Photo Courtesy of Joshua Daniel Franklin
Our mesothelioma attorneys are proud to represent mesothelioma victims and their families across the United States, including hardworking men and women in Delaware.
Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma cancer. Throughout the 20th century, tons of asbestos were mined in the United States and used in products across many industries, including Delaware construction sites, factories, chemical plants, military bases, schools, universities and factories.
Major cities in Delaware where asbestos exposure is known to have occurred at job sites include:
Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Delaware
Our mesothelioma attorneys in Delaware are focused solely on mesothelioma law, allowing us to navigate the unique legal aspects of mesothelioma cases and maximize each client's recovery while remaining sensitive to the concerns of our clients suffering.
It is important to know that every state has its own laws and if you wait too long, your claims may be barred.
Delaware Mesothelioma Treatment Centers
The following are cancer centers in Delaware that specialize in the treatment of mesothelioma cancer. If you would like to learn more, CLICK HERE to contact our client service team or call us at 800-300-2919.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
The Thoracic, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713
Delaware Mesothelioma Physicians
Charles Ray Mulligan, Jr., MD
Chief of Thoracic Surgery
Christiana Care Health Services
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 2100
Newark, DE 19713
Dr. Mulligan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1983. After graduation he completed the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Ft. Belvoir, Va., and then served as combat engineer officer with 24th Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, Ga.
In 1985 he was selected by the Army to attend medical school at Medical University of South Carolina, where he graduated in 1989. He completed his general surgery training at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, Ga., in June 1994, followed by three years as a general surgeon at McDonald Army Community Hospital, Ft. Eustis, Va.
In 1997 the Army selected Dr. Mulligan for a civilian Thoracic Surgery Residency. He trained at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. In 1999 he was assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a staff cardiothoracic surgeon. He was named chief of the Thoracic Surgery Section and chairman of the Thoracic Tumor Board in March 2000.
Dr. Mulligan served as chief of thoracic surgery with 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq in 2003-2004 and as chief of general and thoracic surgery in Iraq in 2006-2007. He then returned to Walter Reed and resumed his duties.
In March 2008, Dr. Mulligan retired from active duty after completing over 21 years of service. He was a member of the Thoracic Surgery Service at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center from April 2008 until September 2012. He was then recruited to build the Thoracic Surgical Oncology Service at Centra Health and Pearson Cancer Center in Lynchburg, Va., which he completed in November, 2014 before returning to Christiana Care.
Gregory A Masters, MD
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd.,S-3400
Newark, DE 19713
Lung cancer specialist Gregory A. Masters, M.D., joined the Christiana Care Medical-Dental Staff in 2003 and has since served patients at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute.
In addition to caring for patients at the Graham Cancer Center, this former high school chemistry teacher currently serves as an associate professor at Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and medical oncology, and is a licensed physician and surgeon in both Delaware and Illinois. Past-president of the Delaware Society of Clinical Oncology, Dr. Masters currently serves on the American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Committee, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and as a member of the Professional Advisory Board for The Wellness Community in Delaware.
Mesothelioma is a rare and very serious form of cancer found in the lining surrounding the lungs, the stomach, the testes, or the heart. The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.
It often takes 10 to 60 years after exposure to asbestos before the symptoms of mesothelioma develop. This period of time is referred to as a latency period. Because of the latency period, the disease commonly affects men and women that are at least 50 years of age and that worked with asbestos between 10 and 60 years ago.
- What is Mesothelioma?
- Symptoms of Mesothelioma
- How is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?
- Mesothelioma Treatment Options
- Types of Mesothelioma
- What are my Legal Rights?
- Contact a Delaware Mesothelioma Lawyer
Delaware Mesothelioma Facts
Today, the use of asbestos and the handling of asbestos materials are regulated in the United States but its use is not banned. It is recognized as a hazardous material and is monitored by OSHA and the EPA but exposure risks still exist. The United States still consumes 30 million pounds of new asbestos per year. Additionally, many old homes, factories, schools, warehouses, and commercial buildings still contain old asbestos products.
The average incident rate of mesothelioma in the United States is 1 / 100,000 - the state of Delaware is below the National average.
There are a number of different jobs that caused a larger amount of exposure to asbestos on a more frequent basis. Below you will find today's employment numbers for several of these high risk jobs in Delaware:
|Occupation||2008 Delaware Employment|
|Teachers & Instructors||2,100|
|Mechanics & Technicians||2,660|
Delaware Exposure Sites
Many of our clients are unsure of how they could have been exposed to asbestos. We have hired some of the best investigators in the business. Our investigators will track down who was responsible to help ensure that they can be held accountable.
