Gardena Mesothelioma Lawyers
Gardena 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.
GARDENA, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Gardena, is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. According to the 2022 U.S. Census, the estimated population is 58,843. Gardena is 15 miles from Los Angeles proper, 14 miles from Long Beach, 5 miles from Torrance, California.
The Indigenous residents living in the region for over 6000 years were the Tongva Native Americans. The Spaniards referred to the Native Americans as the Gabrielino Indians, named after the mission San Gabriel. The Native Americans in Los Angeles County have also been referred to as the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe.
Gardena is 5.9 square miles. It was built on part of a 43,000 acre Spanish land grant given to Juan José Dominguez in 1874, which was named Rancho San Pedro. The Ranch was later named Rosecrans Ranchos after William Starke Rosecrans, a Major General in the Union Army purchased 16,000 acres in 1869.
From 1886-1887, Gardena grew after Los Angeles enormous real-estate expansion and the Rosecrans Rapid Transit Railway linking Los Angeles and Rosecrans in 1887. While the Rosecran Rapid Transit Railway line lasted only one year it was purchased by the Redondo Railway. On April 11, 1890, the Redondo Railway began travel on its newly developed line between Los Angeles and Redondo that commenced near Vermont St.. Accordingly, Gardena moved its downtown area from Figueroa St. to Vermont St.
In the 1900s Gardena was a farming community and known as “Berryland” for its year round production of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. It also grew tomatoes, alfalfa and barley. Indeed, the early twentieth century was a time of railroad growth in and around Gardena which made the area flourish and the population grow. Today, the city relies on bus service and has easy access to every major Los Angeles Freeway, including the I-405, I-105, I-710, I-110 and California State Highway 91. The only trains passing through Gardena now are freight trains.
Currently, Gardena is a residential and industrial city. It has a diverse, progressive and active population. It has a history of a large concentration of Japanese-Americans residents. The Moneta Japanese Institute was founded in 1911. The Gardena Japanese School was founded in 1916, but the school dissolved due to the United States military internment of Japanese citizens in 1942. However, many Japanese-American residents returned to Gardena after World War II.
Kiyoto Ken Nakaoka was elected as Gardena’s mayor in 1972. He was the first Japanese-American mayor elected in California and in the United States. Mr. Nakaoka is credited with the establishment of many Japanese companies in Gardena, including Nissen Foods, Marukai Corporation and Nissan’s North America headquarters until Nissan relocated to Tennessee in 2006.
PREVALENCE OF GARDENA MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Gardena 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 Gardena mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Gardena mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:
- ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Corp.), Carson (Oil Refinery)
- Auto Body Shops
- Auto. Repair Facilities-Countywide
- Carson Mall/South Bay Pavilion, Carson-Construction Site
- Chemical Plants- Countywide
- Commercial Construction-Countywide
- Golden Eagle Refining, Carson-(Oil Refinery)
- 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
Gardena 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 Gardena 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 Gardena 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 Gardena and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Gardena 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 GARDENA MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Gardena 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 Gardena.
Gardena 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 Gardena, in Los Angeles County and throughout California.
For nearly five decades, the Gardena 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 Gardena.
CONTACT THE GARDENA MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Gardena 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 Gardena. 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.