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Exposed to Asbestos in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts’ shipbuilding tradition has left shipyard workers with deadly illnesses such as mesothelioma and lung cancer due to routine asbestos exposure for several decades.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is a state where asbestos was mined at naturally-occurring asbestos deposits in Pittsfield, located near the western part of the state, and in the Quabbin Reservoir region.

Amherst

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Amherst

135 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Amherst Company
• Johnson Acoustics, Incorporated
• Tillson Farm

Bedford

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Bedford

299 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Optical Company
• Bedford Air Force Base
• Cambridge Research & Development Laboratory
• Hanscom Air Force Base
• Hanscom Field
• Itek
• L G Hanscom A.F. Base
• Mitre Corporation
• Raytheon
• U.S. Veterans Administration Facility

Boston

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Boston

473 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A T & T Company
• A.J. Harris
• A.S. Campbell Company
• Academy Homes
• Albany Building
• Albert and J M Anderson Manufacturing Company
• Allen & Berenson
• America Net and Twine Company
• American Bell Telephone Building
• American Sugar Refining Company
• American Tube Works
• American Woolen Company
• Anderson Nichols & Company
• Andrew-Myerson Company
• Armstrong
• Ashton Valve Company
• Associate Auto Body
• AT & T Telephone Company
• Avon Street Trust
• B. F. Keith
• B. F. Sturtevant Company
• Badger For Miles Labs
• Balcom Electric
• Bateson Construction
• Bay State Gas Company
• Bay State St. Railway Company
• Bay State Sugar Refinery
• Beacon Steam Laundry Company
• Bemis Brothers Bag Company
• Berg Dimare & Berg
• Berke Brothers Distilleries
• Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard
• Bethlehem Steel Corporation
• Bibber White Company
• Block Plant Electric Light Company
• Blodgett Estate
• Boston & Albany Railroad
• Boston & Maine Railroad Company
• Boston and Northern St. Railway Company
• Boston and Oaxaco Mining Company
• Boston and Worcester St. Railway Company
• Boston Arena Company
• Boston Aurora Zinc Company
• Boston Beer Company
• Boston Bridge Works
• Boston Consolidated Gas Company
• Boston Edison Company
• Boston Edison Plants
• Boston Edison Pumping Station
• Boston Electric Light Company
• Boston Elevated Railway Company
• Boston Federal Building
• Boston Fuel Transportation, Inc.
• Boston Gas Company
• Boston Harbor Industrial Park
• Boston Herald Company
• Boston Housing Authority
• Boston Logan International Airport
• Boston Naval Shipyard
• Boston Naval Yard
• Boston Northern St. Railway Company
• Boston Plumbing & Building Supply
• Boston Sand & Gravel Company
• Boston Sausage
• Boston Sugar Refinery
• Bradlee and Chatman Company
• Braman, Dow & Company
• Brayton Point Power Plant
• C. E. Cotting Estate
• C. P. Blouin
• C.J. Cox Engineering
• Callahan Tunnel
• Cambridge Electric Light Company
• Capitol Tire & Rubber Company
• Central Power Station
• Charlestown Navy Yard
• Chelsea Naval Shipyard
• Christian Science Benevolent Association
• City of Bost Auditorium
• City of Boston Municipal Auditorium
• City of Boston South Bay Incinerator
• Clark Cove Realty Company
• Class A Fittings
• Cleghom Company
• Cocheco Manufacturing Company
• Cochrane Chemical Company
• Cochrane Harper and Company
• Columbia Improvement Company
• Commonwealth Edison
• Commonwealth of Massachusetts State House
• Community Suffolk Produce Company
• Concord Maynard and Hudson St. Railway Company
• Continental Constr. Company
• Continental Refinery
• Craftmen's Machinery Corp
• Curtis Asbestos
• Cycloidal Engineering Company
• De Ford and Company
• Densmone Le Clean
• Densmore and Leclear
• Dolibur-Goodale Company
• Dorchester Station
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours
• East Boston Shipyard
• East Boston Sugar Refinery
• East Logan Airport
• Eastern Cold Storage Company
• Eastern Steam Laundry Company
• Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston
• Edison Light & Power Station
• Edward F. Byrnes Corporation
• Electric Manufacturing Company
• English and Flett
• Frank Flater
• Frauk L Young and Kimball
• General Electric
• General Motors Corporation
