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With a population of approximately 240,000, Norfolk is the second largest city in Virginia and is located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Norfolk is surrounded by miles of riverfront and bayfront property, with the Elizabeth River to the west and the Chesapeake Bay to its north. Incorporated as a city in 1845, Norfolk has long served as a strategic military and transportation point for the United States.

Norfolk Overview

The Reconstruction Era brought the Virginian Railway and Jamestown Exposition to the city of Norfolk. The area’s first major shipyard, Norfolk Shipyard, served as a site for ship repair, construction, and ship stationing, however, the U.S. Navy had not yet established itself in Norfolk. It was not until immediately after the United States entered World War I that the Secretary of the Navy purchased 474 acres of land to begin construction of the naval base. By 1918, Naval Station Norfolk was complete and over 34,000 enlisted men were located at the base. Norfolk Naval Shipyard was expanded in World War II, more than doubling its physical size. The shipyard employed 43,000 personnel and built 6,850 vessels during its peak from 1940 to 1945. Today, the military maintains a major presence in the city, playing an important role in defense contracting with special emphasis on shipbuilding and ship repair businesses. Norfolk’s second largest industry based on economic impact is the region’s cargo ports; in 2006, Norfolk’s three main terminals handled over 475,000 tons of cargo, making it the second busiest port on the North American east coast.

Norfolk’s profound military, industrial, and construction history places the city in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos-containing products have the chance of developing mesothelioma, an asbestos-related lung cancer. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Norfolk are listed at the bottom of this page. Additionally, if you were exposed to asbestos in Norfolk and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Norfolk, Virginia

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

  • A Lynn Thomas Company Inc
  • Algonquin Apartment
  • Allied Chemical Corporation
  • Allied Marine Industries
  • Ames & Webb Inc.
  • Amoco Oil
  • Atlantic Fleet Intelligence Center
  • B. F. Diamond
  • Bay Shore Terminal Company
  • Bureau of Steam Engineering
  • Bureau of Yards and Docks
  • C. E. Thurston & Sons, Inc.
  • Chesapeake Transit Company
  • City Gas Company
  • City Sewerage Pumping Sta
  • Colonna’s Shipyard
  • Colonna’s Shipyard
  • Commonwealth Storage and Ice Company
  • Culture & Convention Center
  • Depaul Hospital
  • Farmers Fertilizer Plant
  • General Services Adm
  • General Supply Depot
  • Grumman Ecosystems Corporation
  • Gulf Refining Company
  • Hampton Roads Army Terminal
  • Industrial Power Equipment Company
  • Insulators Union #83
  • L.J. Goetz
  • L.S.T. Shipping
  • Langley Afb
  • Liberty Baptist Church
  • Lone Star Cement Corp
  • Lyon Shipyard
  • Memorial Library
  • Metro Machine Corporation
  • Military Circle Shopping Center
  • Monticello Hotel
  • N&W Warehouse
  • National Bulk Carriers, Inc.
  • National Gas and Construction Company
  • National Linen Service Company
  • Naval Air Station
  • Naval Shipyard
  • Naval Staff College
  • Naval Station Norfolk
  • Naval Supply Depot
  • Nepco – Lamberts Point Terminal
  • Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock
  • Norflolk Place Navy Yard
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Traction Company
  • Norfolk Civic Center
  • Norfolk Creosoting Company
  • Norfolk General Hospital
  • Norfolk Iron Company
  • Norfolk Linen Service Corporation
  • Norfolk Naval Air Station
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • Norfolk Petroleum Term. Company
  • Norfolk Portland Cement Corp
  • Norfolk Portsmouth and Newport News Railway and Light Company
  • Norfolk Railway and Light Company
  • Norfolk Refg’S. Stg. Company
  • Norfolk R’Way and Light Company
  • Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation
  • Norfolk Southern Railway
  • Norfolk Warehouse Company
  • Norfolk Western Railroad
  • Northwestern Railroad
  • Page Leigh and Grover
  • Portsmouth Beltline
  • Portsmouth Power Station
  • Reeves Ave Station
  • Reilly Tar and Chemical Company Republic Creosoting Div
  • Roanoke Western Railroad
  • Scope Complex
  • Seaboard Airline Railroad Company
  • Swan & Son Wm H
  • Swift & Company
  • Thurston & Son Inc
  • Thurston C E & Sons Inc
  • Tidewater Construction Corporation
  • Transco Energy Company
  • Union Bag Camp Paper Company
  • United States Navy Yard
  • Us Wood Preserving Company
  • Utility Tunnel 4
  • Virginia Electric & Power Company
  • Virginia Railway and Power Company
  • Virginia State College
  • Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Welding Shipyard
  • Y.M.C.A. Building

Mesothelioma Doctors near Norfolk, Virginia

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice near Norfolk, 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

Contact a Cancer Center near Norfolk, Virginia

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers within a 100-mile radius of Norfolk, 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 Commonwealth University
Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, VA 23298

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Norfolk

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 Norfolk, Virginia for your convenience.

Virginia Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Riverside Cancer Care Center 
    (Newport News)
Patient Transport
  • Delta Medical Transport 
  • LogistiCare 
Physical Therapy
  • VCU Massey Cancer Center 

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Norfolk

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

Asbestos Lawyers Who Represent Norfolk Residents

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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