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Holyoke, Massachusetts is located on the Connecticut River in the southwestern part of the state. Running through the city is the Metacomet Ridge, a range of traprock peaks which includes the 1202-foot high Mount Tom. One of the first cities planned as an industrial community, Holyoke was first settled in 1745, created from the Ireland Parish section of West Springfield and incorporated in 1850. The city is named for explorer Elizur Holyoke.

Holyoke Overview

Prior to 1847, Holyoke was sparsely settled, and ripe for industrial development. In 1847, construction was begun on a dam and canal system to power the new mills, and a modern grid of streets laid out. A dam failure in 1848 proved a temporary setback; a new, stronger dam was completed in 1849. A cotton mill, gristmill, smithy, tannery and other businesses vital to a growing city were established. The paper industry boomed, and at its peak, the “Paper City” could boast 25 paper mills, including Chemical Paper Company, Holyoke Paper Company, and Whiting Paper Company. The textile industry grew alongside the paper companies, and companies such as American Thread Company, Farr Alpaca Mills, and Clinton Silk Mills flourished into the early 20th century. Between 1920 and World War II, production declined, particularly in the textile industry, as mills closed by the hundreds across Massachusetts. Some industries survived the downturn, such as Worthington Pump Company and the American Pad & Paper Company, currently one of the largest producers of office supplies in the world. By the 1950s, however, when a new wave of Puerto Rican immigrants began to arrive, unemployment was high and manufacturing jobs scarce. In recent years, retail developments such as the Holyoke Mall and Holyoke Crossing shopping center have provided a boost to the local economy.

Holyoke has a substantial manufacturing legacy in the textile and paper trades, two industries known for their use of asbestos products. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos cancer, and you are looking for a mesothelioma doctor, scroll down to see a list of those located in and around Holyoke. Additionally, asbestos attorneys may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Holyoke and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Holyoke

We have compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Holyoke where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • A.C. and F.G. Burnham
  • American Milling Paper
  • American Writing Paper Company
  • Beebe Holbrooke Company
  • Brown Paper Company
  • Chapel Hill Nursing Home
  • Chemical Paper Manufacturing Company
  • City of Holyoke Electric Station
  • City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department
  • City of Holyoke Municipal Power Plant
  • Crocker Manufacturing Company
  • D. Mackintosh & Sons Company
  • General Electric Company
  • H. B. Lawrence School
  • Hadley Company
  • Hampden Brewing Company
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Holyoke Gas & Electric
  • Holyoke Gas & Power Company
  • Holyoke High School
  • Holyoke Hospital
  • Holyoke Mall
  • Holyoke Paper Company
  • Holyoke Street Railway Company
  • Holyoke Valve & Hydrant Company
  • Holyoke Water & Power Company
  • Isolation Hospital
  • John J. Lynch School
  • Keating Wheel Company
  • Kuc John D & Sons
  • Mount Tom Power Plant
  • Mt. Marie
  • Mt. Tom Powerhouse
  • Municipal Power Plant
  • Northeast Wire
  • Parsons Paper Company
  • Plastic Coating Corp
  • Providence Hospital
  • Riverside Paper Company
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Soldiers Home
  • Sullivan School
  • U.S. Engineers Conn R. Flood Control
  • Valley Paper Company
  • Walsh Holyoke Steam Boiler Works
  • Worthington Pump & Machinery Corporation

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Holyoke

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

Dr. Michael R. Grey
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105

Dr. Anthony F. Testa
Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919

Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
New Haven, CT 06511

Dr. Carrie A. Redlich
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT 06510

Dr. Sundaresan T. Sambandam
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920

Dr. John A. Pella
John A. Pella Ltd.
Cranston, RI 02920

Dr. Jack A. Elias
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

Dr. Michael S. Kent
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA 02215

Dr. Pasi A. Janne
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215

Dr. Scott J. Swanson
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA 02115

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA 02115

Dr. Raphael Bueno
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Dr. Richard L. Kradin
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pulmonary Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Dr. Tracey L. Weigel
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595

Contact a Cancer Center near Holyoke, MA

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers within a 100-mile radius of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, affiliated mesothelioma doctors and how to contact the cancer center.

