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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River, Massachusetts, first settled in 1653 and incorporated in 1803, is situated on Mount Hope Bay at the mouth of the Taunton River. Fall River is built on a series of hillsides which rise as high as 150 feet from the edge of the bay. The Quequechan River runs through the city for about a mile before plunging 132 feet over eight waterfalls to the ocean. At one time, the “Spindle City” was the nation’s foremost textile manufacturing center, boasting more than 100 mills.

In 1714, Richard and Joseph Borden acquired property on the Quequechan River. The river's central location and the power generated by its steep falls were ideal for industrial development, and textile mills sprouted along its banks. The Borden family established the Fall River Iron Works in 1825, followed by the Metacomet Mill (1847) and American Print Works (1835). Railroad and steamship service made it possible to import both coal and cotton, and manufacturing flourished. In 1861, after years of boundary disputes with Rhode Island, the City of Fall River was permanently located inside the Massachusetts state line, and Fall River had replaced Lowell as a textile powerhouse. Steam power allowed factories to be built away from the river, and 22 new mills opened during the 1870s. Irish and French-Canadian immigrants swelled the population to almost 27,000 in 1870 and thousands of tenements were built to house them. Fall River's textile production declined after WWI and many mills closed. Devastating fires destroyed the Pocasset Mill in 1928 and the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in 1941. By the 1960s, Fall River's major industry was gone, and many of the mills converted to other uses. The construction of Interstate Route 195 resulted in the demolition of many historic mills, and the Quequechan was built over and diverted underground for most of its length.

Fall River’s lengthy history of industry and construction have made asbestos exposure an ongoing issue. Workers and their families who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for malignant mesothelioma. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Fall River at the bottom of this page.

Other Asbestos Sites in Fall River, Massachusetts

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

  • Acme Neville Company
  • American Printing Company
  • Arkwright Finishing Plant
  • Artweight Mills
  • Barnaby Manufacturing Company
  • Berkshire-Hathaway Assn Inc
  • Bristol Community College
  • Building Materials
  • Chace Mills
  • Cornell Mills
  • Davol Mills
  • Doyer Stamring Company
  • Durfee Theatre
  • Edison E. Illuminating Company
  • Elite Garage
  • Enterprise Brewing Company
  • Fall River Electric Light Company
  • Fall River Gas Works Company
  • Fall River Housing For Physically Impaired
  • Fall River Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Flint Mills
  • General Cotton Supply Corporation
  • Globe Street Railway Company
  • James Marshall and Brothers
  • King Phillip Mills
  • Luther Manufacturing Company
  • Montaup Electric Company
  • Narraganset Mills
  • New England Oil Refining Company
  • Northern Warehouse Corporation
  • Old Colony Brewing Company
  • Pocasset Manufacturing Company
  • Pocassett Mills
  • Richard Borden Manufacturing Company
  • Rlontamp Electric
  • Sagamore Manufacturing. Company
  • Salvo Machinery Company
  • Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Southern Mass Power Company
  • Stafford Mills
  • Tecumseh Mills
  • United Merchants and Manufacturing Inc.
  • W.T. Henry Eng.
  • Wampanoag Mills
  • Watuppa Water Board

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Fall River

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

Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Distance: 16.0 miles

Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 17.4 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 17.4 miles

Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Distance: 17.8 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919
Distance: 21.3 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 44.7 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 44.7 miles

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

Distance: 44.9 miles

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 44.9 miles

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 44.9 miles

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 46.2 miles

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105
Distance: 80.4 miles

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
New Haven, CT 06511
Distance: 95.9 miles

Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT 06510
Distance: 96.1 miles

Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, CT 06510
Distance: 96.1 miles

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Fall River

Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are within a 100-mile radius of Fall River, Massachusetts. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

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

Distance: 16.1 miles

International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 44.7 miles

Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 44.9 miles

Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 46.1 miles

Boston, MA 02114
Distance: 46.2 miles

Thoracic Oncology Program
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 79.6 miles

New Haven, CT 06510
Distance: 96.1 miles

New Haven, CT 06520
Distance: 96.1 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Fall River

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 an Asbestos Lawsuit in Fall River, Massachusetts

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

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Fall River, 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 Fall River

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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