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Lynn, Massachusetts

Lynn is the largest city in Essex County, Massachusetts, with a population of just over 89,000. Lynn is located on the Massachusetts Bay shoreline 9 miles north of Boston. Lynn's neighborhoods include manufacturing plants, parks and beaches, reflecting its dual history as an industrial center and an oceanside resort. Lynn was first settled in 1629 by colonists from nearby Salem, and incorporated a year later as the town of Saugus. The name was changed to Lynn in 1637 upon the arrival of the town's first minister, who came from King's Lynn, England.

Although begun as a farming community, Lynn quickly added tanneries and shoemakers to the town's industries, producing boots for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. The extension of the Eastern Railroad in the 1830s encouraged the growth of the shoe industry, and by 1850 Lynn was one of the world's major producers of shoes and boots. An 1879 map of Lynn's industrial center identifies 31 shoe manufacturers, including Morgan and Dore, and B.F. Spinney & Company. Major fires in 1869 and 1889 served merely to clear the way for construction of new shoe factories. These factories created a demand for electricity, and many of Lynn's prominent industrialists invested in the fledgling Thomson-Houston Electric Company in 1883. Their foresight paid off, as Thomson-Houston merged with Edison General Electric Company in 1892 to form the General Electric Company. At first, the company focused on producing small motors, electrical arc lamps and meters, switching to aircraft components and engines during WWII. The combined research efforts of GE and MIT led to the development of the first U.S. jet engine in 1942. As with many New England cities, the original industries which led to growth began to decline in the 20th century. In the 1970s and 1980s, fires destroyed many of Lynn's former shoe factories. Other vacant industrial buildings have been renovated into living spaces, attracting young professionals from neighboring Boston. Lynn continues to have a manufacturing presence with General Electric's aviation division, West Lynn Creamery, Sterling Machine Company and Durkee-Mower.

Lynn’s industrial history makes exposure to asbestos an ongoing concern. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer in Lynn, you may benefit from contacting Dr. David Sugarbaker. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Lynn and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Lynn

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

  • Bauer Enterprises
  • Bay State St. Railway Company
  • Boston and Northern St Railway Company
  • Boston Gas Company
  • Boston Machine
  • Champion Lamp Works
  • Dori Shoe
  • Earlsand Shoe Company
  • Eastern Smelting & Refin
  • General Electric Company
  • Hoague Sprague Corporation
  • James F Pennell
  • Lynn and Boston Railroad Company
  • Lynn and Boston Rr Company
  • Lynn Gas and Eletric Company
  • Mass. Electric Company
  • National Folding Box and Paper Company
  • Pennell Dearborn and Hovey
  • Power Piping
  • Proctor Estate
  • St. Mary's Parish
  • St. Peter's Church
  • Union Hospital

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Lynn, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Lynn, 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: 9.5 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 11.5 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 9.8 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 11.6 miles


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

Distance: 49.2 miles


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

Distance: 82.7 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Lynn, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Lynn, 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: 9.5 miles

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

Distance: 11.5 miles

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

Distance: 11.5 miles

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

Distance: 11.6 miles

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

Distance: 11.6 miles

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

Distance: 47.0 miles

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

Distance: 53.0 miles

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

Distance: 55.3 miles

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

Distance: 55.3 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: 88.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Lynn, 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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