Jackson, Mississippi is located on the west bank of the Pearl River about 45 miles east of the Mississippi River. Jackson is both the state capital of Mississippi and the state’s largest city. Jackson was originally part of the Choctaw Nation’s territory before the area was ceded to the United States through various treaties. In 1822 Jackson was incorporated and made the state capital, named for General Andrew Jackson.
The railroad, first arriving in Jackson in 1840, was crucial to Jackson’s development as the city is not located along the Mississippi River like many growing cities at the time. Jackson became a manufacturing and railroad hub for the Confederacy during the Civil War, housing manufacturing facilities producing weapons, ammunition and textiles. These facilities made Jackson a target during the war and they city was burned and looted on several occasions throughout the war. Recovery was slow for Jackson at the start of the twentieth century, but the city’s population grew rapidly, bringing a boom of construction in the 1920s. The 1930s brought the discovery of natural gas fields nearby. These wells brought industrial growth and wealth and cheaper fuel drew oil refineries, power plants and railroading to the city. Jackson’s Hawkins Field also became a major airbase during World War II.
Jackson’s history of manufacturing and construction unfortunately includes many occupations and job sites where asbestos was widely used during the 20th century. This puts many Jackson residents at an increased 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 Mississippi about your legal rights to compensation, CLICK HERE for a free consultation or call us at 800-300-2919.
Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Jackson
Our Jackson, MS mesothelioma attorneys 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.
Jackson, MS Mesothelioma Treatment Centers
There are several cancer centers and doctors near Jackson that treat mesothelioma cancer. The following are a list of some of the cancer centers that specialize in treatment for mesothelioma. If you would like to learn more, CLICK HERE to contact our client service team or call us at 800-300-2919.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Jackson 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 Jackson, MS. 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.
Jackson Zip Codes Served
Our mesothelioma attorneys have represented hundreds of clients like you in almost every state. 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 Jackson, Mississippi 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 Jackson, MS:
39056, 39157, 39174, 39201, 39202, 39203, 39204, 39206, 39208, 39209, 39211, 39212, 39213, 39216, 39217, 39232, 39269, 39272