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West Springfield, Massachusetts

The Town of West Springfield is a city of almost 28,000 residents in Massachusetts. Originally part of the city of Springfield, West Springfield is located on the west bank of the Connecticut River, from which it derives its nickname, the "West Side." West Springfield is part of the Springfield-Hartford Knowledge Corridor, a partnership dedicated to promoting economic and educational opportunities in the region. An annual agricultural fair, The Big E, or Eastern States Exposition, draws participants and visitors from across New England, and provides substantial seasonal employment.

Settled in 1636 as Agawam, the area was renamed Springfield in 1640. In 1654, the settlement spread to the west bank of the Connecticut River, where it joins the Agawam River. The difficulties of crossing the river eventually led to West Springfield becoming a separate parish, and in 1774, a separate town which included present-day Agawam and Holyoke. Agriculture, fur trading and animal husbandry provided income for much of West Springfield's early years. The first bridge across the Connecticut was built in 1805, and the Western Railroad (later the Boston and Albany Railroad) began freight and passenger service in 1841, ushering in the Industrial Revolution and transforming the town. Between 1839 and 1892, half-a-dozen paper mills, including the Mittineague Paper Company, forerunner of Strathmore Paper Company, were built and staffed, largely by Irish immigrants. Other factories produced carriages, hats, ceramics, pipe and gunpowder. West Springfield developed into a transportation hub, with two major rail yards which were top employers for decades. In 1949, the Western Massachusetts Electric Company's 50,000kw West Springfield Station went online, and still provides electric power during peak demand times. West Springfield, like much of New England, has experienced manufacturing loss during recent decades, and is transitioning to a more commercial and high-tech-based economy.

West Springfield has a history of construction and manufacturing in industries known for using asbestos-containing materials. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around West Springfield at the bottom of this page. Additionally, mesothelioma attorneys may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in West Springfield and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in West Springfield

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

  • Amherst College
  • Boston & Albany Railroad
  • Hammermill Paper Company
  • Johnson Acoustics, Incorporated
  • Johnson Asbestos Company
  • Johnson Asbestos Distributors
  • Northeast Utilities
  • Sears Roebuck
  • Strathmore Paper
  • Strathmore Paper Company
  • Western Mass Electric Company
  • Western Massachusetts Electric Company
  • Zimmerman and Sons

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near West Springfield, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of West Springfield, 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: 81.9 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 80.1 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 81.2 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 79.7 miles


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

Distance: 66.6 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 25.1 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 58.0 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 58.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near West Springfield, Massachusetts

We have also compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of West Springfield, 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: 32.5 miles

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

Distance: 58.0 miles

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

Distance: 58.0 miles

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

Distance: 58.0 miles

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

Distance: 58.0 miles

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

Distance: 60.7 miles

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

Distance: 64.6 miles

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

Distance: 64.6 miles

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

Distance: 65.8 miles

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

Distance: 79.7 miles

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

Distance: 79.7 miles

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

Distance: 80.1 miles

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

Distance: 80.1 miles

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

Distance: 81.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in West Springfield, 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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