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Hopewell is an independent city of Virginia overlooking the James and Appomattox Rivers, with a population of about 23,000 people. The city was originally known as “Hopewell Farm”, an area developed by DuPont Company in 1914 to house a dynamite factory. By 1916, Hopewell became an official independent city and began developing into a 20th-century industrial haven.

Hopewell Overview

For almost four centuries, Hopewell’s location has been a principal factor in the city’s prosperity. Although DuPont closed their dynamite and guncotton factories following World War I, many manufacturing giants have since established facilities in Hopewell, which helped lead the city through the 20th century. Chemical manufacturers such as Honeywell, Smurfit Stone Container Corporation, and Hercules, Inc. have operated in Hopewell over the years. In the 1930s, a merger of five American chemical companies – Solvay Process Company, General Chemical, Barrett Company, Selmet Solvay, and National Aniline & Chemical Company – formed a new massive corporation, Allied Chemical Company. Allied Chemical opened a synthetic ammonia plant in Hopewell and soon became the world’s leading producer of ammonia. Modern-day Hopewell has experienced many environmental issues due to its longstanding chemical and industrial history, and is working to rebuild and restore its large waterfront area, downtown area, and historical district.

We have confirmed that Hopewell has a number of jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred over the years. Exposure to asbestos-containing products places individuals in a high-risk category for developing mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. You should know that asbestos law firms represent people from Hopewell who were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Hopewell, Virginia

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

  • Allied Chemical & Dye Corp
  • Allied Chemical Company
  • Allied Signal
  • American Tobacco Company
  • American Water Works & Electric Company
  • Atmospheric Nitrogen Corp
  • Bermuda Hundred – Plant B
  • Celanese Corporation of America
  • Chesterfield Plant
  • Continental Can Company
  • Continental Group
  • Dominion Energy Inc
  • E. I. Dupont Nemours Powder Company
  • Fibers Div Allied Chemical Corp
  • Firestone Fiber Plant
  • Firestone Synthetic Fibers Company
  • Firestone Textile Fibers
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber
  • Firestone-Synthetic Fibers, Company
  • Hercules Powder Company
  • Hercules, Inc.
  • Hopewell Chemical Plant
  • Hummel-Ross Fiber Corporation
  • Ici Americas, Inc.
  • Mcgraw-Morgan Inc
  • National Aniline Division
  • Nitrogen Div Allied Chemical and Dye Corp
  • Polyester Plant
  • Smurfit Stone Container Corporation
  • Solvay Process Company

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Hopewell, Virginia

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice within a 100-mile radius of Hopewell, 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 Hopewell

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

Virginia Commonwealth University
Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, VA 23298

Virginia Oncology Associates
Norfolk, VA 23502

University of Virginia Health System
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Cancer Support Services Near Hopewell, Virginia

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.

Virginia Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Riverside Cancer Care Center 
    (Newport News)
  • University of Virginia 
Long-Term Housing
  • University of Virginia Hospitality Housing 
Patient Transport
  • Delta Medical Transport 
  • LogistiCare 
Physical Therapy
  • VCU Massey Cancer Center 

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Hopewell, Virginia

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

Lawyers Who Represent Hopewell Residents

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.

Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC

Simon Greenstone Panatier Barlett, PC 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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