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Contra Costa County Mesothelioma

Contra Costa County Mesothelioma Lawyers

Asbestos exposure that occurred at numerous worksites in Contra Costa County has given rise to many mesothelioma lawsuits.



The Contra Costa County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood are located in Oakland and bring many cases involving asbestos exposure that occurred in neighboring Contra Costa County.  The name “Contra Costa” is Spanish for “opposite coast,” referring to its location in relation to San Francisco.  Also known as part of the “East Bay,” Contra Costa County encompasses cities from the inner bay and spans all the way to the delta region of California.  This large county includes parks, shoreline, forests and wooded areas, lakes and mountains, and thousands of miles of trails. This vast area boasts several different microclimates.



Contra Costa County’s first inhabitants included many different Native American tribes. The county was founded in 1850 and ranks number nine amongst the most populous counties in California. Its modern day population is rich with diversity and is home to more than one million people. 

Contra Costa County is made up of 19 towns and cities, and many unincorporated communities. 

One of its larger cities, Richmond, has a unique history for its role in World War II efforts, and its support in wartime industries, including two Kaiser shipyards.  Contra Costa County is made up of the following cities:


Contra Costa County mesothelioma lawsuits are handled at the different courthouses in the Contra Costa County Civil Court System. The three civil court locations where cases are heard are the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse in Martinez, California, the George D. Carroll Courthouse in Richmond, California and the Richard E. Arnason Justice Center in Pittsburg, California.



The Contra Costa County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have brought many mesothelioma lawsuits arising in the county.

According to the California Cancer Registry, there were 72 cases of mesothelioma in Contra Costa Country between 2013-2017.  According to the Environmental Working group, there were 1,198 asbestos-related deaths in Contra Costa County between 1999-2017.

Many Contra Costa County mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the county.  Located within the larger San Francisco Bay area, Contra Costa County has many harbors and shipyards, including four Kaiser shipyards.  The Kaiser shipyard in the city of Richmond historically used a lot of asbestos products and equipment.  The county also houses the Chevron refinery, which also has used asbestos containing products.  The county is also home to many industrial and manufacturing businesses that have used many different asbestos products. 

Chevron Asbestos Mesothelioma
The Chevron oil refinery at Point Richmond, Contra Costa County, California. Large refineries included many different asbestos products and applications that exposed many types of refinery workers to asbestos.


Contra Costa County mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the county.  Some of the worksites that are located in Contra Costa County include:

  • Airco Chemical, Richmond – Chemical plant
  • Allied Chemical Corp, Richmond – Chemical plant
  • American Smelting & Refinery Co., Selby – Manufacturing facility
  • American Standard Corp., Richmond – Manufacturing facility
  • Associated Insulation, Richmond – Construction site
  • Associated Oil Company (aka Tidewater Refinery, aka Phillips 66, aka Tosco Refinery), Avon – Refinery
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, Richmond – Railroad
  • Atlas Foundry & Mfg Co., Richmond – Foundry
  • BART Station, Richmond – Construction site
  • BART Station, El Cerrito – Construction site
  • BART Station, Pittsburg – Construction site
  • Bird & Sons, Martinez – Construction site
  • BNSF Railyard, Richmond – Railroad
  • Brookside Hospital, San Pablo – Construction site
  • C&H Sugar, Crockett – Manufacturing facility
  • Chevron Chemical, Richmond – Chemical plant
  • Chevron Research and Technology, Richmond – Refinery
  • Crown Zellerbach, Antioch – Construction site; manufacturing facility
  • Dexter Hysol, Pittsburg – Manufacturing facility; Aerospace
  • Dow Chemical, Pittsburg – Construction site; Chemical Plant; Laboratory
  • Dupont, Antioch – Chemical plant; Construction site
  • Fibreboard Plant, Antioch – Construction site
  • Fulton Shipyard, Antioch – Shipyard
  • General Chemical Corp., Richmond – Chemical plant
  • General Electric, Antioch – Powerhouse
  • Hercules Powder (aka Sim-Cal),Hercules – Chemical plant
  • HK Porter Co., Pittsburg – Manufacturing facility
  • Imperial West Chemical, Pittsburg – Chemical plant
  • James River Corp., Antioch – Paper mill
  • Johns Manville Plant, Pittsburg – Manufacturing facility
  • Kaiser Gypsum, Antioch – Manufacturing facility
  • Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond – Shipyard
  • Levin Metals,  Richmond – Foundry
  • Linde Co., Pittsburg – Construction site
  • Louisiana Pacific/Fibreboard, Antioch – Manufacturing facility
  • Monsanto Chemical, Avon – Chemical plant
  • Naval Weapons Station, Concord – Construction site
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant, Antioch – Powerhouse
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant, Martinez – Powerhouse
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant, Oleum – Powerhouse
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant, Pittsburg – Powerhouse


PG&E Asbestos Mesothelioma
PG&E power plant in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California


  • Pacific Oil Refining, Hercules – Refinery
  • Pacific Vegitable Oil, Co., Richmond – Manufacturing facility
  • Pinole Point Steel, Co., Richmond – Foundry
  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine, Port Chicago – Shipyard
  • Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co., Martinez – Chemical plant
  • Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co., Richmond – Chemical plant
  • Shell Chemical Company, Martinez – Chemical plant
  • Shell Chemical Company, Pittsburg – Chemical plant
  • Shell Oil, Martinez – Refinery; Chemical plant
  • Sherwin-Williams, Martinez – Manufacturing plant
  • Southern Pacific Transportation Co., Bayview – Railroad
  • Standard Oil (aka Chevron Oil), Richmond – Refinery
  • Stauffer Chemical, Pittsburg – Chemical plant
  • Stauffer Chemical, Richmond – Chemical plant
  • Tracer Labs, Richmond – Laboratory
  • Union Carbide Corp. Pittsburg – Chemical plant
  • Union Chemical (aka R.T. Collier),Martinez – Chemical plant
  • Union Chemical (aka R.T. Collier), Rodeo – Chemical plant
  • Union Diesel Engine Co., Richmond – Automotive repair facility
  • Union Oil, Rodeo – Refinery
  • United States Steel Plant, Pittsburg – Steel mill
  • Varian, Walnut Creek – Laboratory
  • Willamette Shipyards, Richmond – Shipyard


Contra Costa County mesothelioma lawyers have brought cases involving industrial and shipyard exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations.  Some of the jobs by workers include:

  • 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
  • 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 Contra Costa County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites.  Many of these worksites include the following:

  • 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


Union Oil Asbestos Mesothelioma
Union Oil refinery equipment, Rodeo, Contra Costa County, California


The Kazan firm has 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 Contra Costa County and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

Workers who have been exposed in, or are residents of Contra Costa County, can receive world-class treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout the county, where many leading experts in treating mesothelioma cases practice.  These Contra Costa County mesothelioma treatment facilities 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 Daville
  • 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



The Contra Costa County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have handled many successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers who were exposed and/or diagnosed with mesothelioma in Contra Costa County.

The offices of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood are located in Oakland, California, a short drive from Contra Costa County.  Since the offices began in the 1970’s, the Kazan firm mesothelioma lawyers have recovered over $4 billion dollars from jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases caused by exposure to asbestos which occurred in different areas of California, including Contra Costa County.



If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact us now to speak to one of our partners.  The Contra Costa County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood will bring their decades of expertise and success to your claim of mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos in Contra Costa County.  We can be reached 24 hours a day via live chat, telephone or by filling out the form on this page.


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