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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


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


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


Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Atwood Medical Center
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
Division Director of Thoracic Surgery
Portland, ME 04102

Distance: 96.1 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

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
      (Boston)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 2.8 miles
    • Boston Medical Center Solomont Center for Hematology and Oncology
      (Boston)
      617-638-5795
      Distance: 3.9 miles
    • Mayor's Health Line
      (Boston)
      617-534-5050
      Distance: 3.9 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
      (Boston)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 5.1 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Mount Auburn Hospital
      (Cambridge)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 6.0 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, St Elizabeths Medical Center
      (Brighton)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 7.4 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Hallmark Health System Hematology and Oncology Center
      (Stoneham)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 8.0 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Winchester Hospital's Center for Cancer Care
      (Winchester)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 8.7 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center
      (Woburn)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 10.8 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Lahey Medical Center - Peabody
      (Peabody)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 11.2 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
      (Newton)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 12.7 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Mass General North Shore Cancer Center
      (Danvers)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 14.4 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, MetroWest Medical Center
      (Framingham)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 22.9 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Lowell General Hospital
      (Lowell)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 25.4 miles
    • Memorial Hospital
      (Pawtucket)
      401-729-2700
      Distance: 39.6 miles
    • Bedford Counseling Associates
      (Manchester)
      603-623-1916
      Distance: 48.2 miles
    • Pastoral Counseling Services
      (Manchester)
      603-627-2702
      Distance: 49.2 miles
    • Catholic Charities - New Hampshire
      (Manchester)
      603-669-3030
      Distance: 49.2 miles
    • Care New England Wellness Center
      (Warwick)
      401-732-3066
      Distance: 51.6 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better, York Hospital
      (York)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 57.3 miles
    • South County Health
      (Wakefield)
      401-782-8000
      Distance: 70.7 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better, Cancer Care Center of York County
      (Sanford)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 72.6 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better, Southern Maine Health Care
      (Biddeford)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 82.0 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better, Cancer Community Center
      (South Portland)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 93.8 miles
    • eHope Foundation
      (Portland)
      207-856-7340
      Distance: 96.9 miles
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Boston Housing Authority
      (Boston)
      617-988-4000
      Distance: 2.8 miles
    • AstraZeneca Hope Lodge - Boston
      (Boston)
      617-396-5510
      Distance: 6.8 miles
    • American Cancer Society - Maine Hotel Partner Program
      (Framingham)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 21.7 miles
    • American Cancer Society - Massachusetts Hotel Partner Program
      (Framingham)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 21.7 miles
    • Alliance for Better Long Term Care
      (Warwick)
      401-785-3340
      Distance: 47.8 miles
    • Extended Stay America Hotels Warwick
      (Warwick)
      401-732-2547
      Distance: 51.6 miles
    • Montage Rocky Hill
      (Rocky Hill)
      860-756-0368
      Distance: 98.4 miles
  • Patient Transport

    • Central Boston Elder Services
      (Roxbury)
      617-277-7416
      Distance: 5.0 miles
    • WellTransit
      (Seabrook)
      603-531-3336
      Distance: 36.0 miles
    • Gentle Care Ride
      (Nashua)
      603-341-1720
      Distance: 37.9 miles
    • Med Tech Ambulance Service
      (Pawtucket)
      401-726-2000
      Distance: 38.4 miles
    • Accu Tran Ambulance Service
      (East Providence)
      401-490-0446
      Distance: 42.8 miles
    • Entourage Transportation
      (Manchester)
      603-851-8368
      Distance: 49.2 miles
    • Andover Dial a Ride
      (Andover)
      860-742-7305
      Distance: 82.6 miles
    • Regional Transportation Program, Inc.
      (Portland)
      800-244-0704
      Distance: 96.1 miles
  • Physical Therapy

    • Exeter Hospital Physical Therapy
      (Plaistow)
      603-257-3333
      Distance: 32.7 miles
    • Roger Williams Cancer Center
      (Providence)
      401-456-2077
      Distance: 42.9 miles
    • Rhode Island Hospital, The Comprehensive Cancer Center
      (Providence)
      401-444-4000
      Distance: 43.4 miles
    • Portsmouth Regional Hospital
      (Portsmouth)
      603-436-5110
      Distance: 49.2 miles
    • Kent Hospital
      (East Greenwich)
      401-886-4650
      Distance: 55.8 miles
    • Concord Hospital Rehab Services
      (Warner)
      603-230-5600
      Distance: 77.7 miles

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.

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