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Weymouth, Massachusetts

The Town of Weymouth was incorporated in 1635, and is located approximately twelve miles southeast of Boston. As the second oldest town in Massachusetts, Weymouth's 21.61 square miles have been almost fully developed over the years. Many former industrial properties have been repurposed for residential and commercial uses. As a result, Weymouth today retains many traces of its early history, from 19th century factory buildings and handsome Victorian homes, to street patterns dating back to the Colonial era. Industrial areas around the Weymouth Fore River and Weymouth Back River, including a former Nike missile base, have been reclaimed as green space and form present-day Webb State Park.

Founded in 1622 as Wessagusset Colony, Weymouth's early years were rocky. Poor planning led to food shortages which bred theft, illness and general disorder, and strained relations with the neighboring Massachuset native communities. The settlement eventually was strengthened by new arrivals from England, and in 1635 was incorporated as the town of Weymouth. Fishing and agriculture were the primary means of subsistence. In 1837, bog iron was discovered in the town, and the Weymouth Iron Works was built. Development of local banking and railroads increased led to increased commerce and a population of more than 6,000 by 1870. When the foundry closed, shoemaking, which began in Weymouth in the 17th century, grew to become the dominant manufacturing industry. The Stetson Shoe Company operated until 1973, and the factory building has since been converted to an office complex. Weymouth also has longstanding ties to aviation. In 1930, the New England Air Ship Corporation blimp "Neponset" landed at Stetson Field. In 1942, Naval Air Station South Weymouth opened, providing facilities for Navy dirigibles until 1961. The base was officially closed in 1997 and is currently slated for redevelopment to include movie studios, housing and recreation areas.

Because of its status as a "mature" community, with little undeveloped land, Weymouth has an active history of renovating and restoring older properties. This, along with its manufacturing roots, puts Weymouth workers in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure and asbestos-related illnesses. If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Weymouth, you may benefit by seeking council from an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Weymouth

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

  • Boston Edison Company
  • Edgar Station Powerhouse
  • Edison Electric & Illuminating Company of Boston
  • Noyes Insulation Company
  • Old Colony Gas Company
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Robert L. Shallow
  • Sacred Heart School
  • Weymouth Air Base
  • Weymouth High School
  • Weymouth Light & Power Company
  • Weymouth Power Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Weymouth, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Weymouth, 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: 12.2 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 11.9 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 12.5 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 12.3 miles


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

Distance: 34.0 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 94.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Weymouth, Massachusetts

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

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

Distance: 11.9 miles

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

Distance: 11.9 miles

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

Distance: 12.2 miles

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

Distance: 12.3 miles

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

Distance: 12.3 miles

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

Distance: 32.2 miles

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

Distance: 39.1 miles

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

Distance: 40.2 miles

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

Distance: 40.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Weymouth, 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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