• General Services Administration
• Geo F. Blake Manufacturing Company
• Geo H Sampson Company
• Geo. A. Fuller Company
• Geo. D. Emory Company
• George H. Wood and Company
• Gibbons Engineering
• Gillette Safety Razor Company
• Globe House Nail Company
• Gold Plumbing
• Grosby Steam Gauge and Valve Company
• H C Burke & Company
• Hallet and Davis
• Hancock Building
• Hancock Inspirator Company
• Henry N Clark Company
• Hern Furlong Company
• Hewes and Phillips Iron Works
• Hingham Shipyard
• Hinman Asbestos
• Hinman Associates
• Hollingsworth and Whitney Company
• Hollis French and Allen Hubbard
• Hood Milk
• Hooper Boiler Setting
• Hotel Bellevue
• Hotel Braemore
• Hotel Statler
• Hunt Spiller Manufacturing Corp
• Huntington Ave
• Hyde Park Electric Company
• IBM Building
• Industrial Improvement Company
• Ingalls and Kendrickson
• Insulation Specialties, Inc.
• International Grenfell Association
• International Paper Company
• J A Grant and Company
• J S. Potter
• J. Middleby Company
• J.A. Grant and Company
• Jaito and Company
• James F. Shaw and Company
• Jarka Corporation
• Jarvis Engineering Company
• Jas. T. Shaw and Company
• John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company
• Jordan Marsh Company
• Joseph Middleby Jr. Inc.
• Kneeland Street Station Powerhouse
• L Street Station Powerhouse
• L.F.E. Corporation
• Labonte Oil
• Lincoln Wharf Station
• Lockwood Greene and Company
• Logan International Airport
• Lord & Taylor Store
• Lynn & Woodward
• Lynn and Boston Railroad Company
• Lynn Station
• M.B.T.A., High St.
• Malden Electric Company
• Manganaro Brothers, Inc.
• Manning Maxwell and Moore
• Mason Regulator Company
• Mass Electric Company
• Mass Eye and Ear
• Mass State House
• Massachusetts Fire Proof Storage Warehouse Company
• Metropolitan District Water Commission
• Millstone Fittings
• Mystic Power Station
• Nashua Manufacturing
• Navy Fuel and Oil Depot
• Negea Canal
• New Boston Station North 400
• New England Branch United States Baking Company
• New England Fair
• New England Gas and Coke Company
• New England Insulation Company
• New England Power Company
• New England Telephone and Telegraph Company
• New Hotel Statler
• Newfork Newhann and Hartford Railroad Company
• Newport and Fall River St. Railway Company
• Niles Estate Trustees
• Noddle Construction
• Norcross Brothers
• North Packing and Provision Company
• Ohio Stone and Webster Engn'G. Corporation
• Old Colony Real Estate Trust
• Old Colony St. Railway Company
• One Center Plaza
• Orange Rockland Utilities
• Ottawa Railway Light and Power Company
• Oxford Paper Company
• P. S. Thorsen Company
• Pch Rr - Southampton Street Yards
• Perrini Corporation
• Phoenix Urban Inc.
• Pioneer Engineering
• Plymouth County St. Railway Company
• Proctor Estate
• Public Service Company
• Pump Equipment & Engineering Company
• Quincy Market Cold Storage & Warehouse Company
• R A La Centra Company
• R Marston and Company
• Ralph P. Hall, Inc.
• Rollin H Allen
• Royal Metal Company
• S D Warren and Company
• S. Boston Power Station
• S.A. Currier & Company
• Scotia St. Station
• Simplex Electrical Company
• Smith and Whaley Company
• South Bay Incinerator
• South Boston Naval Drydock
• South Brewer Mill
• Southampton Street Yards
• Standard Sugar Refinery
• Stanton Electrical Company
• Stone & Webster Engineering
• Stop & Shop, Inc.
• Sturdy Lantern
• Submarine Signal Company
• Suburban Gas and Electric Company
• Sumner Company
• Supower Fast Black and Chemical Company
• Swan Incandescent Electric Light Company
• Tech Square
• Telephone Building
• Textron, Inc.
• Thompson Houston International Electric Company
• Thos. G. Plant Company
• Tileston and Hollingworth Company
• Tremont Street Residences
• Trubilt Truck Body
• Tubular Rivet & Stud
• Tucker, Anthony, and Company
• Turner Construction
• U S Coast Guard
• United Drug Company
• United Electric Securities Company
• United Fruit Trading Company
• United Shoe Machinery Company
• United States Naval Shipyard
• W.F. Schrafft and Sons Corp
• W.J. Niles Estate
• Walker Building
• Walworth Company
• Walworth Construction and Supply Company
• Walworth English Fleet Company
• Warehouse 13 Incorporated
• Warren Chambers
• Warwick Mills
• West End Development
• West End Railway Company
• West End Redevelopment
• West End Street Railway Company
• Westinghouse Electric Company
• Westinghouse Turbine
• Winter St Building
• Wm F Schrafft and Sons
• Wm Filene and Sons
• Woolworth Building

