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Morgan Hill Mesothelioma

Morgan Hill Mesothelioma Lawyers

Morgan Hill 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, talcum powder or talc. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

Morgan Hill Mesothelioma

Morgan Hill, California Overview

The 2023 United States census data estimates 44,478 residents reside in Morgan Hill, California.  Morgan Hill covers an area of 12.94 square miles in Santa Clara County.  It is 23 miles from San Jose, 61 miles from Oakland and 69 miles from San Francisco.  Morgan Hill is situated within the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. 



The Ohlone People inhabited most of the San Francisco Bay area.  The Ohlone tribes are a collective of around 50 tribes with related languages.  The Thamien / Tamyen or Tamien people refer to the band of Ohlone Indians historically situated in Santa Clara County, including in Morgan Hill.  The Thamien people have also been referred to as the Santa Clara Costanoan. 

However, Costanoan was a name the Spanish colonizers gave to the indigenous Ohlone tribes but today this term is considered offensive to many of the indigenous people.  In fact, the original Spanish outpost in 1777, was called La Mision Santa Clara de Thamien before the mission was relocated in 1784, and renamed Mission Santa Clara de Asis.  

From 1769 –1797, the Mission Friars attempted to control and convert the Ohlone tribe .  The Spanish Missions became wealthy by utilizing Indian labor to cultivate the mission vineyards, orchards,  grain fields, and maintain the horses, sheep and cattle.  The Native Indian population was eventually decimated by abuse, European disease, and military and settlers’ conflicts. 

Morgan Hill sits on part of Rancho Ojo del Agua de la Coche, an old 8,927 acre Mexican land grant, awarded by Gov. José Figueroa to Juan Maria Hernandez in 1835.  Rancho Ojo del Agua de la Coche is a Spanish term and translates into “Pig’s Spring.”

In 1846, Martin Murphy Senior bought Rancho Ojo del Agua de la Coche. By 1870, the large Martin family, through purchase, marriage and inheritance ended up acquiring 70,000 acres in the Morgan Hill area. In 1882, Diana Murphy married Hiram Morgan Hill and their ranch was known as the Morgan Hill Ranch.

In 1892, Diana Murphy sold her inherited 4,500 acres to real estate developer Chauncey Hatch Phillips. Mr. Phillips divided the area into lots and sold parcels. By 1896, a community had developed in the area and the town had a schoolhouse, post office, hotel and churches.  On November 10, 1906, the town incorporated and chose Morgan Hill as the name for the new city.

Morgan Hill’s roots are agrarian. The area grew a variety of products, including prunes, apricots, peaches, pears, apples and walnuts. It also developed vineyards until prohibition. Although, the area became a suburban residential community in the 1950s, it still retains its agrarian roots rowing stone fruits, mushrooms, vegetables and new vineyards.

Morgan Hill has experienced rapid residential growth from 1970 through the 2000s. Morgan Hill is at the southern end of Silicon Valley and is home to several high-tech companies.  Morgan Hill maintains its rural charm but also has a diverse and mobile community.  Morgan Hill has easy freeway access for commuters to the Central Valley, Silicon Valley and San Francisco.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Morgan Hill 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 generally, it is necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure. 

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

  • Auto Repair/ Body Shops
  • Chemical Plants  
  • Commercial Construction
  • EPRI-Research, Palo Alto-Manufacture Plant
  • Food Processing Plant/Packing Plant
  • Residential Construction
  • School Construction
  • Air Products & Chemicals, Santa Clara – Chemical Plant
  • CertainTeed Asbestos Cement Pipe Plant, Santa Clara – Manufacturing
  • Container Corporation, Santa Clara – Manufacturing
  • EBMUD Filter Plant – Utilities
  • El Camino Hospital – Construction
  • General Electric, San Jose-Electrical Repair
  • Hewlett-Packard, (various throughout county) – Manufacturing
  • IBM, San Jose-Manufacturing
  • Kaiser Cement Corporation, Cupertino
  • Kaiser Research, Cupertino-Research Facility
  • Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale-Aerospace
  • Lumberyards
  • Moffett Field, Santa Clara County- Military Facility
  • Monsanto, Santa Clara – Chemical Plant
  • NASA/Ames Research Ctr., Mountain View-Military Facility
  • San Jose Airport
  • San Jose State University-Construction
  • San Jose Water Co., San Jose-Utility
  • Santa Clara Kaiser Hospital-Construction
  • Stanford Hospital, Santa Clara County-Construction
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto-Construction
  • Veterans Hospital, Palo Alto-Construction
  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Sunnyvale-Electrical Repair & Mfg.

Morgan Hill mesothelioma cases may involve industrial 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 Morgan Hill 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
  • mines
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • power plants
  • shipyards

The Morgan Hill 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 Morgan Hill and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Morgan Hill mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within the county, and throughout  California. These mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente (Campbell, Gilroy, Milpitas, Mountain View, San Jose, Santa Clara)
  • University of California Health Care: UCSF (San Jose)
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Palo Alto)
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic (San Jose)
  • Stanford Health Care (San Jose, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Mountain View)
  • Sutter Health (Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Milpitas, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale)


The Morgan Hill mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including in Santa Clara County.  Plaintiffs in Santa Clara County mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars because Santa Clara County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated as complex litigation, which allows 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 Morgan Hill.

For nearly five decades, the Morgan Hill 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 Morgan Hill and Santa Clara County.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Morgan Hill 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 Morgan Hill or Santa Clara County.  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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