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Passaic is a city on the Passaic River in the state of New Jersey. Located in Passaic County, the city has a current population of approximately 69,700. Originally settled in 1678 by Dutch merchants, Passaic became a major textile producer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the scene of a significant labor strike in 1926. Today, though manufacturing has declined, Passaic’s economic focus includes healthcare and other service industries. Notable employers include St. Mary’s Hospital and the Hercules Chemical Company. The Botany Mills area is now a registered historic district.


Passaic in its early years was largely rural and agricultural. In 1861, a dam and canal were completed that would provide water access for trade and travel, and power for industry, particularly textile mills. The Botany Worsted Mills, established in 1887, became Passaic’s largest employer. By 1893, Passaic boasted seven railroad stations, an electric street railway, and municipal gas, water, electric and sewer utilities. Textile mills operation by 1912 included Passaic Worsted Company, Garfield Worsted Mills, Dundee Textile, Gera Mills, and New Jersey Spinning Company, among others. When several workers at the Botany Mills were fired in 1926 for union organizing activities, more than 15,000 textile workers went out on strike. The walkout lasted more than a year, and did not fully resolve tensions between labor and the mill owners. Economic downturns severely affected the mills, many of which did not survive the Great Depression. Other industries fared somewhat better. The Okonite Company, which began manufacturing electric cable in Passaic in 1888, maintained its factory into the late 20th century. Raybestos-Manhattan operated a plant in Passaic from about the late 1920s to the early 1970s.

Passaic’s history of industrial activity, much of it during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used, makes asbestos exposure and the risk of mesothelioma an ongoing concern. Mesothelioma oncologists in and around Passaic are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Passaic, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

01. Exposure Sites

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Passaic, New Jersey

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

Passaic, New Jersey Companies With Known Asbestos Use

  • Botany Worsted Mills
  • Brighton Mills
  • Central Engineering & Supply Company
  • Delawanna Plant
  • Dundee Textile Company
  • Forstmann Woolen Mills
  • Fortsmann and Huffman Company
  • Gera Mills
  • Good Path Oil Cloth Company
  • Major Car Corp
  • Manhattan Rubber Manufacturing Company
  • Manhatten Raybestos Rubber Company
  • Marcal Paper Mills, Inc.
  • New Jersey Energy & Supply Company
  • New York Belting and Packing Company
  • Okonite Callender Cable Company
  • Okonite Company
  • Pantasote Inc.
  • Passaic Lighting Company
  • Passaic Piece Dye Works
  • Passaic Pioneer Properties
  • Passaic Worsted Spinning Company
  • Raybestos Manhattan Company, Inc.
  • U.S. Rubber Company
  • Uniroyal
  • United States Rubber Company

02. Doctors

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Passaic, New Jersey

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

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John A. Chabot, M.D.

Chief of the Division of GI & Endocrine Surgery and Executive Director of the Pancreas...
New York, NY
Bio


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Raja M. Flores, M.D.

Chair of the Department of Thoracic Surgery
New York, NY
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Andrea S. Wolf, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon
New York, NY
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Emanuela Taioli, M.D.

Director of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology and the Center for the Study of...
New York, NY
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Robert J. Cerfolio, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon & Director of Clinical Thoracic Surgery and Director of NYU Langone Lung...
New York, NY
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Harvey Pass, M.D.

Director of General Thoracic Surgery and Chief of Thoracic Oncology
New York, NY
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Stephen C. Rush, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist
New York, NY
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Daniel H. Sterman, M.D.

Director of Multidisciplinary Pulmonary Oncology Program
New York, NY
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Roman Perez-Soler, M.D.

Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology
Bronx, NY
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Tracey L. Weigel, M.D.

Chief of Thoracic Surgery
Valhalla, NY
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John D. Allendorf, M.D.

Chief of Surgical Oncology
Mineola, NY
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Shahriyour Andaz, M.D.

Director of Thoracic Oncology
Lynbrook, New York
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Jyoti Malhotra, M.D.

Medical Oncologist
New Brunswick, NJ
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Bruce G. Haffty, M.D.

Chief of Staff and Chair of Radiation Oncology
New Brunswick, NJ
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H. Richard Alexander, Jr., M.D.

Chief Surgical Officer
New Brunswick, NJ
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Carrie A. Redlich, M.D.

Director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program
New Haven, CT
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Frank C. Detterbeck, M.D.

Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Director of Thoracic Oncology
New Haven, CT
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Larry R. Kaiser, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon and President & CEO of Temple University Heath System
Philadelphia, PA
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Cherie P. Erkmen, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon and Director of Lung Cancer Screening Program
Philadelphia, PA
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Joel D. Cooper, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon
Philadelphia, PA
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Sunil Singhal, M.D.

Director of the Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratory
Philadelphia, PA
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Steven M. Albelda, M.D.

Vice Chief and Director of Lung Research, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
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Michael R. Grey, M.D.

Chairman of the Department of Medicine
Hartford, CT
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03. Cancer Centers

Locate a Cancer Center near Passaic, New Jersey

We present below a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Passaic, New Jersey. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more in-depth information about each one.

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

New York, NY 10032


NY-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

NY-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY 10032


Mount Sinai Medical Center

Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York, NY 10029


NYU Langone Medical Center

NYU Langone Medical Center

New York, NY 10016


Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Bronx, NY 10461


Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ 08903


Yale Cancer Center

Yale Cancer Center

New Haven, CT 06520


Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

New Haven, CT 06511

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA 19111


Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA 19124


Temple Lung Center

Temple Lung Center

Philadelphia, PA 19140


Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA 19107


Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104


The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA 19104


Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT 06106

04. Support Services

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Passaic

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.

New jersey Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Services
  • 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
Patient Transport
  • Alliance Medical Services LLC 
    (Paterson)
    973-778-4911
  • Golden Medical Transportation LLC 
    (Jersey City)
    201-724-7808
  • Dash Xpress 
    (New York)
    646-944-0537
  • Honest Medical Transportation 
    (Elizabeth)
    908-662-1717
  • Sweetheart Transportation Service 
    (Danbury)
    203-748-2511
  • Connecticut Transportation Solutions 
    (Bridgeport)
    203-592-7213
  • Whitehall Medical Transport Services 
    (Allentown)
    610-262-2403
  • Connecticut Transportation Solutions 
    (Waterbury)
    203-592-7213
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
05. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Passaic, New Jersey

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

06. Law Firms

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Passaic, New Jersey

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

Passaic is a city on the Passaic River in the state of New Jersey. Located in Passaic County, the city has a current population of approximately 69,700. Originally settled in 1678 by Dutch merchants, Passaic became a major textile producer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the scene of a significant labor strike in 1926. Today, though manufacturing has declined, Passaic’s economic focus includes healthcare and other service industries. Notable employers include St. Mary’s Hospital and the Hercules Chemical Company. The Botany Mills area is now a registered historic district.

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