Anaheim Mesothelioma Lawyers
Anaheim mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Anaheim 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.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Anaheim spans 46 square miles and has over 340,000 residents, making it the largest city in Orange County, in Southern California. It is also the wealthiest, with over $1 billion in city assets.
Anaheim was founded in 1857. The community was originally named Annaheim, with “Anna” referring to the Santa Ana River and “heim” meaning home in German.
Anaheim began as a community of vineyards, and for a brief period of time, was California’s premier wine growing region. A Los Angeles surveyor, George Hansen, brought together a group of fifty German colonists who created the agricultural colony, the “Los Angeles Vineyard Society” in what is now known as Anaheim. The 1and was purchased for roughly $2 an acre. Hansen is known today as the “Father of Anaheim,” and built a small wood framed home that is still standing. Known today as the “Mother Colony House”, it is the oldest museum in Orange County, and is on the national Register of Historic Places. The colony’s first vintage was in 1860 with 2,000 gallons produced. By 1864, 300,000 gallons of wine were produced. By 1883, the German colony had 47 wineries and scores of vineyards, yielding over than a million gallons of wine. Including grapes destined for the table and for raisins, it was estimated that there were 10,000 acres of vineyards planted in the Santa Ana Valley.
By the late 1880’s, the crop was decimated by a variety of illnesses, and the area was replanted with oranges and walnut groves.
Farmers hired Yaqui Indians from Mexico to dig ditches, then brought in Chinese laborers to help in the fields and to build wine cellars and casks. By 1890, the Chinese made up nearly 75% of California’s agricultural work force. Anaheim, along with Santa Ana and Orange had their own distinct “Chinatowns.” Anaheim’s Chinatown was located along Chartres St., between Lemon and Anaheim Blvd, and included grocers, laundries and other businesses. By 1876, about a sixth of Anaheim’s population was Chinese.
In the 1950’s, the economy of Anaheim took a turn away from agriculture, and never looked back. In 1953, Walt Disney bought a 160-acre former orange grove, to begin building his vision of a family-friendly amusement park, Originally named “The Mickey Mouse Park,” then “Disneylandia” and eventually “Disneyland,” the park opened on July 17, 1955. When it first opened, visitors could explore the park for an admission fee of $1, with ride tickets costing between 10 and 30 cents. Today, the park is an international tourist destination and covers over 510 acres. An independent report concluded that the park generated $5.7 billion annually for the local economy, and generated over $370 million in state and local taxes. The Disneyland Resort is Orange County’s largest employer with 28,000 “cast members.”
The Anaheim Convention Center and Arena is the largest convention center on the West Coast, with over 1 million square feet of exhibit space. Edison International Field, originally known as Anaheim Stadium draws more than 3.9 million visitors annually to the Angel’s baseball games, events and concerts. The stadium will host host softball and baseball events for the 2028 Summer Olympics.
PREVALENCE OF ANAHEIM MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Anaheim 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. In Southern California, the asbestos litigation is considered complex litigation and cases in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties have been consolidated under one judge.
Many Anaheim mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Anaheim mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the county, including:
- La Habra Plant, Anaheim, CA – Manufacturing Plant
Anaheim mesothelioma cases can involve industrial and construction 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
- Marine Engineers
- Pipe Installation
- Public Works projects
- Sheetmetal Workers
- Vehicle Repair
The Anaheim 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 Anaheim 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 asbestos at their worksites in Anaheim and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Anaheim mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Orange County, and throughout Southern California. These Orange County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:
- Kaiser Permanente: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Garden Grove, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Orange, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Yorba Linda
- University of California Health Care: Orange, Irvine
- UC Irvine: Orange, Irvine
- Veterans Affairs Community Clinic: Anaheim, Laguna Hills, Santa Ana
EXPERIENCE OF ANAHEIM MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Anaheim mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including in Orange County and in the city of Anaheim.
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland, California. The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file mesothelioma lawsuits in Anaheim, in Orange County and throughout California.
Over the last four decades, the Anaheim mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion dollars in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in Anaheim.
CONTACT THE ANAHEIM MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our lawyers today for a free consultation.