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Colusa County Mesothelioma

Colusa County Mesothelioma Lawyers

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



Located in the northern part of the Central Valley of California, Colusa County is one of the original 27 counties of California and was established in 1850.  Colusa County is approximately 80 miles north of San Francisco, and 24 miles northwest of Sacramento.  The current boundaries of Colusa County are different than the original borders.  At first all of Colusa and Glenn Counties, and part of what is now Tehama County were included. In 1855, and again in 1891, the borders were redrawn. 

Colusa County is bordered by Glenn County to the north, Butte and Sutter Counties to the east, Yolo county to the south, and Lake County to the West.



According to the 2010 census, there are 21,419 people living in Colusa County. The county seat is Colusa.  Colusa was named after two Mexican land grants Coluses (1844) and Colus (1845). The original spelling of the name of the county was Colusi, and came from the name of a native Patwin village living near the Sacramento River. By 1855, the spelling of the name was established as Colusa.

The Patwin people in the Colusa area spoke two dialects of the Southern Wintuan language, River Patwin and Hill Patwin.  The villages along the Sacramento River spoke River Patwin.  Hill Patwin was spoken in the western foothills and plains region. The natives subsisted on fish, particularly salmon, game, acorns, berries and wild oats.

Much of Colusa County’s population is clustered around the towns of:

  • Colusa
  • Williams
  • Arbuckle
  • Maxwell


The  early settlers of Colusa County felt the location on the Sacramento River would work well as a steamboat terminus and distributing point for goods destined for Northern California.  During the 1850’s, ranches in Colusa County helped  supply food for Gold Country miners and feed for their horses. 

A railroad coming through the county in 1878 led to further development and growth.  Sandstone from the Knowles quarry in Colusa County was sent by rail to help build San Francisco. The beloved San Francisco Ferry Building, still in use today, was constructed from blue-gray colored Colusa sandstone. Other San Francisco buildings constructed from Colusa County sandstone include the Emporium, Spreckels, and Flood buildings.  The Colusa County sandstone was of such high quality that it was shipped as far away as Hawaii and was used to build the Honolulu Hotel.  Attempts were made to harvest salt from Colusa’s Salt Lake.  Mineral springs in the county were developed as health resorts. 

Today the largest industries in Colusa County, California are agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting.  The majority of Colusa County’s harvested acres are used for animal pastures, rice milling, and almond and walnut orchards. 

Agriculture is important to Colusa County and is responsible for nearly 20 percent of the county’s jobs. Government and civil service employment contribute over 19% of the jobs.



The Colusa County courthouse is a California Historic landmark, and is one of California’s oldest working courthouses.  The classic Federal style building has served the county continuously since 1861.  A modern annex was completed in 1993.  In 2001, the historic courthouse was retrofitted to withstand an earthquake.

The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits throughout California. Our mesothelioma lawyers can come to your home in Colusa 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 15 asbestos related cases in Colusa County between 1999-2017. This figure includes mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, and asbestosis. According to the California Cancer Registry, there were 21 mesothelioma cases in Colusa, and neighboring Glenn and Tehama counties between 1999-2017.

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

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

  • Colusa County Water District


Colusa 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 Colusa 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 Colusa 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 Colusa County and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

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

  • Colusa Regional Medical Center  



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

Over the last four decades, the Colusa County mesothelioma lawyers have recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in Colusa County.



If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Colusa 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 Colusa 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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