Many people have unknowingly been victims of workplace asbestos exposure throughout Massachusetts, even those working in jobs that may not seem at all related to asbestos use. This is because, until 1973, spray-applied asbestos was used in many buildings for fireproofing and insulation. Asbestos was also used in joint compounds and floor and ceiling tiles. Surprisingly, despite calls for its ban, asbestos has never been permanently banned for use in the United States, resulting in devastating diagnoses of mesothelioma across many job sectors. Shepard O’Donnell has successfully represented hundreds of individuals who have suffered from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in their workplace.

Our clients include: Teachers, maintenance workers, construction workers, auto mechanics and old car enthusiasts, chemists, boilermakers, engineers, HVAC installers, painters, electricians, and others.


Workplaces that are known to have been constructed using asbestos, or where asbestos-containing equipment is regularly used, include:

  • Schools and Colleges
  • Hospitals
  • High-rise office towers
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Auto garages
  • Powerhouses
  • Hardware and building supply stores
Jobsites Known to Have Exposed Employees to Asbestos

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos at some point in their work history in Massachusetts and has subsequently developed mesothelioma, we encourage you to reach out to us for a free case evaluation to learn whether you might be entitled to compensation. Shepard O’Donnell has successfully litigated hundreds of asbestos-related cases, often resulting in life-changing verdicts or settlements for our clients.

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