Kalamazoo is located in the southwestern region of Michigan. The city has a diverse economy that includes manufacturing and brewing of food flavoring and spices. Like most other Michigan cities, Kalamazoo also is heavily industrialized. All through the twentieth century, Kalamazoo companies manufactured paper products, musical instruments, windmill parts and automobiles. Being a major manufacturing hub, the city has a legacy of asbestos-induced diseases such as mesothelioma.
If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma or other injuries linked to exposure to asbestos, you may qualify for considerable financial compensation. You can sue the businesses responsible for your asbestos-related injuries and file a mesothelioma trust fund claim. An experienced Kalamazoo mesothelioma lawyer will be able to help you in the legal process.
Kalamazoo Asbestos History
The Kalamazoo city was established in 1830. The city has a long association with heavy industries. By the 1900s, Kalamazoo became a major producer of musical instruments, windmill parts, carriages, stoves, corsets, beer, pharmaceuticals, and fishing reels. All Kalamazoo industries heavily used asbestos until the mid-1980s. Apart from this, construction industry also used large amounts of asbestos until the 1980s. Many old Kalamazoo buildings, including churches, schools and hospitals, still have asbestos in many areas of their building.
Churches, Schools and Hospitals
- Borgess Hospital
- Bronson Methodist Hospital (Bronson Healthcare)
- Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital
- Central HS
- Old Central HS (presently known as the Community Education Center)
- Kalamazoo College
- Nazareth College
- Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
- Western Michigan University
Plants and Paper Mills
- Consumers Power Plant
- Karman Sugarbeet Plant
- Georgia Pacific Pulp and Paper
- Kalamazoo Paper Mill
- Sutherland Paper Co
Other Kalamazoo Businesses and Job Sites
- American Cyanamid Co
- Bond Supply Co
- R. Hough & Son
- Harrow Spring Co
- Industrial Firebrick Incorporated
- Kalamazoo Protection Products
- Lapekas Stone Company
- Michigan Bell Telephone Co
- Ruud Manufacturing Co
- Winkel Machine Company
Kalamazoo Medical Assistance
The University of Michigan (U-M) Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is an NCI-designated cancer treatment center, is located nearly 96 miles from Kalamazoo.
U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI-48109
Phone: 800- 865-1125
Hire a Kalamazoo Mesothelioma Lawyer
As mentioned earlier, if you’ve developed mesothelioma, asbestosis, or asbestos-related lung cancer, you might be entitled to considerable compensatory damages. Contact a dedicated Kalamazoo mesothelioma lawyer to know your legal options. If you need more assistance or have further questions, please call us at 1-800-706-5606 or submit our online contact form.