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Salem is the capital of Oregon, the county seat of Marion County, and the principal city of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area. Salem is located 47 miles from Portland in the center of the Willamette Valley an hour from the Cascade Mountains to the east and an hour from the ocean beaches to the west. With an estimated population of more than 155,000, Salem is one of Oregon’s largest cities. Salem is home to five institutions of higher education including Willamette University, the oldest university in the American west; and four state correctional facilities including the Oregon State Penitentiary, Oregon’s only maximum security prison. In addition to the Oregon State Capitol and Willson Park, Salem’s downtown contains the Mission Mill Museum, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the Elsinore Theatre, Riverfront Park, and some of the oldest buildings in Oregon, as well as shopping and restaurants.

Salem Overview

Incorporated in 1857, Salem’s initial industry was dominated by cherry growing which earned the city the nickname “Cherry City”. Eventually, lumber and textile industries impacted Salem’s economy. In 1920, the Oregon Pulp and Paper Company began operations near Pringle Creek. During the 1950s, Salem improved and extended crucial utilities needed in a growing city like the sewage treatment system and natural gas connections. The Marion County Courthouse, still in use today, was built in the mid-1950s. Although many inner cities deteriorated during the 1960s and 1970s, Salem has since revitalized downtown, uncovered streams once hidden beneath streets and behind factories, and constructed new parks, plazas, footpaths, and bicycle lanes. In the 1990s, Salem made efforts to diversify its economic base attracting a number of computer-related manufacturing plants and high technology companies. Today, Salem Hospital is the city’s largest private employer.

Salem, Oregon’s ongoing industrial and construction activities make asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers and others. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma information including cancer centers in and around Salem are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Salem, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Salem

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

  • Boise Cascade Paper Mill
  • Bowen Brothers
  • California Packing Corp
  • Capital Building
  • Capitol Manor
  • Cascade Warehouse
  • Columbia Metals
  • Court House
  • Fairview Hospital
  • L.H. Hoffman
  • Northwest Natural Gas Company
  • Oregan State T.B. Hospital
  • Oregon Pulp & Paper Company
  • Oregon State Hospital
  • Oregon State Insane Asylum
  • Oregon State Penitentiary
  • Paulus Brothers Packing Company
  • Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing
  • Salem Hospital
  • Sears Roebuck & Company
  • State Agricultural Building
  • State Capitol
  • State Office Building
  • Telephone Building
  • Terminal Ice & Cold Storage
  • Willamette University

Mesothelioma Doctors near Salem, Oregon

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma doctors located within a 100-mile radius of Salem, Oregon. To view more information about the doctor’s background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and office locations, please click on the doctor detail link provided.

Dr. Paul H. Schipper
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR 97239

Dr. Rachel E. Sanborn
Providence Cancer Institute Franz Clinic
Portland, OR 97213

Contact a Cancer Center near Salem, Oregon

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers within a 100-mile radius of Salem, Oregon. 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.

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Center for Health & Healing
Portland, OR 97239

Providence Cancer Institute – Franz Clinic
Providence Portland Medical Center
Suite 11N-1
Portland, OR 97213

Cancer Support Services Near Salem, Oregon

The following cancer support services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma. Support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling.

Oregon Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute 
    (Portland)
    503-494-8311
  • Providence Health & Services 
    (Portland)
    503-574-6595
  • Oregon Cancer Foundation 
    (Eugene)
    541-632-3654
  • Willamette Valley Cancer Institute 
    (Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Florence)
    541-683-5001
Long-Term Housing
  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Guest Housing Center 
    (Portland)
    503-216-1575
  • Providence Portland Medical Center Guest House
    (Portland)
    844-971-7768
Patient Transport
  • Gold Star Transport Inc. 
    (Salem)
    503-910-2717
  • Metro West Ambulance 
    (Hillsboro)
    503-648-6656
  • Secure Transportation of Oregon 
    (Springfield)
    541-912-1334
Physical Therapy
  • Salem Health Cancer Institute 
    (Salem)
    503-814-1449
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute 
    (Portland)
    503-494-8311
  • Legacy Health 
    (Portland, Beaverton, Tualatin, Gresham)
    503-413-3707

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Salem

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

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Salem, Oregon

Dean, Omar & Barnham, LLP

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 & 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 The Gori Law Firm, 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.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

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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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