Brockton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Brockton

695 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Barbour Welting Company
• Brockton Edison Company
• Brockton Gas Light Company
• Brockton Rand Company
• Brockton Sewage Treatment Plant
• Brockton Water Works
• Douglass Shoe Company
• Edison Electric Illuminating Company
• F.M. Shaw and Sons
• George G Snow Company
• Interstate Coach
• M.A. Packard Company
• Shoe Factory
• W.L. Douglas Shoe Company

Brookline

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Brookline

247 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Grossman's
• Hearthstone Plaza
• Sears
• St. Mary's Garage

Cambridge

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Cambridge

299 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Abbott Transportation
• Acoustical Fireproofing Contractors
• Adolph Kern
• American Biltrite
• American Can Company
• American Science & Engineering Building
• Badger Corporation
• Bethlehem Steel Company
• Blake Manufacturing Company
• Boston and Suburban Laundry
• Boston Navy Yard
• Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Company
• C.J. Cox Engineering
• Cambridge Electric Light Company
• Cambridge Gas & Electric Company
• Cambridge Gas Light Company
• Cambridge Manholes
• Center For Advance Engr Study
• Central Plaza Building
• Charles P. Blouin, Inc.
• Combustion Service Company of Ne
• Cutter Fire Brick Company
• Dewey & Almy Chemical Company
• Diamond Laundries Inc
• Dillaby Fireproofing Company
• Eckel's Corporation
• Edward F. Byrnes Corporation
• Fresh Pond Pumping Station
• General Electric Company
• Ginn and Company
• Harris Refrigeration Company
• Harvard Biological Lab
• Harvard Coop
• Harvard-Holyoke Center
• Harvard Medical Vanderbilt Hall
• Harvard Power Station
• Harvard Towers
• Harvard Trust
• High Rise Apartments
• Hinnman Asbestos Corporation
• Huron Towers
• IBM
• Irving and Casson
• J P Squire and Company
• James H. Boyle & Sons, Incorporated
• Jas. F. Pennell
• Kendall Boiler Company
• Kendall Square Station
• Lever Brothers Company
• Lewis Express
• Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
• Liquid Carbonic Corporation
• Mirant Corp
• National Biscuit Company
• New England Confectionery Company
• New England Insulation Company
• Polaroid Corporation
• Pump Equipment & Engineering Company
• Refractories & Building Specialties
• Sandell Manufacturing
• Simplex, Wire & Cable Company
• Suburban Electric Company
• Vappi and Company Inc.
• West End St. Railway Company

