Compton Mesothelioma Lawyers
Compton 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.
COMPTON, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Compton, is located in Los Angeles County. According to the 2022 U.S. Census, the estimated population is 91,988. Compton is 17 miles from Los Angeles proper, 11.2 miles from Long Beach, 11.6 miles from Torrance, California.
The Indigenous residents living in the Compton area were the Tongva Native Americans. The Tongva tribes inhabited approximately a 4000 mile territory in the greater Los Angeles area. In 1771, the Spaniards referred to the Native Americans as the Gabrielino Indians. They have also been referred to as the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe.
Compton is one of the oldest cities in Los Angeles County and is known as “Hub City.” Griffith D. Compton led new settlers to the area in 1867. The settlement was first called Gibonsville, then Comptonville, but in 1869, it was officially called Compton.
Compton was incorporated as a city in 1888. It is known as the “Hub City” because it is centrally located in Los Angeles County, which allows for strategic access throughout the county. Compton is surrounded by numerous key highways and is also close to the Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach and the Alameda Corridor which allows for international trade.
In 1969, Douglas Dollarhide became the first black man elected mayor of any city in California. In 1973, Doris A. Davis became the first female black mayor of an American city. Although, by 1970, Compton’s African-American population was over 65%, the 2022 U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the Latino population in Compton has changed the dynamics. Latinos are currently the largest group in Compton, comprising 69.3% of the city’s population.
Compton is home to many well-known RAP musical artists, including N.W.A., Tweety Bird LOC, Kendrick Lemar and others. Compton is also home to major companies, like Ralphs, Apex Logistics International, General Petroleum Corporation and many others.
PREVALENCE OF COMPTON MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Compton 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 Compton mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Compton 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
- Chemical Plants- Countywide
- Commercial Construction-Countywide
- Los Angeles Airport-Countywide
- Los Angeles Power & Water- Countywide
- Oil Refineries- Countywide
- Residential Construction-Countywide
- Santa Fe Railway-Countywide
- School Construction-Countywide
- Southern California Edison-Countywide-Electric Companies
- Water /Power Plants- Countywide
Compton 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 Compton 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 Compton 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 Compton and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Compton 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 COMPTON MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Compton 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 Compton.
Compton 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 Compton, in Los Angeles County and throughout California.
For nearly five decades, the Compton 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 Compton.
CONTACT THE COMPTON MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Compton 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 Compton. 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.