Downey Mesothelioma Lawyers
Downey 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.
DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Downey, is located in Southern California, in Los Angeles County. According to the U.S. Census, the 2021, estimated population is 111,645. Downey is 12.9 miles from Los Angeles, 14.5 miles from Long Beach, 21 miles from Pasadena and 111 miles from San Diego, California. Downey was incorporated as a city in 1956.
The Indigenous residents of the area were the Tongva Native Americans. The Tongva People inhabited approximately a 4000 mile territory in the Greater Los Angeles area. In 1771, Father Junipero Serra founded the San Gabriel Archangel Mission in the Los Angeles area. Father Junipero Serra referred to the Native Americans as the Gabrielino Indians. They have also been referred to as the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe. The San Gabriel Mission used Indian labor and became wealthy, with orchards, vineyards and herds.
In 1862, Downey was founded as a subdivision of Rancho Santa Gertrudis and named by John G. Downey, a former California Governor. In 1873, the Southern Pacific Railroad established a rail line in the area which brought prosperity to the town. In the early 1900s, Downey became an agricultural town, with fruit orchards, orange groves, grain, corn and dairy farms.
During World War II, Vultee Aircraft Corporation (Convair) produced Vultee Vengeance bombers for the British Air Force and produced a large portion of military aircraft for the United States. Vultee was purchased and merged into various companies, including Lockheed, McDonald Douglas, Gen. Dynamics and Boeing.
Downey was the birthplace of the Apollo Space Program, the shuttle, the Saturn V Booster rockets and the lunar-landing modules, but Rockwell NASA ultimately closed the Downey facility in 1999.
Downey is a residential community adjacent to the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. It has 21 parks and recreational facilities available all year. Downey is home to the oldest McDonald’s restaurant which was established in 1948. Currently, Downey has light industries, retail, manufacturing and service industries.
PREVALENCE OF DOWNEY MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Downey 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 Downey mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Downey 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
Downey 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 Downey 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 Downey 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 Downey and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Downey 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 DOWNEY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Downey 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 Downey.
Downey 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 Downey, in Los Angeles County and throughout California.
For nearly five decades, the Downey 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 Downey.
CONTACT THE DOWNEY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Downey 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 Downey. 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.