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San Rafael Mesothelioma

San Rafael Mesothelioma Lawyers

San Rafael mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who were diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma resulting from their exposure to asbestos, talc or talcum powder. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

San Rafael, California Mesothelioma


San Rafael, is a city in Northern California in Marin County. The town of San Rafael was incorporated on February 18, 1874, and became the County Seat for Marin County in 1893. The 2022, U.S. Census estimates San Rafael’s population at 59,971 residents.  San Rafael is about 6 miles from the former Hamilton Air Force Base, 18 miles from San Francisco, 22 miles from Oakland, 28 miles from Vallejo, and 27 miles from the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard.



Various Miwok Tribes lived in Northen California for thousands of years before the Europeans arrived in 1775.  The indigenous residents in the San Rafael area were the Coast Miwok tribe.  The Miwoks had numerous villages throughout Marin and southern Sonoma Counties, including the Awani-Wi village near downtown San Rafael.  The Franciscan Friars at Mission San Rafael baptized many Coast Miwok natives, as well as members of the Pomo and Ohlone tribes.  Due to European diseases, military conflict and settlers’ purges the Miwok tribes were decimated and their land was stolen. 

Downtown San Rafael sits in the center of the old Mission San Rafael Arcangel.  The Mission was built on December 4, 1817, by Vicente Francisco de Sarria as an asistencia (or helper) for the other missions to use as a hospital.  Mission San Rafael Arcangel became a full mission in 1822.  The city of San Rafael was named after the old Mission San Rafael Arcangel.

Mission San Rafael Arcangel was abandoned in 1844, and the buildings were demolished in 1870.  However, the Mission was reconstructed in 1949, including a replica of a small mission chapel.  The chapel is currently operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco.

San Rafael’s economy in the 19th century was agriculturally based.  In the 1800s, the land was used for raising cattle, sheep and horses.  Crops consisted of corn, herbs, berries and nuts.  In 1884, San Rafael flourished with the arrival of the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad which later became the Northwestern Pacific Railroad.  The city continued to grow with dependable access to San Francisco, including the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937.

Although a small town in Marin County, San Rafael is an urban-suburban community.  San Rafael is a charming city and has many parks and wide open spaces.  China Camp is a historic Chinese American shrimp-fishing village located five miles from downtown San Rafael and runs along the shore of San Pablo Bay.  In 1979, China Camp was placed on the National Register of Historic Places for its archaeology, architecture, commerce, settlement, and social history.  Also, San Rafael has access to Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve, where residents and tourists can hike through grassland up to the 1,800-foot Big Rock Ridge, the second-highest peak in Marin County.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home In San Rafael to discuss your work history, and to guide you through the mesothelioma lawsuit process. Exposure to asbestos, talc or talcum powder may have taken place many years in the past, and generally, it is necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure.

Many San Rafael mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. San Rafael mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:

  • Agricultural Operations-County Wide
  • Angelico Auditorium, San Rafael-Construction Site
  • Auto Body Shops-Automotive Repair
  • Automotive, Trucks and Farm Equipment Repair Operations-County Wide
  • College of Marin, Kentfield-Construction Site
  • Commercial Construction-County Wide
  • Emporium, San Rafael (Northgate Mall)-Construction
  • Hamilton Air Force Base, Novato-Military Facility
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Rafael
  • Marin Civic Center, San Rafael-Construction Site
  • Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae-Hospital
  • Novato High School, Novato-Construction Site
  • San Dominico School-San Anselmo-Construction Site
  • San Rafael High School, San Rafael-Construction Site
  • San Rafael Post Office, San Rafael-Construction Site
  • Residential Construction-County Wide
  • School Construction-County Wide
  • Shipyards
  • Water Pipe Installations

San Rafael mesothelioma cases may involve industrial, residential and construction exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in a variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:

  • Automotive
  • 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
  • Marine Engineers
  • Miners
  • 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 Rafael mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites across California, including:

  • aerospace
  • airports
  • automobile plants
  • chemical plants
  • construction sites
  • electric companies
  • factories
  • food-processing plants
  • foundries
  • garages
  • grocery retailers
  • hospitals
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • mines
  • power plants
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • shipyards

The San Rafael 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 Rafael and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in San Rafael mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Marin County, and throughout California. These Marin County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center-San Rafael
  • University of California Health Care: UCSF Sutter Health
  • Novato Community Hospital
  • Marin General Hospital


The San Rafael mesothelioma lawyers of  Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Marin County and in the city of San Rafael.

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

The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland, California. The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file mesothelioma lawsuits in San Rafael, in Marin County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the San Rafael mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion dollars in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in the city of San Rafael.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The San Rafael 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 Rafael. 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. We can be reached around the clock

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