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Palo Alto Mesothelioma

Palo Alto Mesothelioma Lawyers

Palo Alto 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.


Palo Alto Mesothelioma


Palo Alto, California Overview

Palo Alto is a city in Santa Clara County, California, and is located within the San Francisco Bay Area. According to the 2022 United States Census Data, an estimated 66,010 people reside in Palo Alto.  The city covers an area of 25.8 square miles in Santa Clara County.  Palo Alto has been transformed from its agrarian origins and today is considered the birthplace of Silicon Valley.  



The Ohlone Indians were the indigenous inhabitants of Santa Clara County, including the city of  Palo Alto.  Their way of life was changed forever with the European conquest and the establishment of Mission Santa Clara de Asis in 1777.   The Ohlone tribe was decimated by disease, starvation and conflict by the Spanish Mission system.  The Ohlone and other tribes were also bounty hunted for their scalps by white settlers in the 1800s.  Today, the Ohlone Tribes continue to fight for Federal and State recognition as aboriginal Indian tribes in California.

Palo Alto sits on parts of several land grants, including the Rancho Rinconada del Arroyo de San Francisquito, which is currently Old Palo Alto, and Rancho La Purisima Concepcion, previously owned by Juana Briones, a pioneer Mixed race (Latina/Native American/Black) property owner.  Her grandparents and parents walked from New Spain (Mexico) with Spain’s de Anza and Portola expeditions to Alta California.  

Juana Briones sold most of her land including Rancho La Purisima to the Murphy family, who came to California with the first wagon train to arrive in the west coast.  In 1889, Juana Briones died in Mayfield (now part of Palo Alto).  Juana Briones Elementary School and Juana Briones Park are named for her, and several streets incorporate her husband and children’s names.

Leland and Jane Stanford lost their only son Leland Stanford Junior in 1884, to Typhoid fever. To honor their son’s memory they created Stanford University. In 1891, with Timothy Hopkins the Stanford’s launched the new town of University Park which was later named Palo Alto, after the Stanford family’s  “Palo Alto” (Tall Trees) farm.  Palo Alto was incorporated on April 23, 1894.  

The town of Mayfield was formed in 1855. On July 2, 1925, Palo Alto annexed Mayfield Township, which is now southern Palo Alto. Beginning in the 1950s through 1979, Palo Alto expanded its territory when Palo Alto annexed large areas of developed and undeveloped land, including the Stanford Shopping Center area, Stanford Research Park, several roadways, Foothills Nature Preserve (formerly Foothills Park), Arastradero Preserve, Barron Park and marshland bordering the San Francisco Bay.

Palo Alto is known as a leader in science and technology. William Hewlett and David Packard created their successful HP computer products in Palo Alto, which was the basis for the formation of Silicon Valley. Several other early developers began in Palo Alto including, Federal Telegraph Company whose research piloted contemporary radio and telecommunications, the Fairchild Semiconductor where the first integrated circuit that could be manufactured commercially was created (which eventually changed the semiconductor industry) and Varian Medical Systems which advanced the fields of radiosurgery, that subsequently contributed to helping the astronauts land on the moon.  Also, other high-tech companies were founded or originally headquartered in Palo Alto including, Apple, Google, Facebook, Logitech, Tesla, Intuit, PayPal, Lockheed Martin and many more.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Palo Alto 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
  • 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
  • Hewlett-Packard, (various throughout county) – Manufacturing
  • Monsanto, Santa Clara – Chemical Plant


Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Palo Alto.  Palo Alto mesothelioma lawsuits can be filed in the civil court system at the Santa Clara County Courthouse. Plaintiffs in mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars because 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 Palo Alto.

For nearly five decades, the Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto.



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