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Inyo County Mesothelioma

Inyo County Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mesothelioma lawsuits arise from asbestos exposure that occurred throughout California, including in Inyo County, in many different types of industrial, construction, and manufacturing sites.



Inyo County is located in central California between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the state of Nevada. Inyo County is the second largest county in California covering over 10,220 square miles.  With a population of 18,546, Inyo County has the second-lowest population density in California. The highest and lowest points on the continental United States, Mount Whitney and Death Valley, are both located within Inyo county. Although Bishop is the only incorporated city and the largest one in Inyo County, the county seat is located in Independence.

Inyo County contains the magnificent Owens River Valley whose iconic “Wild West” vistas were immortalized in hundreds of classic Western films, including Belle Starr’s Daughter, North to Alaska, True Grit, and High Plains Drifter.   America’s hottest, driest, and lowest National Park, Death Valley, is located within Inyo County.

Inyo County is bordered by San Bernardino and Kern Counties to the south, Tulare and Fresno Counties to the west, Mono County to the north, and the state of Nevada to the east.



The original inhabitants of Inyo county were the Eastern Mono and the Timbisha tribes. Today, Inyo County honors its tribal heritage with the Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center dedicated to the history and culture of the indigenous people of the region. The museum, founded in 1973, displays a large collection of ancient artifacts and also showcases the modern crafts of the native artisans.

Bishop, with a population of 3,746, is the largest town in Inyo county, but the country’s major draw is the scenic beauty of its rugged and varied terrain.

The ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is found in the White Mountains of Inyo National Forest.  These ancient groves contain the oldest trees on earth, including several that are over 4,000 years old.  One tree “Methuselah” is estimated to be over 4,800 years old.  The trees grow at high elevations of over 10,000 feet and are accessible to hikers.

Many of the highest peaks in California are located in the Inyo National Forest.  At 14,496 feet above sea level, Mt. Whitney is the highest mountain in the lower 48 states.  Mt. Whitney is about a one-hour drive south of Bishop. Thousands of visitors climb the challenging 10.5 mile trail to the summit each year. 

Death Valley National park takes up roughly half of Inyo County.  It boasts historical Scotty’s Castle, Ubhebe Crater, Eureka Dunes and spectacular ever-changing desert scenery. Death Valley was home to the Harmony Borax Works, which processed borax ore from 1884 to 1888 and then then transported it by mule to Mojave, 165 miles away.   The land retains both the scars and the structures of its mining heritage. There are over 18,000 mining artifacts remaining in the park, including the aerial tramway towers and terminals at the Keane Wonder Gold Mine as well as dumps, tunnels and prospect holes.  The last active mine in Death Valley closed in 2005. 


United Sierra Keeler Mine Inyo Asbestos and Mesothelioma
The United Sierra Keeler Mine in Inyo County, California


Inyo County is also home to one of the most ignoble betrayals of the American dream- the Manzanar War Relocation Center, where over 11,000 Japanese Americans were unjustly incarcerated during World War II. Manzanar is among of the best preserved of the camps, and this sobering chapter of American history is now on the register of National Historic Places.



Inyo County is the second largest county in the State of California covering over 10,220 square miles including Mount Whitney and Death Valley, the highest and lowest points on the continental United States. With courthouse locations in Independence and Bishop, the Inyo Superior Court serves a population of over 18,000 people.

The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and can come to your home in Inyo County 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 Inyo County mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the county. 

According to the Environmental Working Group there were 13 asbestos related cases in Inyo county between 1999-2017. This figure includes mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, and asbestosis.

Inyo County mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific work sites around the county, including:

  •       United Sierra Keeler Talc Mill, Keeler 
  •       Talc City, Northern Mojave Desert
  •       Southern California Edison, multiple locations
  •       Water pipe installations


Talc City Inyo Mesothelioma
A mining area at Talc City, Inyo County, California


Inyo County mesothelioma cases can involve industrial and shipyard exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:

  • 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
  • Engineers
  • 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 Inyo County 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
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • shipyards


The Inyo County 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 take-home asbestos at their worksites in Inyo County and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Inyo County mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Inyo County, where oncologists and other medical professionals can make referrals to regional experts treating mesothelioma cases.  These Inyo County treatment facilities include:

  • Northern Inyo Healthcare District – Bishop
  • The Rural Health Clinic – Bishop



The Inyo County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of workers injured in California and throughout Inyo County.

The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood are located in Oakland, California.  The Kazan lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases throughout California, including in Inyo County.

Over the last four decades, the Kazan firm has recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in Inyo County.



If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners.  The Inyo County 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 Inyo 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 widget.


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