Amador County Mesothelioma Lawyers
Asbestos exposure occurring at many worksites throughout Amador County give rise to mesothelioma lawsuits.
AMADOR COUNTY, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, Amador County is the heart of California’s famed Gold Country. According to the 2010 census, the county’s population is over 38,000. The county is bordered on the north by the Cosumnes River and on the south by the Mokelumne River, and is located 45 miles southeast of Sacramento. Containing only 606 square miles, Amador County is the sixth smallest county in California. Amador County covers a diverse ecological landscape, ranging in elevation from 250 feet in the west to over 9,000 feet in the east. It is bordered by San Joaquin, Sacramento, El Dorado, Alpine, and Calaveras Counties.
Established June 14, 1854, Amador County is named for Jose Maria Amador, a rancher and miner who established a successful gold-mining camp near the current town of Amador in 1848. Amador is Spanish meaning “one who loves.”
The county seat is Jackson. Other towns include:
- Sutter Creek
Amador County was originally inhabited by the Northern Sierra Miwok Indians, whose population was decimated by the influx of gold miners into the Sierra foothills. A massive limestone outcropping used by Miwok Indians for generations to grind acorns is located within Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. In addition to the 1,185 mortar holes, the bedrock hosts decorative carvings that are thousands of years old. Within the park are a museum featuring native cultural artifacts and a reconstructed Miwok village, with a roundhouse that is still used for native ritual.
Gold fever attracted miners and merchants from around the world to Amador County. Leland Stanford became owner of Sutter Creek’s Union-Lincoln Mine and went on to become a US Senator, state governor, and the founder of Stanford University. Thousands of immigrants from China settled in Amador County in the towns of Ione and Fiddleton. Amador County was once home to more Chinese immigrants than anywhere in the country outside of San Francisco. The Chew Kee Store Museum, a Chinese grocery and apothecary store built in 1851, still stands and is open as a museum.
Placer mining – the mining of deposits in stream beds – was exhausted in the county by the 1860’s and was replaced by hard rock mining. The Kennedy Gold Mine began operation in 1860. At 5912 feet, it was one of the deepest gold mines in North America. In 1922, 47 miners were killed when a fire broke out in Amador County’s Argonaut mine. It is considered the worst gold mine disaster in US history.
The county’s climate and decomposed granite soil have proven ideal for the wine industry. There are now over 40 wineries with tasting rooms in Amador County. With over 2,000 acres planted, Amador County’s grape specialty is Zinfandel. Wine grapes represent the single largest agriculture commodity in the county and are an important source of revenue and employment for the region.
Tourism is also important to the economy of Amador county. Families are drawn to the history and the natural beauty of the region, and the opportunities for skiing at Kirkwood, camping, hiking and fishing.
PREVALENCE OF AMADOR COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The Amador County Courthouse originally consisted of two buildings, a courthouse built in 1864 and the Hall of Records, built in 1893. The two buildings were combined in 1939 with a new Art Deco facade. In 2007, a new modern courthouse was completed and is currently in use.
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood work throughout California and can come to your home in Amador County 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 Amador County mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the county. According to the Environmental Working Group there were 94 asbestos related cases in Amador county between 1999-2107. This figure includes mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, and asbestosis.
Amador County mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific work sites around the county, including:
- Amador County Water District – Jackson
- American Forests Products Corp. – Martell
- Bendix Forest Products – Martell
- Ormond Owens-Illinois, Inc. – Ione
- Winton Lumber – Martell
Amador County mesothelioma cases can involve industrial and shipyard exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all 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
- Vehicle Repair
The Amador County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites 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 Amador County 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 Amador County and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Amador County mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Amador County, where oncologists and other medical professionals can make referrals to regional experts treating mesothelioma cases. These Amador County treatment facilities include:
- Sutter Health – Jackson
- Sutter Amador Hospital Surgery Division – Jackson
- Sutter Medical Foundation – Jackson, Plymouth, Pioneer
EXPERIENCE OF AMADOR COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Amador County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of workers injured through California as well as in Amador County.
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood are located in Oakland, California. The Kazan lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases throughout California, including in Amador County.
Over the last four decades, the Amador County 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, including in Amador County.
CONTACT THE AMADOR COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Amador County 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 Amador County. We can be reached 24/7 via live chat, telephone or by filling out the form on this page. 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.