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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Fitchburg is the third largest city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, with a population of approximately 41,000. Fitchburg occupies a 28.1 square mile area of steep hills which are drained by the north branch of the Nashua River. The city has a diverse ethnic make-up, thanks to successive waves of immigration, including the largest Finnish-American community in the United States. Though suffering from decades of decline, Fitchburg still retains many handsome examples of 19th century architecture, several attractive parks, an art museum and a state university.

Fitchburg first incorporated as a town in 1764, and later as a city in 1872. It is named for John Fitch, a settler who along with his children was taken to Canada by Native Americans in 1748. Fitch and his family returned to the area the following year. In choosing to locate the town center along the Nashua River rather than on Dean Hill, the town's founders set the stage for industry, rather than agriculture, to shape Fitchburg's development. During the 19th century, the river powered mills which turned out machinery, tools, textiles, and firearms. Alvah Crocker established Crocker Burbank & Company, and became one of Fitchburg's most influential citizens. Burbank Hospital was the legacy of his partner, Gardner S. Burbank. The sprawling Crocker Burbank mill complex at one time occupied most of West Fitchburg and Waite's Corner. Crocker also financed the building of Crocker Field, and lobbied for the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, linking Fitchburg by rail to Boston and Albany. By the 1870s, Fitchburg was a major manufacturing center, and businesses such as Simonds Saw & Steel Company and the Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works flourished. After World War II, Fitchburg began a long period of decline. Many industries moved their manufacturing operations away from New England. The closing of the James River Paper Company and General Electric turbine plant in the 1980's meant the loss of hundreds of local jobs. The development of shopping malls and suburban housing drew business and shoppers away from downtown, and once busy mills sat abandoned. Recent immigrants have begun to rebuild area business, opening restaurants and retail shops.

Fitchburg's diverse industrial history and legacy of historic buildings make exposure to asbestos an ongoing concern. Workers in construction and other trades may have been put at risk for asbestos disease. Mesothelioma clinics in and around Fitchburg are listed at the bottom of the page.

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Other Asbestos Sites in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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

  • American Woolen Company
  • Borden Chemical
  • Burbank Hospital
  • Crocker Burbank and Company
  • Cushing Dickenson Realty Company
  • Fitchburg Foundry Division
  • Fitchburg Gas & Electric Company
  • Fitchburg Junior High School
  • Fitchburg Paper Company
  • Fitchburg State Teachers College
  • Fitchbury Gas & Electric Company
  • General Electric Company
  • Hedstrom Union
  • James River Paper
  • Jennisson Company
  • Louis De Jonage and Company
  • Putnam Machine Company
  • Simmons Saw & Steel Company
  • Stratton Rotating Engine Company
  • V. Pelleteiri & Sons, Incorporated
  • Weyerhaeuser Company

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Fitchburg, MA

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

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

Distance: 39.3 miles

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 39.3 miles

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 39.3 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 39.8 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 39.8 miles

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 40.6 miles

Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Distance: 53.2 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919
Distance: 54.2 miles

Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Distance: 56.2 miles

Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 58.9 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 58.9 miles

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105
Distance: 72.1 miles

Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH 03756

Distance: 81.1 miles

Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH 03756

Distance: 81.1 miles

Contact a Cancer Center near Fitchburg, MA

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Fitchburg, Massachusetts have the resources available to assist you. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate cancer center detail link.

Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 39.3 miles

International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 39.8 miles

Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 40.0 miles

Boston, MA 02114
Distance: 40.6 miles

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

Distance: 55.6 miles

Thoracic Oncology Program
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 72.7 miles

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Distance: 81.1 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Fitchburg

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, Lowell General Hospital
      Distance: 23.8 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, MetroWest Medical Center
      Distance: 28.0 miles
    • Bedford Counseling Associates
      Distance: 32.9 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
      Distance: 33.0 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center
      Distance: 33.6 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Winchester Hospital's Center for Cancer Care
      Distance: 34.7 miles
    • Pastoral Counseling Services
      Distance: 35.3 miles
    • Catholic Charities - New Hampshire
      Distance: 35.3 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Hallmark Health System Hematology and Oncology Center
      Distance: 36.9 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, St Elizabeths Medical Center
      Distance: 36.9 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Mount Auburn Hospital
      Distance: 37.1 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
      Distance: 39.3 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
      Distance: 40.6 miles
    • Boston Medical Center Solomont Center for Hematology and Oncology
      Distance: 41.1 miles
    • Mayor's Health Line
      Distance: 41.1 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Lahey Medical Center - Peabody
      Distance: 42.5 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better Program, Mass General North Shore Cancer Center
      Distance: 43.5 miles
    • Memorial Hospital
      Distance: 53.2 miles
    • Care New England Wellness Center
      Distance: 63.2 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better, York Hospital
      Distance: 70.0 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better, Cancer Care Center of York County
      Distance: 78.2 miles
    • South County Health
      Distance: 81.0 miles
    • Look Good Feel Better, Southern Maine Health Care
      Distance: 91.7 miles
    • Connecticut Counseling Services
      Distance: 93.7 miles
    • Samaritan Counseling Services
      Distance: 99.6 miles
  • Long-Term Housing

    • American Cancer Society - Maine Hotel Partner Program
      Distance: 26.1 miles
    • American Cancer Society - Massachusetts Hotel Partner Program
      Distance: 26.1 miles
    • AstraZeneca Hope Lodge - Boston
      Distance: 39.9 miles
    • Boston Housing Authority
      Distance: 41.4 miles
    • Alliance for Better Long Term Care
      Distance: 61.1 miles
    • Extended Stay America Hotels Warwick
      Distance: 63.2 miles
    • Montage Rocky Hill
      (Rocky Hill)
      Distance: 77.8 miles
    • Maynard House
      Distance: 80.7 miles
    • Rest Easy - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
      Distance: 81.1 miles
    • Flats at 390
      Distance: 87.8 miles
  • Patient Transport

    • Gentle Care Ride
      Distance: 19.3 miles
    • Entourage Transportation
      Distance: 35.3 miles
    • Central Boston Elder Services
      Distance: 40.9 miles
    • WellTransit
      Distance: 52.1 miles
    • Med Tech Ambulance Service
      Distance: 53.9 miles
    • Accu Tran Ambulance Service
      (East Providence)
      Distance: 57.9 miles
    • Andover Dial a Ride
      Distance: 65.6 miles
    • Connecticut Transportation Solutions
      Distance: 93.7 miles
  • Physical Therapy

    • Exeter Hospital Physical Therapy
      Distance: 40.4 miles
    • Concord Hospital Rehab Services
      Distance: 50.1 miles
    • Roger Williams Cancer Center
      Distance: 54.7 miles
    • Rhode Island Hospital, The Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Distance: 56.6 miles
    • Portsmouth Regional Hospital
      Distance: 61.0 miles
    • Kent Hospital
      (East Greenwich)
      Distance: 67.0 miles
    • Gaylord Physical Therapy, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
      (North Haven)
      Distance: 98.9 miles

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Fitchburg

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

Legal Help for Fitchburg Residents with Mesothelioma

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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