miles
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Friendship Inn
      (Kansas City)
      Distance: 13.2 miles
    • Bear Paws Bed and Breakfast
      (Kansas City)
      Distance: 13.2 miles
  • Patient Transport

    • University of Kansas Cancer Center
      (Kansas City)
      Distance: 12.4 miles
    • Assisted Transportation
      (Kansas City)
      Distance: 12.4 miles
  • Physical Therapy

    • University of Kansas Health System
      (Kansas City)
      Distance: 12.4 miles
    • Kansas University Medical Center
      (Kansas City)
      Distance: 12.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Independence, Missouri

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Independence, Missouri, 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 Missouri.

Legal Help in Independence, Missouri

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.

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