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Los Angeles County Mesothelioma

Los Angeles County Mesothelioma Lawyers

Many mesothelioma lawsuits arise from asbestos exposure that occurred over the past decades all around Los Angeles County.



The Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawyers practice in Los Angeles County, which is in Southern California and stretches across 75 miles of coast along the Pacific Ocean, and covers 4,083 square miles. The county population is over 10 million people, making it the most populous county in the United States, and also one of the most ethnically diverse. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 48% Latino/a, 26% White, 15% Asian, 9% African American, 1% Native American and 1% Other.

Los Angeles County is home to many cities and towns.  The largest city and county seat is Los Angeles, home to about 4 million people.  Other cities include:

  • Alhambra
  • Bellflower
  • Burbank
  • Carson
  • Compton
  • Covina
  • Downey
  • El Monte
  • Glendale
  • Hawthorne
  • Inglewood
  • Lancaster
  • Long Beach
  • Montebello
  • Norwalk
  • Palmdale
  • Pasadena
  • Pomona
  • Santa Clarita
  • South Gate
  • Torrance
  • West Covina
  • Whittier


The original inhabitants of Los Angeles County were Native American tribes, including the Chumash, Alliklik, Kitanemuk, Serrano, Gabrielino Luiseno Cahuilla, and the Kumeyaay. In 1771, Spanish missionaries founded a new pueblo named El Pueblo De La Reyna De Los Angeles (The Pueblo of the Queen of the Angels) which over time became known as the Ciudad De Los Angeles (City of Angels). In 1818, the first English-speaking inhabitant settled in the area, a carpenter named Joseph Chapman, who helped build the Old Plaza Church which still stands on North Main Street in the city of Los Angeles. In 1848, after a long and tumultuous period of Spanish colonization of Native populations, and hostilities between the United States and Mexico, California became a territory of the United States. Los Angeles County is one of the original 27 counties in California that was created at the time of statehood in 1850. 



Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Los Angeles County civil court system.  The 17 civil courts are located throughout the county.  There are two civil court locations in Los Angeles, and additional civil courts in the cities of Beverly Hills, Burbank, Chatsworth, Compton, Glendale, Long Beach, Inglewood, Lancaster, Pomona, Santa Monica, Torrance, Van Nuys, and West Covina.  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 Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood bring many mesothelioma lawsuits in the county.

According to the California Cancer Registry Cancer-Rates.info, there were 349 Los Angeles County mesothelioma cases between 2013 and 2017.

Many Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the county.  Los Angeles is a major freight-railroad transportation center, with freight moving in and out of the county’s seaport facilities, namely the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.

SS Queen Mary Asbestos and Mesothelioma
The S.S. Queen Mary, docked at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. After service from 1936 to 1967, the ship was then permanently docked in Long Beach. It was heavily laden with asbestos products and materials, exposing workers over the years.


The railroads, ports, and shipping facilities historically used a lot of asbestos products and equipment.  The county is also home to many industrial and manufacturing businesses and construction projects that also used a lot of asbestos products.

Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the county:

  • Aerojet, Azusa, Downey – Aerospace
  • Air Products & Chemicals, Long Beach – Chemical Plants
  • Al Larson Boat Shop, Terminal Island – Shipyards
  • Allied Chemical, El Segundo – Chemical Plants
  • American Can Company, Wilmington – Manufacturing Plants
  • American Chemical, Long Beach/Wilmington – Chemical Plants
  • Ameron, Southgate – Manufacturing Plants
  • Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Van Nuys – Food-Processing Plants
  • Arco (Atlantic Richfield Corp.), Carson – Oil Refineries
  • ARCO Chemical, El Segundo – Chemical Plants
  • ARCO Twin Towers, Los Angeles – Construction Sites
  • Ashland Chemical, Los Angeles – Chemical Plants
  • Beck Arnley Auto Parts, Los Angeles – Retail location
  • Beck Arnley Auto Parts, Long Beach – Retail location
  • Bethlehem Steel Mill, Vernon – Foundries
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, San Pedro – Shipyards
  • Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills – Construction Sites
  • Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona – Construction Sites
  • California Shipbuilding, Wilmington – Shipyards
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson – Construction Sites
  • California State University, Fullerton – Construction Sites
  • California State University, Long Beach – Construction Sites
  • California State University, Los Angeles, Pasadena – Construction Sites
  • California State University, Northridge – Construction Sites
  • California Zonolite, Glendale – Manufacturing Plants
  • Carbide & Carbon Chemicals (UCC), Torrance – Chemical Plants
  • Carson Mall/Southbay Pavilion, Carson – Construction Sites
  • Cavanaugh Machine Works, Wilmington – Manufacturing Plants
  • Champlin Petroleum Company, Wilmington – Oil refineries
  • City of Pasadena, Fleet Maint. Garage, Pasadena – Automotive Repair Facilities
  • Collier Carbon & Chemical, Wilmington – Chemical Plants
  • Consolidated Steel Corporation, Ltd., Wilmington – Shipyards
  • Container Corporation, Vernon – Manufacturing Plants
  • Continental Oil Company (Conoco), Paramount – Oil refineries
  • Craig Shipbuilding Co., Long Beach – Shipyards
  • Dockside Machine & Boiler Works, Wilmington – Shipyards
  • Douglas Oil Company, Paramount – Oil Refineries
  • Dow Chemical, Torrance – Chemical Plants
  • Edgington Oil Co., Long Beach – Oil Refineries
  • Fellows & Stewart Inc., Wilmington – Shipyards
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, South Gate – Manufacturing Plants
  • Fletcher Oil & Refining, Wilmington – Oil refineries
  • Flintkote, Vernon – Manufacturing Plants
  • Flying Tigers Cargo Airline, Los Angeles – Aerospace
  • Garbutt-Walsh, Inc., Terminal Island – Shipyards
  • General Petroleum/Mobil Oil, Torrance – Oil Refineries
  • General Petroleum/Mobil Oil, Vernon – Oil Refineries
  • General Ship Service, Wilmington – Shipyards
  • Golden Eagle Refining, Carson – Oil refineries
  • Great Lakes Carbon Corporation, Wilmington – Chemical Plants
  • Gulf Oil Corporation, Norwalk – Oil Refineries
  • Gulf Oil Corporation, Santa Fe Springs – Oil Refineries
  • Harbor Boat Building Company, Terminal Island – Shipyards
  • Harbor Boat Building Company, Wilmington – Shipyards
  • Harpur Locomotive, Lomita – Factories
  • Hill Brothers, City of Industry – Chemical Plants
  • Hodgson-Green-Halderman Shipbldg Co., Long Beach – Shipyards
  • Johns Manville Pipe Plant, Los Angeles – Manufacturing Plants     
  • Long Beach General Hospital, Long Beach – Construction Sites
  • Long Beach Marine Repair Company, Long Beach – Shipyards
  • Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Long Beach – Construction Sites
  • Long Beach Naval Hospital, Long Beach – Construction Sites
  • Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Long Beach – Shipyards
  • Longview Fiber, El Segundo – Manufacturing Plants
  • Los Angeles County/USC Medical, Los Angeles – Construction Sites
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Los Angeles – Construction Sites
  • Los Angeles Power & Water, Los Angeles – Electric Companies
  • Los Angeles Power & Water, Scattergood – Steam Plant
  • Los Angeles Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Corp., San Pedro – Shipyards
  • Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles – Construction Sites
  • Lunday Thagard Oil Co., South Gate – Oil refineries
  • Marlex Oil & Refining, Long Beach – Oil refineries
  • Marymount California University, Los Angeles – Construction Sites
  • McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach – Aerospace
  • McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, Santa Monica – Aerospace
  • Mobil Oil, Torrance – Oil Refineries
  • Monsanto, Long Beach – Chemical Plants
  • Montrose Chemical, Torrance – Chemical Plants


