Concord Mesothelioma Lawyers
Concord mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Concord or were exposed to asbestos within the city. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
CONCORD CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Concord is in the eastern part of the San Francisco Bay area of northern California and is the largest city in Contra Costa County. Approximately 130,000 people make their home in Concord. Originally named Todos Santos (All Saints) in 1869, the town was renamed Concord and was incorporated in 1905.
Before the European settlement the lands in the shadow of Mt. Diablo were the home to bands of Bay Miwok Indians, hunter gatherers who were sustained by the acorns, roots, berries and plentiful game of the area.
The lands that are now known as Concord were part of the land grant to the Pacheco family. In 1835 Don Salvio Pacheco built a two-story adobe, the first building to be erected in Diablo Valley. It is still standing in downtown Concord, and is a California historical landmark.
The ranches and towns of the early Diablo Valley provided cattle, grain, lime and coal for the growing population of the Bay Area.
After a series of floods, fires and an earthquake devastated the town of Pacheco, a new town called “Todos Santos” was created nearby. Free lots were offered to the merchants and residents of Pacheco. The town was officially recorded with Contra Costa County in 1869, but within months, the town was renamed Concord. It was officially incorporated in 1905, with blacksmith Joseph Boyd as the first mayor. Mount Diablo Union High School opened in 1901 and is now one of the longest continually operating high schools in California.
The Concord area played an important role in arming the Pacific theater during the World War II years. The Concord Naval Weapons Station, established in 1942 was an armament storage and processing depot for the Department of Defense, operating on over 12,800 acres in two locations north of Concord. Although currently slated for re-developmnet, it had functioned throughout the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War.
On July 17, 1944, two merchant ships, the SS Quinault Victory and SS E.A. Bryan were being loaded at Port Chicago with 4,600 tons of explosives, which accidentally detonated. The resulting explosion damaged every building in Port Chicago. The blasts were felt as far away as Nevada. 320 were killed instantly and 390 were injured. Many of the dead and injured were African American sailors. It was the worst home front disaster of the war. Shortly afterwards, similarly unsafe conditions led 258 sailors to refuse to load munitions at Port Chicago. They were accused of mutiny and court-martialed. Fifty men were convicted and sentenced to 15 years of prison and hard labor in a trial that was widely reported as racist in nature. Most were released in January 1946.
In 1994, a memorial was dedicated to the lives lost in the Port Chicago disaster. In 2019, a resolution officially exonerating the 50 men court-martialed by the Navy was passed by Congress.
PREVALENCE OF CONCORD MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in Concord, in Contra Costa County and throughout California. Our mesothelioma lawyers can come to your home 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.
Many Concord mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city. Concord industries and construction projects have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment in the past.
Concord mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city including:
- Naval Weapons Station, Concord – Construction site
- Port Chicago Naval Magazine, Port Chicago – Shipyard
Concord mesothelioma cases can involve industrial 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
- Pipe Installation
- Public Works projects
- Sheetmetal Workers
- Vehicle Repair
The Concord mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Concord, across the San Francisco Bay area and throughout 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
The Concord 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 Concord and brought the dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Concord mesothelioma lawsuits have received medical care and treatment at hospitals throughout the Concord and in nearby communities in Contra Costa county and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Treatment centers close to Concord include:
- Epic Care in Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon and Walnut Creek
- University of California Health Care, UCSF in Walnut Creek
- Veterans Affairs Clinic in Martinez
- Stanford Health Care :Alliance Medical Group in Pinole and San Pablo
- Associated Internal Medicine in San Pablo
- Bay Valley Medical Group in Danville
- Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group in Concord, San Pablo, San Ramon and Walnut Creek
- Diablo Valley ENT in San Ramon and Walnut Creek
- General Surgery and Cancer Program in Danville
- Sutter Health :Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Lafayette, Concord, Danville, San Ramon and Walnut Creek
- Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Antioch
- Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, Orinda, Richmond and San Ramon
- Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, Surgery Division in Walnut Creek
- Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in Concord
EXPERIENCE OF CONCORD MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square area of Oakland, California, close to Concord. The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases in Concord, in Contra Costa County and throughout California.
Concord mesothelioma lawsuits are considered complex civil litigation and are handled in the civil court system. Mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation. Plaintiffs in Concord mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution.
Over the last four decades, the Concord mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood has recovered over $4 billion dollars in verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, the San Francisco Bay area, and in the city of Concord.
CONTACT THE CONCORD, CALIFORNIA MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Concord 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 Concord, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and across California. 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.