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Poway Mesothelioma

Poway Mesothelioma Lawyers

Poway 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.

Poway Mesothelioma


Poway is a city in Southern California, in San Diego County.  The 2022, U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Poway’s population is 48,078.  Poway is 22.6 miles from the city of San Diego, 24 miles from Santa Ana, about 115 miles from Los Angeles and 39 miles from the U.S.-Mexican border.    



San Diego County and the city of Poway are home to several Native American groups: the Luiseno, Cahuilla, Cupeno, and Kumeyaay.  The Kumeyaay people lived in the Poway area and are also known as the Tapai, and Ipai.  Historically, the Kumeyaay people were named the Diegueno, by the Spaniards, due to the Native Americans proximity to the San Diego de Alcala Mission.  Kumeyaay translates as “People of the West.”

When the Spaniards arrived in 1769, there were nearly 20,000 Kumeyaay natives living in San Diego County. The name “Poway” is a Kumeyaay word meaning arrowhead or watering hole.  Today, the Kumeyaay people operate six casinos on their reservations.

In the 1800s, many settlers homesteaded in California including in the Poway Valley.  The Homestead Act of 1862, was a radical scheme that gave public land to private citizens.  Approximately, 270 million acres, or 10% of the area of the United States was claimed and settled under this Act. The Homesteading Act gave homesteaders who met the requirements 160 acres of land. 

It is believed that Phillip Crosthwaite, an Irishman, was the first white homesteader who established a ranch and built his home in the Poway area in 1859.  More homesteader’s arrived in the valley, including Doctor Louis Hilleary in 1882. Doctor  Louis Hilleary became the town’s first doctor.  In 1870, Poway had the only post office between San Bernardino and San Diego.

From the mid-1800s, through the 1900s, Poway thrived on ranching and farming.  Poway produced alfalfa, hay, pears, grapes, peaches, olives, vineyards and dairy products.  However, the land was subject to periods of severe drought which affected its growth as a town.

In 1954, the residents voted to form the Poway Municipal Water District, bringing water into the area from the Colorado Aqueduct.  Also, in 1957, the Pomerado County Water District was organized to provide a sewer system which further opened the area up for residential growth.  In 1958, construction began on tract homes that were ultimately sold as Poway Valley Homes.  Poway’s population grew resulting in the development of new schools, businesses and roads. 

From 1970-1972, Poway built Lake Poway, a dam and reservoir to store and supply water to the town and provide recreational activities for the town.  In 1980, the residents voted to incorporate the town into the city of Poway.  Poway’s motto is the “City in the Country.  The town has city amenities but also provided for ample open spaces for its residents.  The Poway Dam provides year round fishing as well as an adjacent hillside park.  The lake has a 2.75 mile trail that circles the reservoir.  Today, Poway is a suburban community just outside of San Diego.  It has a diverse population with 62.7% white, 13.4% Asian and 16.6% Latino.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Poway 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 Poway mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Poway 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 – Auto Repair-Countywide
  • Automotive, Trucking and Farm Equip. Repair Operations – Mechanics
  • Naval Air Station-Countywide
  • Naval Base-San Diego
  • San Diego Gas & Electric- Construction-Countywide
  • Shipyards – Ship Builders/ Repair Workers – Countywide

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

Asbestos exposed workers in Poway mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within San Diego County, and throughout Southern California. These San Diego County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente – Carlsbad, El Cajon, Escondido, La Mesa, Escondido, San Diego (Bonita), San Marcos, Vista
  • Sutter Health/Surgery Division – Carlsbad, San Diego (La Jolla), Chula Vista
  • University of California Health Care: UC San Diego – Moores Cancer Center – San Diego (La Jolla), Chula Vista, Vista
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Clinic – San Diego
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic – Chula Vista, Escondido, Escondido, San Diego


The Poway mesothelioma lawyers of  Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including San Diego County and in the city of Poway.

Poway mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the San Diego County civil court system.  Plaintiffs in San Diego 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 Poway, in San Diego County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Poway 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 Poway.



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