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Madera Mesothelioma Lawyers

Madera 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.




The city of Madera is located in the San Joaquin Valley in California.  It is the county seat of Madera County. Madera is ­­23 miles from Fresno, 72.5 miles from Modesto, 57.8 miles from Yosemite, 103 miles from Stockton and 162 miles from San Francisco. According to the 2022 census data, Madera’s population is estimated at 68,050. 



The indigenous people in the San Joaquin Valley were the North Fork Mono ( a label given to them in 1810) whose ancestors include members of the Yokuts and Miwok linguistic group of Indians.  The tribes lived in the foothills but also camped and hunted big game, fished, and traded on the San Joaquin Valley floor. 

These indigenous people were decimated by European diseases, military and civilian conflicts and forced removal to uninhabitable reservations.  In 1961, and after a series of land allotments the federal government terminated the tribes recognized status. However, in 1983, and after a lawsuit the North Fork Mono Indians Federally recognized rights were restored and eventually their former Rancheria boundaries were reestablished.

In the late 1850’s during the Gold Rush, Madera was known for mining and gathering gold.  In the late 1800s, Madera’s economy was primarily based on the lumber industry and eventually the town prospered with ranches and agriculture.  In 1874, William H. Thurman founded the California Lumber Company and named the town “Madera” which is the Spanish name for wood or timber.  He created the 55 mile long Sugar Pine Water Flume which transported lumber on the river from the mountains to Madera and was then loaded onto trains.  In 1876, the town of Madera was mapped and the lots auctioned to settlors in the area. 

Through many iterations the Sugar Pine Water Flume ran from 1876 to 1931. The California Lumber Company was overhauled and rebranded in 1878 as the Madera Flume and Trading Company which ran until 1899.  In 1899, Arthur Hill and partners purchased the assets of the Madera Flume and Trading Company and expanded its operations.  This version of the company continued until 1931, when the depression hit the United States.  Agriculture replaced the lumber industry, with crops that included grapes, raisins and wheat.

Madera was initially part of Mariposa County and then Fresno County.  In December 1892, and January 1893, the townspeople of Madera proposed a resolution that Madera separate from Fresno County.  After a vote in Fresno the resolution passed and on February 5, 1893, the California Senate Bill authorized the creation of Madera County.  On May 16, 1893, Madera became a county in California.  The town of Madera was incorporated as a city on March 27, 1907.  The town blossomed with residential construction, businesses, saloons and schools. 

In 2007, Madera celebrated100 years as a city.  Madera is known for its rich history, open spaces, gateway to Yosemite National Park and its award winning wineries.



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

  • Agricultural operations
  • America Forest Products in North Folk
  • Auto Body Shops
  • Automotive, Trucking and Farm Equipment Repair Operations
  • Bendix Forest Products in North Folk
  • Commercial Construction
  • Residential Construction
  • School Construction
  • United Vintners, Inc., Madera
  • Water Pipe Installation


Madera 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 Madera 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 Madera 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 Madera and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

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

  • El Portal Cancer Center – Madera, Merced
  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic –  Merced



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

Madera mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Madera County civil court system.  Plaintiffs in Madera 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 Madera, in Madera County, and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Madera 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 Madera, and in Madera County.



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