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Located in a deep valley in western Montana, the city of Missoula is the second largest city in Montana and serves as county seat of Missoula County. The city was founded in 1860 as Hellgate Trading Post before being renamed Missoula Mills. Missoula is best known for being home to the University of Montana and the birthplace of Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to U.S. Congress.

Up until the 1880s, Missoula’s founding as a lumber and agricultural trading post supported early development. It was not until 1883 when Missoula’s growth really accelerated with the establishment of the Northern Pacific Railway in town. Timber demand for the railway led to the organization of lumber, pulp and paper companies such as Intermountain Lumber Company and Hoerner Waldorf Corporation

Missoula Overview

Missoula became a thriving city but was lacking one modern commodity of the time — electricity. In the 1930s, electric utilities considered it too expensive and unprofitable to run power lines to rural areas like Missoula. Missoula Electric Cooperative was formed in 1939 and helped energize the first 75 miles of line that served people from Hellgate to Six Mile, Milltown to two miles east of Clinton, and from Lolo south to Bass Creek. Today, Missoula’s economy has undergone diversification with the presence of education, healthcare, retail, government, and tourism industries. The University of Montana is the area’s largest employer, followed by St. Patrick Hospital and the Community Medical Center.

We have confirmed that Missoula has numerous sites where asbestos exposure occurred over the course of its history. Workers exposed to asbestos-containing products have the possibility of developing pleural mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos in Missoula and have been diagnosed with a type mesothelioma, you should consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

 Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Missoula

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

  • Amalgamated Sugar Company
  • American Crystal Sugar Company
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Clausen Refrigeration
  • Evans Products Company
  • Great Western Sugar Company
  • Hoerner Waldorf Corporation
  • Hoerner Waldorf Paper Products
  • Intermountain Lumber Company
  • Iowa Valley Sugar Company Inc.
  • Missoula Electric Cooperative
  • Missoula Light and Water Company
  • Missoula White Pine Sash
  • Montana State University
  • Montana University Of
  • New Mens Residence
  • Paper Mill & Digester
  • Smurfit Stone Container
  • Stone Container Corporation
  • University of Montana
  • Van Evan Company
  • Waldorf Hoerner Paper Products Company

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Missoula, Montana

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

Dr. John A. Federico
Kalispell Regional Healthcare Surgical Specialists
Kalispell, MT 59901

Locate a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Missoula, Montana

Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are within a 100-mile radius of Missoula, Montana. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

Billings Clinic Cancer Center
Billings, MT 59101

Cancer Support Services Near Missoula, Montana

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 Missoula, Montana for your convenience.

Montana Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Services
  • St. Peter’s Hospital 
    (Helena)
    406-442-2480
Long-Term Housing
  • St. Patrick House 
    (Missoula)
    406-541-2828
Patient Transport
  • Medicab 
    (Missoula)
    406-327-1510
  • Montana Medical Transport 
    (Helena)
    406-457-8205
Physical Therapy
  • Fit to Fight MT 
    (Missoula)
    406-251-2323
  • Three Rivers Physical Therapy 
    (Missoula)
    406-541-8778

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Missoula, Montana

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

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing Missoula, Montana

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 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.

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.

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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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