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San Jose Mesothelioma

San Jose Mesothelioma Lawyers

The San Jose mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in San Jose 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.



San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County, and is located southeast of San Francisco Bay in the Santa Clara Valley.

San Jose was the first incorporated city in California, and was the first capital of the state. Over the years, San Jose has grown from an agricultural center, to the heart of the high tech Silicon Valley.  Now the third largest city in California, San Jose has a population of over 1,000,000,  passing the million mark in 2014. 



Long before the Spanish conquest, the Ohlone people lived in this area.  In 1777, Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe was founded, named for St. Joseph,  the patron saint of travelers.  The city’s name was shortened to San Jose.  An adobe built in this era still stands in the San Pedro Square Market in San Jose’s bustling downtown.

The climate of the Santa Clara Valley was ideal for agriculture and grape growing. In the mid 1800’s, vineyards were planted along the Guadalupe river.  Orchards of apricots and prunes and fruit processing became central to the economy of San Jose.  The region was called “The Valley of Heart’s Delight”, inspired by the sight and scent of millions of springtime blossoms.  By the 1930’s, the valley hosted 18 canneries, 13 dried-fruit packing houses, and 12 fresh fruit and vegetable shippers.  In the 1960s, the Santa Clara Valley was the largest fruit-producing and packing region in the world.

The war economy brought many changes to the Santa Clara Valley and San Jose.  The population expanded, lured by jobs in electrical manufacturing,  aircraft parts, and motor vehicle manufacturing.  In 1943, IBM opened its first West Coast manufacturing facility- a card plant.  Today, IBM facilities in the region employ over 3,000 people.

IBM San Jose Asbestos Mesothelioma
Attorneys and investigators of the Kazan firm search state and local libraries and databases to find evidence of asbestos products at facilities around the state, including here the detailed construction plans for the IBM facility in San Jose, California.


In San Jose, the digital economy employs over  254,000 people in 6,600 different companies, including Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, Adobe, Paypal and Ebay.  The rapid growth of San Jose has come at a price – the cost of living in the area is 80% higher than the national average. The world famous orchards have  disappeared.

Today, San Jose is a lively and diverse center for the arts, sports and culture, with galleries, multicultural restaurants, and museums attracting visitors from around the world.



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

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

  • Accent, Inc.
  • Anchor Hocking Corp.
  • Barron Gray Packing
  • Beechnut Food
  • Gangi Bros Packing
  • General Electric
  • Hawaiian Pineapple Packing
  • Hill Brothers
  • IBM
  • International Paper Company
  • Leasing Systems
  • Levin Metals
  • Market Whole Grocery
  • Residential construction
  • Rhone Poulenc Basic Chemicals Co.
  • Rollins Truck Leasing
  • San Jose Canning Co.
  • San Jose Water Company
  • Speciality Truck Parts
  • Sun Garden Packing Company


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

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

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • University of California Health Care : UCSF  San Jose
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic 
  • Almaden Family Physicians Medical Group
  • Cancer Genetics Program
  • Cancer Immunotherapy Program 
  • Kwok Internal Medicine
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Samaritan Internal Medicine
  • 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 Jose and throughout California.

San Jose mesothelioma lawsuits can be handled in the Santa Clara County civil court system.  The downtown Superior Court is located at 191 North First Street in San Jose.  Plaintiffs involved in San Jose 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 Jose mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood has recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in San Jose.



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