Mono County Mesothelioma Lawyers
Mono County mesothelioma lawyers represent families and individuals who live in California’s Mono County or were exposed to asbestos within the county. We provide help to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
MONO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Mono County is in the Eastern Sierra and shares a border with Nevada. Mono County was created by an act of the California Legislature in 1861 and was among the first of the mining counties created along the eastern slope of the Sierra. It was created from portions of Calaveras, Fresno, and Mariposa Counties.
Mono County is bordered by Alpine County to the northwest, Tuolumne and Madera Counties to the west, and Fresno and Inyo Counties to the south.
The county is named after Mono Lake which, in turn was named for an Indian tribe that inhabited the region north of the lake. Mammoth Lake is the only incorporated town. Bridgeport is the county seat. The population of Mono County is 13,887.
Towns and census designated places in Mono County include
- Mammoth Lakes: 8,234
- Crowley Lake: 875
- Walker CDP: 721
- Chalfant: 651
- June Lake: 629
- Bridgeport: 575
The Kutzadika’a, a small band of around 200 people were the native tribe of the region. Their name is roughly translated as “fly eaters.” The pupae of a fly found at Mono Lake was their primary food. The Kutzadika’a moved throughout the Mono Basin with the seasons, traveling to the hills in the autumn to harvest pinyon (pine) nuts. The tribe also hunted the local wild sheep, antelope and jackrabbits.
Mono County has a land area of over 3,000 square miles, 94% of which is publicly owned. These lands are managed by the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and state agencies including the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Parts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe and Inyo national forests are located within Mono County, containing some of the most stunning landscapes in all of California, and providing ample opportunities for hiking, backpacking, fishing and all outdoor activities. In the winter, Mono County draws visitors for winter sports, including skiing and snowboarding
Mono Lake is an ancient saline lake in the high desert of Mono County. It has a unique ecosystem. There are no fish, but it supports brine shrimp and alkali flies. As fresh-water springs bubble up through the alkaline waters of the lake, limestone formations called tufa towers are formed, given the lake an otherworldly quality. Mono Lake is a stop on the Pacific Flyway and is visited by millions of migratory birds each year, including grebes, gulls, and phalaropes. Over 1,000 plant species and 400 vertebrate species have been recorded within the Mono Lake watershed.
The history of Mono Lake also provides a cautionary tale on how drastically human intervention can impact an ecosystem. In the 1940’s, Los Angeles County began diverting water from the rivers that fed into Mono Lake. By 1982, the salinity of the lake doubled as its volume decreased. The lake dropped 45 feet, critically threatening the brine shrimp and setting off a chain reaction that devastated the local ecosystem. Sensitive nesting sites became exposed to predators. After years of litigation, the Lake is finally recovering.
Also, in Mono county is Bodie, an historic gold rush town, once home to as many as 7,000 people. At its heyday, Bodie, now a state park, was home to two churches and 65 saloons. Bodie may be the best preserved “ghost town” in the American West. The mines, homes and commercial buildings remain standing, in a state of arrested decay.
In 2016, over 60 percent of Mono County’s earnings were derived from the government or accommodation/ food services sectors. This is substantially larger than the statewide average.
PREVALENCE OF MONO COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The Mono County Courthouses are located in Mammoth Lakes and in Bridgeport. The Bridgeport Courthouse built in 1880 is a historic Victorian building and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits throughout California. Our mesothelioma lawyers can come to your home in Mono County 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 Mono County mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the county. Mono County is home to many facilities and construction projects that have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment.
Mono County mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the county such as:
- Agricultural operations – Agricultural
- Auto Body Shops – Automotive Repair
- Automotive, trucking and farm equipment repair operations – Automotive Repair
- Commercial construction – Construction Site
- Residential construction – Construction Site
- School construction – Construction Site (school)
- Southern California Edison, multiple locations – Electrical Utilities Company
- Water pipe installations – Construction Site
Mono County 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 Mono County 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
The Mono 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 Mono County and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Mono County mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Mono County, where oncologists and other medical professionals can make referrals to regional experts treating mesothelioma cases. These Mono County treatment facilities include:
- Mammoth Hospital – Mammoth Lakes
EXPERIENCE OF MONO COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in Oakland, California, but serve the entire state. The Kazan firm’s lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases throughout California, including in Mono County.
Over the last four decades, the Mono County 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 Mono County.
CONTACT THE MONO COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Mono 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 Mono County. We can be reached 24/7 via live chat, telephone or by filling out the form on this page. To get a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma attorneys, please call 1-877-995-6372, fill out the form on this page or use our live chat widget.