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Los Banos Mesothelioma

Los Banos Mesothelioma Lawyers

Los Banos 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.

Los Banos Mesothelioma


The city of Los Banos is located in the San Joaquin Valley in central California.  Los Banos is 73 miles from Fresno,  83 miles from Santa Cruz, 121 miles from San Francisco and 110 miles from Oakland, California. According to the 2023 census data, Los Banos’ population was estimated at 48,553.



The indigenous people in the San Joaquin Valley were the Yokuts People. The Yokuts area ranged from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in the North to Bakersfield in the South. Little is known about the Kah-nata tribe who lived near Los Banos or their village called Kotomat, which was north of Los Banos.  The Yokuts name means “People.” The Yokuts hunted and fished in the nearby wetlands and traveled by rafts crafted from tule grass.  Many California Native Tribes were decimated by the Spanish Mission System, European diseases, conflict with settlers and soldiers and forced removal to reservations or rancherias.

Los Banos is situated at the edge of one of the most important wetland regions in North America.

In 1589, the Spanish priest, Father Pedro Bautista established public baths at the natural pools and spring that flows into the wetlands in the San Joaquin Valley. Father Bautista named the area Los Banos, which in Spanish means “the bath.” By 1595, the priests built a rest house for visitors and sick patients at the baths.  In the early 1800s, the Los Banos baths were a favorite place for the priests from Mission San Juan Bautista to rest and rejuvenate.

The American settlers in the area briefly changed the name to Los Banos Creek. Los Banos was initially a trading post. The town was established an 1881, after the Los Banos post office was built near the Creek in 1874.  A California historical marker was erected at the site in 1957. However, the town of Los Banos relocated a mile west of its original site after the Southern Pacific Railroad line was extended through the Valley in 1889.

Uriah Woods and Henry Miller were early settlers in the area. Uriah Woods and Henry Miller developed ranches and Uriah Woods built the first house in the area in 1859.  Henry Miller along with Charles Lux formed the Miller and Lux Corporation.  The Miller and Lux Corporation became the largest producer of cattle and ultimately acquired 1,400,000 acres of cattle and farm land in California. Henry Miller was known as the “Cattle King of California.”

The Miller and Lux Corporation was headquartered in Los Banos. Henry Miller was recognized as the individual who developed and financed Los Banos. Mr. Miller formed the San Joaquin and King River Canal and Irrigation Co..   Mr. Miller lobbied the Southern Pacific Railroad to extend their tracts through the west side of town. The Miller and Lux Corporation is credited as the architect of corporate farming. In regards to Los Banos, Mr. Miller surveyed the site and laid out plots for the town. Mr. Miller helped to build the Los Banos downtown area, which included building a water tower, an electric generator and he provided financial assistance for the mayor’s building.

Los Banos was known as a Mexican migrant settlement.  Many Mexican, Basque and Portuguese immigrants were drawn to the area. These settlers brought their unique traditions with them to the new area and established businesses, and ranches for cattle and sheep. Today, there are many Mexican, Basque and Portuguese cultural festivals in Los Banos.

Los Banos is near the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex which is located in the Bear Creek, Salt Slough and San Joaquin River floodplain. It consists of thousands of acres of wetlands, with intricate canals which provides natural food supplies for migratory birds and game. Los Banos is also near the Merced National Wildlife Refuge and the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge.  The various wetlands are a spectacular place for people who enjoy birdwatching, fishing and hunting. The Wildlife Refuges have many animal species including, herons, egrets, songbirds, hawks, deer and tule elk.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Los Banos to discuss your work history, and to guide you through the mesothelioma lawsuit process.  Exposure to asbestos, talcum powder or talc may have taken place many years in the past, and generally, it is necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure. 

Many Los Banos mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Los Banos mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:

  • Agricultural Operations
  • Atwater Packing Co.
  • Auto Body Shops
  • Automotive, Trucking and Farm Equipment Repair Operations
  • Borden Co., Gustine-Manufacturing Plant
  • Commercial Construction
  • Ragu Foods-Merced-Food Processing Plant
  • Residential Construction
  • School Construction
  • Water Pipe Installation
  • Yosemite/San Joaquin Division of PG&E-Power Substation

Los Banos mesothelioma cases may involve industrial, residential and construction exposure to asbestos by many 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 Los Banos 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 Los Banos 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 Los Banos and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Los Banos mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within the city of Los Banos, Merced County, and throughout California. These mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Sutter Health Memorial Hospital, Los Banos
  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic – Victorville, Merced


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

Los Banos mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Merced County civil court system.  Plaintiffs in Merced 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 can file mesothelioma lawsuits in the city of Los Banos, in Merced County, and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Los Banos 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 Los Banos, and in Merced County.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Los Banos 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 Banos.  We can be reached around the clock.  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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