Bellflower Mesothelioma Lawyers
Bellflower 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.
BELLFLOWER, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Bellflower, is located in Southern California, in Los Angeles County. According to the 2022 Census data, the population is estimated at 76,405. Bellflower is 13 miles from Long Beach, 15.5 miles from Torrance and 18 miles from Los Angeles.
The Indigenous residents in the Los Angeles and Bellflower area were the Tongva tribe of Indians. In 1771, The Spanish Friars founded the Mission San Gabriel Archangel in the Los Angeles area, and used the Tongva Indians to work the mission land and add wealth to the missions. The Spanish Friars referred to the Tongva Indians, as the Gabrielino Indians.
Bellflower sits on part of a 1784, massive Spanish land grant that included the land between Los Angeles and the San Gabriel River. In 1832, the Mexican governor divided the 1784, Spanish land grant into five smaller Ranchos. In 1869, what was known as the four thousand acre Sommerset Ranch eventually became the city of Bellflower.
Bellflower was extremely affected by yearly flooding of the San Gabriel River which would wash away its fields and force settlers to use boats to travel around the area. In 1917, the County Flood Control District was established and levies were built which kept the river from flooding and produced rich farmland in its place.
The name Bellflower means “beautiful flower” in French. The name apparently comes from William Gregory’s Apple orchard, where he grew the Bellefleur apples. Bellflower was originally settled by Dutch, Japanese and Portuguese dairy farmers. Bellflower was famous for its dairy farms, milk production, apples, fruit, nurseries and later on its most famous flower the Dahlia. In fact, the Dahlia is the official city flower.
Like most of California after World War II, there was a post-war population boom in the Los Angeles and Bellflower area. Many veterans and other workers established homes in Bellflower. The local business district prospered with many shops and restaurants.
Although the town was established by Frank E Woodruff in 1906, it was not incorporated until September 3, 1957. When Bellflower incorporated, it adapted the Lakewood Plan, where Bellflower contracted with Los Angeles County for police, jail, prosecution, library and fire protection services. It also joined the League of California Contract Cities.
PREVALENCE OF BELLFLOWER MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Bellflower 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 Bellflower mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Bellflower mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:
- Auto Body Shops
- Auto. Repair Facilities-Countywide
- California State University, Carson, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pasadena-Construction Sites
- Chemical Plants- Countywide
- Commercial Construction-Countywide
- Food Processing Plant-Countywide
- Foundries- Countywide
- Los Angeles International Airport-Countywide
- Los Angeles Power & Water- Countywide
- Manufacturing Plants-countywide
- Oil Refineries- Countywide
- Gen. Petroleum Co.-Torrance-Petroleum Countywide
- Residential Construction-Countywide
- Santa Fe Railway-Countywide
- School Construction-Countywide
- Southern California Edison-Countywide-Electric Companies
- Water /Power Plants- Countywide
Bellflower 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:
- 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 Bellflower 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
- power plants
The Bellflower 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 Bellflower and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Bellflower 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 CA Healthcare (UCLA)
- Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Veterans Affairs Clinic
- Veterans Affairs Community Clinic
- Adventist Health
EXPERIENCE OF BELLFLOWER MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Bellflower 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 Bellflower.
Bellflower 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 Bellflower, in Los Angeles County and throughout California.
For nearly five decades, the Bellflower 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 Bellflower.
CONTACT THE BELLFLOWER MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Bellflower 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 Bellflower. 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.