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Shelton, Connecticut

Nestled in the Naugatuck valley, Shelton is a small town in Fairfield County. Initially settled as part of Stratford, Shelton officially incorporated as an independent city in 1915. In 1919, Shelton was consolidated with the town of Huntington establishing the current city of Shelton. The city was named after Edward N. Shelton, founder of the Shelton Company and the Ousatonic Water Power Company. Shelton boasts a country setting with urban sophistication and historic charm. Shelton continues to be one of Connecticut's fastest growing communities in Connecticut and has one of the state's lowest tax rates and one of its lowest unemployment rates.

Shelton expanded during the Industrial Revolution. Factories lined the streets producing everything from pins, tacks, bolts, paper boxes, and printing presses to the famous Huntington piano. By the early 1900s, the population had more than tripled to 5,545 residents, and they all lived somewhere close to the factories. In 1975, Shelton was home to one of the largest arson fires in the history of the United States. The Sponge Rubber Products plant (formerly owned by B.F. Goodrich) was set on fire. In 1988, in a civil lawsuit, a jury ruled the insurer did not have to pay fire-related claims because evidence showed the fire was planned by the company's top officials arranged to claim insurance money. Eight company officials were convicted or pleaded guilty. This fire marked the beginning of the decline of Shelton's industries. Up through the 1980s, many companies that operated factories along the banks of the Housatonic River either went out of business or relocated to towns and cities where labor and operating costs were cheaper. In 1995, Sikorsky Aircraft closed a plant off of Bridgeport Avenue that manufactured electrical components for helicopters. Since that time, efforts to revitalize Shelton's downtown area have been ongoing. Some prominent companies in Shelton include Wiffle Ball, Inc., Sikorsky Aircraft, Pitney Bowes, Health Net, and Perkin-Elmer (Life and Analytical sciences division).

Shelton’s industrial and manufacturing history makes exposure to asbestos an ongoing issue. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, and you are looking for a mesothelioma doctor, scroll down to see a list of those located in and around Shelton. If you were exposed to asbestos in Shelton, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Shelton

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

  • American Chain & Cable
  • B.F. Goodrich
  • Conn Light & Power Company
  • Derby Gas & Electric Company
  • Goodrich Sponge Rubber Company
  • Kreuger Store
  • Laurel Heights Hospital
  • Nelson Machine
  • Philips Medical Center
  • S.O. and C. Company
  • Shelton B.F. Goodrich
  • Shelton Cheeseborough Ponds
  • Shelton Firehouse
  • Shelton Gas Works
  • Shelton High School
  • Shelton I.T.T. Research Park
  • Shelton Post Office
  • Shelton School
  • Shelton Shopping Mall
  • Sidney Blumenthal & Company Inc
  • Sikorsky Aircraft
  • South River Spinning Company
  • Sponge Rubber
  • United Illuminating Building

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Shelton, Connecticut

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Shelton, 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: 97.0 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 38.3 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 10.8 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 10.7 miles


195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 89.5 miles


550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 59.1 miles


One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 55.5 miles


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

Distance: 53.9 miles


622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 53.9 miles


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

Distance: 49.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Shelton, Connecticut

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

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

Distance: 10.7 miles

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

Distance: 10.7 miles

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

Distance: 10.8 miles

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

Distance: 10.8 miles

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

Distance: 30.1 miles

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

Distance: 46.1 miles

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

Distance: 49.2 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: 53.9 miles

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

Distance: 53.9 miles

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

Distance: 53.9 miles

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

Distance: 55.5 miles

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

Distance: 55.5 miles

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

Distance: 55.5 miles

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

Distance: 59.1 miles

Dr. Bruce G. Haffty
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 89.5 miles

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

Distance: 90.8 miles

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

Distance: 91.7 miles

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

Distance: 91.7 miles

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

Distance: 97.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Shelton, 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.

Asbestos Discovered During Stratford Highway Project

The Connecticut State Department of Transportation has announced that asbestos was discovered during the Exit 33 highway construction.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

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