GLENN COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
Glenn County mesothelioma lawsuits result from an individual having had exposure to asbestos at some point during their lives.
GLENN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
The clients of Glenn County mesothelioma lawyers are individuals and families who live in California’s rural Glenn County whose lives have been terribly and irretrievably transformed by mesothelioma.
Glenn County lies just about 100 miles north of Sacramento at the northern end of the California’s Central Valley. Its 1,327 square miles stretch west from vast flat tracts of farmland located a mere 100 to 200 feet above sea level along the Sacramento River reaching up into the Costal Range’s Mendocino National Forest where mountain tops loom over 6,500 feet in elevation.
Glenn County is bordered by five other counties: Tehama to the north; Butte to the east; Colusa to the south; and Lake and Mendocino counties to the west.
Home to over 1,800 farms heavily centered on rice, dairy products, almonds, cattle, and prunes, Glenn County remains focused on agriculture. Glenn County also abounds with outdoor activities. With vast amounts of land set aside solely as duck sanctuary in the Sacramento River National Wildlife Sanctuary, Glenn County features some of the best duck hunting to be found anywhere and its season runs from October to January. Boating, swimming and other water fun can be found on the Sacramento River, Black Butte Lake and Stoney Gorge Reservoir. Hiking and camping and the natural world can be found in the Mendocino Wilderness located in its rugged western mountains. Fast machines also bring excitement to Glenn County as it is home to the Thunderhill Racetrack, which touts itself as “America’s Finest Motorsports Complex. Located just outside of Willows, it features both a 2 and 3 mile track (which can be combined into a 5 mile track) and a large skid pad for drifting and control events and every December it hosts the longest automobile race in the United States, the “25 Hours of Thunderhill.” Travelers wanting to speed thru Glenn County while traveling on Interstate 5 may want to stop pay a visit (rather than a ticket) and spend some time doing some truly fast driving.
As of 2010 Glenn County, California, is home to over 21,000 people. It has two incorporated cities, Orland (pop. 7,291) and Willows (pop. 6,166) which is the county seat. Several smaller unincorporated communities and census designated places in Glenn County include Hamilton City (pop. 1759), Artois (pop. 295) and Elk Creek (pop. 103).
● Elk Creek
The Wintun people have resided in what is now Glenn County since long before any recorded history. Unhappy with how their tax dollars were being spent by politicians in a far-off county seat, locals were successful in 1891 in creating Glenn County from northern parts of what had previously been Colusa County. The county was named for Dr. Hugh J. Glenn who had been the area’s largest landowner. Glenn, originally from Virginia, schooled in medicine in Missouri, and having served in the Mexican-American war, had had some success as a livery stable operator during the Gold Rush, and moved to this region in 1868 purchasing some 45,000 acres of land, cultivating much of them in grain. Quickly Glenn become the largest wheat farmer in the entire state, earning him the moniker of being the “Wheat King of California.” Publicly minded he served on California State Board of Agriculture and ran for governor in 1879 on a joint Democratic/New Constitution ticket but lost to Republican George Clement Perkins. In 1883 Dr. Glenn was tragically ambushed and murdered by a disgruntled employee and only swift action by local authorities prevented the lynching of his killer by a mob outraged at the assassination of their most prominent and well-liked citizen. Much local history and artifacts of the early farming community can be found at the Willows Museum, a volunteer operated institution located in a former Carnegie Library at 336 West Walnut Street in Willows. Call ahead if you wish to visit as its hours can be erratic.
Glenn County mesothelioma lawsuits may be handled in the Glenn County civil court system. Such lawsuits may also be filed in other California counties which have civil court departments dedicated to handling mesothelioma lawsuits, even Glenn County mesothelioma lawsuits. The Superior Court of California for Glenn County operates at a couple of locations. The “Main Courthouse” can be found in the center of Willows at 526 West Sycamore Street. This historic Gothic Revival building has been in continual use since it was completed in 1894. It originally featured an ornate dome that was removed for safety reasons in 1951 as it had been damaged in an earthquake. That dome had quite a story — during the construction of the Glenn County courthouse and jail, a rumor spread that the contractor was about to go bankrupt before the work could be finished, the Glenn County Board of Supervisors then ordered that a dome be added in order to help the contractor to remain in business. Today it can only be seen in photographs.
The Main Courthouse in Willows houses Departments 1 and 3. Department 2 is located at a second court facility located at 821 E. South Street in Orland, adjacent to Lely Park. The Superior Court of California in Glenn County is served by two elected judges and a commissioner who may hear certain matters. Whatever county a Glenn County mesothelioma lawsuit may ultimately be filed in, due to the pressing and time sensitive nature of mesothelioma cases, plaintiffs in Glenn County mesothelioma lawsuits are often given priority, as many counties where Glenn County mesothelioma lawsuits may be heard have departments dedicated to hearing mesothelioma lawsuits allowing them to proceed to trial in a highly accelerated fashion and helping them to be resolved as quickly as possible.
PREVALENCE OF GLENN COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The Glenn County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood file innumerable mesothelioma lawsuits.
The California Cancer Registry has recorded 25 instances of mesothelioma being diagnosed during the years of 1999 to 2017 in a region comprised of Glenn County along with its neighboring counties of Colusa and Tehama. For those same years, the Environmental Working Group reports that Glenn County has suffered 20 deaths that were the direct result of asbestos exposure.
In most cases, Glenn County mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that has occurred locally within the county. Glenn County is and has been home to lumber yards, agriculture, irrigation and water projects, autobody and automotive shops, and construction jobs that have at times used sizable amounts of hazardous asbestos products and equipment with equally dangerous asbestos-containing parts.
Glenn County mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that has occurred at many specific worksites around the county such as:
● Mid-Valley Lumber, Willow – Lumber Yard
Glenn County mesothelioma cases involve occupational and industrial exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all 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 Glenn County 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 Glenn County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have also successfully brought many “take home” mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of spouses and family members of workers who were exposed to take-home asbestos at their Glenn County worksites and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.
The workers exposed to asbestos in Glenn County mesothelioma lawsuits have received the treatment and care that they need at hospitals and medical centers throughout Glenn County. Facilities where Glenn County mesothelioma patients have received essential care include:
● Glenn Medical Center – Willows
● Immediate Care Medical Center – Orland
EXPERIENCE OF GLENN COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Glenn County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought countless successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured in Glenn County. Over the past four decades, the attorneys at the Glenn County mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have recovered well over $4 billion dollars from injury verdicts and settlements in California mesothelioma cases including cases originating in Glenn County.
CONTACT THE GLENN COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Glenn County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood will bring their decades of expertise and success to the claim of you or your loved one for mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure in Glenn County. 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