Below is a partial list of Delaware buildings and job sites where asbestos exposure may have occurred. If you or a loved one have mesothelioma, or other asbestos-related injury, and wish to consult a Delaware mesothelioma attorney about your legal rights to compensation, CLICK HERE for a free consultation or call us at 800-300-2919.
New Castle County
E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company
Allied Chemical Corporation
General Chemical Co.
Sun Oil Chemical Plant
Sun Olin Chemical Company
Getty Oil Co.
Tidewater Associated Oil Company
Air Products, Tidewater
John Bancroft and Sons
Compania Azucarera Dominicana Corp.
Owens Corning Fiberglass
Caterpillar Tractor Co.
E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Pfm Construction Div.
Dupont Seaford Nylon Plant
Delaware State Welfare Home
New Castle County Correctional Institution
State Correctional Institute
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. Apartment Building
A.N. Quinby Company
Albert J Myer
Allied Kid Company Standard Division
American Car & Foundry Company
American Leather Company
American Life Insurance Co. Bldg
Ametec Haveg (Textiles)
Atlas Chemical Industries, Inc.
Atlas Chemical Job
Atlas Powder Company
Bank of Delaware
Benjamin F. Shaw Company
Bestwall Gypsum Company
Bond Crown & Cork Co., Div. of Continental Can Co.
Brittingham Du Pont Estate
Carpenter Du Pont Estate
Chester Bethel Church
Chestnut Run Construction
Chestnut Run Experimental Station
Chestnut Run Location
Church of The Holy Child
Cohen & Son Construction
Conectiv Energy Supply, Inc.
Container Corporation of America
Continental American Life Insurance Building
Cork Insulation Co., Inc.
Daniel Herrman Courthouse
Del Val Asphalt Corporation
Delaware Ave. Plaza
Delaware Bank & Trust
Delaware Button Company
Delaware Du Pont Estate
Delaware Hospital - Laundry
Delaware Insulation Co.
Delaware Power & Light
Delaware Screw Company
Delaware State Hospital, Kent Building
Delmarva Power & Light Company
Del-Val Asphalt Corporation
Diamond Ice & Coal Company
Diamond State Iron Company
Du Pont Building
Dupont - Brandywine Building
Dupont - Chestnut Run
Dupont - Christiana Lab
Dupont - Experimental Station
Dupont Building - Laird Offices
Dupont Research Center
E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company
E.I. Dupont De Nemours Powder Company
Electric Hose & Rubber Company
Elementary School, 11Th St. Bridge
Forbes Steel and Wire
Gates Engineering Co.
General Electric Company, Turbine Repair
General Motors Corporation
Goshen Iron Company
Harlan and Hollingsworth Corporation
Hercules Powder Company
Hercules Research Center
Hilles and Jones Company
Industrial Trust Building
Jackson and Sharp Company
Jas. Riddle and Company
Jessup and Moore Paper Company
John G. Baker
Joseph Bancroft & Son Company
Lea Milling Company
Lummont Du Pont Estate
Maryland Dry Dock Company
Mccullough Iron Company
Mckean High School
Melville, Gambill and Company
Mount Pleasant High School
North American Smelting Co.
Old Bravo Shipyard - Test Center
Pelle Port Hospital
Penn Fruit Market
Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Peoples Railway Company
Prices Corner Shopping Center
Pusey & Jones Shipyard
Pusey, Scott and Company
Pussey & Jones Corp.
Ralston Purina Co.
Riggs Distiller & Co.
Sampson Naval Shipyard
Shellhorn & Hill Incorporated
Springer Junior High School
St. David's Church
St. Francis Hospital
St. Hedwig's Convent
St. Helena Church
St. Mark's High School
St. Mary Magdalen School
Standard Arms Company
Swift, Courtney & Beecher Company
The Devon Apartments
The Plaza, Delaware Ave.
Tidewater Oil Co. - Berlin Plant
Tidewater Oil Refinery
Veterans Administration Hospital
Walton, Whann and Company
William H. G. Bullard
William J. Warner
William Lea and Sons
William Thompson Heating Company
Wilmington & Brandywine Springs Railway
Wilmington and Philadelphia Traction
Wilmington Chemical Corporation
Wilmington General Hospital
Wilmington Iron Works
Wilmington Medical Center
Wilmington Philadelphia Traction Company
Wilmington Trust Company
Wilmington Water Works
Standard Oil Company Of Indiana
Libby Mcneil & Libby
National Vulcanized Fiber