Fullerton Mesothelioma Lawyers
Fullerton mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Fullerton or were exposed to asbestos within the city. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Incorporated in 1904, Fullerton is located 22 miles southeast of Los Angeles in Orange County, California. 138,200 residents make their home in Fullerton.
Fullerton was established in 1887, when brothers George and Edward Amerige received assurances from George Fullerton that their land, north of Anaheim, would be on the railroad route. The town was named after Fullerton, president of the Pacific Land and Improvement Co., a Santa Fe Railroad subsidiary.
The temperate climate and soil conditions of Fullerton and the surrounding areas proved ideal for growing Valencia oranges, and transformed the regions economy. The citrus industry was vital in Fullerton’s development and growth during the first half of the 20th century. At its peak in 1948 oranges were a $30 million cash crop, with orchards covering nearly 70,000 acres.
Domingo Bastanchury was a French Basque rancher, who moved to Orange County as a young man. In 1885 he began purchasing large tracts of land to graze his sheep herds, eventually transforming the acreage for citrus cultivation. At its peak, the Bastanchury family owned over 4,000 acres of land in Fullerton and surrounding areas. In the early 20th century, the Bastanchury Ranch was the largest orange grove in the world. By 1923, the operation was so successful that the Union Pacific, the Santa Fe and the Pacific Electric Railroads ran spur lines to their ranch.
Cultivation of walnuts and avocados also figured prominently in the agricultural heritage of Fullerton.
Orange groves were sold and subdivided in the post World War II era to create housing for returning veterans and their families. By 1949, nearly 7,000 acres of orange groves disappeared. By 1985, there were less than 4,000 acres of Valencias in the county, primarily on the Irvine Ranch. Today less than 40 acres survive.
The discovery of oil in the region also provided a considerable boost to the local economy. The Brea Olinda Oil Field, 4 miles northeast of Fullerton, was the first of the 50 largest oil strikes in California. Oil was first discovered in 1880. By 1949, the Brea-Olinda oil field ranked 18th in the country with production peaking in 1953. In its years of operation, the oil field has produced over 412 million barrels of oil. Hundreds of wells remaine active on the field. There is now a 12-acre historical park and museum at the site of the original wells.
In the 1950’s, the Hughes Aircraft Ground Systems Group became a major employer in Fullerton. The 293-acre facility included manufacturing, laboratories and offices. It designed developed and produced air defense systems in the US and worldwide. At its peak, Ground Systems Group employed 15,000 people and generated revenue in of $1 billion per year.
After its closure, the sprawling campus was redeveloped into a new residential and commercial district.
Today, major employers in the Fullerton area include California State University, Fullerton, St. Jude Medical Center and Thales Raytheon Systems.
PREVALENCE OF FULLERTON MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Fullerton 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. In Southern California, the asbestos litigation is considered complex litigation and cases in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties have been consolidated under one judge.
Many Fullerton mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Fullerton mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the county, including:
- Auto Body Shops – Automotive Repair
- Commercial construction – Construction Sites
- Residential construction – Residential Construction Sites
- School construction – Construction Site
- Water pipe installations
Fullerton mesothelioma cases may involve industrial 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 Fullerton 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
The Fullerton 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 Fullerton and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Fullerton mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Orange County, and throughout Southern California. These Orange County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:
- Kaiser Permanente: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Garden Grove, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Orange, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Yorba Linda
- University of California Health Care: Orange, Irvine
- UC Irvine: Orange, Irvine
- Veterans Affairs Community Clinic: Anaheim, Laguna Hills, Santa Ana
EXPERIENCE OF FULLERTON MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Fullerton mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including in Orange County and in the city of Fullerton.
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland, California. The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file mesothelioma lawsuits in Fullerton, in Orange County and throughout California.
Over the last four decades, the Fullerton 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 Fullerton.
CONTACT THE FULLERTON MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Fullerton 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 Fullerton. 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 are available 24/7.