Mesothelioma.com Resources for Patients and their Families

Lawrence, Massachusetts

Asbestos Exposure in Lawrence, MA

Lawrence, Massachusetts is a city of approximately 70,000 located on the Merrimack River, twenty-five miles north of Boston. A multiethnic community with strong ties to its immigrant and industrial roots, Lawrence still retains a manufacturing base in the textile, shoe and electronics industries, some occupying the 19th and 20th century mill buildings which line both banks of the Merrimack.

Lawrence was incorporated in 1853, and the "Immigrant City" soon led the world's production of cotton and woolen textiles. Working conditions in Lawrence were often less than ideal; many mills were unsafe and overcrowded, and many of the workers were unskilled and spoke little or no English. In 1860, the Pemberton Mill collapse and subsequent fire killed 145 workers. The concentration of industry and sheer numbers of mill workers also made Lawrence a major force for change. In 1912, when a change in state law reduced workers' hours (and consequently, their earnings), 25,000 Lawrence textile workers went out on strike for higher wages. The American Woolen Company was among the companies involved in this labor action, which came to be known as the "Bread and Roses" strike, reflecting the workers' desire for a life that offered more than a subsistence wage. By the 1950s, the wool-processing industry was declining. Lawrence’s attempts to revive its fading economy met with mixed success. Urban renewal projects resulted in the loss of historic structures, and efforts were made to attract unpopular businesses such as trash incinerators and waste treatment facilities. Today, companies such as New Balance, Cardinal Shoe, and New England Affiliated Technology are headquartered in Lawrence, and many old mill buildings are being preserved and renovated.

As a planned industrial community, Lawrence has long had concerns around asbestos exposure. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Lawrence at the bottom of this page. Additionally, asbestos lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Lawrence and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Lawrence

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

  • A & P Corrugated Box Corporation
  • American Woolen Company
  • Arlington Mills
  • Bay State Street Railway Company
  • Bolta Company
  • Boston and Northern St Railway Company
  • Bride & Grimes
  • Brightwood Manufacturing. Company
  • Champion International Corporation
  • Cold Spring Brewing
  • Dav O Niter Corporation
  • Edison and Illuminating Company
  • Edison Electric Ill'G Company
  • Greater Lawrence Industrial Associates, Inc.
  • H. P. Hood & Sons
  • Helfrich Brothers Boiler Works
  • Honeywell
  • John Ventura Company
  • Katama Mills
  • Lawrence Duck Company
  • Lawrence Gas Company
  • Lawrence General Hospital
  • Lawrence Paperboard Company
  • Lawrence Plumbing & Heating
  • Merrimac Valley Street Railway Company
  • Monomack Mills
  • Municipal Park Garage, Common St.
  • New England Alloys
  • Osgood School
  • Oxford Paper Company
  • Pacific Mills
  • Refuse Fuels, Inc.
  • The Bolts Company
  • Westvaco Chemical

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Lawrence, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Lawrence, 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: 23.8 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 24.9 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 23.6 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 24.6 miles


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

Distance: 60.7 miles


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Barbara E. Rubin Building
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Distance: 89.6 miles


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

Distance: 73.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Lawrence, Massachusetts

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

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

Distance: 23.8 miles

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

Distance: 24.6 miles

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

Distance: 24.6 miles

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

Distance: 24.9 miles

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

Distance: 24.9 miles

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

Distance: 58.2 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. Sundaresan T. Sambandan
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
1220 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 66.2 miles

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

Distance: 66.2 miles

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: 79.4 miles

Dr. Cherie P. Erkmen
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Distance: 89.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Lawrence, 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.

Asbestos Related News in Massachusetts

Lakeside Estates Fights Asbestos Fines

Lakeside Estates is fighting asbestos fines and allegations brought against it by the Mashpee Board of Health.

Mesothelioma Concerns Grow with Increasing Building Renovations in Massachusetts

The number of asbestos removal projects in Massachusetts has increased, causing much concern for workers to develop mesothelioma or related diseases.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog

FEATURED CONTENT:


RECENT POSTS:

Avoid Asbestos and Other Hazards During Home Improvement

Surviving Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Stephen Jay Gould’s Cancer Journey

Understanding Cancer Clinical Trials