Hayward Mesothelioma Lawyers
Hayward mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Hayward 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.
HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Hayward is a diverse and multicultural city in Alameda County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California. Nearly 160,000 people make their home in Hayward.
Long before the Spanish arrived in California, thousands of native Ohlone and Yrgin inhabited the lands near what is now called Hayward, sustained by the temperate climate and plentiful acorns, wild game and fish.
The land that is now Hayward was originally granted to Guillermo Castro as a reward for his years of military service. Castro, a career soldier and surveyor, had been posted to the San Jose pueblo. He was given 27,000 acres, and raised cattle and sheep. The remains of Castro’s adobe was discovered many years later under the foundation of Hayward original city hall.
Having failed to strike it rich during California’s gold rush, William Hayward passed through the Castro land holdings on his way to San Francisco in 1851. He purchased several acres and set up a general store on the corner of what is now Mission Blvd and A street. The business grew and expanded, and a hotel, Hayward’s was added to service the needs of passengers on the stage coach route to San Jose. Today, the city bears his name.
Hayward was devastated by a large earthquake in October 21, 1868, when the southern segment of the Hayward Fault ruptured. The quake, estimated to be a 6.8, lasted for 40 seconds and was felt as far away as Nevada. Thirty people died, and nearly every building in the Hayward area was destroyed or damaged. The total damage was estimated at $350,000 (nearly 6 million in today’s dollars).
Over the years, the Castro ranch was subdivided and sold off. By the late 1800s, the abundance of orchards and farms led to Hayward’s nickname “Heart of the Garden of Eden.” Hayward soon emerged as a center for fruit processing, packing and drying industries. By the 1920’s, the Hunt’s plant in Hayward employed up to seasonal 1,000 workers.
Hayward’s municipal airport was was built in 1942 during World War II, and was declared surplus after the war. Today, over 450 aircraft are based there.
Hayward is now considered by many to be the northernmost outpost of the Silicon valley, and is home to several corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities. Alphabet Energy, Annabelle candy, Dust networks, Kosan Biosciences, and Gillig are all headquartered in Hayward.
PREVALENCE OF HAYWARD MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in Hayward, in Alameda County 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 Hayward mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city. Hayward is home to many facilities and construction projects that may have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment in the past.
Hayward mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city including:
- Annabelle Candy – Food processing plant
- BART Stations, Hayward
- Dexter-Midland Chemical Company – Manufacturing plant
- Glass Containers Corp. – Manufacturing plant
- Hunt-Wesson, Inc. – Food processing plant
Hayward mesothelioma cases can involve industrial 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
- Pipe Installation
- Public Works projects
- Sheetmetal Workers
- Vehicle Repair
The Hayward mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Hayward, across the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout 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 Hayward 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 Hayward and brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Hayward mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout the city of Hayward and in nearby communities throughout Alameda county and the San Francisco Bay Area. Treatment centers close to Hayward include:
- Kaiser Permanente – Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City
- John Muir Health – Berkeley, Pleasanton
- Epic Care – Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, San Leandro
- University of California Health Care – U.C.S.F. – Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, Pleasanton
- Veterans Affairs – Livermore, Oakland, Fremont
- Stanford Health Care – Alameda, Emeryville, Castro Valley, Hayward, Pleasanton, Oakland
- Sutter Health – Berkeley, Oakland, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Fremont, Dublin, Oakland, Emeryville, Alameda, Albany
EXPERIENCE OF HAYWARD MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square area of Oakland, California, minutes away from Hayward. The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases in Hayward and throughout California.
Hayward mesothelioma lawsuits are considered complex civil litigation and are handled in the civil court system. Mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation and are handled in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, in the Alameda County courthouse in Oakland. Plaintiffs in Hayward 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 Hayward mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood has recovered over $4 billion dollars in verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, the San Francisco Bay area, and in the city of Hayward.
CONTACT THE HAYWARD MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Hayward 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 Hayward, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and across California. To get a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma attorneys, please call 1-877-995-6372, fill out the form on this page or use our live chat widget. We can be reached 24/7.