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Asbestos Exposure in Portsmouth, VA

Located on the western bank of the Elizabeth River directly across from Norfolk, Portsmouth is an independent city in Virginia’s Hamptons Roads metropolitan area with an approximate population of 95,000. Portsmouth was founded as a town in 1752, and was named after the English naval port town of the same name. The city served as county seat of Norfolk County from 1803 up until 1963, when the county was divided into independent cities.

The onset of World War I brought major naval expansion to Portsmouth. Three new drydocks were established and Norfolk Naval Shipyard built the Navy’s first airplane carrier, the U.S.S. Langley. During World War II, 101 new ships were built and National Guard Units from Portsmouth served in all theatres of war. In years following Virginia Electric and Power, a company with roots dating back to the Colonial era, added new stations to keep up with the demand of electric customers. Virginia Electric and Powers Company operated the world’s first extra-high-voltage transmission system and by the 1970s, VEPCO’s first nuclear stations were in service. Other corporations attracted to Portsmouth’s favorable economy over the years include Moon Engineering Company, Inc., Murro Chemical, and Westinghouse Electric Company. As a result of the many years of heavy industrial use, Portsmouth’s downtown district required significant modernization and cleanup. In the 1980s, several revitalization and beautification projects were completed, including a new waterfront park, renovated City Park with boat ramp, and new streets and lighting.

We have confirmed that Portsmouth has several sites where asbestos exposure was known to occur over the years. Individuals who worked with and/or around asbestos containing materials may be at risk to develop mesothelioma. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma clinics located near Portsmouth at the bottom of this page. Additionally, you should know that asbestos law firms represent people from Portsmouth who were exposed to asbestos and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Portsmouth, Virginia

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

  • Bureau of Supplies and Accounts
  • Merchants & Farmers Bank
  • Moon Engineering Company, Inc.
  • Murro Chemical
  • Naval Ammunition Depot
  • Norfolk and Porsmouth Railroad
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • Portsmouth Berkley and Suffolk Water Company
  • Portsmouth Gas Company
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  • Portsmouth Station
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Seaboard Air Line Railway
  • Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad
  • St. Juliens Creek
  • U.S. Naval Hospital
  • Virginia Chemicals, Inc.
  • Virginia Electric and Power
  • Westinghouse Electric Company

Portsmouth, Virginia Mesothelioma Doctors

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors 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.

Inova Medical Group - Hematology Oncology
Fairfax, VA 22031

University of Virginia Cancer Center
Charlottesville, VA 22903

University of Virginia Cancer Center
Cardiac Surgery Clinic
Charlottesville, VA 22908

University of Virginia Cancer Center
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Portsmouth

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Portsmouth, 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.

Lake Wright Cancer Care Center of Virginia
Norfolk, VA 23502

Distance: 6.6 miles

Richmond, VA 23298
Distance: 78.0 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Portsmouth

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

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Portsmouth, 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 Portsmouth, 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.

Legal Help for Portsmouth 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.

Asbestos-Related News in Virginia

USGS Develops Asbestos Detection Tool for Vermiculite Insulation

Reston, Virginia - May 04, 2018

Since much of the vermiculite insulation produced from Libby, Montana, contains dangerous asbestos, USGS scientists created a new tool to better detect the toxin. Learn more at

West Virginia University Receiving $730,000 for Cancer Moonshot Program

Morgantown, West Virginia - October 26, 2016

West Virginia University will receive $730,000 as part of Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Learn more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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