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Azusa mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who were diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma resulting from their exposure to asbestos, talc or talcum powder. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

Azusa mesothelioma


Azusa, is located in the San Gabriel Valley, in Los Angeles County. According to the 2022, U.S. Census Bureau, the estimated population is 48,824.  Azusa is about 23 miles from Los Angeles, 36 miles from Long Beach, 40 miles from Santa Monica and 34 miles from Santa Ana, California.  Azusa was founded in 1877, and incorporated as a city on December 29, 1898.  It is the fifth oldest city in the San Gabriel Valley.



The Indigenous residents of the area were the Tongva Native People.  The Tongva People inhabited approximately a 4000 mile territory in the Los Angeles Basin and parts of Orange County. In 1771, the Spaniards founded the San Gabriel Arcangel Mission in the Los Angeles area.  The Franciscan priests renamed the Tongva Natives as the Gabrielino (Gabrieleno) Indians. 

The Native People have also been referred to as the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe.  It is believed that Azusa’s name derives from Asuksa-nga, a Shoshonean Village in the area for thousands of years. The ancient Asuksa-nga Village was documented in 1769, in Father Juan Crespi’s diary when he travelled to the area with Spain’s Portola Expedition.

 Azusa was created from parts of two old Spanish land grants, Rancho Azusa de Dalton (formerly called Rancho El Susa) and lies on a portion of Rancho Azusa de Duarte.  In 1844, Henry Dalton purchased Rancho El Susa and renamed it Rancho Azusa de Dalton.  

The Rancho Azusa de Dalton was across the San Gabriel River from  Rancho Azusa de Duarte.  Rancho Azusa de Dalton was called El Susa and Rancho Azusa de Duarte was called Susita.  Henry Dalton built a winery, distillery, a vinegar house and dug the Duarte ditch which delivered water to Rancho Azusa de Dalton’s flour mill.

Henry Dalton accumulated large tracts of land in the San Gabriel Valley.  He eventually owned five, enormous Californio Ranchos, which included Rancho Azusa de Dalton, Rancho Azusa de Duarte, Rancho San Francisquito, Rancho Santa Anita and Addition.  At the height of his acquisitions, Henry Dalton owned land from the present day San Dimas to the eastern edge of Pasadena.

In 1860, the United States Land Office surveyed Rancho Azusa de Dalton and appropriated approximately one and a half miles, respectively from Rancho de Dalton’s southern and eastern boundaries, which opened Henry Dalton’s land up for federal homesteading purposes.  Apparently, squatters had already claimed portions of the land for homesteading purposes. 

Henry Dalton objected and fought the Federal surveyor findings and the homesteaders/squatters rights.  In 1881, a Department of the Interior’s ruling fully closed the matter of the squatters and contests over land and water concerning Rancho Azusa de Dalton. Mr. Dalton did not prevail against the homesteaders on Rancho Azusa.   

Dalton had mortgaged Rancho Azusa de Dalton to banker, Jonathan S. Slauson for money to fight his claim. In 1880, Dalton could not pay the mortgage on his property.  Mr. Dalton relinquished Rancho Azusa de Dalton to Mr. Slauson, who in turn deeded a 55-acre homestead to Mr. Dalton.  In 1884, Dalton died impoverished. 

Mr. Slauson organized the Azusa Land and Water Company.  In 1887, Mr. Slauson laid out the town and the lots were sold.  Also, in 1887, the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad built a station in town which brought tourists and new residents to the area.

Aerojet Electrosystems operated in Azusa from World War II until 2001.  In 1984, the EPA identified four large areas of groundwater contamination in the San Gabriel Valley; each area was declared a separate Superfund site. The sites included groundwater contamination that underlie Azusa, and several other cities in the San Gabriel Valley.

Azusa is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountain and lies at the entrance of the San Gabriel Canyon. Asuza has been called  “The Canyon City.”  Azusa’s rural agricultural past has given way to a suburban residential community.  Azusa has many parks and trails, including access to the Azusa Wilderness Park and the San Gabriel River Outlook.

Asuza is advantageously located in Southern California.  Part of the iconic Route 66, passes through Azusa.  Currently, Azusa is easily accessible to other parts of Southern California through Interstates 210 and 605 and State Routes 57 and 39.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Azusa to discuss your work history, and to guide you through the mesothelioma lawsuit process. Exposure to asbestos, talc or talcum powder may have taken place many years in the past, and generally, it is necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure.

Many Azusa mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Azusa mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:

  • Aerojet, Azusa and Downey-Aerospace
  • Auto Body Shops
  • Auto. Repair Facilities-Countywide
  • Bethlehem Steel Mill and Shipyards
  • Chemical Plants- Countywide
  • Commercial Construction-Countywide
  • Food Processing Plants-Countywide
  • Johns Manville Pipe Plant, Los Angeles-Manufacturing Plant
  • Los Angeles County/USC Medical, Los Angeles-Construction Sites
  • Los Angeles International Airport-Countywide
  • Los Angeles Power & Water- Countywide
  • McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach and Santa Monica-Aerospace
  • Manufacturing Plants-Countywide
  • Oil Refineries- Countywide
  • Residential Construction-Countywide
  • Santa Fe Railway-Countywide
  • School Construction-Countywide
  • Shipyards-Countywide
  • Southern California Edison-Countywide-Electric Companies
  • Southern Pacific Railroad, Countywide-Railroad  
  • Water /Power Plants- Countywide

Azusa mesothelioma cases may involve industrial, residential and construction exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in a variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:

  • Automotive
  • Boilermakers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction Workers
  • Custodians
  • Drillers
  • Drywallers
  • Electricians
  • Flooring Installers
  • Foundry Workers
  • Glaziers
  • Home Repair
  • HVAC Repair
  • Insulators
  • Iron Workers
  • Laborers
  • Lathers
  • Machine Operators
  • Machinists
  • Marine Engineers
  • Miners
  • Molders
  • Painters
  • Paintmakers
  • Pipe Installation
  • Pipefitters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Public Works projects
  • Repairman
  • Riggers
  • Roofers
  • Seaman
  • Sheetmetal Workers
  • Steamfitters
  • Superintendents/Foremen
  • Tiremen
  • Vehicle Repair
  • Welders

The Azusa 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:

  • aerospace
  • airports
  • automobile plants
  • chemical plants
  • construction sites
  • electric companies
  • factories
  • food-processing plants
  • foundries
  • garages
  • grocery retailers
  • hospitals
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • mines
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • power plants
  • shipyards

The Azusa 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 Azusa and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Azusa mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Los Angeles County, and throughout Southern California. These Los Angeles County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente (numerous locations)
  • University of California Healthcare (UCLA)
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic
  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic
  • Adventist Health


The Azusa mesothelioma lawyers of  Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Los Angeles County and in the city of Azusa.

Azusa mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Los Angeles County civil court system.  Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation and are handled in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, in the Central Civil West courthouse in Los Angeles.  Plaintiffs in Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution.

The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland, California. The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file mesothelioma lawsuits in Azusa, in Los Angeles County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Azusa 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 the city of Azusa.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Azusa 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 Azusa. 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. We can be reached around the clock. 

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