Butte County Mesothelioma Lawyers
Mesothelioma lawsuits arise from exposure to asbestos, which can have occurred over the past decades in many different types of industrial and construction settings.
BUTTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
The Butte County mesothelioma lawyers practice throughout California, including in Butte County. Butte County was in incorporated in February of 1850, being one of the 27 original counties of the then new state of California. The County is known as the “Land of Natural Wealth and Beauty”. The county was named after the Marysville Buttes, which were located in Sutter County, adjacent to Butte County. With the Gold Rush of 1849, in came a migration of many searching for riches in Butte County and surrounding areas. One of those people was John Bidwell, the man that founded Butte County’s largest city, Chico. The Gold Rush in the county was lucrative for the area but in later years, Butte County’s agriculture became its economic lifeline, grossing close to $700 million for the county every year. Chico and Oroville are two of the county’s main sources of agriculture.
Geographically, Butte County is adjacent to Yuba (southeast), Colusa (southwest), Glenn (west), Tehama (northwest), Plumas (northeast) and Sutter (south) Counties.
Butte County has a population of over 219,000 people.
Butte County has a total of four cities and its county seat is Oroville, but the county’s highest populated community is Chico. Chico has a population of about 94,000. Chico was incorporated in January of 1872. Butte County’s only other cities are Gridley and Biggs. Butte County also is home to 25 Census-designated places, 11 Unincorporated communities, and 8 Ghost Towns. Butte County is north of Sacramento and is a part of California’s Central Valley.
The County is home to four nationally protected areas, part of Butte Sink national Wildlife Refuge, part of the Plumas National Forest, part of Lassen National Forest and part of Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge. Butte County is also home to five general aviation airports, Chico Municipal Airport, Oroville Municipal Airport, Paradise Airport, Ranchaero Airport and Richvale Airport.
Butte College, in Oroville, is the county’s lone higher education community college and is a part of the Butte-Glenn Community College District. The lone four year university in Butte County is California State University, Chico, located in Chico.
Butte County has a main courthouse, the Butte County Courthouse, which is a part of the Superior Court of California. Butte County mesothelioma lawsuits can be filed at the Butte County Courthouse, in Oroville. The courthouse is located at One Court Street, Oroville, CA 95965. Butte County mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Civil Division at the courthouse. Butte County’s other courthouse is North Butte County Courthouse, located at 1775 Concord Avenue, Chico CA 95928.
Plaintiffs in Butte County mesothelioma lawsuits are often given preference on court calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quicker throughout the legal process, due to the potential severity of the disease and the ill individuals respective condition.
PREVALENCE OF BUTTE COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The Butte County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood bring many mesothelioma lawsuits in the county and around the state.
According to the California Cancer Registry, there has been 42 reported mesothelioma cases from 2002 to 2017 in Butte County. At the same time, according to the Environmental Working Group, there have been 231 Butte County asbestos related deaths from 1999 to 2017 which has averaged out to about 12 annual asbestos-related deaths in that time period.
Many Butte County mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the county. Asbestos, which can cause mesothelioma, can be found in soil and building materials in businesses and residential areas, ranging from mines to apartment complexes. It is presumed houses that were built after 1979 do not contain lead paint or asbestos.
Butte County mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the county:
- Butte College
- California State University Chico
- Chico Water Company Pumping Plant
- Diamond Match Company
- Edward Hyatt Hydroelectric Power Plant (aka California Department of Water and Power, aka Oroville Powerhouse, aka Oroville Dam)
- Louisiana Pacific (aka Georgia Pacific, aka Fibreboard)
- Oroville Lumber
- Truckee Lumber Company
- Water pipe installations
People that have worked in these environments were exposed to asbestos from take home exposure, asbestos-cement pipe and other possible entities infected with this carcinogen.
Butte County mesothelioma cases involve industrial and shipyard exposure to asbestos by several different kinds of workers, in all variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including, but not limited to:
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Pipe Installer
The Butte County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites like:
- Construction sites
- Lumber yards
- Manufacturing plant
The Butte 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 potentially exposed to take home asbestos at their and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes, possibly affecting those in close contact with them. This way of getting infected is often overlooked which makes “take home” asbestos even more dangerous than it already is.
The exposed workers in the Butte County mesothelioma lawsuits have received world-class treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Butte County, where many leading experts in treating mesothelioma cases practice. These Butte County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:
- Adventist Health, in Paradise
- Sutter Health
- Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, in Chico
EXPERIENCE OF BUTTE COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Butte County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including in Butte County.
The Kazan firm’s offices are located in the city of Oakland, located next to San Francisco. Because these offices are located within range of Butte County, the mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute many cases in the county, having little to no issue going to and from Butte County. Kazan attorneys can travel to Butte County to meet with clients, interview witnesses, and find evidence.
Since its founding in 1974, the Butte County mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood has recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in Butte County. The firm has a four-decade history of representing those suffering from asbestos related illnesses.
CONTACT THE BUTTE COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
Our experience in dealing with a large amount of complex cases related to asbestos has given us the knowledge to deal with a wide range of client circumstances.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Butte 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 Butte County. We can be reached 24/7 via live chat. 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.