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Holyoke, Massachusetts

Asbestos Exposure in Holyoke, MA

Holyoke, Massachusetts is located on the Connecticut River in the southwestern part of the state. Running through the city is the Metacomet Ridge, a range of traprock peaks which includes the 1202-foot high Mount Tom. One of the first cities planned as an industrial community, Holyoke was first settled in 1745, created from the Ireland Parish section of West Springfield and incorporated in 1850. The city is named for explorer Elizur Holyoke.

Prior to 1847, Holyoke was sparsely settled, and ripe for industrial development. In 1847, construction was begun on a dam and canal system to power the new mills, and a modern grid of streets laid out. A dam failure in 1848 proved a temporary setback; a new, stronger dam was completed in 1849. A cotton mill, gristmill, smithy, tannery and other businesses vital to a growing city were established. The paper industry boomed, and at its peak, the "Paper City" could boast 25 paper mills, including Chemical Paper Company, Holyoke Paper Company, and Whiting Paper Company. The textile industry grew alongside the paper companies, and companies such as American Thread Company, Farr Alpaca Mills, and Clinton Silk Mills flourished into the early 20th century. Between 1920 and World War II, production declined, particularly in the textile industry, as mills closed by the hundreds across Massachusetts. Some industries survived the downturn, such as Worthington Pump Company and the American Pad & Paper Company, currently one of the largest producers of office supplies in the world. By the 1950s, however, when a new wave of Puerto Rican immigrants began to arrive, unemployment was high and manufacturing jobs scarce. In recent years, retail developments such as the Holyoke Mall and Holyoke Crossing shopping center have provided a boost to the local economy.

Holyoke has a substantial manufacturing legacy in the textile and paper trades, two industries known for their use of asbestos products. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos cancer, and you are looking for a mesothelioma doctor, scroll down to see a list of those located in and around Holyoke. Additionally, asbestos attorneys may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Holyoke and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Holyoke

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

  • A.C. and F.G. Burnham
  • American Milling Paper
  • American Writing Paper Company
  • Beebe Holbrooke Company
  • Brown Paper Company
  • Chapel Hill Nursing Home
  • Chemical Paper Manufacturing Company
  • City of Holyoke Electric Station
  • City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department
  • City of Holyoke Municipal Power Plant
  • Crocker Manufacturing Company
  • D. Mackintosh & Sons Company
  • General Electric Company
  • H. B. Lawrence School
  • Hadley Company
  • Hampden Brewing Company
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Holyoke Gas & Electric
  • Holyoke Gas & Power Company
  • Holyoke High School
  • Holyoke Hospital
  • Holyoke Mall
  • Holyoke Paper Company
  • Holyoke Street Railway Company
  • Holyoke Valve & Hydrant Company
  • Holyoke Water & Power Company
  • Isolation Hospital
  • John J. Lynch School
  • Keating Wheel Company
  • Kuc John D & Sons
  • Mount Tom Power Plant
  • Mt. Marie
  • Mt. Tom Powerhouse
  • Municipal Power Plant
  • Northeast Wire
  • Parsons Paper Company
  • Plastic Coating Corp
  • Providence Hospital
  • Riverside Paper Company
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Soldiers Home
  • Sullivan School
  • U.S. Engineers Conn R. Flood Control
  • Valley Paper Company
  • Walsh Holyoke Steam Boiler Works
  • Worthington Pump & Machinery Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Holyoke, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Holyoke, Massachusetts. 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: 80.5 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 78.8 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 79.8 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 78.4 miles


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

Distance: 68.5 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 31.7 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 64.4 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 64.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Holyoke, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Holyoke, Massachusetts. 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: 38.9 miles

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

Distance: 62.9 miles

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

Distance: 64.4 miles

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

Distance: 64.4 miles

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

Distance: 64.4 miles

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

Distance: 64.4 miles

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

Distance: 67.0 miles

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

Distance: 67.0 miles

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

Distance: 67.5 miles

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 78.4 miles

Dr. Pasi A. Janne
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 78.4 miles

Dr. Scott Swanson
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 78.8 miles

Dr. Raphael Bueno
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 78.8 miles

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

Distance: 80.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Holyoke, Massachusetts

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