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Portland, Maine

Asbestos Exposure in Portland, ME

Portland is a city in coastal Maine, located on a peninsula extending into Casco Bay. Nearly a quarter of Maine's population is concentrated in the Portland area. The city itself has a population of 64,000 and forms a vibrant economic and cultural hub for southern Maine. Formerly an industrial and shipping center, Portland has suffered four devastating fires over the decades, from which it takes the city motto, "Resurgam," Latin for "I will rise again." Today, fewer than 10% of Portland's business are manufacturing-based; the majority are service-related, followed by retail and government. Portland has a prominent arts community, with more than 2,000 events per year. Contemporary shops and restaurants occupy the 19th-century brick buildings of historic Old Port.

Portland was first settled by Europeans in 1633 as Casco. Later renamed Falmouth, it was primarily a fishing and trading community, developing as a shipping center after the Revolutionary War, when it reincorporated as Portland in 1786. When the Grand Trunk Railway was built in 1853, Canadian exporters shipped goods through Portland during the winters, rerouting around Quebec's ice-locked ports. The Portland Company built more than 600 locomotives to service the rapidly growing city. A massive fire in 1866 destroyed most of the commercial district and left 10,000 people homeless, but, true to its motto, Portland rose again. An 1876 map of Portland shows five rail depots, a thicket of commercial wharfs, and factories producing plows, organs, soap, boots, carriages and other goods. Sugar companies such as J.B. Brown & Sons and Forest City Sugar Refinery dotted the waterfront area. Like much of New England, Portland's manufacturing declined in the late 20th century, and it has recreated itself as a financial and cultural center, home to institutions such as TD Bank, Unum, and the Maine College of Art, and many of the city's historic buildings have been restored.

Portland has a history of manufacturing and reconstruction which place it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. We have identified numerous jobsites in Portland where asbestos exposure has occurred. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Portland are listed at the bottom of the page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Portland, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Portland

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

  • A. H. Moulton
  • Acme Engineering
  • Ametex Inc.
  • B & M Railroad
  • Baneroft and Martin
  • Bliss Portland Company
  • Burnham and Morrill Company
  • Consolidated Electric Light Company
  • Cutter Fire Brick Company
  • Fells Company
  • Forest City Sugar Refining Company
  • Maine Central Railroad Company
  • Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Maple St Siding
  • Marine Transport Corp
  • Masonic Building
  • Mechanical Services Inc
  • Nathan Clifford School
  • New England Insulation Company
  • Otis Falls Pulp Company
  • Oxford Paper Company
  • Portland and Yarmouth Electric Railway Company
  • Portland Gas Light Company
  • Portland Iron Steel Company
  • Portland Lighting and Power Company
  • Portland Railroad Company
  • Portland Stock
  • Portland Street Railway Company
  • Portland Yarmouth Electric Railway Company
  • R.J. Peacock Canning Company
  • Theatre Corp of Portland
  • Thomaston State Prison
  • Todd Shipyard
  • Twitchell Champlin and Company
  • University of Maine
  • W. L. Blake & Company
  • Willey Calhown
  • Winslow and Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Portland, Maine

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Portland, Maine. 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.

55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 99.0 miles

Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 99.3 miles

Thoracic (Lung) Oncology Center
100 Campus Drive
Suite 102
Scarborough, ME 04074

Distance: 8.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Portland, Maine

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

Dr. Tracey L. Weigel
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Division Director of Thoracic Surgery
818 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102

Distance: 3.4 miles

Dr. Richard L. Kradin
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street, WRN 2
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 99.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Portland, Maine

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Maine, 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.

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