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El Centro Mesothelioma

El Centro Mesothelioma Lawyers

El Centro 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.

El Centro Mesothelioma


El Centro is a robust border city in Southern California, in Imperial County.  The 2023, U.S. Census Bureau estimates that El Centro’s population is 44,538.  El Centro is 81 miles from Coachella, 113 miles from the city of San Diego, CA, 62 miles from Yuma, Arizona and 17 miles from Mexicali, Mexico.  El Centro was incorporated on April 16, 1908.



Present day El Centro was the native home of the Kamia-Kumeyaay, also referred to as the Diegueno by the Spanish missionaries.  The Kamia-Kumeyaay ‘s territory ranged from the north end of the Imperial Valley at the Salton Sink (now the Salton Sea) to the eastern end of the mountains and the western bank of the Colorado River.  The Kamia-Kumeyaay were considered the eastern branch of the Kumeyaay.  They were related by language and culture to the Western Ipai Kumeyaay, the Tapai-Kumeyaay people of the mountains, and the San Diego Coast, and the Kumeyaay in Northern Baja, California.  The Kamia-Kumeyaay were also related by language and culture to the Cocopa and other Yuma speaking groups in the Colorado River area.

After the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, California entered the Gold Rush era and thousands of people traveled to California though the Southern Emigrant Trail and other California routes.  The Southern Emigrant Trail, also known as the Gila Trail, the Kearny Trail, Southern Trail and the Butterfield Stage Trail, was a major land route for immigration into California from the eastern United States that followed the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico during the California Gold Rush.  California’s population increased to more than 300,000 people during this period.  Many herds of cattle and sheep were driven along this route and it was followed by the San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line in 1857–1858 and then the Butterfield Overland Mail from 1858 to 1861.

From 1848, through the 1900s, El Centro’s economy was based on cattle and sheep and supplying meat and other supplies to the new settlers, to the miners, to the Coast and to Northern California. In 1911, 220,000 acres were successfully irrigated in El Centro for agricultural purposes.  Between 1948, and 1951, when the All-American canal and the other canal tributaries  were constructed, agriculture commanded El Centro’s economy.  El Centro grew a variety of crops, including alfalfa, lettuce, sugar-beets, and carrots. El Centro’s agricultural products were shipped from the Imperial Valley throughout California and the south west.

El Centro lies in the Imperial Valley in the southeast part of California.  Originally, the Imperial Valley was part of San Diego County.  In August 1907, California formed Imperial County from the eastern portion of San Diego County, and El Centro was designated as the new county’s seat. The newly formed Imperial County bordered San Diego County to the west, Riverside County to the north, the State of Arizona to the east and the Mexican State of Baja California to the south. Imperial County is part of the El Centro Metropolitan Statistical Area.

El Centro’s terrain is predominantly desert with some mountain ranges and wide-ranging areas of agricultural lands.  In 1904, W. F. Holt and C.A. Baker bought the land where El Centro is now located and formed a new town.  They originally named the new town Cabaker but later changed the town’s name to El Centro.

El Centro’s population surged after incorporation on April 16, 1908.  On July 1, 1924, the United States Border Patrol started operations in El Centro. In 1925, a permanent Border Patrol Station Headquarters was established at Fourth and Main Streets in El Centro.

El Centro was strategically located near the rail lines and highways 80 and 99. El Centro became the shipping center for agriculture products, including fruit and vegetable packing plants, as well as shipping for commercial and industrial products. El Centro remained an agricultural power house until the early 1980s.  In the 1980s, Government employment and the wholesale/retail trade emerged as the major industry in the area.

El Centro is close to many outdoor trails and attractions. The nearby Algodones Dunes, is the largest sand dune field in the United States and offers residents and visitors an opportunity for off-road driving. In regard to water activities, the nearby Salton Sea and the Colorado River in Yuma, Arizona, provides excellent water recreational opportunities. Also, the El Centro Naval Air Facility is 10 miles to the west and home to the Blue Angels flight maneuvering events.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in El Centro 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 El Centro mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. El Centro mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:

  • Agricultural operations – Agricultural workers
  • Auto Body Shops – Auto Repair-Countywide
  • Automotive, trucking and farm equip. repair operations – Mechanics
  • Imperial Irrigation District, El Centro

El Centro 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:

  • Automotive
  • 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
  • Miners
  • 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 El Centro 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
  • hospitals
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • mines
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • power plants
  • shipyards

The El Centro 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 El Centro and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in El Centro mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Imperial County, and throughout Southern California. These Imperial County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • UC San Diego Health– El Centro Regional Medical Center – El Centro
  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic – El Centro
  • Scripps Health
  • Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District – Brawley


The El Centro mesothelioma lawyers of  Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including in Imperial County and in the city of El Centro.

El Centro mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Imperial County civil court system.  Plaintiffs in Imperial 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 El Centro, in Imperial County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the El Centro 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 El Centro.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The El Centro 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 El Centro. 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. 

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