San Leandro Mesothelioma Lawyers
San Leandro mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in San Leandro 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 LEANDRO CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
San Leandro is a diverse and multicultural city in Alameda County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California. Nearly 90,000 people make their home in San Leandro. San Leandro is named after Leander of Seville, a sixth-century Spanish bishop.
Long before the Spanish arrived in California, thousands of native Ohlone inhabited the lands near what is now known as San Leandro, sustained by the temperate climate and plentiful acorns, wild game and fish.
San Leandro had its origins as a land grant ranch. After completing 17 years of military service, José Joaquin Estudillo was granted nearly 7,000 acres, including the land between San Leandro and San Lorenzo Creeks. In 1850, he built a home, and raised 11 children there.
San Leandro was devastated by a large earthquake in October 21, 1868, when the Southern segment of the Hayward Fault ruptured. The quake, estimated to be a 6.8, lasted for 40 seconds and was felt as far away as Nevada. In San Leandro many buildings were destroyed,or were heavily damaged, including its courthouse.
Like much of Alameda county, San Leandro’s agricultural roots ran deep, growing wheat, barley, corn, peas, tomatoes, apricots and especially cherries. In 1909, the town held its first cherry festival, a tradition that continues today. San Leandro became known as “ The Cherry City.” The central location and proximity to the Bay and to the railroads contributed to the growth of the food processing industry. In 1899 the California Packing Company, later renamed Del Monte, established a cannery, and processed and shipped pears, peaches apricots and other fruits and vegetables. The facility employed as many as 1000 seasonal workers a years. Food and beverage manufacturers still play a significant role in San Leandro’s economy, and today over 50 food and beverage manufacturers, including Drake’s Brewing Company, Coca Cola and Ghirardelli Chocolate Company operate out of the city.
By the late 19th and early 20th centuries two thirds of the town was Portuguese, and San Leandro was called “the Portuguese Capital of the West”. Some immigrants arrived from the Portuguese Azores while others left Hawaii’s political unrest for a more stable future in California.
From 1940 to 1950, San Leandro experienced a large population explosion as migrants from across the country congregated in the Bay Area to support the war industry. San Leandro’s population doubled. By the 1970’s, the orchards and farmland had largely disappeared, replaced by housing.
PREVALENCE OF SAN LEANDRO MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in San Leandro, in Alameda 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 San Leandro mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city. San Leandro is home to many facilities and construction projects that may have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment in the past.
San Leandro mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city including:
- Aladdin Heating Corp. – Construction sites
- Associated Aerospace Activities – Aerospace
- Ball Cannery – Food processing plant
- BART Stations – Construction site
- Caterpillar Plant – Automotive plant
- Commercial construction jobsites – Construction sites
- Consolidated Freightways– Transportation
- Del Monte Cannery – Food processing plant
- General Foods – Food processing plant
- James River Corp. – Manufacturing plant
- Kaiser Aerospace – Aerospace
- Kellogg Co. – Food processing plant
- Maxwell House– Food processing plant
- Nestle Beverage Co. – Food processing plant
- Safeway– Grocery retailer
San Leandro mesothelioma cases can involve industrial exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in a variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:
- Construction Workers
- Flooring Installers
- Foundry Workers
- Home Repair
- HVAC Repair
- Iron Workers
- Machine Operators
- Pipe Installation
- Public Works projects
- Sheetmetal Workers
- Vehicle Repair
The San Leandro mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in San Leandro, across the San Francisco Bay area and throughout California, including:
- 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 Leandro 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 San Leandro and brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in San Leandro mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout the city of San Leandro and in nearby communities throughout Alameda county and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Treatment centers close to San Leandro include:
- Kaiser Permanente – Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, San Leandro, Union City
- John Muir Health – Berkeley
- Epic Care – Berkeley, Castro Valley, Emeryville, Hayward, Oakland, San Leandro
- University of California Health Care – U.C.S.F. – Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont
- Veterans Affairs –Oakland, Fremont
- Stanford Health Care – Alameda, Emeryville, Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland
- Sutter Health – Berkeley, Oakland, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Fremont, Oakland
EXPERIENCE OF SAN LEANDRO MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square area of Oakland, California, minutes away from San Leandro. The Kazan, McCain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases in San Leandro and throughout California.
San Leandro mesothelioma lawsuits are considered complex civil litigation and are handled in the civil court system. Mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation and are handled in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, in the Alameda County courthouse in Oakland. Plaintiffs in San Leandro 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 Leandro 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 San Leandro.
CONTACT THE SAN LEANDRO MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The San Leandro 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 Leandro, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and across California. We are available 24/7. To get a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma attorneys, please call 1-877-995-6372, fill out the form on this page or use our live chat widget.