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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Brockton, Massachusetts

Brockton is one of the county seats for Plymouth County, Massachusetts, and has a population slightly over 93,000. Brockton is known for its high school sports programs, and has produced several successful professional athletes, including boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler.

Founded in 1649, Brockton was part of an area of land sold to Myles Standish as an addition to Duxbury. It was called Bridgewater, until 1821, when it became the town of North Bridgewater. The town was renamed Brockton in 1874, and was incorporated as a city on April 9, 1881. During the American Civil War, demand for shoes for the army was high, and Brockton rose to prominence as the largest manufacturer of shoes in the United States. The nearby Salisbury River was a convenient source of water power for many of the city's shoe factories.  The shoe and leather products industries dominated Brockton commerce into the 20th century, and included such names as the R.B. Grover Shoe Company and W.L. Douglas Shoe Company.  A steam boiler explosion and fire at the Grover Shoe factory in 1905 led to passage of a boiler inspection act, and ultimately to establishment of a national code for boiler safety.

On October 1, 1883, Brockton became the first community in the world to have an underground, three-wire electrical system, with Thomas Edison himself throwing the switch at the Brockton Edison Illuminating Light and Power Company. This system was designed by Edison to be a complete central power station, providing power and light first to several local businesses, including the local fire station and the City Theater, and eventually to the entire community.  "The Brockton Operation" proved successful, and became the model for similar installations worldwide.  The original power station still stands, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Though manufacturing has declined in Brockton, many historic buildings remain and a number of museums exist to document and preserve Brockton's industrial past, including the Shoe Museum, and Brockton Fire Museum.

At one time, Brockton was among the most progressive industrial towns in the country, making many advances in shoe manufacturing and electrical light and power generation.  The activities of these industries may have resulted in workers being exposed to asbestos and placed at risk for asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma cancer. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Brockton at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Brockton

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

  • Barbour Welting Company
  • Brockton Edison Company
  • Brockton Gas Light Company
  • Brockton High School
  • Brockton Rand Company
  • Brockton Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Brockton Water Works
  • Cardinal Cushing General Hospital
  • Cardinal Spellman High School
  • Douglass Shoe Company
  • Edison Electric Illuminating Company
  • F.M. Shaw and Sons
  • George G Snow Company
  • Interstate Coach
  • M.A. Packard Company
  • Shoe Factory
  • St. Nicholas Church
  • W.L. Douglas Shoe Company
  • Y.M.C.A. Building

Brockton, Massachusetts Mesothelioma Doctors

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

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 18.3 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 18.3 miles

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

Distance: 18.7 miles

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 18.7 miles

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 18.7 miles

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 19.5 miles

Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Distance: 24.0 miles

Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Distance: 26.5 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919
Distance: 31.1 miles

Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 31.7 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 31.7 miles

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105
Distance: 89.0 miles

Contact a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Brockton

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers within a 100-mile radius of Brockton, Massachusetts. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, affiliated mesothelioma doctors and how to contact the cancer center.

International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 18.3 miles

Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 18.7 miles

Boston, MA 02114
Distance: 19.5 miles

Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 19.6 miles

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

Distance: 25.6 miles

Thoracic Oncology Program
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 88.6 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Brockton

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 Brockton, Massachusetts for your convenience.

Massachusetts Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Brockton

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Brockton, Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.

Mesothelioma Law Firms Servicing Brockton, 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.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in Brockton

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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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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