Porterville Mesothelioma Lawyers
Porterville 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.
PORTERVILLE, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Porterville, is a city in Tulare County, California. It lies on the Tule River, at the base of the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains and is on the eastern side of the San Joaquin Valley. Although, the town of Porterville began roughly in the 1850s by selling supplies to the Gold Rush pioneers, it was not incorporated as a city until May 7, 1902. Porterville is about 23 miles from Visalia, 50 miles from Bakersfield, 69 miles from Fresno and 159 miles from Los Angeles.
The Indigenous residents in and around Tulare County were the Koyeti tribe towards the west and the Yandanchi tribe towards the east. Both of these tribes were branches of the Yokut Indians that occupied the San Joaquin Valley for thousands of years. Unfortunately, the Tule River Indian War of 1856, resulted in a massacre of the Native Indians. In 1873, the current Tule River Indian Reservation was moved 10 miles to the southeast of Porterville.
In 1858, the Butterfield Overland Mail established the Tule River Stagecoach Station in the town that became Porterville. In 1860, Royal Porter Putman (Porter) became the manager the Tule River Stagecoach Station. Porter eventually purchased 40 acres in the area and built a two story hotel which he named Porter Station.
In 1862, after a 20 year drought in the region, 20 inches of rain fell in Porterville that consequently altered the course of the Tule River. Porter’s acres were permanently drained when the river changed course. In 1864, Porter outlined streets on his land and plotted lots for homes which became Porterville. Porterville also flourished when the Southern Pacific Railroad developed a new line from Fresno to Porterville and provided services for visitors and products. Due to population growth and a prospering town, Porterville incorporated as a city on May 7, 1902.
Porterville’s economy was initially agriculturally based with farms and cattle grazing. Porterville relied on dairy farms and products, crops of grapes, nuts and citrus groves. Today, its economy includes major employers, like the Walmart Distribution Center, Eagle Mountain Casino, Adventist Health, Land O’Lakes, Monrovia Nurseries and other diverse companies.
Porterville is the gateway to the Sequoia National Park which was established in 1890, as the second national park in the United States. The Sequoia National Park includes Mount Whitney which is 14,505 feet above sea level and is the highest summit in the 48 contiguous states. Porterville is also near Kings Canyon National Park. The National Park Service refers to both parks as one division, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
PREVALENCE OF PORTERVILLE MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Porterville 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 Porterville mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Porterville mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:
- Agricultural Operations
- Auto Body Shops
- Automotive, Trucks and Farm Equipment Repair Operations
- Commercial construction
- Food Processing Plants
- Residential Construction
- School Construction
- Southern California Edison- Power Plant- Construction-County Wide
- Tulare County Water District-Construction- County Wide
- Water Pipe Installations
Porterville 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 Porterville 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 Porterville 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 Porterville and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Porterville mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Tulare County, and throughout Southern California. These Tulare County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:
- Veterans Affairs Community Center-Tulare
- Adventist Health-Tulare
EXPERIENCE OF PORTERVILLE MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Porterville mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Tulare County and in the city of Porterville.
Porterville mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Tulare County civil court system. Tulare County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation. Plaintiffs in Tulare 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 Porterville, in Tulare County and throughout California.
For nearly five decades, the Porterville 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 Porterville.
CONTACT THE PORTERVILLE MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Porterville 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 Porterville. 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.