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Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Asbestos Exposure in Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfield is the largest city in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, with a population of around 45,793. Pittsfield is the commercial, residential and cultural center of the Berkshire region. Many handsome 19th and early 20th century buildings have been preserved and remain in use, including the 1918 Colonial Theatre. Other cultural establishments include the Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Athenaeum, and Berkshire Museum. Recent development in the downtown area has brought a variety of ethnic restaurants, condominiums and businesses to this historic district. The western portion of the city is dominated by Pittsfield State Forest, an 11,000-acre preserve which offers swimming, hiking and other outdoor activities.

The land which would become Pittsfield was purchased by Col. Jacob Wendell in 1738. Wendell planned to divide the area and resell the plots to other settlers, but conflicts with the local Mohican peoples prevented the area from being fully settled by the English for several decades. Pittsfield was officially incorporated in 1761. Early industry was mainly agricultural, but the Housatonic River and its many feeder brooks provided power for a variety of mill-based manufacturing, including lumber, paper and textiles. Cultivation of Merino sheep, and the manufacture of woolens were the prominent industry for much of the 19th century. By 1891, Pittsfield had grown substantially, and was reincorporated as a city. In that year, the Stanley Electric Manufacturing Company produced its first electric transformer. In 1903, the company was acquired by General Electric Company. By 1930, the success of GE's Pittsfield facility made it a primary employer in a city which now numbered 50,000 residents. Manufacturing in Pittsfield has declined as the textile industry and others have relocated, but GE Advanced Materials, now owned by SABIC-Innovative Plastics, is still one of Pittsfield's largest employers.

Pittsfield's legacy of historic buildings, together with its manufacturing roots, places Pittsfield in a high risk category for asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Pittsfield at the bottom of this page. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Pittsfield, you may benefit by seeking counsel from a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Pittsfield

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

  • A.H. Rice Company
  • Berkshire Air Conditioning Corp
  • Berkshire College
  • Berkshire Commons
  • Berkshire Community Company
  • Berkshire County Savings Bank
  • Berkshire Gas Company
  • Berkshire Life Insurance Building
  • Berkshire Medical Center
  • Berkshire Metal Worker
  • Berkshire St. Railway Company
  • BMC Hospital
  • Board of Education
  • Byron Western Power House
  • Conaty High School
  • Crosby High School
  • Crosby Junior High School
  • G.E. Navy Ordinance Building
  • General Electric Company
  • Hillcrest Hospital
  • Jack Lindsay Incorporated
  • Midas Muffler
  • New England Telephone
  • North Academy
  • North Junior High School
  • Pittsfield Boys Club
  • Pittsfield Coal Gas Company Inc.
  • Pittsfield Electric Company
  • Pittsfield General Hospital
  • Pittsfield High School
  • Pittsfield Incinerator
  • Pittsfield Iron Works
  • Pittsfield School Department
  • Saint Mark's School
  • Silver Lake Steam Plant
  • South Junior High School
  • St. Luke's Hospital
  • Stanley G. I. Electl Manufacturing Company
  • Taconic High School
  • Temple Anshe Amonin
  • W. E. Tillotson Manufacturing Company
  • Western Mass Electric Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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


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

Distance: 99.1 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 56.9 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 81.4 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 81.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Pittsfield, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Pittsfield, 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: 60.5 miles

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

Distance: 81.3 miles

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

Distance: 81.3 miles

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

Distance: 81.4 miles

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

Distance: 81.4 miles

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

Distance: 99.1 miles

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

Distance: 99.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Pittsfield, 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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