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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Charlestown, Massachusetts

Asbestos Exposure in Charlestown, MA

Charlestown is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Settled in 1628, Charlestown was the original capital of Massachusetts Bay Colony and included lands which now make up the towns of Melrose, Malden, Stoneham, Somerville, Medford, Everett, Woburn, Burlington, and parts of Arlington and Cambridge. Charlestown was incorporated as a city in 1847, but in 1874 it was annexed to Boston by popular vote of the citizens of both cities. Although founded by English Puritans, Charlestown experienced a wave of Irish immigrants in the 1840's, due to the famine in Ireland. Charlestown remained largely Irish-American in character until the 1980's. Since then, urban redevelopment and gentrification have brought greater diversity to the area.

Charlestown's location on a peninsula between the Charles and Mystic Rivers, with easy access to Boston Harbor, made it logical center of maritime activity, including shipbuilding and fur trading. The Boston Naval Shipyard, popularly known as the Charlestown Navy Yard, was established in 1801 and remained in operation until 1974, with facilities including a ropewalk and two dry-docks. At the height of WWII, the yard operated around the clock, employing nearly 50,00 people turning out destroyers and destroyer escorts for the navy. In later years, Charlestown Navy Yard participated in the Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization Program (FRAM), upgrading aging naval vessels. Today the yard is a National Historical Park and ship museum, and is also the home port of U.S.S. Constitution, the nation's oldest commissioned warship. Although much of Charlestown's industry centered around the shipyard, beginning in the mid-19th century milk and sugar products also became prominent. The H.P. Hood dairy company was founded in 1846, and the original plant is still used for research and development, although milk and ice cream production has moved to nearby Lynnfield. The deep-water harbor access was useful to the sugar industry, and American Sugar Refinery Corporation, Domino Sugar Corporation and Revere Sugar all had refineries in Charlestown at one time. Schrafft’s Candy Company, well-known for their confectionary and ice-cream parlors, originated here also.

Charlestown's significant shipbuilding history, as well as periods of construction and urban revitalization, have made exposure to asbestos an issue for workers and their loved ones. Exposure to asbestos is associated with diseases such as pleural mesothelioma, a disease affecting the lining of the lungs. Mesothelioma treatment facilities in and around Charlestown are listed at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Charlestown

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

  • American Sugar Refinery Company
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Boston & Maine Railroad
  • Boston Edison Company
  • Boston Filter Company
  • Boston Naval Shipyard
  • Charles‐Newton Apartments
  • Charleston Naval Shipyard
  • Domino Sugar Corporation
  • Geo. G. Fox Company
  • H P Hood and Sons Inc
  • Inhiting Milk Company
  • Ithica Marine Company
  • Mystic Station
  • Old Iron Side Museum
  • P. J. Riley
  • Revere Sugar Refinery
  • Shraft Candy Plant
  • Turner Center Creamery Association
  • Union Carbide
  • United States Gypsum Comp
  • Us Naval Shipyard
  • Us Navy Yard Charlestown
  • Whiting Milk

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Charlestown, MA

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma doctors located within a 100-mile radius of Charlestown, 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.

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 1.4 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 3.2 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 3.2 miles

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

Distance: 3.3 miles

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 3.3 miles

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 3.3 miles

Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Distance: 38.9 miles

Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Distance: 42.1 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919
Distance: 44.8 miles

Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 47.2 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 47.2 miles

Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
MMC Outpatient Care Scarborough
Scarborough, ME 04074

Distance: 90.6 miles

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105
Distance: 93.8 miles

Cancer Centers near Charlestown, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, areas of expertise and how to contact the cancer center.

Boston, MA 02114
Distance: 1.4 miles

Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 1.6 miles

International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 3.2 miles

Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 3.3 miles

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

Distance: 41.2 miles

Thoracic (Lung) Oncology Center
Suite 102
Scarborough, ME 04074

Distance: 90.6 miles

Thoracic Oncology Program
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 93.7 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Charlestown, MA

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.

Massachusetts Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Charlestown, MA

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Charlestown, Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a claim. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Massachusetts.

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing Charlestown, 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 Charlestown

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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