Sturdivant is an unincorporated community in extreme southern Bollinger County, Missouri, United States. It is located about sixteen miles north of Dexter along State Highway V. The zip code is 63782. It is part of the Cape Girardeau–Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town founded in the 19th century and was named after Colonel Robert Sturdivant, a banker in Cape Girardeau. In 1881, a railroad was built through the town for the purposes for shipping lumber. In 1920, the Diversion Channel alleviated some of the area flooding, although travel was still difficult in wet weather. Around 1925, a mill was built in the area; the surrounding community used the work whistle to set its clocks. Two general stores, hotel, a saloon, a second-hand clothing store, and a school were also probably founded around this time. One of the stores included a post office. A theater was built around 1940. In the late 1940s, the school was incorporated with the Zalma, Missouri school district. In 1965, the railroad was abandoned and most of the population disappeared.

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What is asbestos and mesothelioma litigation?

Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos, once regarded as a miracle mineral, was popular due its lightweight but tough characteristics as well as for its heat-resistant properties. This naturally occurring mineral was used in many commercial and consumer products, from construction materials such as cement, roofing shingles and insulation, to consumer and industrial applications such as hair dryers, automobile brake pads and pipe insulation.

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer which forms in the lining of the chest or abdominal cavities on the mesothelium - the sac lining the internal body cavities. Mesothelioma cases involve those who have suffered adverse health effects from exposure to asbestos on the job, in consumer products, or in the environment.

Asbestos and mesothelioma litigation are a type of toxic tort litigation.

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