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Richmond Mesothelioma

Richmond Mesothelioma Lawyers

Richmond mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Richmond 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 Richmond is on the western shore of Contra Costa County in the San Francisco Bay area of Northern California. Over 110,000 people make their home in Richmond.

Before the European settlement the Richmond area was the home to bands of the Ohlone people,  hunter gatherers who were sustained by the acorns, roots, berries and plentiful game of the area.

In 1823, Don Francisco Castro was given nearly 18,000 acres of land in what is now known as  Contra Costa county. The city of Richmond, incorporated in 1905, was established on a portion of Castro’s land grant.

Richmond’s reputation as an industrial city was cemented in the early part of the 20th century, as the Standard Oil Refinery, Winehaven, Pullman Palace Car Shops, American Radiator, Standard Sanitary Company, Stauffer Chemical Company and other companies relocated or established new facilities in the city. Standard Oil, now known as Chevron USA  has had a consistent presence in Richmond since 1901.  Today, it employs 1,300, covers 2,900 acres and has a  capacity of 225,000 barrels a day.

The city of Richmond is best known for its role during the World War II years.  In 3 years, the city’s population exploded from 20,000 to over 100,000. Migrants arrived from all over the nation, lured by jobs in the war industries, particularly the shipyards. The new migrants contributed to the cultural and ethnic diversity of the area.  Four Kaiser shipyards, the largest shipbuilding operation on the Pacific Coast, were located in Richmond. They were responsible for launching an astonishing 747 ships, completing a Liberty ship in two weeks. Using mass assembly line techniques these ships were completed in two-thirds the amount of time and at a quarter of the cost of other shipyards. By 1943, an unprecedented 14 percent of all production workers at the Richmond shipyards were women. Nearly 60 additional war-related services and industries were also located in Richmond.

The Kaiser shipyards provided their employees with on-site child care and a health maintenance organization which has endured until the present time.  The current Kaiser Permanente system evolved from the industrial health care programs for construction, shipyard, and steel mill workers during the war years.

Post war, many industries moved into the vacated shipyard buildings, including  Kaiser Aircraft, Garwood, Butler, Southwest Welding and Pacific Vegetable Oil.

Today, the Richmond is called “The City of Pride and Purpose” . The Rosie the Riveter World War II /Home Front National Historical Park  tells the story of Richmond’s contributions to the home-front, and is located on the site of one of the former shipyards.

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Richmond, California



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in Richmond, 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 Richmond mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city. Richmond industries and construction projects have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment in the past.

Richmond mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city including:

  • Airco Chemical – Chemical plant
  • Allied Chemical Corp– Chemical plant
  • American Standard Corp. – Manufacturing facility
  • Associated Insulation – Construction site
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad – Railroad
  • Atlas Foundry & Mfg Co.– Foundry
  • BART Station, Richmond – Construction site
  • BNSF Railyard
  • Chevron Chemical – Chemical plant
  • Chevron Research and Technology – Refinery
  • General Chemical Corp. – Chemical plant
  • Kaiser Shipyards – Shipyard
  • Levin Metals – Foundry
  • Pacific Vegetable Oil, Co. – Manufacturing facility
  • Pinole Point Steel, Co.– Foundry
  • Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co. – Chemical plant
  • Standard Oil (aka Chevron Oil) – Refinery
  • Stauffer Chemical – Chemical plant
  • Tracer Labs – Laboratory
  • Union Diesel Engine Co.– Automotive repair facility
  • Willamette Shipyards– Shipyard

Richmond 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 Richmond mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Richmond, 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 Richmond 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 Richmond and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

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

  • Epic Care in Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Pinole, 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 Pinole 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,  close to Richmond.  The  Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases in Richmond, in Contra Costa County and throughout California.

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

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



If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Richmond 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 Richmond, 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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