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Kearny is a town on the Passaic River in the state of New Jersey. Located in Hudson County, and incorporated in 1899, Kearny is a suburb of Newark with a current population of just over 40,600. Scottish and Irish immigrants who came to work in Kearny’s mills in the 18th century established a soccer-playing tradition that is reflected in the nickname, “Soccer Town, U.S.A.” Once heavily industrialized, today about twenty percent of Kearny’s land use is designated as industrial, with another twenty percent devoted to residential and commercial use; the remaining area is mainly wetlands overseen by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. Representative employers in Kearny include Gardner Asphalt Corporation, Owens Corning’s asphalt roofing division, and Campbell Foundry.

Kearny Overview

First settled in the 18th century as part of an area named New Barbadoes Neck, Kearny was formed from part of Harrison Township in 1867. Factories soon followed. Two Scottish thread companies set up factories in Kearny area – Clark’s Mile End Spool Cotton Company in 1878, and the Clark Thread Company in 1875. The mills brought a wave of British workers and businesses to Kearny. In 1883, the Marshall Flax Spinning Company opened its American operation, Linen Thread Company, which soon became the country’s largest maker of linen thread. In 1886, the Nairn Linoleum Company, another Scots firm, began manufacturing floor and wall coverings in Kearny. In 1924, Nairn became Congoleum-Nairn Company following a merger with another flooring company. The early 20th century brought more industry. The Western Electric Company purchased a stretch of riverfront property in 1923 and by 1925 had built a huge manufacturing complex for electrical supplies. The plant was sold in the mid-1980s. Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company operated a shipyard in Kearny from 1917-1949, supplying vessels to the U.S. Navy.

Kearny has a diverse history of manufacturing and construction, which makes the risk of asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers, who may be at risk for mesothelioma cancer. Mesothelioma clinics in and around Kearny are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Kearny, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Kearny

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

  • American Stores Warehouse
  • Basf
  • Board of Education
  • Congoleum Mairn Inc
  • Congoleum Nairn Inc.
  • Coppers Coke
  • Destructor Plant
  • Dupont
  • Edward F. Terry Manufacturing Company
  • Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Company
  • Federal Shipyard & Drydock
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Fore River Shipyard
  • Kearney Powerhouse
  • Kearney Shipyard
  • Kearny Generating Station
  • Kearny Post Office
  • Koppers Company, Inc.
  • Martin Dennis Company
  • Met Refractories Corp
  • Metropolitan Refractories Corporation
  • Monsanto Chemical Company
  • Nairn Linoleum Company
  • Owens-Corning
  • Public Service Electric Company
  • Public Service Gas & Electric Company of Nj
  • River Terminal Development Company
  • Sargent N C V Division Zurn Ind
  • Schickhouse Division of – Swift & Company
  • Swift and Company
  • Terry and Tench Company
  • Theobald Animal Products Refinery
  • Thuban
  • Tompkins Tidewater Terminal
  • Virgo
  • Wasco Chemical Company
  • Western Electric Company
  • Western Electric Company, Inc.

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Kearny, NJ

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

Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio
NYU Langone Medical Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016

Dr. Harvey Pass
NYU Langone Medical Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016

Dr. Stephen C. Rush
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY 10016

Dr. Daniel H. Sterman
NYU Langone Medical Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016

Dr. Raja M. Flores
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY 10029

Dr. Andrea S. Wolf
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Ruttenberg Treatment Center
New York, NY 10029

Dr. Emanuela Taioli
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Icahn (East) Building Floor 2nd Room L2-70A
New York, NY 10029

Dr. John A. Chabot
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, NY 10032

Dr. Roman Perez-Soler
Montefiore Medical Park
Bronx, NY 10461

Dr. Shahriyour Andaz
South Nassau Communities Hospital on Long Island
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Dr. Jyoti Malhotra
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Dr. Bruce G. Haffty
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Dr. H. Richard Alexander, Jr.
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Dr. John D. Allendorf
NYU Winthrop Hospital
Winthrop Surgical Associates
Mineola, NY 11501

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

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

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

Dr. Larry R. Kaiser
Temple Lung Center
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Dr. Cherie P. Erkmen
Temple Lung Center
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Dr. Joel D. Cooper
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perlman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. Sunil Singhal
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Penn Thoracic Surgery Perelman
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. Steven M. Albelda
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cancer Centers near Kearny, New Jersey

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma cancer centers located within a 100-mile radius of Kearny, New Jersey. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more detailed information about the resources available at each one.

