Los Angeles Mesothelioma Lawyers
Our Los Angeles mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Los Angeles 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.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Los Angeles is the county seat of Los Angeles County. With nearly 4 million people, it is the second largest city in the United States. Los Angeles, the “City of Angels,” extends from the Pacific Ocean to the west and south to the Angeles National forest, north and east of the city.
Long before the Spanish arrived in California, thousands of Chumash and Tongve natives inhabited the region. Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the Los Angeles area for Spain in 1542. In 1781, 14 families traveled from northern Mexico and established the first permanent settlement in the area. For generations, the Los Angeles economy was agriculturally based, with orchards of oranges, lemons, apricots and peaches dominating the landscape.
The war years brought dramatic changes to Los Angeles and the surrounding area. The population of the city grew dramatically. Employment surged from 15,930 in 1938 to over 120,000 in 1941. It was estimated that by 1944, 479 new defense manufacturing plants had opened in the area. At Calship, on Terminal Island, forty thousand men and women labored to launch 467 ships for the war effort. The area also hosted Consolidated Steel Corporation, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, and Todd Shipyards. The aircraft industry played a dominant role in shaping the Los Angeles economy. During the war years, the industry employed 228,400 in companies including Douglas, Lockheed, North American Northrup and Vega. At the war’s end, many of these industries were able to transition into peace time ventures.
Los Angeles has a vibrant and multifaceted economy, driven by entertainment, aerospace, technology, manufacturing, and tourism. The Port of Los Angeles and its sister facility in Long Beach are the busiest port by container volume in the Western hemisphere. For most of the world, Los Angeles is synonymous with the film industry. with tourism flocking to the Hollywood “Walk of Fame”, or scanning the hills for the iconic “Hollywood” sign. During the “golden age” of Hollywood, Paramount, RKO, 20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), and Warner Brothers all had studios in the area.
Today, Los Angeles is a lively and diverse center for the arts, sports, culture, and entertainment, with galleries, multicultural restaurants, and museums attracting visitors from around the world. Tourism generated over 37 billion dollars in revenue for Los Angeles in 2018. Los Angeles boasts many Fortune 500 companies, including Disney, Northrop Grumman, Occidental Petroleum, Edison International, Dole, and Mattel.
PREVALENCE OF LOS ANGELES MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city. Los Angeles is home to many facilities, construction projects and shipyards that have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment.
Los Angeles mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city such as:
- ARCO Twin Towers
- Ashland Chemical
- Beck Arnley Auto Parts
- California State University,
- Flying Tigers Cargo Airline
- Johns Manville Pipe Plant
- Los Angeles County/USC Medical
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Los Angeles Power & Water
- Los Angeles Power & Water, Scattergood Steam Plant
- Los Angeles Unified School District
- Marymount California University
- Perpperdine University
- Santa Fe Railroad
- Southern California Edison
- Transamerica Building (South Park Center)
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- University of Southern California (USC)
- Various residential and commercial properties throughout Los Angeles
Los Angeles 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:
- Construction Workers
- Flooring Installers
- Foundry Workers
- Home Repair
- HVAC Repair
- Iron Workers
- Machine Operators
- Pipe Installation
- Public Works projects
- Sheetmetal Workers
- Vehicle Repair
The Los Angeles mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Los Angeles, and 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
The Los Angeles 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 and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Los Angeles mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout the city. These Los Angeles treatment facilities include:
- Kaiser Permanente
- University of California Health Care: UCLA Los Angeles
- Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Veterans Affairs Clinic
- Veterans Affairs Community Clinic
- Adventist Health
EXPERIENCE OF LOS ANGELES 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. The Kazan firm’s mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases in Los Angeles and throughout California.
Los Angeles mesothelioma lawsuits are considered complex civil litigation and are handled in the civil court system. Mesothelioma lawsuits in Los Angeles County are filed at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse and are then assigned to the Central Civil West Courthouse. Plaintiffs involved in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles mesothelioma Law Firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood has recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in Los Angeles.
CONTACT THE LOS ANGELES 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 Los Angeles 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. 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.