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Hanford Mesothelioma Lawyers

Hanford 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.

Hanford, California Mesothelioma Lawyers


Hanford, is a city in the San Joaquin Valley in California.  Hanford was originally part of Tulare County, however in 1893, Kings County was created from the Western Part of Tulare County. Hanford became the county seat of the newly created Kings County, CA.  The 2022, US Census estimates Hanford’s population is 58,470.  Hanford lies north of the now extinct Tulare Lake.  Hanford is 33 miles from Fresno, 121 miles from Moro Bay,  about 86 miles from Bakersfield and 195 miles from Los Angeles, CA. 



The Yokuts tribes (also, known as Mariposas) populated the San Joaquin Valley, from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, south to Bakersfield.  The word “Yokuts” mean people. The Yokuts were unique among the California natives in that they were divided into dedicated tribes. Each had a name, a language, and a territory. The Tachi Yokuts tribe was located in Kings County, including in the Hanford area.  Other members of the Yokuts tribes include the Foothill Yokuts, Northern Valley Yokuts, and Southern Valley Yokuts. 

In 1852, when the 18 treaties made between the California Native Tribes and the United States government was not ratified by Congress, the State of California passed legislation to control/ remove the Indian population. On January 6, 1851, at his State of the State address to the California Senate, Governor Peter Burnett said: “That a war of extermination will continue to be waged between the races until the Indian race becomes extinct must be expected.”

From 1851 through 1900, settlers and later the California State Militia waged war on the Yokuts and other native tribes in what became known as the Californian Genocide. The Yokuts population was severely reduced. Many of the survivors were forced into indentured servitude authorized by the California State Act for the Government and Protection of Indians This California law provided for “apprenticing” or indenturing Indian children and adults to Whites, and also punished “vagrant” Indians by “hiring” them out to the highest bidder at a public auction if the Indian could not provide sufficient bond or bail. Today, the Tachi-Yokuts Tribe are a federally recognized Tribe and live on the Santa Rosa Rancheria.

On May 11, 1880, a gunfight broke out between the early settlers (who had built homes and cultivated fields on railroad land) and the Southern Pacific Railroad.  The property dispute regarding price of the land left seven men (two deputy United States marshals and five ranchers) dead.  The gunfight is known locally as the Mussel Slough Tragedy. The legal issues regarding the property dispute was eventually resolved.

Hanford was named after James Madison Hanford a railroad executive from 1869–1908.  In 1877, the official town of Hanford began when the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Chinese laborers laid down railroad lines from Goshen to Colinga, which crossed a Chinese sheep herders camp.  That camp eventually became Hanford.  The railroad line also inspired a population growth in Hanford.

In 1877 and 1891, Hanford experienced two massive fires that destroyed the downtown business area.  The residents decided to incorporate and provide fire protection for the town.  Hanford successfully incorporated as a city on August 12, 1891.

In the 1900s, Hanford grew exponentially.  Hanford developed roads, homes, schools, churches, saloons, an electrical generating plant, an opera house and many more structures. Hanford has a significant agricultural history, and is a major hub for the adjacent agricultural communities.  Hanford also has roots in heavy industry jobs with a major oil refinery operating continuously from 1932 through 1987, under a variety of owners, including Caminol Oil Co., Beacon Oil Co., and Ultramar Oil Co..  The town ultimately developed into a robust  and diverse community. 

Hanford is part of the Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Area which includes all of Kings County. Per the 2020 census, the Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Area had a total population of 151,887.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Hanford 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 Hanford mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Hanford mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:

  • Agricultural Operations
  • Auto Body Shops
  • Automotive, Trucks and Farm Equipment Repair Operations
  • Beacon Oil Company, Hanford-Oil Refineries
  • Commercial Construction
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Golden State Utility Company, Lemoore-Electrical Companies
  • Occidental Chemical Company, Hanford-Chemical Plant
  • Reserve Oil & Gas Company, Hanford-Oil Refineries
  • Residential Construction
  • School Construction
  • Water Pipe Installations-Construction Sites-Countywide

Hanford 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:

  • Automotive
  • Boilermakers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction Workers
  • Custodians
  • Drillers
  • Drywallers
  • Electricians
  • Flooring Installers
  • Foundry Workers
  • Glaziers
  • Home Repair
  • HVAC Repair
  • Insulators
  • Iron Workers
  • Laborers
  • Lathers
  • Machine Operators
  • Machinists
  • Marine Engineers
  • Miners
  • Molders
  • Painters
  • Paintmakers
  • Pipe Installation
  • Pipefitters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Public Works projects
  • Repairman
  • Riggers
  • Roofers
  • Seaman
  • Sheetmetal Workers
  • Steamfitters
  • Superintendents/Foremen
  • Tiremen
  • Vehicle Repair
  • Welders

The Hanford 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:

  • aerospace
  • airports
  • automobile plants
  • chemical plants
  • construction sites
  • electric companies
  • factories
  • food-processing plants
  • foundries
  • garages
  • grocery retailers
  • hospitals
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • mines
  • power plants
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • shipyards

The Hanford 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 Hanford and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Hanford mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Kings County, and throughout Southern California. These Kings County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Adventist Health-Hanford
  • Sequoia Regional Cancer Center-Medical Oncology-Visalia


The Hanford mesothelioma lawyers of  Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Kings County and in the city of Hanford.

Hanford mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Kings County civil court system.  Kings County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation.  Plaintiffs in Kings 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 Hanford, in Kings County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Hanford 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 Hanford.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Hanford 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 Hanford. 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. 

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