NYU Langone Medical Center
Perlmutter Cancer Center –Lung Cancer Center
8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Mount Sinai Medical Center
Lung and Thoracic Cancer Services at The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY 10029

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia
New York, NY 10032

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Temple Health
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia
Comprehensive Cancer Care Network
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Yale Cancer Center
WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Temple Lung Center
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University 
Bluemie Life Sciences Building
Suite 1050
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center 
Abramson Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Abramson Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Wistar Institute Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Kearny

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services near Kearny, New Jersey for your convenience.

New Jersey Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Cancer Care 
    (New York)
    800-813-4673
  • Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey 
    (Bedminster)
    908-658-5400
  • Connecticut Counseling Services 
    (Norwalk)
    203-838-6508
  • MISSION 
    (Southport)
    203-292-8722
  • Connecticut Counseling Services 
    (Danbury)
    203-743-4698
  • Ann’s Place 
    (Danbury)
    203-790-6568
  • Catholic Charities – New Jersey 
    (Mt. Holly)
    609-386-7331
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center 
    (Philadelphia)
    888-369-2427
Long-Term Housing
  • Short Term Rentals NYC 
    (New York)
    212-271-4231
  • Atria Stratford 
    (Stratford)
    203-380-0006
  • Extended Stay America 
    (Cherry Hill)
    856-616-1200
  • Hosts for Hospitals 
    (Philadelphia)
    484-380-2999
  • Flats at 390 
    (Meriden)
    203-292-1099
  • Montage Rocky Hill 
    (Rocky Hill)
    860-756-0368
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware 
    (Wilmington)
    302-656-HUGS
Patient Transport
  • Golden Medical Transportation LLC 
    (Jersey City)
    201-724-7808
  • Dash Xpress 
    (New York)
    646-944-0537
  • Honest Medical Transportation 
    (Elizabeth)
    908-662-1717
  • Alliance Medical Services LLC 
    (Paterson)
    973-778-4911
  • Sweetheart Transportation Service 
    (Danbury)
    203-748-2511
  • Connecticut Transportation Solutions 
    (Bridgeport)
    203-592-7213
  • Whitehall Medical Transport Services 
    (Allentown)
    610-262-2403
  • Life Alliance 
    (Philadelphia)
    215-800-1960
Physical Therapy
  • Elite Physical Therapy 
    (Newark)
    973-732-5959
  • Liberty Physical Therapy PC 
    (Jersey City)
    201-366-1116
  • Pact Physical Therapy 
    (New York)
    866-381-9247
  • Brunswick Health & Physical Therapy Center 
    (New Brunswick)
    732-565-1701
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center 
    (Bridgeport)
    203-576-6000
  • Griffin Hospital 
    (Derby)
    203-732-7445
  • Gaylord Physical Therapy, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 
    (North Haven)
    203-230-9226

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Kearny, New Jersey

Don’t lose your right to file a mesothelioma claim. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Kearny, New Jersey, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of New Jersey.

Legal Help for Kearny Residents with Mesothelioma

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.

At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., our attorneys provide dedicated legal help to those affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. We understand the impacts a diagnosis can have, both on your physical health and on your family’s financial security.

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

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.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

At The Gori Law Firm, we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

Levi Konigsberg LLP

For over 30 years, the New York based mesothelioma attorneys at Levy Konigsberg LLP have been recognized by clients and other lawyers alike as the “right attorneys” for the legal needs of mesothelioma victims across the United States.

Simmons Hanly Conroy

As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

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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