Mobil Torrance Mesothelioma
Heavy equipment and smoke stacks at the Mobil Oil refinery in Torrance, Los Angeles, California. The county is home to many of these large-scale refinery sites that historically used many asbestos products.


  • Nordskog Industries, Van Nuys – Aerospace
  • North American Aviation, Santa Monica – Aerospace
  • Palm Avenue Lumber, Alhambra – Lumber Yards
  • Pasadena City College, Pasadena – Construction Sites
  • Pepperdine University, Los Angeles – Construction Sites
  • Rhone Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co. , Carson – Chemical Plants
  • Rocketdyne (aka North American Aviation), Canoga Park – Aerospace
  • Rocketdyne (aka North American Aviation), Santa Monica – Aerospace
  • Rothschild Oil Co/Powerine Oil Co., Santa Fe Springs – Oil refineries
  • San Pedro Boat Works, San Pedro – Shipyards
  • Santa Fe Railroad, Los Angeles (Redondo Junction) – Railroads
  • SeaLand, Long Beach – Shipyards
  • Shell Chemical, Torrance – Chemical Plants
  • Shell Chemical, Carson/Dominguez – Chemical Plants
  • Shell Oil Company, Carson – Oil refineries
  • Sherman Boat Works, Long Beach – Shipyards
  • Sherwin-Williams, Dominquez – Retail location
  • Sherwin-Williams, Wilmington – Retail location
  • Southern California Edison, county-wide – Electric Companies
  • Southern California Edison, El Segundo Powerhouse – Electric Companies
  • Southern California Edison, Redondo Beach – Electric Companies
  • Southern California Regional Occupation Center, Torrance – Construction Sites
  • Southern Pacific Railroad, Glendale – Railroads
  • SS Queen Mary, Long Beach – Commercial Ships
  • Standard Oil/Chevron, El Segundo – Oil Refineries
  • Standard Shipbuilding Corp., San Pedro – Shipyards
  • Stauffer Chemical, Carson, Dominguez – Chemical Plants
  • Supro, Pomona – Manufacturing Plants
  • Texaco, Wilmington – Oil Refineries
  • THUMS, Long Beach – Oil Refineries
  • Todd Shipyard , San Pedro – Shipyards
  • Transamerica Building, Los Angeles – Construction Sites


Transamerica Building Asbestos
The Transamerica Building (now South Park Center), Los Angeles, California. Completed in 1965, this large construction project exposed many workers to asbestos products.


  • Uhim Machine Works, Wilmington – Shipyards
  • Union Oil Co. (dba UNOCAL), Wilmington – Oil Refineries
  • United Concrete Pipe Company, Long Beach – Manufacturing Plants
  • United States Naval Drydocks, Terminal Island – Shipyards
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles – Construction Sites
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles – Construction Sites
  • West Coast Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., San Pedro – Shipyards
  • Western Pipe & Steel Company, San Pedro – Shipyards
  • Wilmington Boat Works, Wilmington – Shipyards
  • Wilmington Welding & Boiler Works, Ltd., Wilmington – Shipyards
  • Witco Chemical, Lynwood – Chemical Plants
  • Witfield Chemical, Watson – Chemical Plants


Los Angeles County mesothelioma cases 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
  • Marine 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 Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites:

  • 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles County and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

The exposed workers in the Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawsuits have received world-class treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Los Angeles County, where many leading experts in treating mesothelioma cases practice.  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



The Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured in Los Angeles County.  Since 1974, the Kazan firm has recovered over $4 billion dollars in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in Los Angeles County.



If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles County. We can be reached 24/7 via live chat, telephone or by filling out the form on this page.


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