Napa Mesothelioma Lawyers
Napa 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.
NAPA, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Napa, is a city in Northern California’s Wine Country and has been the Seat of Napa County since 1850. The town of Napa was incorporated in 1872, but reincorporated as the city of Napa in 1874. The 2022 U.S. Census estimates Napa’s population as 78,315 residents. Napa is 46.6 miles from San Francisco, 58.4 miles from Sacramento, 16.5 miles from Vallejo, 19 miles from Travis Air Force Base and about 18.2 miles from Mare Island Naval Shipyard.
Native American tribes have lived in Napa County from approximately 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. The indigenous residents of the land that is now Napa are referred to as the Wappo tribe. However, the name “Wappo” is an Americanized and distorted version of the Spanish word “guapo” which translated as brave or handsome. The Wappo are a group of three similar-speaking people, the northern Mishewal group, the central Mutistul group and the southern tribe in the Napa and Sonoma Valley area known as the Mayakmah group.
The Wappo spoke a unique dialect of the Yukian language. They were hunter-gatherers and lived on seafood, deer, rabbit, birds and acorns. The Wappo were peaceful but had skirmishes with the Spanish troops. Many Native Americans were forced to work in the Spanish Mission San Francisco de Solano in nearby Sonoma, and were treated poorly. Many Wappos and other tribes in the area died from the smallpox epidemic in the 1830’s. In 1848, when Mexico ceded California to the United States, most Native American tribes, including the Wappos were forced from their ancestral homes and sent to reservations.
The city of Napa sits on part of the 7000 acre, Rancho Entre Napa, a Mexican land grant given by the Mexican Gov. Mariano Chico to Nicolas Higuera in 1834. Napa was founded by Nathan Coombs in 1847, on land that he received from Nicholas Higuera. Napa also was a major port for the Napa River, and it shipped eggs, produce, cattle, lumber, Gold, Silver and quicksilver (mercury) to San Francisco. Napa is also known for producing walnuts, grapes and world-renowned wine.
Napa is a city of wealth and has always been known as a destination site for the rich and famous. Gold miners spent their winters in Napa and paid for services and products in gold. Steamboat ferries carried San Francisco residents to Napa for vacations and relaxation. When the railroad was started in 1868, it brought even more visitors to the area.
Napa has had some setbacks but has always bounced back. From 1900 to 1925, the root louse phylloxera– a tiny insect that eats the roots of grapevines, killed over 80% of the grapevines. From 1922 to 1933, prohibition went into effect and the majority of the wineries were shut down. And, in 2014, Napa was hit with a 6.1 magnitude earthquake, and in October 2017, the Atlas and Patrick Fires burned parts of Napa County.
However, in difficult times Napa revitalizes and renews itself. For example, Beringer and Louis M. Martini vineyards survived prohibition by producing sacramental wines for churches. In 1944, seven wineries formed the Napa Valley Vintners Association which now represents 525 wineries and raises money for local communities. Also, in 1976, two Napa Valley Wines, the Château Montelena Chardonnay and Staggs Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, took first place in a blind wine tasting competition in Paris. Napa is also the home to several Michelin Star restaurants.
PREVALENCE OF NAPA MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Napa to discuss your work history, and to guide you through the mesothelioma lawsuit process. Exposure to asbestos, talc or talcum powder may have taken place many years in the past, and generally, it is necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure.
Many Napa mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Napa mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:
- Agricultural Operations-County Wide
- Auto Body Shops-Automotive Repair
- Automotive, Trucks and Farm Equipment Repair Operations-County Wide
- Basalt Rock, Co., Inc., Napa-Shipyard
- Commercial Construction-County Wide
- Jensen Motors, Napa-Automotive Repair
- Kaiser Steel, Napa-Foundry
- Residential Construction-County Wide
- School Construction-County Wide
- Varian, Napa & Walnut Creek-Scientific Instruments Co.
- Water Pipe Installations
Napa mesothelioma cases may involve industrial, residential and construction exposure to asbestos by many different 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 Napa 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
- power plants
- Navy ships
- oil refineries
The Napa 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 Napa and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Napa mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Napa County, and throughout California. These Napa County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:
- Kaiser Permanente- Napa
- University of California Health Care (UCSF), Napa
- Adventist Health-St. Helena
EXPERIENCE OF NAPA MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Napa mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Napa County and in the city of Napa.
Napa mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Napa County civil court system. Napa County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation. Plaintiffs in Napa 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 are able to file mesothelioma lawsuits in Napa, in Napa County and throughout California.
For nearly five decades, the Napa 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 Napa.
CONTACT THE NAPA MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Napa 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 Napa. 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. We can be reached around the clock.