Everett

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Everett

299 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Avco Research Lab
• Bond Brothers
• Boston Consolidated Gas Company
• Boston Edison Company
• Boston Elevated Railway Company
• Boston Gas Company
• Boston Market Terminal Company
• Cochrane Chemical Company
• Coleman Company
• Esso Refinery
• Esso Standard Oil Company
• Everett Powerhouse
• Exxon
• General Electric Company
• Humble Oil Refining Company
• Koppers Company, Inc.
• M.B.T.A.
• Market Forge
• Market Terminal
• Merrimac Chemical Company
• Monsanto Chemical Company
• Morehaven Sugar Growers Cooperative
• Mystic River Powerhouse
• National Coal Tar Company
• New England Gas and Coke Company
• Petrolite Corporation
• Prolerized
• Pump Equipment & Engineering Company
• Shahmoon Industries Inc
• Shannon Oil Burner Service
• Sithe Mystic Station Power Plant
• Standard Oil Company of New Jersey

Framingham

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Framingham

299 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boston Worcester Electric Company
• Butler & Ullman Inc.
• Commonwealth of Massachusetts Civil Defense Headquarters
• Data General
• Dennison Manufacturing. Company
• Dwight Hall
• Eatle E.Florence Company
• Framingham Comm of Mass
• General Motors Corporation
• Hodgman Rubber Company
• New England Telephone Company
• R. H. Long Shoe Company
• Sharaf's Inc.
• Shoppers World
• Worcester Gas Light Company

Hyde Park

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hyde Park

473 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bay State Street Railway Company
• Becker Brainard Milling Machine Company
• Berke Brothers Distilleries
• Brainard Milling Machine Company
• Diamond International
• Dorchester Brass Factory
• Hyde Park Electric Light Company
• Mason Regulator Company
• P. Giosio & Sons
• Tileston and Hollingworth
• Veterans Housing Project
• Westinghouse Electric Company

Lowell

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Lowell

1,499 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Hide and Leather Company
• American Mason Safety Tread Company
• Ames Textile
• Avery Chemical Company
• Bay State St Railway Company
• Bigelow Carpet Company
• Boott Cotton Mills
• Boston and Northern St. Railway Company
• Commonwealth of Massachusetts
• Eastern Drywall
• Elston Plumbing & Heating
• Fremont and Suffolk Mills
• General Electric Company
• Hamilton Manufacturing Company
• Harvard Brewing Company
• J C Ayer and Company
• J. E. Curry Company, Inc.
• Lawrence Manufacturing Company
• Lowell and Suburban St. Railway Company
• Lowell Electric Light Corp
• Lowell Gas Company
• Lowell Gas Light Company
• Lowell Industrial Development
• Lowell Insulated Wire
• Lowell Manufacturing Company
• Lowell Suburban St Railway Company
• Mass Mills Company
• Mass Mohair Plush Company
• Massachusetts Cotton Mills
• Merrimack Manufacturing Company
• Middlesex Equipment Company
• Nashua Manufacturing Company
• New England Power
• Nuclear Center
• Prince Macaroni Company
• Scriptures Laundry
• Star Market
• Sunshine Laundry
• Tremont and Suffolk Mills
• United States Bunting Company
• Wamesit Power Company

Lynn

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Lynn

674 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bauer Enterprises
• Bay State St. Railway Company
• Boston and Northern St Railway Company
• Boston Gas Company
• Boston Machine
• Champion Lamp Works
• Dori Shoe
• Earlsand Shoe Company
• Eastern Smelting & Refinery
• General Electric Company
• Hoague-Sprague Corporation
• James F Pennell
• Lynn and Boston Railroad Company
• Lynn Gas and Electric Company
• Mass. Electric Company
• National Folding Box and Paper Company
• Pennell Dearborn and Hovey
• Power Piping
• Proctor Estate

New Bedford

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
New Bedford

435 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• 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
• Goodyear Plant
• Greater New Bedford Community
• 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 Manufacturing Company
• New Bedford Rayon Company
• 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

Plymouth

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Plymouth

695 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boston Edison Company
• Cordage Park Company
• Edgar Station Powerhouse
• Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant
• Pilgrim Station Powerhouse
• Plymouth Cordage Company
• Plymouth Electric Light Company
• Plymouth Nuclear Power Plant
• Puritan Mills

