Needles Mesothelioma Lawyers
Needles mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in the town of Needles or were exposed to asbestos while working in the town. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
NEEDLES, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Needles is located in eastern San Bernardino County in Southern California. Nearly 5,000 people make their home in Needles. Located at the eastern edge of the Mojave desert, along the Colorado River, the town is 110 miles from Las Vegas. Needles was named after William Needles Strong, former president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and was incorporated in October 1913 as a California Charter City.
Needles is a gateway to the dramatic 1.6 million acre Mojave National Preserve. The Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness, containing the densest concentration of Bigelow cholla cactus in the California Desert is located 18 miles from town.
Following the discovery of gold and silver in the Owens Valley and in the nearby Calico mountains, miners began arriving in the area that is now Needles. The Southern Pacific built a line from Mojave, California through Needles that later became part of the Santa Fe Railroad. The role of the railroad in developing the region is highlighted in the local Western America Railroad Museum which collects, preserves and displays local artifacts.
By 1883, it was borax that shaped the region’s economy. Mined as colemanite (calcium borate), borax was used as a preservative, as a medicine, and as a flux in enameling that allowed metals to melt at a lower temperature. It is estimated that over 9 million dollars worth of borax was taken from the Calico Mountains. Needles became a busy rail center and later became a transit hub for the automobile, when a major cross-county route passed through it. In the early 1900’s this route was known as the National Old Trails Road. In 1926 it became U.S. Highway 66. The road was a major thoroughfare in the 1930’s for migrants fleeing the Dust bowl, and later for those coming to California for employment in war-time industries. Also known as the “Main Street of America” and the “Mother Road” the road was bypassed by Interstate Highway System in 1973, contributing to the economic decline of Needles and many other towns. The Route 66 Mother Road Museum is located in the town, and contains photographs and artifacts of the iconic road. Today, Needles is at the junction of Interstate 15, Interstate 40 and State Highway 58.
The establishment of the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range in the 1940’s helped contribute to Needles’s growth. Now known as the Fort Irwin National Training Center, it is a major training center for the United States military, located 37 miles northeast of Needles, in the Calico Mountains of San Bernardino County. In 1958 the Goldstone Tracking Station was established in the Mojave, near Needles. The complex, now called the Gladstone Deep Space Communications Complex, is used to communicate with spacecraft and satellites. Operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the location was selected because the remote desert location was far from from power lines and free of interference from commercial transmitters.
PREVALENCE OF NEEDLES MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Needles 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. Plaintiffs in San Bernardino County mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution.
Many Needles mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding San Bernardino County. Needles mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:
- Auto Body Shops
- Commercial construction
- Residential construction
- School construction
- Water pipe installations
Needles mesothelioma cases may involve industrial 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 Needles 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 Needles 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 Needles and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes. Individuals exposed to asbestos may experience many health complications including :
- Pleural Effusions
- Pleural Thickening
- Pleural Plaques
- Lung or other cancers
Asbestos exposed workers in Needles mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within San Bernardino County, and throughout Southern California. The Kazan mesothelioma law firm works closely with medical experts experienced in treating asbestos related diseases. These San Bernardino County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:
- Kaiser Permanente –Chino, Colton, Fontana, Hesperia, Joshua Tree, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, San Bernardino, Upland, Victorville, Yucca Valley
- Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Loma Linda
- Veterans Affairs Clinic – Chino, Redlands
- Veterans Affairs Community Clinic – Victorville, Rancho Cucamonga
EXPERIENCE OF NEEDLES MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Needles mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including San Bernardino County and in the city of Needles.
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland, California. The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file mesothelioma lawsuits in San Bernardino county, in Needles and throughout California.
Over the last four decades, the Needles 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 Needles.
CONTACT THE NEEDLES MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Needles 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 Needles. 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 are available 24/7.