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Pittsburg Mesothelioma

Pittsburg Mesothelioma Lawyers

The Pittsburg mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Pittsburg or were exposed to asbestos within the city. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.



The city of Pittsburg is in Contra Costa County, located in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. Over 70,000 people make their home in Pittsburg.



Before it was registered as Pittsburg in 1911, this town at the junction of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers was named New York of the Pacific, changing its name to New York Landing and again to Black Diamond.

Black Diamond references the local coal fields. At its heyday the area hosted 12 mines and was known as the Mount Diablo Coalfield. The coal produced was fairly low grade but it was readily accessible and was economical to ship as far as Sacramento and Stockton.  Black Diamond coal helped fuel California’s industrial revolution.  Over the years,  nearly four million tons of coal were removed. As the coal mines closed, the area became ranch land.  Today it is part of the East Bay Regional Park system.

In 1906, the Columbia Geneva Steel Company opened in Pittsburg.  Consisting of 60 employees and a single 150-ton open hearth, the plant furnished steel castings for local industries. In 1911 the community of Black Diamond was renamed Pittsburg after the other steel-producing city across the country.

Pittsburg’s reputation as an industrial center continued.  Employing 250, the Bowers Rubber Works, manufacturing fire hose, belting, packing and automobile tires was the largest factory for the manufacture of rubber products west of Chicago.  Pittsburg also hosted the only elector-chemical plant on the Pacific Coast.

In subsequent years, the steel mill expanded to include the West’s first nail mill.  In 1930, Columbia became a subsidiary of U.S. Steel Company.  Expansion and growth continued to meet the explosive demand for steel products during WWII.  By the 1950s, 5,200 employees worked at the steel plant.  Today, the Pittsburg plant has been renamed USS-Posco, and is still one of the largest public sector employers in the city.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in Pittsburg, in Contra Costa County and throughout California. Our mesothelioma lawyers can come to your home 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 it is often necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure.

Many Pittsburg mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city.  Pittsburg mills, industries and construction projects used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment in the past.  Pittsburg mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city, including

  • BART Station, Pittsburg – Construction site
  • Dexter Hysol – Manufacturing facility; Aerospace
  • Dow Chemical – Construction site; Chemical Plant; Laboratory
  • Dexter Hysol – Manufacturing facility; Aerospace
  • Dow Chemical – Construction site; Chemical Plant; Laboratory
  • HK Porter Co. – Manufacturing facility
  • Imperial West Chemical – Chemical plant
  • Johns Manville Plant – Manufacturing facility
  • Linde Co. – Construction site
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant, Pittsburg – Powerhouse
  • Shell Chemical Company – Chemical plant
  • Stauffer Chemical – Chemical plant
  • Union Carbide Corp. – Chemical plant
  • United States Steel Plant – Steel mill


Pittsburg mesothelioma cases can involve  industrial exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in a variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:

  • 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
  • Engineers
  • 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 Pittsburg mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Pittsburg, across the San Francisco Bay area and throughout 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
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • shipyards


The Pittsburg 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 take-home asbestos at their worksites in Pittsburg and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Pittsburg mesothelioma lawsuits have received medical care and treatment at hospitals in Pittsburg and in nearby communities in Contra Costa County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Treatment centers close to Pittsburg include:

  • Epic Care in Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon and     Walnut Creek
  • University of California Health Care, UCSF in Walnut Creek
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic in Martinez
  • Stanford Health Care: Alliance Medical Group in  and San Pablo
  • Associated Internal Medicine in San Pablo
  • Bay Valley Medical Group in Danville
  • Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group in Concord, San Pablo, San Ramon and Walnut Creek
  • Diablo Valley ENT in San Ramon and Walnut Creek
  • General Surgery and Cancer Program in Danville
  • Sutter Health :Alta Bates Summit Medical Center  in Lafayette, Concord, Danville, San Ramon and Walnut Creek
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Antioch
  • Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, Orinda, Richmond and San Ramon
  •  Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, Surgery Division in Walnut Creek
  • Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in Concord



The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square area of Oakland, California.  The  Kazan mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases in Pittsburg, in Contra Costa County and throughout California.

Pittsburg mesothelioma lawsuits are considered complex civil litigation and are handled in the civil court system.  Mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation.  Plaintiffs in Pittsburg mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to resolution.

Over the last four decades, the Pittsburg mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood has recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, the San Francisco Bay area, and in the city of Pittsburg.



If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The  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 Pittsburg, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and across California. 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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