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New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford is a city of approximately 91,000 residents on the south coast of Massachusetts. New Bedford has a long tradition of shipbuilding and whaling, industries that made it at one time the richest city per capita in the world, and the most prominent whaling port. Although the whaling trade ended in 1925, commercial fishing is still an important revenue source for New Bedford, and its historic downtown and waterfront district, now a national park, preserves the city's maritime history and encourages tourism. Significant employers include Southcoast Hospitals Group, Titleist, and Riverside Manufacturing. New Bedford also has a growing arts community, with an array of museums, galleries and performing arts venues.

New Bedford was founded in 1787, and included the towns of Fairhaven and Acushnet at that time. Prior to 1787, all three communities were part of Dartmouth, which was settled as a farming community. By 1805, a bank and several marine insurance companies had sprung up to support the growing whaling trade. In 1857, the New Bedford fleet's annual catch yielded $10 million dollars. Two years later, however, petroleum was discovered in Pennsylvania, and the whale population was severely depleted. The whaling trade declined, but the textile industry was ready to take up the slack. Wamsutta Mills opened in 1849; eleven more mills followed. When the last whaling ship set out in 1925, New Bedford was one of the largest producers of cotton textiles in the country. After World War II, textile manufacturing slowed as manufacturing moved to the Southern states, but garment making continues into the present day and is still a significant economic factor in the community. In the late 20th century, tourism has grown in New Bedford, and the New Bedford Business Park provides a home for such companies as Polaroid, Johnson & Johnson and American Flexible Conduit.

New Bedford has a long history of manufacturing, making asbestos exposure in the workplace an issue. If you were exposed to asbestos in New Bedford and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in New Bedford

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

  • Acushnet Factory
  • Acushnet Process Company
  • Bennett Spinning Mills
  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc
  • Brett and Simpson
  • Coaters Inc.
  • Commonwealth Electric Company
  • Cornell Dubilier Electric Corporation
  • Dartmouth Finishing Corp
  • Dartmouth Manufacturing Corp
  • Dawson's Brewery
  • Goodyear Plant
  • Greater New Bedford Community
  • Gulf Hill Dairy
  • Hanley Brewery - Boiler Room
  • Hathaway Manufacturing Company
  • Hemingway Trucking Co.
  • Howland Mills Corporation
  • Isotronics
  • J C Rhodes and Company
  • John I. Paulding Company
  • Kendall Mills
  • Kilburn Mills
  • Lambeth Rope Company
  • Manomet Mills
  • Mohawk Carpet Mills
  • Monquitt Mills
  • Morse Twist Drill and Machine Company
  • New Bedford and Onset St. Railway Company
  • New Bedford Gas & Edison Light Company - Cannon St Station
  • New Bedford High School
  • New Bedford Manufacturing Company
  • New Bedford Rayon Company
  • New Bedford Textile School
  • New Bedford Vocational School
  • New England Oil Refining Company
  • Page Manufacturing Company
  • Palmer Scott Shipyard
  • Pier Point Plant
  • Pierce Mnfg Corporation
  • Polaroid Corporation
  • Quaker Oats Co.
  • Raytheon
  • Revere Copper & Brass
  • Rotch Spinning Corp
  • Union Street Railway Company
  • United Shoe Machinery Company
  • Wamsutta Mills
  • William Whitman Company
  • Yosnold Mills Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near New Bedford, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of New Bedford, 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: 49.2 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 48.0 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 49.3 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 48.3 miles


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

Distance: 26.6 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 90.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near New Bedford, Massachusetts

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

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

Distance: 27.9 miles

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

Distance: 28.4 miles

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

Distance: 28.4 miles

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

Distance: 32.1 miles

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

Distance: 48.0 miles

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

Distance: 48.0 miles

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

Distance: 48.3 miles

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

Distance: 48.3 miles

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

Distance: 49.2 miles

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

Distance: 95.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in New Bedford, 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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