Alameda Mesothelioma Lawyers
Alameda mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Alameda or were exposed to asbestos within the city. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
ALAMEDA CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
The city of Alameda was formally incorporated in 1853. The name in Spanish means “grove of poplar trees.”
Originally a peninsula, the island of Alameda was created in 1902 when the tidal canal was dredged, joining San Leandro Bay with the busy Oakland harbor. Alameda’s Bay Farm Island was originally an island but is now connected by landfill to Oakland. Alameda’s location and geography are ideal for the maritime industry. In 1940, until its closure in 1997, Alameda was the site of a large naval air station.
Today, approximately 78,000 people make their home in Alameda.
Long before the Spanish arrived in California, thousands of Ohlone inhabited the coastal lands of Alameda, sustained by the mild climate and plentiful acorns, wild game and sea life.
In its early years, Alameda was a vacation destination for people living in San Francisco and the surrounding area. Widely considered the “Coney Island of the west,” the Neptune Beach amusement park drew visitors from 1917–1939. It included a roller coaster, a hand carved carousel, carnival games, and pools. Neptune Beach also hosted sporting events, including steeplechase and horse races, high-diving competitions, ballroom dancing championships and boxing matches.
The Alameda shipyard industry experienced dramatic growth during the World War I era. The Alameda Works shipyard opened in 1916 at the site of the former United Engineering Works. At the beginning of World War II, the Alameda Works was modernized and expanded, and became the Bethlehem Alameda Shipyard. At the height of the war, the shipyard covered over 80 acres, and employed 6,200 men and women. Ten troopships were constructed and over 1,000 damaged vessels were repaired. The shipyard was closed in 1956.
In 1940, the Alameda Naval air station opened, employing 200 military and civilian personnel. Eventually, the air station included two 8,000 ft. runways, three seaplane ramps and a lighted seadrome. The USS Ranger, USS Midway, USS Coral Sea and USS Hancock were all based in Alameda. With 300 buildings and 30 miles of roads it remained an important naval base through the end of the Cold War. The base was used for maintenance until its closing in 1997.
Today, the World War II era aircraft carrier USS Hornet is maintained as a floating museum at Alameda Point.
PREVALENCE OF ALAMEDA MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in Alameda and throughout California. Our mesothelioma lawyers can come to your home to discuss your work history, and to guide you through the mesothelioma lawsuit process. Occupational exposure to asbestos may have taken place many years in the past, and it is often necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure.
Many Alameda mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city. Alameda is home to many facilities, construction projects and shipyards that have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment.
Alameda mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city including:
- Amship Corp. – Shipyard
- Bethlehem Steel Shipyard – Shipyard
- Commercial construction jobsites – Construction sites
- General Engineering & Dry Dock – Shipyard
- Matson Navigation Co. – Shipyard
- Naval Air Station Alameda – Shipyard
- Pacific Bridge Co. – Construction site
- Pacific Coast Engineering – Shipyard
- Plant Shipyard Corp. – Shipyard
- Todd Shipyard– Shipyard
- United Engineering Co.
- W.F. Stone & Co., Alameda
Alameda mesothelioma cases can involve industrial and shipyard exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in a variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:
- Construction Workers
- Flooring Installers
- Foundry Workers
- Home Repair
- HVAC Repair
- Iron Workers
- Machine Operators
- Pipe Installation
- Public Works projects
- Sheetmetal Workers
- Tire men
- Vehicle Repair
The Alameda mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Alameda and across California, including:
- automobile plants
- chemical plants
- construction sites
- electric companies
- food-processing plants
- grocery retailers
- lumber yards
- manufacturing plants
- military facilities
- Navy ships
- oil refineries
The Alameda mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have also brought successful “take home” mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of spouses and family members of workers who were exposed to take-home asbestos at their worksites in Alameda and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Alameda mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout the city and in nearby communities. Treatment centers close to Alameda include:
- Kaiser Permanente – Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City
- John Muir Health – Berkeley, Pleasanton
- Epic Care – Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, San Leandro
- University of California Health Care – U.C.S.F. – Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, Pleasanton
- Veterans Affairs – Livermore, Oakland, Fremont
- Stanford Health Care – Alameda, Emeryville, Castro Valley, Hayward, Pleasanton, Oakland
- Sutter Health – Berkeley, Oakland, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Fremont, Dublin, Oakland, Emeryville, Alameda, Albany
EXPERIENCE OF ALAMEDA MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square area of Oakland, California, directly across the estuary from Alameda. The Kazan mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases in Alameda and throughout California.
Alameda mesothelioma lawsuits are considered complex civil litigation and are handled in the civil court system. Mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation and are handled in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, in the main Oakland courthouse. Plaintiffs in Alameda County mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution.
Over the last four decades, the Alameda mesothelioma Law Firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, the Bay area, and in the city of Alameda.
CONTACT THE ALAMEDA MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Alameda mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood will bring their decades of expertise and success to your claim for mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure in Alameda. We can be reached 24/7. To get a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma attorneys, please call 1-888-887-1238, fill out the form on this page or use our live chat widget.