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San Francisco Mesothelioma

San Francisco Mesothelioma Lawyers

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



San Francisco is located on a peninsula in Northern California, between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, one of the largest natural harbors on the Pacific.  San Francisco is the fourth largest city in California, with a population of 883,305.   It covers 46 square miles from the bay to a cluster of hills, including Twin Peaks, Mount Davidson, and Mount Sutro and then back to the Pacific Ocean.  The varied terrain influences local weather patterns, and produces the  stunning vistas that San Francisco is famous for.

Lying inside the San Francisco city limits are three large islands: Alcatraz, Yerba Buena and Treasure Island.   Treasure Island was created with fill dredged from the bay, and was the site of the 1939 World’s Fair.  Alcatraz served as a maximum-security prison from 1934-1963 and is now a popular tourist destination.



The Ramaytush Ohlone were indigenous to the San Francisco Peninsula. By 1776, permanent European settlements were established at the San Francisco Presidio and at Mission San Francisco de Asís. The Presidio marked the northernmost advance of the Spanish empire. 

In 1849 the population of San Francisco grew from about 400 to 25,000 residents with the discovery of gold in the California foothills.  The period of rapid growth continued through 1859 with the discovery of silver in the Comstock Lode.

In 1906, a massive earthquake and subsequent fire that burned for 4 days destroyed much of the city. Its been estimated that 28,000 buildings with a value of $350 million were lost. The city and its people proved resilient- by 1915, San Francisco hosted the world at the Panama–Pacific International Exposition.  In 1937, the world’s eyes again turned to San Francisco, with the completion of the Bay Bridge, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Today, San Francisco is a lively and diverse center for the arts, sports and culture, with local sports teams, galleries, restaurants, and museums attracting visitors from around the world. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, San Francisco has been immortalized in song, and on film.  With the rapid growth of the tech sector, San Francisco now has among the highest salaries, disposable income, and median home prices in the world.



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

San Francisco mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city such as:

  • American Smelting & Refinery Co.
  • Anderson & Cristophani,
  • Auto Body Shops       
  • Automotive, trucking and farm equipment repair operations
  • Bank of America Building
  • BART Montgomery Street Station    
  • Bechtel Building
  • Bethlehem Shipyard
  • Bruer-Siemer Co.       
  • Burgermeister Brewing         
  • Coastal Marine Engineering Co.       
  • Columbia Machine Works     
  • Commercial construction      
  • Crocker Galleria        
  • Crowley Maritime     
  • Dahl Beck Electric
  • Dutch Boy Paint Factor
  • Enterprise Division DeLaval Turbine
  • Enterprise Engine & Foundry
  • Fort Mason    
  • Franklin Machine Works       
  • General Electric Co   
  • General Engineering & Drydock Co 
  • H.D. Thomsen
  • Hamms Brewery
  • Hawley Forge
  • Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard


San Francisco Navy Shipyard Mesothelioma
The U.S. Navy purchased Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, California, in 1940. The shipyard was closed in 1994.


  • Koret of California    
  • Levi Strauss Building
  • Madden & Lewis Co.
  • Martinolich Shipyard (Repair Basin)
  • Matson Navigation Co. – Maintenance Division       
  • Maxwell House          
  • Merck & Co.  
  • MJB Co.         
  • Morrison & Bevilockway      
  • Moscone Center, San Francisco        
  • Nicolai Joffe
  • Ocean Shore Iron Works       
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant, Hunter’s Point
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant, Potrero Hill
  • Pacific Ship Repair    
  • Presidio          
  • Residential construction        
  • Rhone-Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co
  • Safeway Coffee Plant
  • San Francisco Chronicle


San Francisco Chronicle Mesothelioma
Detailed plans of rooms in the San Francisco Chronicle building, San Francisco, California. Attorneys at the Kazan firm carefully investigate all former worksites to find sources of asbestos exposure.


  • San Francisco Welding aka Continental Marine       
  • School construction    1950s-1980s
  • Service Engineering (Pier 38)
  • Smith-Rice Co.          
  • Soule Steel Co.          
  • Southern Pacific Transportation Co. 
  • Spreckels Sugar Co.
  • Transamerica Building
  • Triple A Shipyard      
  • Union Diesel Engine Co.(Hunter’s Point)     
  • Union Machine Co.   
  • United Engineering    
  • Water pipe installations         
  • West Winds                                                   


San Francisco mesothelioma cases can involve industrial and shipyard exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all 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 San Francisco mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Oakland, and across California, including:

  • aerospace
  • airports


San Francisco International Airport Mesothelioma
The international terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Over the years, airports like SFO many asbestos products.


  • 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in San Francisco mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout the city. These San Francisco treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • University of California Health Care: UCSF
  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic
  • Sutter Health: California Pacific Medical Center
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Surgery Division
  • Sutter Care at Home
  • Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation



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 firm’s mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases in San Francisco and throughout  California.

San Francisco mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the San Francisco civil court system.

The Superior courts are located in San Francisco’s Civic Center area.  Plaintiffs involved in San Francisco 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 San Francisco mesothelioma Law Firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion in verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in San Francisco.



If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The San Francisco 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 Francisco. We can be reached 24/7.  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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