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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Chicopee, Massachusetts

Asbestos Exposure in Chicopee, MA

Chicopee is a city of approximately 55,000 residents located in the Pioneer Valley, just north of Springfield, MA along the Connecticut River. First settled in 1640, Chicopee is comprised of several villages of Springfield which incorporated as a city in 1848. Neighborhoods such as Aldenville, Willimansett, and Cabotville retain the vestiges of these villages, and newer neighborhoods such as Chicomansett and Ferry Lane have formed as the city expanded. Four interstate highways run through Chicopee, providing relatively easy access to the larger cities of Springfield and Worcester, MA, Hartford, CT and Albany, NY.

Chicopee's city seal bears the Latin motto "Industriae Variae" or "Varied Industry." Transport and water power from the Connecticut River made a wide range of manufacture possible, including shipbuilding, fiber and textile mills, foundries, paper mills and shoe factories. Arms production was another prominent industry, with companies such as Ames Manufacturing Company, Crescent-Davis, and Savage Arms turning out cannons and swords, double-barreled shotguns, and Enfield rifles, respectively. Manufacturers of traditional foods, including kielbasa-maker Chicopee Provision Company, and Millie's Pierogi Company, reflect the vital contribution of Chicopee's many Polish-American immigrants to area business.

Twentieth-century additions to Chicopee's business profile include Fisk Rubber Company, maker of automobile and bicycle tires. Fisk Rubber was acquired in 1940 by U.S. Rubber Company (later Uniroyal), whose products included iconic sneaker brand Keds. 1940 also saw the establishment of Westover Air Reserve Base. Currently the largest Air Force Reserve Base in the United States, Westover is a "joint use" facility incorporating military and civilian airfields and terminal. With one of the largest runways on the east coast, Westover also serves as a backup landing site for NASA's space shuttles. Education and recreation are also valued in Chicopee, which is home to the first public library west of Boston, Elms College, and 575-acre Chicopee Memorial State Park.

Chicopee has a diverse history of manufacturing in industries known for their use of asbestos. Workers who have been exposed to asbestos products are at risk to develop asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. We provide information about treatment for mesothelioma in and around Chicopee at the bottom of this page.

Other Asbestos Sites in Chicopee, Massachusetts

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

  • A.G. Spalding & Brothers
  • Chicopee High School
  • Chicopee Manufacturing Company
  • Chicopee Sewage Plant
  • Chicopee Trade School
  • Dwight Manufacturing Company
  • Fisk Rubber Company
  • Fisk Tire Company
  • Industrial Buildings Corporation
  • Kendall Hotel
  • Monsanto Chemical
  • Our Lady of Elms College
  • Production Pattern & Foundry Company
  • Savage Arms Corp
  • Scriber School
  • Spalding Manufacturing Company
  • Turners Falls Power & Electric Company
  • U.S. Engineers
  • U.S. Rubber Company
  • Uniroyal Tire Company
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Ward Six School
  • Western Massachussets Electric Company
  • Westover Air Force Base

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Chicopee

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

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105
Distance: 27.9 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919
Distance: 59.5 miles

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
New Haven, CT 06511
Distance: 62.0 miles

Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT 06510
Distance: 62.2 miles

Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, CT 06510
Distance: 62.2 miles

Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 63.5 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 63.5 miles

Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Distance: 64.2 miles

Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Distance: 65.0 miles

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

Distance: 76.4 miles

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 76.4 miles

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 76.4 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 76.9 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 76.9 miles

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 78.6 miles

Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595
Distance: 97.1 miles

Locate a Cancer Center near Chicopee, MA

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

Thoracic Oncology Program
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 29.0 miles

New Haven, CT 06520
Distance: 62.1 miles

New Haven, CT 06510
Distance: 62.2 miles

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

Distance: 65.2 miles

Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 76.4 miles

International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 76.9 miles

Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 77.9 miles

Boston, MA 02114
Distance: 78.6 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Chicopee, Massachusetts

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 an Asbestos Lawsuit in Chicopee, MA

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

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Chicopee, 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 Chicopee

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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