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Meriden, Connecticut

Meriden was named in 1728 and recognized as an independent town in 1806.  By the mid-1800s, Meriden experienced a rapid growth in population and was incorporated as a city in 1867.  Positioned at the "Crossroads of Connecticut", Meriden is conveniently located 20 minutes from Hartford and New Haven and two hours from either Boston or New York City.  Today, the city's manufacturing companies produce pewter, electronics, nuclear instruments, vaccines, automotive products, plastics, gaskets, communications equipment, jewelry, food, candy, tools and machines.  A few of the larger companies located in Meriden currently include: CUNO, Inc., Midstate Medical Center, and Hunters Ambulance.

Meriden remained virtually isolated from the nearby towns and communities until the improvements in transportation occurred in the early to mid-19th century which proved vital to industrial growth altering the landscape of Meriden.  Such transportation improvements included the arrival of the turnpike and development of the steam engine which made the shipment of goods to national and world markets possible.   Accordingly, more people came to Meriden, population increased, farms were more prevalent in the region, and new businesses opened to serve the needs of community.  Thus, Meriden progressively transformed from a small agricultural village to an economically diverse town, producing products that not only served the local economy in which it was produced, but also served a new type of national economy.  Howard Pratt & Company was one of the earliest examples of this as they supplied almost three-quarters of all ivory combs used in the United States.  Through the mid-20th century, factories in Meriden produced a variety of products such as belts, hoops, pewter, guns, nails, buttons, organs, and coffee grinders. However, no other commodity symbolized Meriden more than the production of silver. Silver production soon became synonymous with Meriden as companies like International Silver Company and Meriden Cutlery prospered--thus, earning Meriden the well-deserved nickname of "Silver City".   By the mid-20th century, many factories, including the International Silver, closed or moved.   A shopping mall, housing projects, and other modern buildings now occupy the places where large industrial factories once stood.    

Asbestos exposure in the workplace has been a growing issue for Meriden as a result of its large manufacturing history where asbestos containing products were commonly used. Consequently, those exposed to asbestos fibers have an increased risk of developing an asbestos cancer known as mesothelioma. We provide information about treatment for mesothelioma in and around Meriden at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Meriden

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Meriden where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • C.N. Flagg & Company
  • Capital Theatre
  • Cheeseborough Ponds
  • Claremont Company
  • Connecticut Breweries Company
  • Cummings Insulation Company
  • Cummings Shop
  • Cuno Engineering
  • Diplomat Apartments
  • G. Fox & Co.
  • G.R. Cummings Company
  • Gaynor Tech
  • Holiday Inn
  • International Silver Company
  • J. M Delaney Company
  • J.C. Penney
  • Kennedy School
  • Maloney High School
  • Meriden Apartments
  • Meriden Armory
  • Meriden City Hall
  • Meriden Convalescent Hospital
  • Meriden Elderly Housing
  • Meriden Elementary Shool
  • Meriden Fire Station
  • Meriden Gas Light Company
  • Meriden High School
  • Meriden Home Bank
  • Meriden Housing Project
  • Meriden Mall
  • Meriden Middle School
  • Meriden Moulded Plastics
  • Meriden Police Station/Town Hall
  • Meriden School For Boys
  • Meriden Telephone
  • Miller Industries
  • Modern Plumbing & Heating
  • Platt High School
  • Pratt & Whitney Fuel Cell
  • Read & Greenwood
  • Seppa School
  • Seven-Up Bottling
  • SNETCO
  • Souzio's Cement Plant
  • St. Joseph's Church
  • St. Rose Church & School
  • St. Sanislaus Church
  • Trumbull School
  • Undercliff State Hospital
  • Wallingford Hospital
  • Water Filtration Plant
  • Wilcox Tech High School

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Meriden, Connecticut

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Meriden, Connecticut. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Distance: 75.5 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 16.2 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 17.2 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 17.2 miles


550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 82.3 miles


One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 78.7 miles


Columbia University
701 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 77.0 miles


622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 77.0 miles


Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Distance: 72.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Meriden, Connecticut

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Meriden, Connecticut. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Michael R. Grey
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Distance: 8.6 miles

Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 17.2 miles

Dr. Michael Kashgarian
Yale Cancer Center
310 Cedar Street, LH B20
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 17.2 miles

Dr. Jack A. Elias
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Yale Internal Medicine
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 17.2 miles

Dr. Carrie Redlich
Yale School of Medicine
135 College Street, 3rd floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 17.2 miles

Dr. Anthony Testa
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Atwood Medical Center
1524 Atwood Avenue Suite 340
Johnston, RI 02919

Distance: 69.1 miles

Dr. Stephen Rush
NYU Langone Medical Center
Long Island Radiation Therapy
1129 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY 11030

Distance: 69.1 miles

Dr. Sundaresan T. Sambandan
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
1220 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 70.5 miles

Dr. John Pella
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
1150 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 305
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 70.5 miles

Dr. Roman Perez-Soler
Montefiore Medical Center
MMC Medical Park at Eastchester
1695 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Distance: 72.4 miles

Dr. David Ettensohn
Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
73 Beechwood Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Distance: 76.1 miles

Dr. Shahriyour Andaz
South Nassau Communities Hospital on Long Island
One Healthy Way
Oceanside, NY 11572

Distance: 76.2 miles

Dr. John D. Allendorf
New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center
Herbert Irving Pavilion, Suite 820
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 77.0 miles

Dr. John A. Chabot
NY-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center
161 Ft. Washington Avenue Suite AP-819
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 77.0 miles

Dr. Raja M. Flores
Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 78.7 miles

Dr. Stephen M. Levin
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
1212 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 78.7 miles

Dr. Andrea S. Wolf
The Mount Sinai Hospital
1470 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 78.7 miles

Dr. Harvey Pass
NYU Langone Medical Center
530 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 82.3 miles

Dr. Daniel Sterman
NYU Langone Medical Center
530 1st Avenue, HCC, Suite 5D
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 82.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Meriden, Connecticut

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Connecticut, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in Connecticut

Hartford Signs $1.5 Billion Deal to Cover Asbestos Liability Exposures

Hartford Connecticut Financial Company signed a $1.5 billion reinsurance agreement to cover its asbestos and environmental liability exposures.

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