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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in East Boston, Massachusetts

Asbestos Exposure in East Boston, MA

East Boston is a small, densely populated neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, with approximately 40,000 residents. "Eastie" is sited on largely man-made land, created using landfill to join several Boston Harbor islands and annexed by Boston in 1836. Though separated from the city by water, the neighborhood has long been a vital entry point for immigrants to the United States.

Early in the 19th century, the islands that would comprise East Boston were mainly used for pastureland and firewood. William H. Sumner, who owned a large portion of Noddle's Island, had a plan to develop the land that would eventually transform the landscape into a bustling urban center. In 1832, Sumner formed the East Boston Company, which would acquire several more islands, filling in the marshlands between them and laying out plans for modern streets and buildings. Transportation to the mainland would be crucial to attracting residents and industry to the area. The Eastern Railroad came to East Boston in 1836. Ferry service between East Boston and Lewis Wharf was established in 1835 and a bridge to Chelsea was built. East Boston's first manufactory, the Boston Sugar Refinery, was built in 1834. The Cunard steamship line opened a port in 1839, and by 1860, East Boston was well established, boasting numerous churches and schools, two dozen factories, machine shops, hotels, firehouses, and banks.

Transportation development in East Boston continued into the 20th century, and the population boomed, reaching a high of nearly 64,000 people by 1925. To extend streetcar access to East Boston, an underwater tunnel was built (1900-1904). Residents could now travel from Maverick Square to Court Street Station in Boston in seven minutes. Today this route forms part of the MBTA's "Blue Line." A popular stop on this line was Suffolk Downs racetrack, built in 1935. Logan International Airport began as a small airfield in the 1920's, and has since expanded to become the 20th busiest airport in the nation. The Sumner and Callahan tunnels (built in 1934 and 1961, respectively) provide the only direct automobile access to East Boston from downtown Boston.

East Boston has experienced continuous waves of construction and excavation for transportation and development. Exposure to asbestos products has long been an issue for workers in these fields, who may be at risk for mesothelioma. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may want to consider contacting a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in East Boston

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

  • Atlantic Shipyard
  • Atlantic Works
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
  • Boston & Albany Railroad, Clyde St. Pier Freight House
  • Boston Fuel Transportation Inc
  • Boston Terminal Refrigerating Company
  • East Boston High School
  • Edison Lamp Works of Genl. Electric Company
  • Fore River Shipyard
  • Freeman
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric Company
  • General Ship & Engine Works
  • General Ship Corporation
  • Grandstand Buildings
  • Hodge Boiler Works
  • James Elwood Jones
  • Logan International Airport
  • Mac Neil Construction
  • Maverick Mills
  • Merrimac Chemical Company
  • Navy Fuel Depot
  • P.S. Thorsen-Warehouse
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  • Quincy Market Cold Storage and Warehouse Company
  • Simpson Shipyard
  • Suffolk Downs

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near East Boston

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

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 2.8 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 4.7 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 4.7 miles

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

Distance: 5.1 miles

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 5.1 miles

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 5.1 miles

Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Distance: 39.6 miles

Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Distance: 42.7 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919
Distance: 45.7 miles

Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 47.9 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 47.9 miles

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

Distance: 90.2 miles

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105
Distance: 95.8 miles

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near East Boston

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

Boston, MA 02114
Distance: 2.8 miles

Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 3.4 miles

International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 4.7 miles

Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 5.1 miles

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

Distance: 41.8 miles

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

Distance: 90.2 miles

Thoracic Oncology Program
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 95.7 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near East Boston

Cancer support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling. The following local services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma.

Massachusetts Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in East Boston

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in East Boston, 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 East Boston

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 East Boston Mesothelioma Patients

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.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

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Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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