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Des Moines is the most populous city in Iowa as well as the state capital and county seat of Polk County. Des Moines was originally founded as Fort Des Moines at the intersection of the Des Moines River and Raccoon River. In 1846 the original fort was abandoned and later occupied by settlers. The city was incorporated in 1851 as Fort Des Moines which was later shortened to “Des Moines”.
Agriculture and mining thrived in Des Moines which had an abundance of natural minerals. The first mining operation began in Des Moines in 1864 and by the turn of the century there were over 20 mines operating in Des Moines. Railroads were drawn to Des Moines because of this coal supply and the city experienced a population boom as the Rock Island Railroad was established tying Des Moines to Chicago. The wealth that developed in Des Moines lead to mass construction of buildings and fountains along the Des Moines river as well as a warehouse and manufacturing district. Factories in Des Moines included packing plants, foundries, farm product processing as well as chemical and mineral products such as cement, gypsum and coal.
The history of industrial factories, coal mining and railroading in Des Moines includes many job sites where asbestos containing products were widely used, putting workers at risk of developing mesothelioma cancer from asbestos exposure.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and would like to consult a mesothelioma lawyer in Iowa about your legal rights to compensation, CLICK HERE for a free consultation or call us at 800-300-2919.
Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Des Moines
Our mesothelioma attorneys in Des Moines, IA are focused solely on mesothelioma allowing us to devote our full resources to maximizing each client's recovery. We understand the challenges you are now facing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma and we are sensitive to the concerns of our clients suffering as we navigate the unique legal aspects of mesothelioma cases.
Each state has its own mesothelioma laws and if you wait too long, your claims may be barred.
Des Moines, IA Mesothelioma Treatment Centers
There are cancer centers and physicians that specializes in the treatment for mesothelioma near Des Moines. If you would like to learn more, CLICK HERE to contact our client service team or call us at 800-300-2919.
Des Moines, IA Asbestos 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 buildings and job sites where asbestos exposure may have occurred in Des Moines, Iowa. If you or a loved one have mesothelioma, or other asbestos-related injury, and wish to consult an attorney about your legal rights to compensation, CLICK HERE for a free consultation or call us at 800-300-2919.
Des Moines Zip Codes Served
Our mesothelioma attorneys have represented hundreds of clients like you in almost every state, including hard working men and women in Des Moines, IA. No matter where you are, we can help. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and would like to consult a mesothelioma lawyer in Des Moines about your legal rights to compensation, CLICK HERE for a free consultation or call us at 800-300-2919.
Below are zip codes served in Des Moines, IA:
50009, 50047, 50211, 50309, 50310, 50311, 50312, 50313, 50314, 50315, 50316, 50317, 50319, 50320, 50321, 50322, 50327