Emeryville Mesothelioma Lawyers
Emeryville mesothelioma lawsuits can arise from occupational or household exposure to asbestos occurring at a variety of industrial and construction work sites in and around Emeryville, and/or to people living in Emeryville. The Emeryville mesothelioma attorneys at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood offer hope to the victims and their families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
EMERYVILLE, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Emeryville is a city of approximately 12,000 in Alameda County and is part of the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California. Emeryville sits on the eastern shore of the bay, just north of Oakland and across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco.
The City is named for Joseph Stickney Emery, who originally purchased and developed a 185-acre tract that includes what is now called Emeryville.
Before the Spanish colonization, Emeryville was the home of the Ohlone people, who were sustained by the mild climate and abundant natural resources of the area. They left behind an unusual archaeological feature in what is now Emeryville- multiple shellmounds, the largest reported to be 60 feet tall with a 350 foot circumference At one point, over 400 shellmounds dotted the San Francisco Bay area. Shellmounds, filled with oyster, clam and mussel shells, fish bones and discarded artifacts accumulated over generations. Human remains have also been found in many shellmounds, indicating their use as burial sites.
The site of the Emeryville Shellmound is now designated a California Historical Landmark
Sadly, the historical and cultural significance of the Ohlone shellmound was ignored between 1876 to 1924 . It was the site of an amusement park, containing a racetrack, dance halls, a carousel, and a bowling alley. The park was eventually leveled to make room for industrial development.
Emeryville expanded as refugees from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire came to the East Bay. World War I offered another period of rapid industrialization and growth.
The baseball team, the Oakland Oaks made their home in Emeryville’s Oaks Park. There were one of the charter teams of the Pacific Coast League.
In the years following the Great Depression, Emeryville became known as a venue for gambling, licensed by the city. “Card rooms” and speakeasies flourished along San Pablo Ave. Alameda County District Attorney Earl Warren infamously referred to Emeryville as “the rottenest city on the Pacific Coast.”
In the years surrounding World War II, there was a rapid population growth and industrial expansion in Emeryville. Businesses such as the Grove Regulator company and the Ryerson Steel Mill were established. Still others, like Pabcon paints and Westinghouse, expanded their facilities. Nearly 30,000 workers were employed in 185 business across Emeryville. Meat-packing plants, Judson Steel, and the Sherwin-Williams paint company also operated out of Emeryville. The presence of such heavy industry in Emeryville has led to a toxic legacy that is currently being remediated.
Emeryville’s shoreline received a dramatic makeover in the 1960s, when the tidal mudflats were filled in, greatly expanding the city’s footprint. The new area has been developed with office buildings, a large apartment complex and retail.
Today, much of the industry is gone, replaced by malls, shopping and housing. Visitors come to Bay Street for upscale shopping, while the giant IKEA also attracts huge crowds to the area. Pixar Studies and the Emeryville Center for Innovation are also headquartered in Emeryville.
PREVALENCE OF EMERYVILLE MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The Emeryville mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood bring many mesothelioma lawsuits in Alameda County. Many Emeryville mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred within the city. Emeryville was historically home to heavy industrial and manufacturing businesses that frequently used asbestos products.
Emeryville mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city:
- Construction jobsites Construction sites
- Del Monte Cannery Food processing plant
- Grove Valve Manufacturing plant
- Judson Steel Foundry
- Pabco Factory Manufacturing plant
- Pfizer Company, Inc. Manufacturing plant
- Proctor & Gamble Manufacturing plant
- Pure Carbonic Manufacturing plant
- Shell Development Chemical plant
- Sierra Mill & Lumber Lumber yard
- Walter N. Boysen Paint Company Manufacturing plant
- West Commercial Die Casting Manufacturing plant
- Westinghouse Electric Corp. Electrical company
Emeryville mesothelioma cases involve industrial and shipyard 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 Emeryville mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites:
- automobile plants
- chemical plants
- construction sites
- electric companies
- food-processing plants
- grocery retailers
- lumber yards
- manufacturing plants
- military facilities
- Navy ships
- oil refineries
The Emeryville mesothelioma Lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have 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 Emeryville and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Emeryville mesothelioma lawsuits can receive world-class treatment at hospitals and medical centers in Alameda County, and in nearby communities throughout the San Francisco Bay area where many leading experts in treating mesothelioma cases practice. These mesothelioma treatment include these facilities:
- Kaiser Permanente – Oakland, San Leandro
- Sutter Health/Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – Oakland/Berkeley/Fremont
- Epic Care/Bayside Imaging Consultants – Emeryville
EXPERIENCE OF EMERYVILLE MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Emeryville mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have 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 Emeryville and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.
The offices of the Emeryville mesothelioma law firm Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood are located in neighboring Oakland. Because these offices are located near the main Alameda County
courthouse, the Emeryville mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases from all over the county. Emeryville mesothelioma lawsuits are considered complex civil litigation and are handled in in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, Plaintiffs in Emeryville 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 Emeryville mesothelioma Law Firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood has recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in Emeryville.
CONTACT THE EMERYVILLE 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 Emeryville 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 Emeryville. We can be reached 24/7. 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.