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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Attleboro, Massachusetts

Named after a town in England, Attleboro was originally formed from part of Rehoboth in 1694 and incorporated as the Town of Attleborough. The town of Attleborough included land which would later become the towns of Cumberland, Rhode Island (1747) and North Attleborough (1887). When Attleboro re-incorporated as a city in 1914, the last three letters were dropped from the name; North Attleborough kept the original spelling. Located in southeastern Massachusetts on a tributary of the Blackstone River, Attleboro shares a border with Pawtucket and Cumberland, Rhode Island. Attleboro currently has a population of nearly 43,000 and enjoys easy access to parks and conservation land as well as to nearby Providence and Boston.

Attleboro's location on the Ten Mile River and Bunguy River, as well as several brooks and ponds, made it well suited to textile and metal-working industries. The button- and jewelry-making industries had their start in 1780, with a small brassworks established in North Attleborough by a settler known as "the Frenchman." Textile mills soon followed, including the Attleborough Manufacturing Co. in 1809 and theAtherton Manufacturing Co. (later Hebron Manufacturing Co.) in 1812. Both of these companies built housing and other amenities for their workers, resulting in the neighborhoods of Dodgeville and Hebronville, respectively. By 1855, Attleboro's businesses included a manufacturer of power loom shuttles, two dozen button, medal and jewelry manufacturers, a newspaper, and an opera house. In 1898, a fire destroyed four acres of downtown Attleboro, resulting in the loss of more than a dozen businesses and factories and 1,500 jobs.

Entering the 20th century, Attleboro gained a wider reputation for jewelry manufacturing, notably through the L.G. Balfour Company, which opened in 1913. L.G. Balfour became a well-known manufacturer of college and military insignia and rings, helping to earn Attleboro the nickname, "The Jewelry Capital of the World." Also in 1913, a donated Victorian mansion was renovated to house the 15-bed Sturdy Memorial Hospital. In 1953, the LaSalette Shrine and seminary opened on the site of a former cancer sanatorium. Although L.G. Balfour moved its operations to Texas in 1996, several jewelry-related manufacturing firms remain. Attleboro is also home to four museums, a private Catholic high school, and a satellite branch of Bristol Community College, which currently occupies the former Texas Instruments site.

Attleboro's long tradition of metalworking and textile industries, along with more recent technology and chemical industries, means Attleboro workers and their families may have been exposed to asbestos, putting them at risk for several asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma. Mesothelioma information including top doctors and cancer centers in and around the city of Attleboro are listed at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Attleboro

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

  • American Reenforced Paper Company
  • Attleboro Chain Company
  • Attleboro Manufacturing Company
  • Attleboro Refining
  • Attleboro Steam and Electric Company
  • Automatic Machine Product Company
  • D.E. Makepeace and Company
  • H.M. Williams and Company
  • Hebron Manufacturing Company
  • Maratahon Company
  • Metals and Controls, Inc.
  • Plastimold, Inc.
  • Saart Brothers Company
  • Sensata Technologies, Inc.
  • Sturdy Memorial Hospital
  • Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • Town of North Attleboro Wastewater Treatment Plant

Contact a Doctor near Attleboro, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma doctors located within a 100-mile radius of Attleboro, Massachusetts. To view more information about the doctor's background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and office locations, please click on the doctor detail link provided.

Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Distance: 6.8 miles

Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Distance: 9.5 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919
Distance: 13.8 miles

Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 14.8 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 14.8 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 29.7 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 29.7 miles

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 29.7 miles

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 29.7 miles

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 29.7 miles

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 31.5 miles

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105
Distance: 73.2 miles

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
New Haven, CT 06511
Distance: 94.8 miles

Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT 06510
Distance: 94.9 miles

Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, CT 06510
Distance: 94.9 miles

Find a Cancer Center near Attleboro, Massachusetts

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

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

Distance: 8.6 miles

International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 29.7 miles

Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 29.7 miles

Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 31.3 miles

Boston, MA 02114
Distance: 31.5 miles

Thoracic Oncology Program
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 72.7 miles

New Haven, CT 06510
Distance: 94.9 miles

New Haven, CT 06520
Distance: 95.0 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Attleboro

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.

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Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Attleboro

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 Attleboro, Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Massachusetts.

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Attleboro, Massachusetts

The Deaton Law Firm offers support to those suffering from Mesothelioma and asbestos related diseases. We provide compassionate assistance, guidance and hope to those diagnosed with Mesothelioma. We are dedicated to holding corporate entities accountable to you and your family for their negligent actions.

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.

 If you’ve chosen Shepard Law, you’ve made the right choice. With special expertise handling environmental torts, such major asbestos claims involving mesothelioma or lung cancer, we commit the full resources of our firm to every case we take.

For more than 35 years, Thornton Law Firm LLP has been a leader in mesothelioma and asbestos illness litigation.  We have a national reputation for persistence and success that draws clients from throughout the Northeast and across the country.

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Asbestos-Related News in Massachusetts

Combination Immunotherapy Treatment Looks Promising for Mesothelioma

Boston, Massachusetts - April 24, 2018

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered a promising combination immunotherapy treatment for mesothelioma. Learn about the clinical trial at

Asbestos Protections Funded by EPA for New England States

Boston, Massachusetts - November 15, 2017

The EPA gave $631,000 to New England states for asbestos protection activities in school buildings. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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