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Monterey County Mesothelioma

Monterey County Mesothelioma Lawyers

Many Monterey County mesothelioma lawsuits arise from asbestos exposure that happened at worksites in the county many years before the disease manifested.


Moss Landing PG&E Mesothelioma
The PG&E power plant at Moss Landing, Monterey County, California.  The plant, located on Monterey Bay, Pacific Ocean, is a highly visible local landmark.



The County of Monterey borders Monterey Bay and is located on the Pacific coast of California.  The local economy is primarily focused on tourism and on agriculture.  People from across the world visit the famed Monterey Aquarium and Big Sur.  Dramatic seascapes are visible from scenic State Route 1, and from the 17 Mile Drive, known for its iconic “Lone Cypress” and several world-class golf courses including Pebble Beach.  The Monterey Bay and the nearby Elkhorn Slough feature sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, and hundreds of different species of birds. Salinas is the birthplace of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and is home to the National Steinbeck Center Museum

Monterey County is also hub of agriculture Local farmers supply America with much of its lettuce, celery, and broccoli.



According to the 2010 census, the population of Monterey county is 415,057.

The largest city and the Monterey county seat is Salinas, home to about 156,259 people.  Other towns include Carmel Valley Village, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Castroville, Del Rey Oaks, Elkhorn,  Gonzales,  Greenfield,  King City, Marina, Monterey, Moss Landing, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside and Soledad.

  • Carmel Valley Village
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea,
  • Castroville
  • Del Rey Oaks
  • Gonzales
  • Greenfield
  • King City
  • Marina
  • Monterey
  • Moss Landing
  • Pacific Grove
  • Sand City
  • Seaside
  • Soledad


Monterey County, California was one of the original counties in California created at the time of statehood in 1850.   The area was originally populated by the Ohlone, Salinan and Esselen people.  In 1776, Spain named the thriving port city of Monterey as the provincial capital of Alta California.  The county was further immortalized in John Steinbeck’s novels, including Cannery Row, East of Eden and Sweet Thursday. Hollywood directors, drawn to the quintessential California feel of the county have made it the backdrop for films such as Vertigo,   

Play Misty for Me, Turner and Hooch, and Star Trek IV, the Voyage Home. The city of Monterey figures prominently in the hit TV series “Big Little Lies”, starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz and Shailene Woodley.  

Monterey County mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Monterey County civil court system.  The civil courts are located throughout the county.  There are courts in Salinas, Monterey and Marina.  



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Monterey 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.  The Kazan McClain attorneys have over four decades of experience taking on large industry companies who exposed workers to asbestos.

Many mesothelioma cases are brought involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the county.  Monterey County was historically a hub of sardine fishing and canning and these facilities used asbestos products and equipment.  The county is home to many industries, including agricultural and food processing businesses that used asbestos products. Some workers and military personnel may have been exposed to asbestos at Fort Ord, a US Army base, located in Monterey country until its closure in 1994.  Others may have been exposed at the asbestos mine in Monterey County’s King City, the largest in the world until it closed in 1985, or at the mills that processed the asbestos ore.

According to the California Cancer Registry there were 16 mesothelioma cases in Monterey County between 2012-2107. According to the Environmental Working group, there were 211 asbestos-related deaths in Monterey County between 1999- 2017.

Monterey County mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the county, including:

  • Agricultural operations – Agricultural
  • Auto Body Shops – Automotive Repair
  • Automotive, trucking and farm equipment repair operations – Automotive Repair
  • Heinz, Watsonville – Food Processing Plant
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp., Moss Landing – Manufacturing Plant
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp., Salinas – Manufacturing Plant
  • Kaiser Refractories, Moss Landing – Manufacturing Plant
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium – Commercial Construction
  • Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey – Military Facility
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant, Moss Landing – Power Plant
  • Residential construction – Construction Site
  • School construction – Construction Site (School)
  • Spreckels Sugar Factory, Salinas – Food Processing Plant
  • Tri Valley Cannery, Hollister – Food Processing Plant
  • Union Carbide/King City Asbestos Company Mine & Mill – Manufacturing Plant
  • Various Canneries – Manufacturing Plant
  • Water pipe installations – Construction Site
  • Watsonville Canning, Watsonville – Food Processing Plant


Moss Landing Mesothelioma
The landmark smokestacks of the Moss Landing power plant, Monterey County, California.


Over the years, Monterey County mesothelioma cases have arisen from exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Laboratories
  • Lumber yards
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Military facilities
  • Navy ships
  • Oil refineries
  • Shipyards


The lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have also brought successful mesothelioma lawsuits on family members who were exposed when a worker brought asbestos home on work clothes from worksites.

Asbestos-exposed workers are able to get treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Monterey County, including:

  • University of California Health Care: UCSF – Monterey
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic – Marina
  • Stanford Health Care Center for Advanced Lung Disease – Monterey
  • Sutter Health Palo Alto Medical Foundation / Sutter Care at Home – Monterey/ Salinas               



Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are located in Oakland, California, and practice throughout the state including Monterey County and all of Northern California.

For more than 40 years, our lawyers have recovered over $4 billion dollars in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in Monterey County, in the last 40 years.



If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners.  The California-based 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 Monterey County.  We can be reached 24/7 via live chat, telephone or by filling out the form on this page.


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