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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.


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
Atwood Medical Center
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


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


The Hospital of Central Connecticut
New Britain, CT 06050
Distance: 84.4 miles


Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Yale Internal Medicine
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 96.1 miles


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


Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
New Haven, CT 06520
Distance: 96.1 miles


Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, CT 06520
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

  • Counseling & Support Groups

    • Care New England Wellness Center
      (Warwick)
      401-732-3066
      Distance: 16.3 miles
    • Memorial Hospital
      (Pawtucket)
      401-729-2700
      Distance: 17.8 miles
    • South County Health
      (Wakefield)
      401-782-8000
      Distance: 27.5 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, MetroWest Medical Center
      (Framingham)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 43.1 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
      (Newton)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 44.2 miles
    • Boston Medical Center Solomont Center for Hematology and Oncology
      (Boston)
      617-638-5795
      Distance: 44.4 miles
    • Mayor's Health Line
      (Boston)
      617-534-5050
      Distance: 44.4 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
      (Boston)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 44.9 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, St Elizabeths Medical Center
      (Brighton)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 45.1 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
      (Boston)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 46.2 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Mount Auburn Hospital
      (Cambridge)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 47.2 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Winchester Hospital's Center for Cancer Care
      (Winchester)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 52.1 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Hallmark Health System Hematology and Oncology Center
      (Stoneham)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 53.7 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center
      (Woburn)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 54.8 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Lahey Medical Center - Peabody
      (Peabody)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 58.4 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Mass General North Shore Cancer Center
      (Danvers)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 61.6 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Lowell General Hospital
      (Lowell)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 66.7 miles
    • Bedford Counseling Associates
      (Manchester)
      603-623-1916
      Distance: 90.8 miles
    • Pastoral Counseling Services
      (Manchester)
      603-627-2702
      Distance: 92.4 miles
    • Catholic Charities - New Hampshire
      (Manchester)
      603-669-3030
      Distance: 92.4 miles
    • Connecticut Counseling Services
      (Waterbury)
      203-755-8874
      Distance: 95.9 miles
  • Long-Term Housing

    • Alliance for Better Long Term Care
      (Warwick)
      401-785-3340
      Distance: 14.2 miles
    • Extended Stay America Hotels Warwick
      (Warwick)
      401-732-2547
      Distance: 16.3 miles
    • AstraZeneca Hope Lodge - Boston
      (Boston)
      617-396-5510
      Distance: 42.5 miles
    • Boston Housing Authority
      (Boston)
      617-988-4000
      Distance: 45.4 miles
    • American Cancer Society - Maine Hotel Partner Program
      (Framingham)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 45.8 miles
    • American Cancer Society - Massachusetts Hotel Partner Program
      (Framingham)
      800-227-2345
      Distance: 45.8 miles
    • Montage Rocky Hill
      (Rocky Hill)
      860-756-0368
      Distance: 78.8 miles
    • Flats at 390
      (Meriden)
      203-292-1099
      Distance: 85.1 miles
  • Patient Transport

    • Accu Tran Ambulance Service
      (East Providence)
      401-490-0446
      Distance: 13.8 miles
    • Med Tech Ambulance Service
      (Pawtucket)
      401-726-2000
      Distance: 16.6 miles
    • Central Boston Elder Services
      (Roxbury)
      617-277-7416
      Distance: 43.4 miles
    • Andover Dial a Ride
      (Andover)
      860-742-7305
      Distance: 63.4 miles
    • Gentle Care Ride
      (Nashua)
      603-341-1720
      Distance: 76.8 miles
    • WellTransit
      (Seabrook)
      603-531-3336
      Distance: 83.3 miles
    • Entourage Transportation
      (Manchester)
      603-851-8368
      Distance: 92.4 miles
    • Connecticut Transportation Solutions
      (Waterbury)
      203-592-7213
      Distance: 95.9 miles
  • Physical Therapy

    • Rhode Island Hospital, The Comprehensive Cancer Center
      (Providence)
      401-444-4000
      Distance: 16.0 miles
    • Kent Hospital
      (East Greenwich)
      401-886-4650
      Distance: 17.6 miles
    • Roger Williams Cancer Center
      (Providence)
      401-456-2077
      Distance: 18.1 miles
    • Exeter Hospital Physical Therapy
      (Plaistow)
      603-257-3333
      Distance: 79.3 miles
    • Gaylord Physical Therapy, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
      (North Haven)
      203-230-9226
      Distance: 91.3 miles
    • Portsmouth Regional Hospital
      (Portsmouth)
      603-436-5110
      Distance: 96.4 miles

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.

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