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Naugatuck was settled in 1701 and later incorporated in 1844 as a town in New Haven County. With a estimated population of nearly 31,000, the town spans both sides of the Naugatuck River just south of Waterbury, and includes the communities of Union City, Straitsville, and Millville.

Initially a farming community, Naugatuck transformed into a thriving mill-town at the start of the Industrial Revolution. It was home to rubber, chemical and candy manufacturers. The town grew rapidly due in part to its location along waterways that ran local mills and factories, and in part to the development of a railroad line that transported finished products to the Connecticut coast for shipment all over the world. The United States Rubber Company was founded in Naugatuck in 1892 and maintained their corporate headquarters there until the 1980s. In the early 1900s, the cost of sulfuric acid (which was needed at the time to process reclaimed rubber) increased significantly. The United States Rubber Company responded by forming the Naugatuck Chemical Company to produce chemicals. The company quickly became one of America’s leaders in the chemical industry. Naugatuck Chemical Company continued as a subsidiary of the United States Rubber Company until 1966 when it separated as Uniroyal Chemical Company. Eventually operations were moved to Middlebury, Connecticut.

Another manufacturing giant in Naugatuck was Risdon Manufacturing Company (today known as the Crown Risdon Co. and headquartered in Watertown, Connecticut). Risdon manufactured total packaging for cosmetics, personal, household and other consumer products and home sewing items like common pins and needles, as well as other accessories. Naugatuck was also home to the Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company, the candy-making division of the Hershey Company from 1919 to 2007, known primarily for its production of Almond Joy and Mounds candy bars. In August 1955, Hurricane Diane and a significant amount of rainfall caused the Naugatuck River to overflow devastating the area. In the late 1900s and early 2000s, Naugatuck’s largest industries moved to other states or resulting in difficult economic times for the community. However, a revitalization project named “Renaissance Place” – a $707 million green, mixed-use, transit-oriented development that includes offices, retail stores, hotels, housing and entertainment spread-over 60 acres in downtown Naugatuck – is currently underway in an effort to revive the downtown as well as showcase its historic architecture.

Naugatuck’s industrial background and significant manufacturing history have made exposure to asbestos an issue for workers and their loved ones. Use of asbestos containing products across many industries in Naugatuck was prevalent for many years.

01. Exposure Sites

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Naugatuck

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

  • Alloy Boundaries
  • Butterfield Manufacturing
  • Formatic Manufacturing
  • Goodyear Metalic Rubber Shoe Company
  • Naugatuck Chemical Company
  • Naugatuck Connecticut Light & Power
  • Naugatuck Footwear
  • Naugatuck High School
  • Naugatuck Low Rent Housing
  • Naugatuck Malleable Iron Company
  • Naugatuck Rubber
  • Naugatuck School
  • Naugatuck Telephone
  • Naugatuck Town Hall
  • Naugatuck Valley Mall
  • Peter Paul Candy
  • Public Siding
  • Risdon Manufacturing
  • Rubber Regenerating Company
  • St. Hedwig Church
  • Uniroyal, Inc
  • United States Rubber Company
  • US Rubber
  • US Rubber Powerhouse
  • Whittemore Library
  • YMCA Naugatuck
02. Doctors

Naugatuck, Connecticut Mesothelioma Doctors

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. John A. Chabot
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, NY 10032

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

Dr. Raja M. Flores
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY 10029

Dr. Andrea S. Wolf
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Ruttenberg Treatment Center
New York, NY 10029

Dr. Emanuela Taioli
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Icahn (East) Building, Floor 2nd, Room L2-70A
New York, NY 10029

Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio
NYU Langone Medical Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016

Dr. Harvey Pass
NYU Langone Medical Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016

Dr. Stephen C. Rush
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY 10016

Dr. Daniel H. Sterman
NYU Langone Medical Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016

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

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. Jack A. Elias
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

03. Cancer Centers

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Naugatuck

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma cancer centers located within a 100-mile radius of Naugatuck, 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

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University
New York, NY 10032

Mount Sinai Medical Center
Lung and Thoracic Cancer Services at The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY 10029

NYU Langone Medical Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center – Lung Cancer Center
8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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

04. Support Services

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Naugatuck

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

Connecticut Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Connecticut Counseling Services 
    (Waterbury)
    203-755-8874
  • Connecticut Counseling Services 
    (Danbury)
    203-743-4698
  • Ann’s Place 
    (Danbury)
    203-790-6568
  • MISSION 
    (Southport)
    203-292-8722
  • Connecticut Counseling Services 
    (Norwalk)
    203-838-6508
  • Cancer Care 
    (New York)
    800-813-4673
  • South County Health 
    (Wakefield)
    401-782-8000
  • Care New England Wellness Center 
    (Warwick)
    401-732-3066
  • Memorial Hospital 
    (Pawtucket)
    401-729-2700
  • Samaritan Counseling Services 
    (Albany)
    518-250-4205
  • Look Good Feel Better Program, MetroWest Medical Center 
    (Framingham)
    800-227-2345
Long-Term Housing
  • Flats at 390 
    (Meriden)
    203-292-1099
  • Atria Stratford 
    (Stratford)
    203-380-0006
  • Montage Rocky Hill 
    (Rocky Hill)
    860-756-0368
  • Short Term Rentals NYC 
    (New York)
    212-271-4231
  • Extended Stay America Hotels Warwick 
    (Warwick)
    401-732-2547
  • Alliance for Better Long Term Care 
    (Warwick)
    401-785-3340
Patient Transport
  • Connecticut Transportation Solutions 
    (Waterbury)
    203-592-7213
  • Connecticut Transportation Solutions 
    (Bridgeport)
    203-592-7213
  • Sweetheart Transportation Service 
    (Danbury)
    203-748-2511
  • Andover Dial a Ride 
    (Andover)
    860-742-7305
  • Dash Xpress 
    (New York)
    646-944-0537
  • Alliance Medical Services LLC 
    (Paterson)
    973-778-4911
  • Golden Medical Transportation LLC 
    (Jersey City)
    201-724-7808
  • Honest Medical Transportation 
    (Elizabeth)
    908-662-1717
  • Accu Tran Ambulance Service 
    (East Providence)
    401-490-0446
  • Med Tech Ambulance Service 
    (Pawtucket)
    401-726-2000
Physical Therapy
  • Griffin Hospital 
    (Derby)
    203-732-7445
  • Gaylord Physical Therapy, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 
    (North Haven)
    203-230-9226
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center 
    (Bridgeport)
    203-576-6000
  • Pact Physical Therapy 
    (New York)
    866-381-9247
  • Liberty Physical Therapy PC 
    (Jersey City)
    201-366-1116
  • Elite Physical Therapy 
    (Newark)
    973-732-5959
  • Kent Hospital 
    (East Greenwich)
    401-886-4650
  • Roger Williams Cancer Center 
    (Providence)
    401-456-2077
  • Rhode Island Hospital, The Comprehensive Cancer Center 
    (Providence)
    401-444-4000
  • Manual Physical Therapy 
    (Albany)
    518-689-0888
05. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Naugatuck

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Naugatuck, Connecticut and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a lawsuit to hold those responsible accountable. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Connecticut.

06. Law Firms

Legal Help for Naugatuck 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.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

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Written by

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 Legal Advisor and Contributor

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


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Naugatuck was settled in 1701 and later incorporated in 1844 as a town in New Haven County. With a estimated population of nearly 31,000, the town spans both sides of the Naugatuck River just south of Waterbury, and includes the communities of Union City, Straitsville, and Millville.

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