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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Chester, Pennsylvania

Situated on the Delaware River is Chester, Pennsylvania, a city in Delaware County. Founded in 1644 by Swedish settlers, Chester is the oldest City in Pennsylvania. For the first two hundred years of its history, Chester was a thriving and wealthy manufacturing community; major industries included machinery, metal manufacturing, locomotive, shipbuilding, and textiles. These industries, coupled with the Chester's proximity to the Delaware River and major railways generated jobs and sustained a steady population growth. America's largest postbellum shipyard, John Roach's Delaware River Iron Ship Building and Engine Works, was located in Chester. Additionally, the Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, later Pennsylvania Shipyard & Dry Dock Company, was located in Chester until it closed in 1990. Two ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Chester in honor of the city.

The post-war economy also had a negative impact on Chester as it did on many industry-based cities at the time. Chester began to experience economic difficulties losing its shipyard and automobile manufacturing jobs as early as the late 1950s, causing the population to be reduced by half in fifty years from 65,000 in 1950 to under 37,000 in 2000. Poverty and crime rose as the city declined. In 1995, the state designated Chester as a financially distressed municipality. In recent years, Chester became eligible for Pennsylvania's Opportunity Zone program and firms began to accept state and local tax breaks to invest in KOZ-designated areas of Morrisville. In particular, the Wharf at Rivertown, a $60 million renovation of the Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO)'s generating plant, which was originally built in Chester in 1918, has returned the waterfront to the local residents, offering both recreational and office space for new local businesses. Today the city is home to more than 33,000 residents.

Chester’s extensive industrial, shipbuilding and manufacturing history raises concern for asbestos exposure. We have identified a number of jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred in Chester, Pennsylvania. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma clinics located in or near Chester at the bottom of this page. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Chester.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Chester, Pennsylvania

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

  • A.H. Wirz Inc.
  • American Dredge
  • American Dyewood Company
  • American Locomotive Company
  • Atlantic Refining Company
  • Baldt Anchor Chain and Forge Company
  • Baldt Anchor Company
  • Baldt Anchor Forge Company
  • Baldwin Lima Hamilton
  • Balot Anchor Forge Company
  • Beacon Light Company
  • Bp
  • Buono Bakery
  • Chester High School
  • Chester Lace Company
  • Chester Paper Company
  • Chester Processing Company
  • Crozier Medical Center
  • Delaware County Electric Company
  • Delaware River Steel Company
  • Dredge Philadelphia
  • Employment Security Office
  • Fayette Manufacturing Company
  • Federal Steel Foundry Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Hopeman Borthers
  • J H Wilcox
  • M.T. Seakite
  • Medford's Inc.
  • National Tube Company
  • Newark Processing Company
  • Pacor
  • Peco Chemical
  • Penn Shipbuilding
  • Pennsylvania Industrial Chemical Company
  • Pennsylvania Railroad
  • Pennsylvania Steel Mill
  • Philadelphia Electric Company
  • Philadelphia Quartz Company
  • Phoenix Iron and Steel Company
  • Pittsburgh Ferromanganese Company
  • Reynolds Metals Company
  • Ruth Bennett Project
  • Scott Paper Company
  • Springwell Foundry
  • Sun Oil
  • Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Company
  • Sun Transport Company
  • Thermal Refractories Company
  • Thomas Haywood
  • Tidewater Steel Company
  • Ukranian Cathedral
  • Widener University
  • Wirtz A H Inc

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Chester, PA

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100-mile radius of Chester, Pennsylvania. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.


University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Distance: 12.8 miles


Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine – Abramson Cancer Center
Harron Lung Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 12.8 miles


Penn Medicine/Abramson Cancer Center
228 Stemmler Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 12.8 miles


Temple Lung Center
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 17.0 miles


Temple Lung Center
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 17.0 miles


Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Newark, DE 19713
Distance: 20.9 miles


Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 20.9 miles


Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Distance: 66.1 miles


Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Distance: 66.1 miles


Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Distance: 66.1 miles


Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD 21231
Distance: 75.2 miles


Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD 21287
Distance: 76.0 miles


University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21201
Distance: 76.3 miles


University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 76.3 miles


NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016
Distance: 96.6 miles


NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY 10016
Distance: 96.6 miles


NYU Langone Medical Center
Gamma Knife Suite
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 96.6 miles


NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY 10016
Distance: 96.6 miles

Chester, Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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


Philadelphia, PA 19104
Distance: 12.8 miles


Abramson Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 12.8 miles


Philadelphia, PA 19104
Distance: 12.8 miles


Philadelphia, PA 19107
Distance: 13.9 miles


Philadelphia, PA 19140
Distance: 17.0 miles


Philadelphia, PA 19124
Distance: 19.3 miles


The Thoracic, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Center
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 20.9 miles


Philadelphia, PA 19111
Distance: 22.0 miles


New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Distance: 66.1 miles


Weinberg Building
Baltimore, MD 21231

Distance: 75.2 miles


New York, NY 10016
Distance: 96.6 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Chester

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 Chester, Pennsylvania for your convenience.

Pennsylvania Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Chester

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

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing Chester, Pennsylvania

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.

At Gori Julian and Associates, P.C., 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.

If you are looking for an expert asbestos exposure and mesothelioma attorney, look no further than Shein Law. With offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a mesothelioma attorney from our legal team will fight for clients’ rights in order to achieve justice. 

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.

Resources for Chester Mesothelioma Patients

Asbestos-Related News in Pennsylvania

Millions of Asbestos Fibers Found in Philadelphia Elementary Schools

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - June 22, 2018

The Philadelphia school district is under pressure to repair and remove asbestos from its schools out of concern for students’ and teachers’ health.

EPA Names BoRit Asbestos Superfund Site in Ambler as Promising for Redevelopment

Ambler, Pennsylvania - January 26, 2018

The EPA has named an asbestos superfund site in Ambler, Pennsylvania among 30 promising sites for commercial redevelopment. Learn more at Mesothelioma.com.

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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