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The city of Franklin is located in southeastern Virginia and is home to approximately 8,000 people. The Blackwater River runs along the eastern boundary of the city and has played an important role in the industrialization of the community over the years. In March of 1876, Franklin officially became an incorporated city of Virginia.

Franklin Overview

Franklin’s humble beginnings can be traced back to the 1830s, when the area served as a railroad stop along the Blackwater River. Direct access to the river allowed goods to be transported to and from the Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. The 20th century brought considerable growth to Franklin when three local brothers purchased a saw mill and began operating under the name of Camp Manufacturing Company. Camp Manufacturing produced lumber, brown packaging paper, and bleached paper, and during the 1950s, the company merged with Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation. After the merger, the company was locally known as “Union Camp.” The corporation thrived in Franklin until 1999, when it was acquired by International Paper. Other businesses attracted to Franklin over the years include Hercules Powder Company and Western Craft Corporation.

For many years, asbestos-containing products were frequently used at manufacturing, industrial and construction sites such as those found in Franklin. Workers exposed to asbestos have the possibility of developing mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and you are looking for mesothelioma cancer centers, scroll down to see a list of those located near Franklin. Additionally, you should know that mesothelioma attorneys may be able to assist you if you were exposed to asbestos in Franklin.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Franklin, Virginia

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

  • Camp Manufacturing Company
  • Chesapeake Camp Corporation
  • Comp. Manufacturing Company
  • Dominion Energy Inc
  • Franklin Paper Mill
  • Hercules Powder Company
  • International Paper
  • Nbr Recovery Boiler
  • Radford Arsenal
  • Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation
  • Union Camp Manufacturing Company
  • Western Craft Corporation

Mesothelioma Doctors near Franklin, Virginia

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice in Virginia. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Ryan Gentzler
University of Virginia Health System
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Dr. Christine L. Lau
University of Virginia Health System
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Locate a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Franklin, Virginia

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers in Virginia. 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.

Virginia Oncology Associates
Norfolk, VA 23502

Virginia Commonwealth University
Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, VA 23298

Cancer Support Services Near Franklin, Virginia

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services near Franklin, Virginia for your convenience.

Virginia Treatment Support Services
  • Riverside Cancer Care Center 
    (Newport News)
    800-520-7006
  • Delta Medical Transport 
    (Richmond)
    804-755-7774
  • LogistiCare 
    (Statewide)
    866-386-8331
  • VCU Massey Cancer Center 
    (Richmond)
    804-828-0450

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Franklin, Virginia

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

Lawyers Who Represent Mesothelioma Victims

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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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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