Quincy

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Quincy

247 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
• Bethlehem Steel, Fore River
• Bethlehem Steel, General Dynamics
• Bethlehem Steel, Quincy
• Boston Edison Company
• BSSR Company
• Charles Carroll
• Commonwealth of Massachussetts-Nut Island
• Cornhusker Mariner
• Executive House
• Fore River Shipyard
• General Dynamics
• Jordan Marsh Warehouse
• Long Beach
• Neponset Shipyard
• Noges Insulation Company
• Nutmeg Mariner
• Old Colony St Railway Company
• Pine Tree Mariner
• Pneumatic Scale Company
• Procter and Gamble Manufacturing Company
• Quincy Electric Light and Power Company
• Quincy Fore River Shipyard
• Quincy Glass
• Quincy Shipyard
• U.S. Lines Company
• Wolverine Mariner
• World Beauty
• World Glory

Rowe

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Rowe

59 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bear Swamp Hydroelectric Plant
• Yankee Atomic Electric Company
• Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

Salem

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Salem

674 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bay State St. Railway Company
• Boston Northern St. Railway Company
• E. Belleau & Sons
• New England Power
• Grace Electrical Company
• Lehigh and Wilkesbane Coal Company
• Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company
• New England Power Company
• Pgande National Energy Group
• Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company
• Pioneer Plastics Corporation
• Poor Brothers
• Salem Electric Lighting Company
• Salem Harbor Power Plant
• Salem Power
• Salem Electric Lighting Company
• Signal Manufacturing Company

Springfield

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Springfield

410 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Allen Street Housing Project
• American Bosch Corp
• American Linen Supply
• American Rex Oil Heating
• Ballard Company
• Bay State Abrasive Products West
• Bay State Boiler Repair
• Bay State Building Boiler Repair
• Bay State Fire Brick Company
• Bay State West
• Baystate Gas Company
• Birnie Paper Company
• Boston and Albany Railroad
• Carlson Pattern Shop
• Century Investment Company
• Colonial Estates
• Converse Carlisle Coal
• D. O'Connell's Sons
• Daniel H Morgan
• Dempsey Industrial Furnaces
• Diamond Match Company
• Esso Standard Oil Company
• F L Roberts & Company Inc
• Fisk Tire Uniroyal
• Forbes Wallace
• General Electric Company
• H. L. Handy Company
• Hampden Brass & Aluminum Company
• Hartford Dispatch and Warehouse Company, Inc.
• House of Good Shepherd
• Humanities Building Springfield Technical Community
• Humble Oil & Refining
• Indian Motorcycle
• Jalin Foundry Corp
• Johnson Asbestos
• Koehring Manufacturing
• Manufacturers Engineering Company
• Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins Company
• Memorial Bridge Underpass
• Monsanto Chemical Company
• Moore Drop Forging Company
• National Papeterie Company
• New England Metallurgical Corp
• New England Smelting Works
• New England Telephone & Telegraph Building
• NY Central Railroad Company
• P L Roberts & Company Inc
• Perrini Corp
• Petroleum Engineering Corporation
• Phelps Publishing Company
• River View Housing
• Roberts & Company Inc
• Smith Adams and Houghton
• Springfield Armory
• Springfield Brewing Company
• Springfield Coach Works
• Springfield Gas & Electric Company
• Springfield Gas Light Company
• Springfield Plaza
• Springfield Provision Company
• Springfield Realty Trust Company
• Springfield Street Railway Company
• Springfield Waste Company
• Stone & Webster Construction
• Storms Drop Forging Company
• Technical H.S.
• Thomas P. Leger & Sons
• Titeflex Inc
• Topps Inc
• Turner Construction Company
• Turner Falls Power & Electric Company
• Two Guys, Vornado Incorporated
• United Light Company
• United Realty of Springfield
• University of Massachusetts
• US Armory Shops
• Western Mass Electric Company
• Western Mass Powerhouse
• Western Massachusetts Electric Company
• Westinghouse Elec and Manufacturing Company
• Wyckoff & Lloyd Company
• Yankee Oil Company

