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Groton was incorporated as a town in 1705 and received its name in honor of the Winthrop estate in England. Groton is situated on Fishers Island Sound between the Thames and Mystic Rivers in New London County. Groton is often referred to as the “Submarine Capital of the World” due to its enduring history of submarines, coupled with the fact that it has one of the largest submarine bases in the world, the Groton Submarine Base. Groton is a center for commerce and industry. It is also a tourist destination because of its shoreline location and numerous historical monuments and sites such as Fort Griswold. Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, maintains a 137-acre research and development facility in Groton. Groton is also home to the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus.

Early settlers to Groton were primarily farmers, but supplemented their livelihood with shipbuilding and the maritime trade. Groton vessels initially traded with Boston and New York and shortly thereafter found their way to the West Indies and across the Atlantic. After the Revolutionary War, shipping and commerce boomed and shipyards developed. After the Civil War, in 1868, a Navy Yard was established on the Thames River. It was later officially commissioned as the Naval Submarine Base New London, the Navy’s first Submarine Base. In 1911, Electric Boat established the New London Ship & Engine Co. in Groton. Electric Boat Corporation, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, has been supplying the Navy with submersibles since the early 1900s. During World War II, Electric Boat completed submarines every two weeks delivering a total of 74 diesel submarines to the Navy. In 1954, Electric Boat launched the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear powered submarine.

Groton has a rich shipbuilding history. Shipyard workers and military personnel were often exposed to asbestos-containing products which has made asbestos cancer and other related diseases an issue over the years. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, you may be at risk to develop mesothelioma. We have included a list of mesothelioma cancer centers and physicians in and around Groton at the bottom of this page.

01. Exposure Sites

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Groton

If you worked at any of these companies and/or job sites in Groton, Connecticut, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

  • Ambit Steel Corporation
  • Arwood Precision Casting
  • Avery Point Marine Biology
  • Ballard Oil
  • Charles Pfizer & Company, Inc.
  • Coast Guard Academy Library
  • Electric Boat Shipyard
  • First National Store
  • General Dynamics
  • Groton Fire Department
  • Groton Iron Works
  • Groton Post Office
  • Groton Shipyard
  • Groton Shopping Center
  • Groton Vocational Tech. School
  • Groton-Cutler Jr. High School
  • Groton-Fitch High School
  • Groton-Southwest Jr. High School
  • Hess Oil
  • Nautilus Sub-Eb
  • Pfizer Chemical
  • Snetco
  • Thames Insulation Company
  • U.S. Coast Guard Training Station
  • U.S. Naval Submarine Base
  • Uconn Extension
02. Doctors

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Groton

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice within a 100-mile radius of Groton, Connecticut. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, office locations and contact information.

Dr. Sundaresan T. Sambandam
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920

Dr. John A. Pella
John A. Pella Ltd.
Cranston, RI 02920

Dr. Anthony F. Testa
Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919

Dr. Michael R. Grey
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105

Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
New Haven, CT 06511

Dr. Carrie A. Redlich
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT 06510

Dr. Jack A. Elias
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

Dr. Michael S. Kent
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA 02215

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

Dr. Scott J. Swanson
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA 02115

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA 02115

Dr. Raphael Bueno
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Dr. Richard L. Kradin
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pulmonary Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Dr. Tracey L. Weigel
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595

Dr. John D. Allendorf
NYU Winthrop Hospital
Winthrop Surgical Associates
Mineola, NY 11501

Dr. Shahriyour Andaz
South Nassau Communities Hospital on Long Island
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Dr. Roman Perez-Soler
Montefiore Medical Park
Bronx, NY 10461

03. Cancer Centers

Groton, Connecticut Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma cancer centers located within a 100-mile radius of Groton, Connecticut. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more detailed information about the resources available at each one.

Yale Cancer Center
WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Lifespan Cancer Institute, Rhode Island Hospital
Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building)
Providence, RI 02903

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building 76
Cambridge, MA 02139

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Center for Thoracic Cancers
Boston, MA 02114

04. Support Services

Cancer Support Services Near Groton, Connecticut

The following cancer support services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma. Support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling.

Connecticut Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • South County Health 
    (Wakefield)
    401-782-8000
  • Care New England Wellness Center 
    (Warwick)
    401-732-3066
  • Memorial Hospital 
    (Pawtucket)
    401-729-2700
  • Connecticut Counseling Services 
    (Waterbury)
    203-755-8874
  • MISSION 
    (Southport)
    203-292-8722
  • Look Good Feel Better Program
    800-227-2345
  • Connecticut Counseling Services 
    (Danbury)
    203-743-4698
  • Ann’s Place 
    (Danbury)
    203-790-6568
  • Connecticut Counseling Services 
    (Norwalk)
    203-838-6508
  • Boston Medical Center Solomont Center for Hematology and Oncology 
    (Boston)
    617-638-5795
  • Mayor’s Health Line 
    (Boston)
    617-534-5050
Long-Term Housing
  • Montage Rocky Hill 
    (Rocky Hill)
    860-756-0368
  • Extended Stay America Hotels Warwick 
    (Warwick)
    401-732-2547
  • Flats at 390 
    (Meriden)
    203-292-1099
  • Alliance for Better Long Term Care 
    (Warwick)
    401-785-3340
  • Atria Stratford 
    (Stratford)
    203-380-0006
  • American Cancer Society – Maine Hotel Partner Program 
    (Framingham)
    800-227-2345
  • American Cancer Society – Massachusetts Hotel Partner Program 
    (Framingham)
    800-227-2345
  • AstraZeneca Hope Lodge – Boston 
    (Boston)
    617-396-5510
  • Boston Housing Authority 
    (Boston)
    617-988-4000
Patient Transport
  • Andover Dial a Ride 
    (Andover)
    860-742-7305
  • Accu Tran Ambulance Service 
    (East Providence)
    401-490-0446
  • Connecticut Transportation Solutions 
    (Waterbury)
    203-592-7213
  • Med Tech Ambulance Service 
    (Pawtucket)
    401-726-2000
  • Connecticut Transportation Solutions 
    (Bridgeport)
    203-592-7213
  • Sweetheart Transportation Service 
    (Danbury)
    203-748-2511
  • Central Boston Elder Services 
    (Roxbury)
    617-277-7416
Physical Therapy
  • Kent Hospital 
    (East Greenwich)
    401-886-4650
  • Gaylord Physical Therapy, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 
    (North Haven)
    203-230-9226
  • Roger Williams Cancer Center 
    (Providence)
    401-456-2077
  • Rhode Island Hospital, The Comprehensive Cancer Center 
    (Providence)
    401-444-4000
  • Griffin Hospital 
    (Derby)
    203-732-7445
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center 
    (Bridgeport)
    203-576-6000
05. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Groton, Connecticut

Don’t lose your right to file a mesothelioma claim. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Groton, Connecticut, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Connecticut.

06. Law Firms

Legal Help for Groton Residents with Mesothelioma

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM’s experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

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Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.


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Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.


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Groton was incorporated as a town in 1705 and received its name in honor of the Winthrop estate in England. Groton is situated on Fishers Island Sound between the Thames and Mystic Rivers in New London County. Groton is often referred to as the “Submarine Capital of the World” due to its enduring history of submarines, coupled with the fact that it has one of the largest submarine bases in the world, the Groton Submarine Base. Groton is a center for commerce and industry. It is also a tourist destination because of its shoreline location and numerous historical monuments and sites such as Fort Griswold. Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, maintains a 137-acre research and development facility in Groton. Groton is also home to the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus.

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