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Cerritos 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.

Cerritos mesothelioma


Cerritos, is located in Southern California, in Los Angeles County.  According to the 2022 Census Data, the population is estimated at 47,475.  Cerritos is 9.7 miles from Anaheim, 13.6 miles from Long Beach, 19 miles from Torrance and 20 miles from Los Angeles. 



The Indigenous people in the Los Angeles County area were the Tongva People. The Tongva People lived in the Southern California area for thousands of years, before Gasper de Portola’s 1769, expedition.  In 1771, The Spanish Friars founded the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel and renamed the indigenous natives as the Gabrielino (Gabrieleno), due to the natives proximity to the San Gabriel Arcangel Mission. The Spanish priests used the Tongva Indians to work the land and add great wealth to the missions. 

In 1784, Spain’s Governor Pedro Fages granted the 167,000 acre Rancho Los Nietos to Manuel Nieto.  Rancho Los Nietos was one of the first Spanish land grants in Alta California.  In 1821, Mexico gained independence from Spain.  In 1834, the Mexican Governor José Figueroa granted Manuel Nieto’s heir’s request to break-up Rancho Los Nietos into five parts. 

Juan Jose Nieto, the eldest son of Manuel Nietos was given the 28,027 acre Rancho Los Alamitos and the 48,806-acre Rancho Los Coyotes.  Manuela Nieto (daughter of Manuel Nieto) and her husband Guillermo Cota received the 27,054-acre Rancho Los Cerritos.  After California was ceded to the United States pursuant to the 1848, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo both Rancho Los Coyotes and Rancho Los Cerritos were sold to other parties.  Cerritos sits on part of both Rancho Los Coyotes and Rancho Los Cerritos.

From the 1830s to 1840s, the future Cerritos area was primarily cattle ranch land.  From 1848 through 1850, the Gold Rush provided a boom to the cattle ranches because the gold miners paid top dollar for beef.  In the early 1900s, Henry E. Huntington launched the Pacific Electric Railway, known as the Red Cars which extended to the surrounding communities outside Los Angeles. 

The Red Cars allowed farmers to commute and transport goods to Los Angeles.  The Red Cars provided street cars on a 24 hour/7 days a week basis.  The Pacific Electric Railway extension to the small towns was a population expansion for the towns along the Red Car routes. In the 1900s, the cattle ranches gave way to agricultural crops and dairy farms.  Dairy farms thrived and sugar beets, strawberries, beans, barley and alfalfa were planted.

World War II brought many workers into Southern California for factory and shipyards jobs which assisted the war effort.  World War II also brought many service men and other personnel into the area creating a population boom.  In the early 1950s, the city of Artesia was rapidly expanding and the nearby dairy farmers feared being annexed by Artesia.  On April 24, 1956, the dairy community voted to incorporate the area as the new city of Dairy Valley.  At the time of incorporation Dairy Valley was home to 3,500 people and 32,000 cows, 83,000 chickens, 9,600 turkeys and 105 acres of crops.

After many legal challenges and disagreements with its neighboring towns, Dairy Valley adjusted its boundaries and by 1957, Dairy Valley settled its border issues.  At that time Dairy Valley possessed 400 dairies and produced more than $80 million in milk product sales each year.

However, due to increased land values and taxes, Dairy Valley residents held a Special Election on March 2, 1965, and changed the zoning laws from agricultural to residential.  The zoning change allowed residential development in Dairy Valley.  On January 10, 1967, Dairy Valley changed its name to Cerritos.

The first Cerritos General Plan, adopted on October 27, 1971, laid out a vision for a park-like community with acres of green open space, beautiful neighborhoods, services and shops close to homes, and a smart mix of commercial and industrial development.

Cerritos is a vibrant, diverse, fast growing city in Los Angeles County. It has a large number of Filipino, Korean, Taiwanese, Indian and Chinese families.  Cerritos constructed a Sculpture Garden that includes a sculpture memorializing the August 31, 1986, Aeroméxico Flight 498 tragedy.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Cerritos 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 Cerritos mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Cerritos mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Air Products & Chemicals, Long Beach-Chemical Plant
  • Auto Body Shops
  • Auto. Repair Facilities-Countywide
  • California State University, Carson, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Los Angeles,

Northridge, Pasadena-

  • Chemical Plants- Countywide
  • Commercial Construction-Countywide
  • Dow Chemical: Torrance-Chemical Plants
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.,
  • Food Processing Plant-Countywide
  • Foundries- Countywide
  • General Petroleum/Mobil Oil, Torrance-Oil Refineries
  • Johns Manville Pipe Point, Los Angeles-Manufacturing Plants
  • Long Beach General Hospital, Long Beach-Construction Sites
  • Long Beach Naval Hospital, Long Beach-Construction Sites
  • Long Beach Naval shipyard, Long Beach-Shipyards
  • Los Angeles International Airport-Countywide
  • Los Angeles Power & Water- Countywide
  • Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles-Construction Sites
  • McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach-Aerospace
  • Mobil Oil, Torrance-Oil Refineries
  • Monsanto, Long Beach-Chemical Plants
  • Oil Refineries- Countywide
  • Montrose Chemical, Torrance-Chemical Plants
  • Residential Construction-Countywide
  • Santa Fe Railway-Countywide
  • School Construction-Countywide
  • Shipyards-Countywide
  • Southern California Edison-Countywide-Electric Companies
  • Water /Power Plants- Countywide

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

Asbestos exposed workers in Cerritos 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 Cerritos 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 Cerritos.

Cerritos 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 Cerritos, in Los Angeles County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Cerritos 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 Cerritos.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Cerritos 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 Cerritos. 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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