Waltham

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Waltham

299 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Waltham Watch Company
• Arkwright Insurance Company
• Atlas Insulation Company
• F & S Installation
• Honeywell
• L & M Heating
• Pierce Brothers Florists
• Polaroid Company
• Raytheon
• Stony Brook Paper Company
• Waltham Bleachery and Dye Works
• Waltham Gas Light Company
• Waltham Watch Works
• Wirthmore Foods

Worcester

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Worcester

515 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A P Cors and Company
• American Steel and Wire Company
• Bell Company
• Boston & Albany Railroad
• Brockelman Brothers Warehouse
• Civic Center
• Consolidated Elevators
• Crompton & Knowles
• Dupont Plumbing & Heating
• Eastern Refractories Company Inc
• Eco Taruim
• Galleria Mall
• Granger Contracting
• Graton & Knight Company
• Great Brook Valley Housing
• Hammond Reed Company
• Harney & Sons Plumbing & Heating
• Heald Machine Company
• Holbrooke Drop Forge
• Kessli & Mars Company
• Lyon Brothers, Inc.
• M J Whittall
• Monsanto Chemical
• Morgan Construction Company
• Morgan Spring Company
• New England Telephone
• Norton Abrasive Company
• Norton Company
• Norton Emory Wheel
• Paper Craft Greeting Cards, Inc.
• Pullman Standard
• Quinsigamond, Ave. Pit.
• R.C. Bishop of Worcester
• Rice & Barton
• Riley Stoker Corporation
• Riter-Conley Manufacturing Company
• Ritewall Drywall
• Sheetmetal Specialties
• Sprague Electric Company
• Standard Foundry
• Thompson Steel
• Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company
• Worcester and Webster St Railway Company
• Worcester Automatic Heating
• Worcester Brewing Corporation
• Worcester Center Mall
• Worcester Cold Storage & Warehouse Company
• Worcester Consolidated St Railway Company
• Worcester County Electric Company
• Worcester County Trust
• Worcester Electric Light Company
• Worcester Gas Light Company
• Worcester Mall
• Worcester Supply Company
• Worcester Telegram Publishing Company
• Wyman-Gordon Products Corp
• Wyman-Gordon Company

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Massachusetts

People affected by occupational asbestos-related diseases have the right to file an asbestos claim against the companies responsible for their illness but within a set period, known as the statute of limitations. In Massachusetts, the statutes of limitations followed in asbestos cases are the ones governing general tort. The timeframe allowed to file an asbestos claim is three years from the date the plaintiff came to know about the asbestos-related illness and discovered the exposure to asbestos.

Also, family members of a deceased mesothelioma or lung cancer patient can file a wrongful death asbestos claim within three years from either the date of death or three years from when the cause of death was known.

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Eligible Conditions for Asbestos Compensation

Workers, veterans, or family members that experienced past asbestos exposure may first notice some minor symptoms, like shortness of breath. They may attribute such symptoms to other causes, like aging. But, the result of medical checks and investigations can show past asbestos exposure in the workplace has led to a current asbestos-associated disease. If you find yourself in this scenario, the help of counsel experienced in representing asbestos cases is essential. Our lawyers will assist you in navigating the legal system and fighting for compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. These are the asbestos diseases approved for asbestos claims:

Lung cancer Mesothelioma Asbestosis Gallbladder Cancer Kidney Cancer Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colon/Colorectal Cancer Ovarian Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Massachusetts

Current and former residents of Massachusetts diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as soon as possible. The statutes of limitations are only three years from the date of the diagnosis and of the discovery of asbestos exposure (for personal injury asbestos claims) and the time of death or the date when the cause of death was known (for wrongful death asbestos claims). In 90% of the cases, we file asbestos trust funds claims rather than going through a lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys will help you with the steps involved in the asbestos claim process.