Yale Cancer Center
WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Lifespan Cancer Institute, Rhode Island Hospital
Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building)
Providence, RI 02903

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building 76
Cambridge, MA 02139

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Center for Thoracic Cancers
Boston, MA 02114

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Holyoke

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

Massachusetts Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Connecticut Counseling Services 
    (Waterbury)
    203-755-8874
  • Look Good Feel Better Program
    (Multiple locations)
    800-227-2345
  • Samaritan Counseling Services 
    (Albany)
    518-250-4205
  • Memorial Hospital 
    (Pawtucket)
    401-729-2700
  • Care New England Wellness Center 
    (Warwick)
    401-732-3066
  • Connecticut Counseling Services 
    (Danbury)
    203-743-4698
  • Ann’s Place 
    (Danbury)
    203-790-6568
  • South County Health 
    (Wakefield)
    401-782-8000
  • Bedford Counseling Associates 
    (Manchester)
    603-623-1916
  • Boston Medical Center Solomont Center for Hematology and Oncology 
    (Boston)
    617-638-5795
  • Mayor’s Health Line 
    (Boston)
    617-534-5050
  • MISSION 
    (Southport)
    203-292-8722
  • Pastoral Counseling Services 
    (Manchester)
    603-627-2702
  • Catholic Charities – New Hampshire 
    (Manchester)
    603-669-3030
  • Connecticut Counseling Services 
    (Norwalk)
    203-838-6508
Long-Term Housing
  • Montage Rocky Hill 
    (Rocky Hill)
    860-756-0368
  • Flats at 390 
    (Meriden)
    203-292-1099
  • American Cancer Society Hotel Partner Program 
    (Multiple locations)
    800-227-2345
  • Extended Stay America Hotels Warwick 
    (Warwick)
    401-732-2547
  • Alliance for Better Long Term Care 
    (Warwick)
    401-785-3340
  • Atria Stratford 
    (Stratford)
    203-380-0006
  • AstraZeneca Hope Lodge – Boston 
    (Boston)
    617-396-5510
  • Boston Housing Authority 
    (Boston)
    617-988-4000
Patient Transport
  • Andover Dial a Ride 
    (Andover)
    860-742-7305
  • Connecticut Transportation Solutions 
    (Waterbury)
    203-592-7213
  • Gentle Care Ride 
    (Nashua)
    603-341-1720
  • Med Tech Ambulance Service 
    (Pawtucket)
    401-726-2000
  • Accu Tran Ambulance Service 
    (East Providence)
    401-490-0446
  • Sweetheart Transportation Service 
    (Danbury)
    203-748-2511
  • Connecticut Transportation Solutions 
    (Bridgeport)
    203-592-7213
  • Central Boston Elder Services 
    (Roxbury)
    617-277-7416
  • Entourage Transportation 
    (Manchester)
    603-851-8368
Physical Therapy
  • Gaylord Physical Therapy, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 
    (North Haven)
    203-230-9226
  • Griffin Hospital 
    (Derby)
    203-732-7445
  • Roger Williams Cancer Center 
    (Providence)
    401-456-2077
  • Rhode Island Hospital, The Comprehensive Cancer Center 
    (Providence)
    401-444-4000
  • Manual Physical Therapy 
    (Albany)
    518-689-0888
  • Kent Hospital 
    (East Greenwich)
    401-886-4650
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center 
    (Bridgeport)
    203-576-6000
  • Concord Hospital Rehab Services 
    (Warner)
    603-230-5600
  • Exeter Hospital Physical Therapy 
    (Plaistow)
    603-257-3333

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Holyoke, Massachusetts

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Holyoke, Massachusetts and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a lawsuit to hold those responsible accountable. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Massachusetts.

Legal Help for Holyoke 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.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

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Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.


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Jennifer Lucarelli Legal Advisor and Contributor

Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.


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