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Calaveras County Mesothelioma

Calaveras County Mesothelioma Lawyers

The Calaveras County mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in California’s Calaveras County or were exposed to asbestos within the county, and whose lives have been tragically affected by asbestos related diseases, including mesothelioma.



Calaveras County is one of the original 27 counties of the state of California, created in 1850 at the time of admission to the Union.  According to the 2010 census, the population is over 40,000.

Calaveras County is bordered by San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties to the west, Amador County to the north, and Alpine and Tuolumne Counties to the east and south.



The Spanish meaning of the word “Calaveras” is “skulls.” This county takes its name from the Calaveras River, after Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga found many human skulls on the banks of the river, presumably from native tribes.   Angels Camp (3,836) is the only incorporated town within Calaveras County.  San Andreas is the county seat.  Other towns include:

  •             Rancho Calaveras (5,325)
  •             Arnold (3,843)
  •             Copperopolis (3,671)
  •             Valley Springs (3,553)
  •             San Andreas (2,783)
  •             Murphys (2,213)


Calaveras County was originally inhabited by the Northern Sierra Miwok Indians, whose population was decimated by the influx of gold miners into the Sierra foothills.

Gold was first found in Calaveras County along the banks of the Mokelumne, Calaveras, and Stanislaus Rivers.  Murphys, Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, and other towns quickly sprang up around the major strikes, with trading posts and businesses created in support of the mining communities. Many of these small towns still remain, picturesque reminders of the Gold Rush that shaped both California’s past, and its future.

Sawmills were created in Calaveras County to supply lumber during the Gold Rush years.  Wood was needed to produce the mining infrastructure for the flumes, shafts, and mills of the mining industry, as well as for the needs of the growing population.  By the 1960s, most of the lumber mills had closed. 

Mark Twain helped put Calaveras County on the map with his short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.”  Every year, in May, the county hosts a Jumping Frog Jubilee at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds.

Located in California’s beautiful Gold Country between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe, visitors come to Calaveras County for its natural wonders, including the two groves of majestic giant Sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. What lies beneath Calaveras County is also as awe-inspiring.  California Cavern, with its extensive system of passageways, has been visited by Mark Twain, Bret Harte, and John Muir.  Moaning Caverns contains the largest single cave chamber in California and is accessible by a long spiral staircase.  New Melones Lake is one of the largest reservoirs in California.  Each year, approximately 600,000 visitors visit New Melones, which features boating, camping, hiking, biking and equestrian trails.  Calaveras County is also home to many wineries.  Over 50 grape varieties are cultivated on over 700 acres.  Spanish and Italian varietals grow well in the Calaveras County soil and microclimates, as well as more traditional California wines, including Zinfandels, Cabernets, and Petite Syrah.



The Calaveras County Courthouse can be found in San Andreas.  The original brick courthouse was built in 1867 and contained the country jail and sheriff’s office as well as the courtrooms.  It is now a museum.

The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits throughout California and can come to your home in Calaveras 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.

According to the Environmental Working Group there were 94 asbestos related cases in Calaveras County between 1999-2017. This figure includes mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, and asbestosis.

Many Calaveras County mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the county. Calaveras County is home to many facilities, and construction projects that have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment. 

One source of potential exposure is the Jefferson Lake mine southeast of Copperopolis. The mine and mill were closed in 1987 and the location now serves as an asbestos-disposal site.

Calaveras County mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the county such as:

  • Asbestos Monofill (fka Calaveras Asbestos Mine) – Copperopolis
  • Calaveras Forests Products – Toyon
  • Calaveras County Water District – San Andreas


Calaveras 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:

  • 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
  • Engineers
  • 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 Calaveras 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:

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


The Calaveras 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 Calaveras County and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Calaveras County mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Calaveras County, where oncologists and other medical professionals can make referrals to regional experts treating mesothelioma cases.  These Calaveras County treatment facilities include:

  • Dignity Health
  • Mark Twain Medical Center – San Andreas
  • Angels Camp Medical Clinic – Angels Camp



The Calaveras 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 Calaveras County.

The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood are located in Oakland, California, but serve the entire state.  The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases throughout California, including in Calaveras County.

Over the last four decades, the Calaveras 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 Calaveras County.



If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Calaveras 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 Calaveras County. We can be reached 24/7.  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.


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