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The city of Newport News was one of eight original shires of Virginia, formed by order of King Charles I in 1634. Newport News can be found on the southwestern end of the Virginia Peninsula, on the north shore of the James River extending southeast along many miles of waterfront to the river’s mouth at Newport News Point. The city’s waterfront site fostered early growth and in 1896, Newport News separated from Warwick County and became an independent city of Virginia.

Newport News Overview

It was not until 250 years after its initial settlement that development began in Newport News. Under the leadership of Collis Huntington, a businessman responsible for funding the extension of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and construction of the city’s first shipyard, the population swelled. At the dawn of the 20th century, almost 20,000 people called Newport News home. Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company employed individuals not only from the lower Virginia Peninsula, but also from portions of Hampton Roads, the Middle Peninsula region, and northeastern counties of North Carolina. Newport News Shipyard was one of the few fully operational shipyards prior to the World War II buildup of U.S. Naval and Merchant fleets, and in the 1930s, received a significant amount of federal funding to expand its facilities. At its peak in 1943, Newport News Shipbuilding employed over 31,000 people. Other organizations that operated in Newport News over the years include Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock, Amoco Oil, Esso Houston, and Horne Brothers Shipyard. Newport News is also home to Fort Eustis, a military installation that houses the U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School, U.S. Army Transportation School, and the 7th Sustainment Brigade, among others.

For many years, asbestos exposure has been an issue in Newport News as a result of the city’s extensive shipbuilding, industrial, and construction history. If you were exposed to asbestos-containing products you have the chance of developing an asbestos-related cancer called mesothelioma. An asbestos law firm may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Newport News, Virginia, and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Newport News

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

  • Amoco Connecticut
  • Amoco Delaware
  • Amoco Oil
  • Amoco Virginia
  • Ashville Mica
  • Citizens Railway Light and Power Company
  • Consolidated Coal
  • Enterprise
  • Esso Houston
  • Esso New Orleans
  • Finback
  • Fort Eustus
  • Fort Fetterman
  • Harmon House
  • Horne Brothers Shipyard
  • Mary Immaculate Hospital
  • New York Shipbuilding
  • Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company
  • Newport News Warehouse Corp
  • Noland Company
  • Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock
  • Riverside Hospital
  • Union Carbide Corporation

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Newport News

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

Newport News, Virginia Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Newport News, Virginia have the resources available to assist you. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate cancer center detail link.

Virginia Oncology Associates
Norfolk, VA 23502

Virginia Commonwealth University
Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, VA 23298

Cancer Support Services Near Newport News, Virginia

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.

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

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Newport News, Virginia

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Newport News, Virginia 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 Virginia.

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing Newport News

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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