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La Mesa Mesothelioma

La Mesa Mesothelioma Lawyers

La Mesa 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.




La Mesa is a city in Southern California, in San Diego County.  The 2023, U.S. Census Bureau estimates that La Mesa’s population is 60,360.  La Mesa is 10 miles from the city of San Diego, 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean, 123 miles from Los Angeles and 23 miles from the U.S.-Mexican border.    



La Mesa and San Diego County are home to the Kumeyaay people.  The Kumeyaay people generally include the Diegueno, Tapai, Ipai and other tribes.  When the Spaniards arrived in 1769 there were nearly 20,000 Kumeyaay natives living in San Diego County. Mission San Diego de Alcala was founded in 1769.  The Missions used the local Indians to raise cattle, and grow crops, including grapes and barley.

The name La Mesa translates from Spanish into “the table.”  La Mesa was developed on parts of the 1769, Mission San Diego de Alcala and on part of the old Rancho El Cajon.  After the Mexican-American war the Rancho El Cajon’s heirs filed their land grant claim with the Public Land Commission in 1852, which was confirmed and patented in 1876.

Although La Mesa was incorporated as a city on February 16, 1912, it was established as a town as early as 1869. In the 1800s, La Mesa Springs was known for its agricultural roots with citrus farmers, ranchers and land for cattle grazing.  There was a land boom in 1885, when the railroad built a depot in San Diego. In 1887, the San Diego Flume Co. purchased John Harbison’s land and filed a subdivision map naming the area La Mesa Colony. In 1894, A.S. Crowder and Joseph Allison filed the La Mesa Springs subdivision map. In the 1800s, streets were paved, homes and stores were built.

La Mesa was transformed in the early 1900s when Sherman Grable purchased 100 acres from David Collier. Sherman Grable and Charles Park formed the Park-Grable Investment Company. They developed 1000 lots in central La Mesa. In 1902, Colonel Ed Fletcher and William Gross purchased the Villa Caro Ranch which included the summit of Mount Helix.

In 1923, Mary Yawkey White asked Colonel Fletcher if he would sell the summit of Mount Helix to her so that she could create a memorial to her mother, Mary Carpenter Yawkey.  The result was the Mt. Helix Park which has a large outdoor Amphitheatre and a 35-foot-tall cross on the mountain’s peak.  In 1925, the first Easter sunrise mass was held on Mt. Helix and it is now considered the second oldest continuous Easter sunrise service in the country.

Like most California cities, after World War II there was a population surge in La Mesa and agricultural land gave way and to residential development. Today, La Mesa is a suburban urban community with access to major transportation routes, including Highway 125 and Interstate 8. La Mesa is set in a picturesque area with Mt. Helix and Mt. Nebo surrounding the city.



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

  • Agricultural operations – Agricultural workers
  • Auto Body Shops – Auto Repair-Countywide
  • Automotive, trucking and farm equip. repair operations – Mechanics
  • Naval Air Station-Countywide
  • Naval Base-San Diego
  • San Diego Gas & Electric- Construction-Countywide
  • Shipyards – Ship Builders/ repair workers – Countywide


La Mesa 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 La Mesa 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
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • power plants
  • shipyards


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

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

  • Kaiser Permanente – Carlsbad, El Cajon, Escondido, La Mesa, Escondido, San Diego (Bonita), San Marcos, Vista
  • Sutter Health/Surgery Division – Carlsbad, San Diego (La Jolla), Chula Vista
  • University of California Health Care: UC San Diego – Moores Cancer Center – San Diego (La Jolla), Chula Vista, Vista
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Clinic – San Diego
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic – Chula Vista, Escondido, Escondido, San Diego



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

La Mesa mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the San Diego County civil court system.  Plaintiffs in San Diego 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 La Mesa, in San Diego County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the La Mesa 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 La Mesa.



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