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Bisected by the Roanoke River, the city of Roanoke is the tenth largest in Virginia with a population of about 97,000 people. Roanoke was originally called “Big Lick”, after a large outcropping of salt that attracted many animals to the river prior to development. In 1884, the community was renamed Roanoke and became a chartered independent city of Virginia. Today, Roanoke is the commercial and cultural hub of the surrounding Virginia area and southern West Virginia.

Roanoke Overview

By the middle of the 19th century, Roanoke had become a stop on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad which later merged with another railroad company to become the Norfolk and Western Railway. Norfolk & Western was headquartered in Roanoke and helped drive early economic development in the city; this marked the start of the area’s rapid growth. Manufacturing became the mainstay of local economy, with a special interest in the garment industry. In the early 20th century, companies such as American Viscose Corporation, Celanese Fibers Company, and West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company opened their doors. Roanoke’s economy has slowly shifted over the years into a healthcare and retail hub, with The Carilion Health System becoming one of Roanoke’s top employers. Other large employers include United Parcel Service, Advance Auto Parts, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Roanoke’s longstanding manufacturing history places the city in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos containing materials have the chance of developing mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. We provide information on mesothelioma treatment options near Roanoke at the bottom of this page. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Roanoke and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Roanoke, Virginia

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

  • A Lynn Thomas Company Inc
  • Alsco, Incorporated
  • Alton Aluminum Plant
  • American Railways. Company
  • American Viscose Corporation
  • B.F. Parrot Construction
  • Blue Cross Building
  • C.E. Thurston & Son’s
  • Celanese Fibers Company
  • Chemstrand Lab
  • Coca‐Cola Plant
  • Fred Whitaker Company
  • Hercules Powder Company
  • Industrial Deveopment and Investment Company
  • Isabell Porter Company
  • Johnson‐Carper Furniture Company
  • Kroger Company
  • Madison College
  • Montvale School
  • Mundry R E Company
  • National Linen Service Corporation
  • Nell-O-Teer Construction
  • Norfolk & Southern (Railroad)
  • Norfolk & Western Railway, East End Pipe Shop
  • Norfolk and Western Railroad Company
  • Norfolk Southern Corp/East End Shops
  • Norfolk Southern Railway
  • Ohio Power Company
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
  • Radford College
  • Roanoke Civic Center
  • Roanoke Cotton Mill Company
  • Roanoke Electric Steel
  • Roanoke Gas Light Company
  • Roanoke Heat Light and Power Company
  • Roanoke Railroad Electric Company
  • Roanoke Shop
  • Roanoke Western Railroad
  • Shenandoah Valley Manganese Corporation
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Steel Dynamics
  • T F Minter
  • Thompson Products Inc
  • Thurston C E & Sons Inc
  • Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Company
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginian Team Tracks
  • West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Roanoke, Virginia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100-mile radius of Roanoke, Virginia. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Jill Ohar
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Dr. Edward A. Levine
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Dr. Ryan Getzler
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

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Roanoke, Virginia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Roanoke, Virginia. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, areas of expertise and how to contact the cancer center.

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

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

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Roanoke

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 Roanoke, Virginia for your convenience.

Virginia Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • University of Virginia 
    (Charlottesville)
    434-924-9333
Long-Term Housing
  • University of Virginia Hospitality Housing 
    (Charlottesville)
    434-924-2091
Patient Transport
  • Carilion Clinic 
    (Roanoke)
    800-422-8482
  • Priority Patient Transport 
    (Harrisonburg)
    888-774-2621
  • LogistiCare 
    (Statewide)
    866-386-8331

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Roanoke

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

Lawyers Helping Roanoke Residents with Mesothelioma

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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