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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Defiance, Ohio

Defiance is a city in Ohio, and the county seat of Defiance County. Located at the juncture of the Auglaize and Maumee Rivers, Defiance has a population of about 16,500 in an 11 square-mile area. Defiance has a small college-town atmosphere with convenient highway, train and air access to big-city amenities. The economy is a mix of education, healthcare, manufacturing and service sector businesses, with General Motors Powertrain division the city's largest employer. Defiance is home to Defiance College, a small liberal-arts college, which contributes to the city's cultural and entertainment opportunities.

The City of Defiance has its origins in a frontier stockade, Fort Defiance, built by General Anthony Wayne in 1794. The fort served as protection for settlers and as a command post for sorties against British forces during the War of 1812. In 1922, with the fort no longer needed, the town of Defiance was founded on its site. Agriculture was the chief industry initially, with first the canals and then the railways providing access to markets in larger cities. In 1870, the Christian Diehl Brewing Company began marketing beer to local customers. With the passage of Prohibition in 1920, the brewery shifted to condensed milk production, reorganizing as the Defiance Dairy Products Company. Although beer was reintroduced in 1933, the dairy products line was more successful, and the brewing operation was discontinued in 1955. Today, Diehl Food Ingredients operates as a business unit of SensoryEffects, manufacturing non-dairy powdered creamers and other specialty products. General Motors Powertrain and foundry has been a major presence in Defiance since 1948. Other companies of long-standing in Defiance include Baker-Shindler Contracting Company and Johns Manville.

Defiance's history of manufacturing and construction makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers and their loved ones, who may be at risk for mesothelioma. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Defiance at the bottom of this page. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Defiance.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Defiance

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

  • American Louisiana Pipe Line Company
  • Central Foundry
  • Defiance Box Company
  • Defiance Light and Power Company
  • Defiance Milk Products Company
  • Electrolite Corp
  • General Motors Foundry
  • Johns - Manville
  • Lectrolite Corp
  • S K Wayne Tool Company
  • Zeller Corp

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Defiance, Ohio

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice near Defiance, Ohio 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.

Michigan Medicine Upper Aerodigestive Clinic
Cancer Center Floor, B1 Reception E
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Distance: 75.6 miles

University of Michigan Health System
Cancer Center Floor, B1 Reception E
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Distance: 75.6 miles

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, MI 48201
Distance: 98.5 miles

Defiance, Ohio Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers within a 100-mile radius of Defiance, Ohio. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, affiliated mesothelioma doctors and how to contact the cancer center.

Toledo, OH 43617
Distance: 41.7 miles

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Cancer Care Center
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Distance: 72.9 miles

Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Distance: 75.6 miles

Detroit, MI 48201
Distance: 98.5 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Defiance

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.

Ohio Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Defiance

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

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Defiance, Ohio

Dean, Omar & Branham, LLP is a law firm dedicated to using the legal profession to make our community safer. When someone is badly hurt because someone else did not act reasonably, we are here to help provide whatever justice the legal system can give the family who has been wronged.

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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Asbestos-Related News in Ohio

Goodyear Sued Over Asbestos Claims Paid by Berkshire Insurance

Akron, Ohio - April 20, 2017

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is being sued by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. over property and casualty insurance claims related to asbestos. Read more at

Galion Neighbors Now Hearing About Asbestos Discovered In 2010

Galion, OH - May 25, 2016

Neighbors in Galion are just now finding out about asbestos that was discovered at on old manufacturing plant in 2010.

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