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Palm Desert Mesothelioma Lawyers

Palm Desert 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.

Palm Desert Mesothelioma


Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, in Southern California.  According to the United States 2022 Census Data, Desert Palm’s population is estimated at 51,583.  Palm Desert is 68 miles from Riverside, 123 miles from Los Angeles, 121 miles from San Diego, CA, and 114 miles from the Mexican border.  



For thousands of years the Cahuilla people lived in southern California, including in the Palm Desert area. The territory of the Cahuilla ranges from the San Bernardino Mountains (including the San Gorgonio Pass,) South through the Coachella Valley and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains to the Salton Sea.  The Native Indians spoke a Uto-Aztecan dialect. The Serrano people from the north migrated and joined the Cahuilla people.

The Cahuilla people are divided into nine nations: the Augustine Band, Torres Martinez, Cabazon, Agua Caliente, Morongo, Cahuilla, Ramona, Santa Rosa, and Los Coyotes. All nine nations are federally recognized, and their land covers much of the ancestral Cahuilla territory.  Most of California’s native people were decimated by European diseases, conflict with American settlers and the United States Army. Nevertheless, the tribes have persevered. 

The Morongo Band of Mission include members from the Cupeno, Luisena, Chemeuevi, Gabrileno, Paiute and Kumeyaay tribes.  The original Morongo 640 acre Reservation was created in 1876, by Ulysses S .Grant’s Presidential Executive Order.  Today the reservation is about 40,000 acres.  The Morongo Band of Mission Indians own and operate the Four Diamond Morongo Casino Resort & Spa and the Casino Morongo.  The Morongo Band of Mission Indians are one of Riverside County’s largest employers. 

Palm Desert is located in the Coachella Valley, and is known as the heart of the valley. The Coachella Valley is comprised of several desert cities including, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage.

The Palm Desert area was originally known as the old McDonald Ranch. In 1920, date palm trees were planted.  Consequently, the McDonald Ranch’s name was changed to Palm Village. In 1942, General Patton established Camp Young (the Army’s Desert Training Center) and used the desert area to prepare the United States Third Army Troops and Tank Battalions for the war in North Africa. During General Patton’s tenure in the area, the United States Government established a maintenance camp for personnel in the Palm Village area. Camp Young closed on April 30, 1944.

After World War II, Cliff Henderson, his brothers and other investors purchased 1600 acres and began the construction of the Shadow Mountain Resort Club. The Henderson investors laid out the new community’s streets.  The investors also donated land for the first Library, the first Church, school and fire station and transformed the area into a community. Shadow Mountain Resort Club opened in 1946, attracting families from around the country.

The Henderson investors were pioneers of Palm Village and changed the name to Palm Desert around 1951.  Beginning in the early 1950s, golf courses were developed in Palm Desert. By the early 1980s, there were approximately 30 golf courses in Palm Desert, which led to the moniker  “Golf Capital of the World.”

Palm Desert is a suburban residential community with world renowned resorts, golf, courses, tennis clubs and upscale shopping.  During the winter months many tourist escape to Palm Desert to enjoy the warm weather. In fact, Palm Desert’s population swells to an estimated 31,000 each winter.  Homeowners are a mix of year-round residents and winter-second home residents.

Palm Desert is also a multi-ethnic community with diverse populations, including African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Arabic, Armenian, Cuban, Filipino, German, Irish, Italian, Iranian, Polish, Puerto Ricans, Swedish and South Americans. And, Palm Desert has a large Jewish and Latino population.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Palm Desert mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:

  • Agricultural Operations-Agricultural Workers
  • Auto Body Shops
  • Automotive, Trucking and Farming Equipment Repair Operations-Various Mechanics
  • Certainteed Plant, Riverside -Manufacturing Plant
  • Commercial Construction
  • Dodge Dealership Service Department, Riverside-Automotive Repair
  • Kaiser Steel Mill, Fontana—Steel Mills
  • Manufacturing Plant-Industrial Sites
  • Residential Construction
  • School Construction
  • Southern California Edison (High Grove Power House)-Power Plant
  • Southern California Edison, (multiple locations)-Power Plant
  • Water Pipe Installations

Palm Desert 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:

  • 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 Palm Desert 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
  • hospitals
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • mines
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • power plants
  • shipyards

The Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Palm Desert mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Riverside County, and throughout California. The Riverside County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente – Corona, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Riverside, Hemet, Wildomar
  • University of California Health Care: UC San Diego – Murrieta
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic – Blythe
  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic – Corona, Murrieta, Palm Desert


The Palm Desert mesothelioma lawyers of  Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Riverside County and Palm Desert.

Palm Desert mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Riverside County civil court system.  Plaintiffs in Riverside 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 Palm Desert, in Riverside County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert. 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. 

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