Bankruptcy trust claims

Asbestos trust funds were set up years ago to pay people that are sick and have been injured by asbestos. However, as asbestos trust funds do not have enough money to pay all asbestos claims fully, they offer a set percentage of the legal demand. But, the funds are typically dispersed faster than in lawsuits. Asbestos trust fund claims are usually handled out of court.

Preparing the claim

The quicker we can get the information from you and get it filed with the asbestos trust funds, the quicker the payment will come. In the beginning, we are on a fact-finding mission, but it's not as intensive as a typical lawsuit would be. It's more of an administrative process.

Gathering the information

Initially what is required from the asbestos trust fund is to prove exposure to that particular's asbestos trust fund product or products and you also have to show that you've been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. First, we will qualify the medical reports. Then, we have to prove how you were exposed: primarily through occupation or secondarily through a family member that you lived with and who worked directly with or around asbestos-containing products. For occupational exposure, you have to tell us where you have worked at and inform us about any products that were in your working environment.

Filing your claim

We make the process simple, and we don't put anything other than the actual necessity on you to provide certain documentation to prosecute your asbestos claim. As soon as we get the necessary information, we can start filing that with the asbestos trust funds and expect payment within a couple of months.

Claim evaluation

Asbestos trust funds usually qualify the asbestos claim and pay it under two processes. "Expedited Review" is based on a minimum set of probable medical and asbestos exposure criteria and applications receive a schedule amount that is not negotiated. "Individual Review" allows for asbestos claim amounts up to a published maximum. Factors that determine the actual amount can include but are not limited to, age at diagnosis, jurisdiction, and the settlement history of your counsel.

Claim payment

Trustees make a determination and decide whether they will or won't pay the asbestos claim. Usually, payment comes within a couple of months, and we can set up a stream of revenue for our clients. You will benefit from a variable continual cash flow which adds up to a lot over time.

At Environmental Litigation Group, P.C., we strive to get you the best asbestos claim results possible. To pay out asbestos claims, asbestos trust funds managers rely on something called case valuation matrix. Case valuation matrix is a document approximating historical settlements values and assigning different values for compensable cancer types. The base dollar amounts vary by state or region because location sets occupational asbestos exposure levels. The table below provides the average settlement values, by disease level, at asbestos trust funds with seven disease levels, as presented in Rand Corporation's report on Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts.

AVERAGE AMOUNTS PAID BY ASBESTOS TRUST FUNDS

Mesothelioma (Level VIII)
$215,000
Lung Cancer 1 (Level VII)
$40,000
Lung Cancer 2 (Level VI)
$20,000
Other Cancer (Level V)
$22,000
Severe Asbestosis (Level IV)
$42,000
Asbestosis/Pleural Disease (Level III)
$19,000
Asbestosis/Pleural Disease (Level II)
$8,000

Disclaimer:  Compensation for your asbestos case will be calculated starting from the base calculation matrix, increasing or decreasing the level of compensation according to the specifics of your case. Factors that can affect the value of your case include, but are not limited to, your location, age, work history, pain and suffering, the asbestos products involved in occupational exposure, and expenses related to your illness. Individual cases vary based on such factors, and previous results don't ensure an equal outcome. The factors specific to your case make it difficult to predict its value before you file an asbestos claim. So, determining how much your case is worth can be a complicated process. If you have any questions about settlements and your legal rights, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.

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Why Residents in Massachusetts Choose Us?

We are a well-knit team of highly experienced lawyers with particular expertise in handling asbestos litigation across the state of Massachusetts. With an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations governing asbestos lawsuits in Massachusetts, we can resolve any case in a favorable manner. Our lawyers have proficiently represented clients who worked at Massachusetts job sites known for asbestos exposure and helped them receive compensation. More importantly, we make the complicated legal process of filing an asbestos claim hassle-free for you. Through our vast experience, we understand the practices of companies in Massachusetts that have brought on deadly diseases to many residents. All these qualities have made our firm popular among residents of Massachusetts. Apart from the legal work, we take care of your medical needs as well by recommending the best available treatment options in your area.

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