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Founded in 1786, Knoxville is the second oldest and third-largest city in Tennessee and is the county seat of Knox County. Situated near the center of the Great Valley of East Tennessee, Knoxville is located at the crossroads of three major interstates: I-75, I-40 and I-81. Home to more than 180,000 residents, Knoxville is home to pioneers in the industry, leaders in the cultural arts, and traditionalists working to preserve our history. Knoxville’s culture and history can be explored and discovered in its 20 museums, including the Knoxville Museum of Art and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame; several performing arts venues, such as The Thompson-Boling Arena; and its historic landmarks, like the Blount Mansion. Knoxville is also the home of the University of Tennessee and in close proximity to the Great Smokey Mountains.

Knoxville Overview

During the 1800s, Knoxville utilized its river, railroad, and geographical location to evolve into one of the leading distributing centers in the south. After the Civil war, Knoxville rebuilt its economy through commerce, industry, and natural resources that included lumber, coal, and marble. Knoxville was once known as the “Underwear Capital of the World”. In the 1930s, the textile industry dominated Knoxville’s economy with more than 20 textile and clothing mills in operation. By the 1950s and 1960s, however, Knoxville’s textile and manufacturing industries began to decline. In the 1970s, the rise of shopping malls drew retail revenues away from Knoxville’s downtown area. Today, because of Knoxville’s central location in the eastern half of the United States and proximity to two major Interstate highways, many warehousing and distribution companies operate in and around the city. Today, Knoxville’s economy is primarily driven by the main campus of the University of Tennessee, the National Transportation Research Center, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Other top companies located Knoxville include Brunswick Boat Group, EdFinancial Services, HGTV and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Knoxville’s manufacturing history coupled with an active construction industry put workers and their loved ones at risk for asbestos exposure. We have identified numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you were exposed to asbestos in Knoxville and were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Knoxville

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

  • Acme Plastering
  • Almart Department Store
  • Andrew Johnson Hotel
  • Ap Green Refractories Company
  • Baptist Hospital
  • Bell Telephone
  • Breeding Insulation Company Inc.
  • Brookside Mills
  • C M Mcclung & Company
  • Central & Heiskell
  • Cherokee Spinning Company
  • Cherokee Textile Mill
  • City-County Building
  • Colbert Steam Plant
  • D.M. Rose and Company
  • Dempster Brothers
  • Doyle High School
  • East Knoxville High School
  • East Tennessee Baptist Hospital
  • East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
  • East Tennessee Packing Company
  • Electro-Maganese
  • Esquire Inn Motel
  • Fort Sanders Hospital
  • G H Draper
  • Gas Heating Engineers
  • General Shale Products Corp
  • Howard Sentell
  • Huston Tom Peanut Company
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • Ideal Cement Company
  • J.F.G. Coffee Company
  • Jefferson Woolen Mills
  • Knoxville Cotton Mills
  • Knoxville Electric Light and Power Company
  • Knoxville Gas Company
  • Knoxville Iron Works
  • Knoxville Linen Service
  • Knoxville Power Plant
  • Knoxville Railway and Light Company
  • Knoxville Traction Company
  • Knoxville Utilities Board
  • Knoxville Water Works
  • Knoxville Woolen Mills
  • Lay Packing Company Inc
  • M F Rourke Company
  • Mason Dixon
  • Middlebrook Industrial Park Track
  • National Linen Service Corporation
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • Riverside Lumber Company
  • Robert Shaw Fulton Controls Company
  • Rohm & Haas Company
  • Sanford Day Iron Works
  • Sears Roebuck
  • Second Presbyterian Church
  • Southern Extraction Company
  • Southern Linen Service
  • Southern Railroad Delivery
  • Southern Railway Company
  • Southern Service Company
  • St Marys Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital
  • Standard Knitting Mills, Inc
  • Sterling Wood Products Company
  • T.L. Lay Packing Company
  • Tamko Roofing Products
  • Tennessee School For The Deaf
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Troutman & Company
  • Tyson Mcghee Airport
  • UT Memorial Hospital
  • Union Carbide
  • University of Tennessee
  • Valley Fidelity Bank
  • Vinylex
  • West Knoxville High School
  • West Town Mall
  • White Store

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Knoxville, TN

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma doctors located within a 100-mile radius of Knoxville, Tennessee. 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. Eric S. Lambright
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt Thoracic Surgery Clinic
Nashville, TN 37232

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Knoxville, Tennessee

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

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Knoxville

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.

Tennessee Treatment Support Services
Patient Transport
  • All Right Taxi 
  • Southeastrans 
    (Chattanooga )
Physical Therapy
  • Alliance Physical Therapy 
    (Chattanooga )

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Knoxville, Tennessee

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 Knoxville, Tennessee, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Tennessee.

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Knoxville, Tennessee

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.

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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