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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Braintree, Massachusetts

The Town of Braintree, named for a town in England, was incorporated in 1640. The original parcel of land included what are now Randolph, Holbrook, and Quincy, as well as parts of Milton, MA. In 2008, Braintree adopted a municipal charter, with a mayor-council form of government replacing the representative town meeting format.  Though now technically a city under Massachusetts law, Braintree retains the designation "Town" in its official name. Part of the Greater Boston metropolitan area, Braintree has a population of approximately 34,000 and is connected to nearby Boston by public bus and rail lines, and several major highways.

Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams were born in Braintree, in a section of town which is now part of Quincy, Massachusetts.  Braintree was also the hometown of statesman John Hancock and General Sylvanus Thayer, known the "Father of West Point" for his contributions as Superintendant of the military academy. For the most part, Braintree was a rural, residential community.  Business establishments of the 19th century included the Hunt Fan Factory, and the Braintree Lyceum.  Lyceums, at one time a common feature of Massachusetts towns, provided for a wide range of cultural and community activities under one roof. Braintree's Lyceum housed meeting halls for lectures and prayer services, a general store, a shoemaker, barbershop and lending library.  Other 19th-century businesses included a lumber mill, a grist mill, several post office and general stores, and an ice cream parlor.  Thomas Watson, co-inventor of the telephone, also established the Fore River Engine Company in East Braintree, initially to build marine engines.  Navy shipbuilding contracts allowed Watson to expand the business into nearby Quincy, necessitating railroad and bridge construction to connect the two yards.  Watson was also instrumental in founding the Braintree Electric Light Department, one of the earliest publicly-owned generating plants in the state, and made substantial contributions to local schools, including the Jonas Perkins School. In the 20th century, Braintree was home to the Slater-Morrill Shoe Company, the site of the infamous Sacco-Vanzetti murders in 1920. Though still largely residential, Braintree today includes several high-tech companies, and the South Shore Plaza, one of the region’s largest enclosed shopping malls. Braintree's proximity to Boston has also made it attractive to office and industrial parks.

Construction and shipbuilding activities such as those carried out in Braintree have the potential for asbestos exposure. Workers in Braintree who believe they have been exposed to asbestos-containing products may be at risk to develop asbestos lung cancer or other asbestos-related diseases.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Braintree

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

  • Abrasive Products Inc
  • Acands, Inc.
  • Armstrong Cork
  • Bergsons Ice Cream Braintree Plaza
  • Blue Hill Sports Arena
  • Braintree Light Company
  • Cities Service Oil Company
  • Fore River Railroad Delivery
  • John L. Ray Oil Company
  • Noyes Insulation Company
  • Old Colony Gas Company
  • Perkins School
  • South Shore Plaza

Braintree, Massachusetts Mesothelioma Doctors

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

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 10.7 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 10.7 miles

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

Distance: 11.1 miles

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 11.1 miles

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 11.1 miles

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 11.4 miles

Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Distance: 30.5 miles

Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Distance: 33.3 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919
Distance: 37.2 miles

Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 38.6 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 38.6 miles

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105
Distance: 92.2 miles

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Braintree, Massachusetts

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

International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 10.7 miles

Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 11.1 miles

Boston, MA 02114
Distance: 11.4 miles

Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 11.6 miles

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

Distance: 32.4 miles

Thoracic Oncology Program
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 91.9 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Braintree

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services near Braintree, Massachusetts for your convenience.

Massachusetts Treatment Support Services

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Braintree, Massachusetts

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

Legal Help for Braintree Residents with Mesothelioma

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.

Resources for Braintree, MA Mesothelioma Patients

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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