San Benito County Mesothelioma Lawyers
Mesothelioma lawsuits arise from exposure to asbestos throughout California, including at worksites and facilities in San Benito County.
SAN BENITO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
The San Benito County mesothelioma lawyers can bring cases based on exposure to asbestos in San Benito County, which is home to the cities of Hollister, San Juan Bautista and several smaller communities. San Benito County was in incorporated in 1874 and was named after the San Benito Valley which was named after Saint Benedict of Nursia by Spanish explorer Juan Crespi in 1772.
San Benito County’s population is over 60,000 people.
San Benito County has two cities. Its county seat is Hollister, the County’s highest populated city, about 38,000. The City of Hollister was incorporated in 1872 and became a part of San Benito County when the county became incorporated in 1874. That was also the year that Hollister was designated as San Benito County’s county seat. The county’s only other city is San Juan Bautista. San Benito County also is home to three census-designated places and eight unincorporated communities: Bitterwater, Dunneville, Hudner, Llanada, Paicines, Panoche, River Oaks, San Benito. The county also has one formally unincorporated town, New Idria, that is home to a large amount of asbestos and is considered a hazard zone. New Idria is abandoned and has been considered an uninhabited Ghost Town since 1972.
Hollister became San Benito’s County Seat in 1874 (the same year San Benito was incorporated into California). Geographically, San Benito County shares a border with Santa Clara County, and it is also next to the San Francisco Bay Area. The County also borders Fresno County and Merced County and is home to Pinnacles National Park. San Benito County is also home to Hollister Municipal Airport.
San Benito County mesothelioma lawsuits can be filed at the Superior Court of San Benito. The court is located on 450 Fourth Street, Hollister, California, 95023. San Benito mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Civil Division at the San Benito County Superior Court. Cases involving asbestos exposure that occurred in the county can sometimes also be filed in other California county jurisdictions.
Plaintiffs in San Benito County mesothelioma lawsuits can be given preference on court calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quicker throughout the legal process, due to the potential severity of their respective conditions.
PREVALENCE OF SAN BENITO COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The San Benito County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood can bring mesothelioma lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure that occurred in the county.
According to the California Cancer Registry, there have fortunately been no San Benito County mesothelioma cases from 2013 to 2017. At the same time, according to the Environmental Working Group, there have been 70 San Benito County asbestos related deaths from 1999 to 2017 which has averaged out to over three asbestos related deaths per year in that time period.
Many San Benito County mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the county. Asbestos, which can cause mesothelioma, can be found in soil and building materials in businesses and residential areas. There is an unincorporated town in San Benito County by the name of New Idria. New Idria was named after the New Idria Mercury Mine, that closed in 1972. New Idria had a long history of mining, and asbestos has been mined along with mercury and chromium. For many years, asbestos debris has gone into stream valleys and on average, rocks in New Idria have tested high for levels of asbestos. Companies in the past have labeled the New Idria area as an “Asbestos Hazard Area”.
San Benito County mesothelioma lawsuits can arise from asbestos exposure that occurred at many types of worksites around the county:
- Agricultural operations
- Auto Body Shops
- Automotive, trucking and farm equipment repair operations
- Commercial construction
- Residential construction
- School construction
- Water pipe installations
People that have worked in these environments were exposed to asbestos from undercoating, sanding of fillers, cookers and boilers insulated with asbestos, take home exposure, vehicle gaskets, friction, transmission, ceiling & floor tile, Asbestos contaminated vermiculite, and many other entities possibly infected with this carcinogen.
San Benito County mesothelioma cases involve industrial and shipyard exposure to asbestos by several different kinds of workers, in all variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including, but not limited to:
- 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 San Benito County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites:
- Automobile plants
- Chemical plants
- Construction sites
- Electric companies
- Food-processing plants
- Grocery retailers
- Lumber yards
- Manufacturing plants
- Military facilities
- Navy ships
- Oil refineries
The San Benito County 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 potentially exposed to take-home asbestos at their worksites in San Benito County and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes, possibly affecting those in close contact with them.
The exposed workers in the San Benito County mesothelioma lawsuits can receive treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout San Benito County including Sutter Health, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, in Hollister.
EXPERIENCE OF SAN BENITO COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The San Benito County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured in San Benito County.
The offices of the San Benito County mesothelioma Law Firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood are located in the city of Oakland. The lawyers can bring cases throughout the state, and based on asbestos exposure in all areas of California including San Benito County.
Since its founding in 1974, the mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion dollars in injury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in San Benito County. The firm has a four decade history of representing those suffering from asbestos related illnesses.
CONTACT THE SAN BENITO MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
Our experience in dealing with a large amount of complex cases related to asbestos has given us the knowledge to deal with a wide range of client circumstances. If you or a loved one 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 San Benito County. We can be reached 24/7 via live chat, telephone or by filling out the form on this page.