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Galveston is a coastal city located on Galveston Island with an estimated population of more than 57,000. Galveston is the second-largest city in and the county seat of Galveston County, Texas and located within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. Galveston offers a rich history, natural beauty, cultural events, Victorian architecture, first-class museums as well as many outdoor activities. Galveston has one of the largest and historically significant collections of nineteenth-century buildings with over 60 structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Galveston Overview

Soon after Galveston was settled in the early 1800s, the Port of Galveston was established and became one of the largest ports in the United States and the oldest port in the Gulf of Mexico west of New Orleans. During this century, Galveston became a major commercial center and served as a leader in the state’s growth; it was the first city to have a post office, naval base, hospital, grocery store, telephone, and medical college. At the turn of the century, on September 8, 1900, a hurricane hit and devastated the island leveling many blocks and taking more than 6,000 lives. Despite the loss, Galvestonians quickly began rebuilding their Island. Then again on September 13, 2008 another natural disaster, Hurricane Ike, struck the island–80 percent of the Island homes and buildings were affected by rising water and wind damage. Subsequently, Galveston has made recovery, reconstruction and diversification of the Island’s tax base a priority. The pillars of Galveston’s economic base include the Port of Galveston and maritime businesses, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and tourism. Other industries that contribute to the city’s strong, diverse economy include education, banking, and insurance.

Exposure to asbestos in the workplace has been an enduring issue for workers and their loved ones in Galveston, Texas. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Galveston, you may benefit from contacting Dr. David Rice. Mesothelioma attorneys may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Galveston.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Galveston, Texas

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

  • A H Belo and Company
  • American Oil Company
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Basic Science Building
  • Brush Electric Light and Power Company
  • C.S. Burt and Company
  • City Hall
  • City of Galveston Pumping Plant
  • Exxon
  • Falstaff Brewing Corp
  • Galveston and Electric Company
  • Galveston Cotton and Woolen Mills
  • Galveston County Courthouse
  • Galveston County Jail
  • Galveston Docks
  • Galveston Electric Company
  • Galveston Ice & Cold Storage Company
  • Galveston News
  • Galveston Shipyard
  • Galveston St. Railway Company
  • Galveston Wharves
  • Geo.W. Fraser
  • Gulf Breeze Senior Citizens
  • Holiday Center
  • John Sealy
  • Kane Shipbuilding
  • Lykes Bros Steamship Company
  • Mainland Center Hospital
  • Mcdonough Iron Works
  • Merchants and Planters Compress Company
  • Moody Center
  • Moody Compress
  • Moores Bluff Rice Company
  • Old River Rice and Irrigation Company
  • P.H. Robinson Generation Station
  • Port of Galveston Docks
  • Public Safety Building
  • Refrigeration Service Company
  • Rex Steam Laundry Inc.
  • Rosenberg Library
  • San Jacinto Rice Company
  • Seaboard Transportation and Shipping Company
  • Southern Pacific Terminal Company
  • Standard American Dredging Company
  • Standard Dredging Corporation
  • Texas Rice Milling Company
  • Todd Galveston Dry Dock, Inc.
  • Todd Shipyards Corp
  • Trotti & Thompson, Inc.
  • University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas Mesothelioma Doctors

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100-mile radius of Galveston, Texas. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Shawn S. Groth
Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
Houston, TX 77030

Dr. Robert Taylor Ripley, M.D.
Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
Houston, TX 77030

Dr. Anne S. Tsao
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thoracic Center
Main Building, Floor 9, near Elevator B
Houston, TX 77030

Dr. Cesar A. Moran
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030

Dr. Kanwal Raghav
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030

Dr. Bryan Burt
Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
Houston, TX 77030

Dr. David C. Rice
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Galveston, Texas

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

Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
13th Floor, Suite 1325
Houston, TX 77030

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thoracic Center
Main Building, 9th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Galveston

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.

Texas Treatment Support Services
Long-Term Housing
  • The Ballard House 
    (Katy)
    281-717-4670
Patient Transport
  • RR Transportation 
    (Houston)
    713-988-2222

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Galveston, Texas

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

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Galveston, Texas

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.

Simon Greenstone Panatier Barlett, PC Our is comprised of experienced trial attorneys who possess knowledge and familiarity with asbestos-related diseases. We believe that those injured by careless asbestos exposure have the right to fair recompense for their suffering, and we are committed to holding the reckless companies responsible.

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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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