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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Located on the Roanoke River, the city of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina is part of Halifax County and has a current population of approximately 17,000. Roanoke Rapids is found on the fall line of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions, which has proven to be an excellent climate for agricultural pursuits over the years. Top employers in Roanoke Rapids are Halifax Regional Medical Center, Kapstone Kraft Paper, and New Dixie Oil Corporation.

Roanoke Rapids’ mixture of flat and hilly land made the city an ideal agricultural location. Since its establishment, settlers were drawn to the community’s fertile land and began growing cotton, tobacco, corn, peas, potatoes, and flax crops. Eventually textile mills opened along the banks of the Roanoke River, including Patterson Mills Company, Rosemary Manufacturing Company, and Roanoke Rapids Mill. Over its course of development, Roanoke Rapids was also home to pulp and paper companies such as Halifax Paperboard and International Paper Company. Present-day Roanoke Rapids remains home to Kapstone Paper and Packaging, a pulp and paper company that produces sack paper, containerboard, and saturating Kraft products. Kapstone employs 1,600 employees and is responsible for producing the Kraftpak and DuraSorb paper brands.

The longstanding manufacturing history of Roanoke Rapids places the city in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. If you were exposed to asbestos containing products, you may be at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma. We provide information on mesothelioma treatment options near Roanoke Rapids at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Roanoke Rapids, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma lawyer for legal advice.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Roanoke Rapids

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

  • Albemarle Paper Company
  • Bibb Company
  • Champion International Corp
  • Champion Paper
  • Cotton Div Patterson Plant
  • Federal Paper Board Company Inc. Southern Div
  • Halifax Paper Board Company
  • Halifax Paper Company, Inc.
  • Halifax Paperboard
  • Hoerner Waldorf Corp
  • International Paper Company
  • J.P. Stevens and Company Inc
  • Northwestern District Hospital
  • Panda Rosemary
  • Patterson Mills Company
  • Patterson Plant
  • Roanoke Rapids Mill
  • Roanoke Rapids Power Company
  • Rosemary Manufacturing Company
  • Rosemary Plant
  • Westpoint Stevens Patterson Plant

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Mesothelioma Doctors

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice near Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina have the expertise to assist you. More detailed information about each doctor is available by clicking on the appropriate doctor detail link. Details about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and contact information is provided.

Duke Cancer Center
Durham, NC 27710
Distance: 72.2 miles

Cancer Centers near Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

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

Durham, NC 27710
Distance: 72.2 miles

Richmond, VA 23298
Distance: 79.5 miles

Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Distance: 80.2 miles

Lake Wright Cancer Care Center of Virginia
Norfolk, VA 23502

Distance: 88.7 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Roanoke Rapids, NC

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.

North Carolina Treatment Support Services

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Duke Woman's Cancer Care - Raleigh
      (Raleigh )
      Distance: 69.4 miles
    • Cornucopia Cancer Support Center
      Distance: 75.4 miles
    • Riverside Cancer Care Center
      (Newport News)
      Distance: 80.8 miles
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Termporary Living Company
      Distance: 68.6 miles
    • Marriott-Execustay
      (Raleigh )
      Distance: 68.6 miles
  • Patient Transport

    • North Star Medical Transport
      (Raleigh )
      Distance: 65.3 miles
    • Wisdom Care Transportation
      Distance: 68.4 miles
    • Delta Medical Transport
      Distance: 81.9 miles
  • Physical Therapy

    • Manual Medicine Physical Therapy
      (Raleigh )
      Distance: 73.3 miles
    • North Carolina Center for Physical Therapy
      Distance: 77.0 miles
    • VCU Massey Cancer Center
      Distance: 79.5 miles

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Roanoke Rapids

Don’t lose your right to file a mesothelioma claim. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of North Carolina.

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Roanoke Rapids

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.

Help for Roanoke Rapids Mesothelioma Patients

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