Lakewood Mesothelioma Lawyers
Lakewood 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.
LAKEWOOD, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Lakewood, is located in Southern California, in Los Angeles County. According to the 2022 Census data, the population is estimated at 79,063. Lakewood is 12.5 miles from Long Beach, 16 miles from Torrance and 21 miles from Los Angeles. Lakewood was incorporated as a city in 1954.
The Indigenous residents in the area were the Tongva tribe of Indians, that lived in dome huts and hunted and fished for a living. In 1771, Father Serra founded the Mission San Gabriel Archangel in the Los Angeles area, and utilized the Tongva Indians to farm the mission land and care for the animals. The Mission referred to the Tongva Indians, as the Gabrielino Indians. Lakewood was developed on part of the Mexican Rancho Los Alamitos land grant.
After World War II there was a real estate boom in the Los Angeles area. World War II veterans armed with the G.I. Bill mortgage benefits were looking for homes in the area. In 1949, the Lakewood Park Company was formed and publicized its plans to build “Lakewood, Tomorrow’s City Today.”
In 1950, the Lakewood Park Company started building one of the nation’s first postwar planned housing development. The Lakewood Park Company built 17,500 homes in an assembly line style. Lakewood quickly grew from a small town to approximately 70,000 residents.
The city was developed according to the novel “Lakewood Plan.” The Lakewood Plan delineated a dual system of government, i.e., Lakewood would maintain municipal control of the city, and would contract with Los Angeles County to provide the required government amenities, such as, policing and fire department services. This novel contract system of government was adopted by about 25% of California cities and has been utilized throughout the nation. Today, Lakewood is a bedroom community for the surrounding cities.
PREVALENCE OF LAKEWOOD MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Lakewood 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 Lakewood mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Lakewood mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:
- Auto Body Shops
- Auto. Repair Facilities-Countywide
- California State University, Carson, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pasadena-Construction Sites
- Chemical Plants- Countywide
- Commercial Construction-Countywide
- Food Processing Plant-Countywide
- Foundries- Countywide
- Los Angeles International Airport-Countywide
- Los Angeles Power & Water- Countywide
- Manufacturing Plants-countywide
- Oil Refineries- Countywide
- Gen. Petroleum Co.-Torrance-Petroleum Countywide
- Residential Construction-Countywide
- Santa Fe Railway-Countywide
- School Construction-Countywide
- Southern California Edison-Countywide-Electric Companies
- Water /Power Plants- Countywide
Lakewood 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:
- 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 Lakewood 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:
- automobile plants
- chemical plants
- construction sites
- electric companies
- food-processing plants
- grocery retailers
- lumber yards
- manufacturing plants
- military facilities
- Navy ships
- oil refineries
- power plants
The Lakewood 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 Lakewood and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Lakewood mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Los Angeles County, and throughout Southern California. These Los Angeles County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:
- Kaiser Permanente (numerous locations)
- University of CA Healthcare (UCLA)
- Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Veterans Affairs Clinic
- Veterans Affairs Community Clinic
- Adventist Health
EXPERIENCE OF LAKEWOOD MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Lakewood mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Los Angeles County and in the city of Lakewood.
Lakewood mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Los Angeles County civil court system. Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation and are handled in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, in the Central Civil West courthouse in Los Angeles. Plaintiffs in Los Angeles 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 Lakewood, in Los Angeles County and throughout California.
For nearly five decades, the Lakewood 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 Lakewood.
CONTACT THE LAKEWOOD MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Lakewood 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 Lakewood. 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.