Fresno Mesothelioma Lawyers
Fresno mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood represent individuals and their families who live in Fresno or were exposed to asbestos within the city. We can help Fresno families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Fresno is county seat of Fresno county as well as the largest city the County. Fresno has a population of over 513,000 as of 2018. That makes the city the fifth-most populated city in California and the 34th most populated city in the United States. The city was incorporated on October 12, 1885, the word Fresno is Spanish for “ash tree” and the city was named that because of the abundance of ash trees in the region. The city is located in the Southern region of California’s Central Valley, in the center of the San Joaquin River.
Fresno is the economic hub of the entire San Joaquin Valley and has been since Fresno was founded. Fresno County was formed in 1856 after the Gold Rush of California. Before the San Joaquin Valley was became what it was today, the area was inhabitant by Native American groups like the Yokuts and Miwok peoples. During the 20th Century, Fresno became a more populated area because of its location and potential for opportunities. The city is close to the center of California and is surrounded by a few national forests and nestled in between major cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Fresno is home to the California State University, Fresno, the most known post-secondary institution in the Fresno area. There are also two public community colleges in Fresno, Fresno City College and Clovis Community College. The city also has eight private institutions and has satellite programs for the University of California, Merced and the University of California, San Francisco. The top employers in Fresno are Community Medical Centers, the City of Fresno, Saint Agnes Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente.
With Fresno being one of the largest and notable cities in the United States and especially California, there are airports that support the arrivals and departures of many in Fresno and its surrounding areas. Fresno’s main airport is Fresno Yosemite International Airport, which serves over one million people every year. Fresno Chandler Executive Airport and Sierra Sky Park Airport are the other airports in the city. Fresno also has military units for the US Army, US Marine Corps, the US Navy, the US Air Force, the California Army National Guard, California Air National Guard and the California State Guard. Despite being one of the most populous cities in the country, Fresno has no professional sports teams in any of the five major sports leagues but has minor leagues in Baseball and in Ice Hockey. Major neighborhoods in Fresno like Downtown have long been an economic hub of the city with many of the major businesses of the city situated there. Other notable Fresno districts are the Tower District and Woodward Park.
Fresno’s registered voters are majority democrats. President Barack Obama had 49.99% in the 2008 United States presidential election. But at the state level, Fresno has almost split political representation. Fresno is represented at the Senate level by one Democrat and one Republican and in the State Assembly the city is represented by one Republican and one Democrat. In the House of Representatives, Fresno is represented by one Democrat and one Republican. The mayor of Fresno is Republican Lee Brand.
PREVALENCE OF FRESNO MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in Fresno 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 Fresno mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city. Fresno is home to many facilities, shipyards, and construction projects that have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment.
Fresno mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city and county such as:
- Cellulo Company, Fresno
- Gallo Winery, Fresno
- Guild Wineries, Fresno
- Napa Auto Parts, Fresno
- NAPA Auto Parts Distribution Center, Fresno
- Southern California Edison, throughout the county
- Westlands Water District, throughout the county
Fresno mesothelioma cases can involve industrial and shipyard exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:
- Construction Workers
- Power Plant Mechanic
- Delivery driver
- Parts man
Fresno mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Fresno, and across California, including:
- Manufacturing Plants
- Food-Processing Plants
- Retail location
- Electric Companies
- Construction Sites
The Fresno 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 take-home asbestos at their worksites in Fresno and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes. Take-home Asbestos is often overlooked but the Kazan Firm’s experience in dealing with that type of asbestos allows for the potential of better legal results.
Asbestos exposed workers in Fresno mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Fresno, where oncologists and other medical professionals can make referrals to regional experts treating mesothelioma cases. These Fresno treatment facilities include:
- Kaiser Permanente, Fresno
- University of California Health Care: UCSF, Fresno
- Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fresno
- Stanford Health Care: Center for Advanced Lung Disease, Fresno
- Sutter Health: Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, Fresno
EXPERIENCE OF FRESNO MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood are located in the Jack London Square area of Oakland, California. The Kazan, McCain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases throughout California.
Fresno mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Fresno County civil court system.
The civil courts are located throughout the county. The civil court location in the county is located in Fresno and its address is 1100 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93724. Fresno County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated as complex litigation and are handled at Fresno County Superior Court. Plaintiffs in Fresno 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 Fresno mesothelioma Law Firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion dollars injury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in Fresno.
CONTACT THE FRESNO MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Fresno 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 Fresno. We can be reached 24/7 via live chat, telephone or by filling out the form on this page.