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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford is a city of approximately 91,000 residents on the south coast of Massachusetts. New Bedford has a long tradition of shipbuilding and whaling, industries that made it at one time the richest city per capita in the world, and the most prominent whaling port. Although the whaling trade ended in 1925, commercial fishing is still an important revenue source for New Bedford, and its historic downtown and waterfront district, now a national park, preserves the city's maritime history and encourages tourism. Significant employers include Southcoast Hospitals Group, Titleist, and Riverside Manufacturing. New Bedford also has a growing arts community, with an array of museums, galleries and performing arts venues.

New Bedford was founded in 1787, and included the towns of Fairhaven and Acushnet at that time. Prior to 1787, all three communities were part of Dartmouth, which was settled as a farming community. By 1805, a bank and several marine insurance companies had sprung up to support the growing whaling trade. In 1857, the New Bedford fleet's annual catch yielded $10 million dollars. Two years later, however, petroleum was discovered in Pennsylvania, and the whale population was severely depleted. The whaling trade declined, but the textile industry was ready to take up the slack. Wamsutta Mills opened in 1849; eleven more mills followed. When the last whaling ship set out in 1925, New Bedford was one of the largest producers of cotton textiles in the country. After World War II, textile manufacturing slowed as manufacturing moved to the Southern states, but garment making continues into the present day and is still a significant economic factor in the community. In the late 20th century, tourism has grown in New Bedford, and the New Bedford Business Park provides a home for such companies as Polaroid, Johnson & Johnson and American Flexible Conduit.

New Bedford has a long history of manufacturing, making asbestos exposure in the workplace an issue. If you were exposed to asbestos in New Bedford and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in New Bedford

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

  • Acushnet Factory
  • Acushnet Process Company
  • Bennett Spinning Mills
  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc
  • Brett and Simpson
  • Coaters Inc.
  • Commonwealth Electric Company
  • Cornell Dubilier Electric Corporation
  • Dartmouth Finishing Corp
  • Dartmouth Manufacturing Corp
  • Dawson's Brewery
  • Goodyear Plant
  • Greater New Bedford Community
  • Gulf Hill Dairy
  • Hanley Brewery - Boiler Room
  • Hathaway Manufacturing Company
  • Hemingway Trucking Co.
  • Howland Mills Corporation
  • Isotronics
  • J C Rhodes and Company
  • John I. Paulding Company
  • Kendall Mills
  • Kilburn Mills
  • Lambeth Rope Company
  • Manomet Mills
  • Mohawk Carpet Mills
  • Monquitt Mills
  • Morse Twist Drill and Machine Company
  • New Bedford and Onset St. Railway Company
  • New Bedford Gas & Edison Light Company - Cannon St Station
  • New Bedford High School
  • New Bedford Manufacturing Company
  • New Bedford Rayon Company
  • New Bedford Textile School
  • New Bedford Vocational School
  • New England Oil Refining Company
  • Page Manufacturing Company
  • Palmer Scott Shipyard
  • Pier Point Plant
  • Pierce Mnfg Corporation
  • Polaroid Corporation
  • Quaker Oats Co.
  • Raytheon
  • Revere Copper & Brass
  • Rotch Spinning Corp
  • Union Street Railway Company
  • United Shoe Machinery Company
  • Wamsutta Mills
  • William Whitman Company
  • Yosnold Mills Company

Mesothelioma Doctors near New Bedford, MA

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

Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Distance: 26.6 miles

Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Distance: 27.9 miles

Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 28.4 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 28.4 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919
Distance: 32.1 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 48.0 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 48.0 miles

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

Distance: 48.3 miles

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 48.3 miles

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 48.3 miles

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 49.2 miles

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105
Distance: 91.2 miles

Find a Cancer Center near New Bedford, MA

Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are within a 100-mile radius of New Bedford, 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: 26.6 miles

International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 48.0 miles

Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 48.3 miles

Boston, MA 02114
Distance: 49.2 miles

Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 49.3 miles

Thoracic Oncology Program
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 90.4 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near New Bedford

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 a Mesothelioma Claim in New Bedford, MA

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in New Bedford, 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.

Mesothelioma Law Firms Servicing New Bedford

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 New Bedford

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

Jennifer R. Lucarelli