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Asbestos Exposure in Dorchester, MA

Dorchester, often referred to by residents as "Dot", is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Dorchester was incorporated as a town in 1630, and was gradually annexed by Boston beginning in 1804. In 1870, annexation was complete and Dorchester ceased to be a separate municipality. Dorchester is bounded by Dorchester Bay to the east, and encircled by the Boston neighborhoods of South Boston, Roxbury and Mattapan to the west. Route 93 and Dorchester Avenue run through the center of Dorchester, linking South Boston to the towns of Milton and Quincy to the south. Dorchester today is a largely working-class, ethnically diverse neighborhood, convenient to the city and to recreational facilities such as Blue Hills Ski Area.

Dorchester began as a largely rural community, with agriculture, shad fishing, grist mills and shipbuilding as the primary industries. Using the Neponset River for both water power and transport allowed Dorchester to develop commercially as well. The Walter Baker Chocolate Factory, a division of Walter Baker & Company, opened the first American chocolate factory in 1765. Located in the Lower Mills section of Dorchester, the factory produced chocolate for baking and beverages until 1965. Local quarries provided native "Roxbury puddingstone" for buildings, especially churches. In the 1850's, Roswell Gleason established the first silver-plating company in the nation. Other products of 19th-century Dorchester include cotton textiles, boots and shoes, hats, leather, soap, tin wares, and paper. The introduction of streetcars allowed easy commuting into Boston proper, and Dorchester became more of a bedroom community towards the end of the century, but new businesses continued to establish themselves.

Companies such as Dorchester Pottery and Mason Regulator Company continued well into the 20th century. More recent arrivals include Carney Hospital (1953), The Boston Globe (1958), and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, designed by I.M. Pei and completed in 1979. Dorchester's economy was heavily affected by unemployment, recession and demographic changes in the 1960's and 1970's, resulting in industrial and neighborhood decline. A more recent wave of immigrants from Latin American, Asian and African countries has helped to rebuild some areas of Dorchester, operating restaurants and small retail stores.

Though small in size, Dorchester has had a rich tradition of industrialization and immigration, making asbestos exposure an issue for both construction and factory workers. Exposure to asbestos-containing materials can put workers and their families at risk for such diseases as pleural mesothelioma.

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Other Asbestos Sites in Dorchester, Massachusetts

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

  • Acands, Inc.
  • Boston Gas Company
  • Boston State Hospital
  • Carney Hospital
  • Champlain School
  • Charles Romano Company
  • Dian Control
  • Dorchester High School
  • Edward F. Byrnes Corporation
  • Ellsworth Supply Company
  • General Food Corporation
  • Mattapan State Hospital
  • Modern Die & Machine
  • New England Telephone and Telegraph Company
  • Papas Realty
  • Saint Gregory's School
  • Sears Warehouse
  • Sears, Roebuck & Company
  • St. Margaret Hospital
  • Supreme Market
  • Thomas E. Webb
  • Walter Baker Chocolate and Coco Div General Food Corp

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Dorchester

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors who practice near Dorchester, Massachusetts. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215

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

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Locate a Cancer Center near Dorchester

Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are near Dorchester, Massachusetts. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Boston, MA 02215

Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Dorchester

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

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 Dorchester

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

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Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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