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Located across the Mystic River from the city of Boston, Chelsea is the smallest city in Massachusetts, with a total area of 2.5 square miles. First settled in 1624 and incorporated as a town in 1739, Chelsea originally included the area known as North Chelsea—all of Revere, Winthrop and parts of Saugus. North Chelsea split off from Chelsea proper in 1846. Chelsea was reincorporated as a city in 1857. Chelsea today is largely residential, with many workers commuting to nearby Boston.

Chelsea Overview

Despite its small size, Chelsea developed a thriving and varied industry during the 19th century. More than half-a-dozen shipyards operated along the waterfront, producing sailing ships for New England’s maritime trade. The Chelsea Naval Hospital, designed by Alexander Parris, was commissioned in 1836, followed by a Soldier’s Home in 1882. Chelsea’s numerous factories produced rubber goods, boots and shoes, stoves and adhesives. A list of Chelsea businesses in 1898 includes Walker Brothers Chemical & Extract Company, Thomas Strahan & Co. wallpaper factory, S.K. Lovell & Co. machine shop & foundry, L.C. Chase & Company Rubber Works, and Atwood & McManus Box Factory. Other and later businesses include American Biltrite, Revere Rubber Company, Panther-Panco Rubber Company, and Gulf Oil Refinery.

Gradually, however, changes in technology and natural disasters took their toll on Chelsea’s industry. Steel-hulled ships replaced wooden ones, and the shipyards dwindled. In 1908, a devastating fire destroyed almost half the city, including much of the city center. The influenza pandemic of 1918 claimed more than 1000 lives in Boston; Chelsea Naval Hospital was instrumental in developing a serum to treat the deadly virus. A second major fire in 1973 destroyed more than 60 businesses and dozens of residences. In September 1991, Chelsea’s economy and government had deteriorated to such a degree that it was placed into receivership. Today the city is somewhat recovered, and in 1998 won an All-America City Award.

Chelsea’s industrial and shipbuilding past, along with its densely populated neighborhoods, have made asbestos disease a concern over the years. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, you may be at risk to develop an asbestos disease such as mesothelioma.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Chelsea, Massachusetts

We have compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Chelsea where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • American Biltrite Rubber Company
  • B & M Railroad
  • Bay State St Railway Company
  • Boston and Northern St Railway Company
  • Chelsea Gas Light Company
  • Chelsea Memorial Hospital
  • Chelsea Naval Hospital
  • F.A. Mazzur Company
  • Forbes Lithographing Manufacturing Company
  • Geo D Emery
  • Lynn and Boston Railroad Company
  • Metropolitan Coal Oil
  • Monroe Shipyard
  • Navy – Boston Memorial Hospital
  • New England Insulation Company
  • P. J. Riley
  • Panther-Panco Rubber Company
  • Revere Rubber Company
  • Samuel Cabot Corp
  • Soldiers Home
  • United States Naval Hospital
  • Wilson Barnes & Associates

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Chelsea, MA

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

Dr. Richard L. Kradin
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pulmonary Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Dr. Scott J. Swanson
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA 02115

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA 02115

Dr. Raphael Bueno
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Dr. Michael S. Kent
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA 02215

Dr. Pasi A. Janne
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215

Dr. Jack A. Elias
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

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. Gary M. Hochheiser
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
MMC Outpatient Care Scarborough
Scarborough, ME 04074

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

Contact a Cancer Center near Chelsea, Massachusetts

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers within a 100-mile radius of Chelsea, 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.

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Center for Thoracic Cancers
Boston, MA 02114

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building 76
Cambridge, MA 02139

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215

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

Cancer Support Services Near Chelsea, Massachusetts

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 Chelsea, Massachusetts for your convenience.

Massachusetts Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Look Good Feel Better Program
    (Multiple locations)
    800-227-2345
  • Boston Medical Center Solomont Center for Hematology and Oncology 
    (Boston)
    617-638-5795
  • Mayor’s Health Line 
    (Boston)
    617-534-5050
  • Memorial Hospital 
    (Pawtucket)
    401-729-2700
  • Bedford Counseling Associates 
    (Manchester)
    603-623-1916
  • Pastoral Counseling Services 
    (Manchester)
    603-627-2702
Long-Term Housing
  • Boston Housing Authority 
    (Boston)
    617-988-4000
  • AstraZeneca Hope Lodge – Boston
    (Boston)
    617-396-5510
  • American Cancer Society Hotel Partner Program 
    (Multiple locations)
    800-227-2345
  • Alliance for Better Long Term Care 
    (Warwick)
    401-785-3340
  • Extended Stay America Hotels Warwick
    (Warwick)
    401-732-2547
  • Montage Rocky Hill 
    (Rocky Hill)
    860-756-0368
Patient Transport
  • Central Boston Elder Services 
    (Roxbury)
    617-277-7416
  • WellTransit 
    (Seabrook)
    603-531-3336
  • Gentle Care Ride 
    (Nashua)
    603-341-1720
  • Med Tech Ambulance Service 
    (Pawtucket)
    401-726-2000
  • Accu Tran Ambulance Service 
    (East Providence)
    401-490-0446
  • Entourage Transportation 
    (Manchester)
    603-851-8368
  • Andover Dial a Ride 
    (Andover)
    860-742-7305
Physical Therapy
  • Exeter Hospital Physical Therapy 
    (Plaistow)
    603-257-3333
  • Roger Williams Cancer Center 
    (Providence)
    401-456-2077
  • Rhode Island Hospital, The Comprehensive Cancer Center 
    (Providence)
    401-444-4000
  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital 
    (Portsmouth)
    603-436-5110
  • Kent Hospital 
    (East Greenwich)
    401-886-4650
  • Concord Hospital Rehab Services 
    (Warner)
    603-230-5600

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Chelsea, 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 Chelsea, 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 Chelsea 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.

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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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