Merced Mesothelioma Lawyers
Merced 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.
MERCED, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
The city of Merced is located in the San Joaquin Valley (also known as the Central Valley) in California. It is the county seat of Merced County. Merced is 56.5 miles from Fresno, 69 miles from Yosemite, 120 miles from Santa Cruz, 130 miles from San Francisco and 275 miles from Los Angeles. According to the 2022 census data, Merced’s population is estimated as 91,563.
The indigenous people in the San Joaquin Valley were the Yokuts Indians. In 1806, the Spanish Lt-General Gabriel Moraga named a nearby river “El Río de Nuestra Señora de la Merced” which translates to River of Our Lady of Mercy. Both Merced County and Merced city’s names are derived from the nearby Merced River. The city of Merced was incorporated in 1889. And, after a special election in 1872, the Merced County seat was moved to the city of Merced.
From May to September 1942, approximately 4669 Japanese residents from Northern California, including American citizens, were detained in the now Merced County Fairgrounds. Merced was one of the temporary detention camps established during World War II, until a permanent relocation camp was built in Colorado.
The Union Pacific and Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroads continue to pass through the city of Merced. Merced’s economy has relied upon agribusiness and its processing and shipping plants to move agricultural product from the San Joaquin Valley. From 1946, until the Castle Air Force Base closed in September 1995, Merced relied on the base for employment. Today, the Castle Air Museum is located on the former Castle Air Force Base site.
Although the county and the city are known for the major production of and processing of diverse products, including milk, almonds, cheese and chickens, the city of Merced also has a diversified economy in manufacturing, fabrication, boat construction and distribution facilities.
In the 1970s and 1980s, many Hmong fled Laos from their country’s Civil War and landed in Merced and other areas in the Central Valley. Merced provided various social services to the Hmong through community agencies, including the Merced Lao Family Community Inc., which provided social services to the Hmong. The city also provided programs regarding health care and college classes on the Hmong culture and language.
In 1995, Merced was selected for construction of a new University of California campus. Ultimately, the University of California, Merced opened its doors to students in September 2005. For vacation, Merced has tourist attractions, shopping and plenty of green outdoor places nearby. Merced is a gateway to Yosemite National Park. Merced is also close to Lake Yosemite and the Merced National Wildlife Refuge.
PREVALENCE OF MERCED MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Merced 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 Merced mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Merced 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
Merced 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:
- 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 Merced 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 Merced 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 Merced and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Merced mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within the city of Merced, Merced County, and throughout California. These mesothelioma treatment facilities include:
- Sutter Health Memorial Hospital, Los Banos
- Veterans Affairs Community Clinic – Victorville, Merced
EXPERIENCE OF MERCED MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Merced mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Merced County and in the city of Merced.
Merced 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 Merced, in Merced County, and throughout California.
For nearly five decades, the Merced 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 Merced, and in Merced County.
CONTACT THE MERCED MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Merced 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 Merced. 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.