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Siskiyou County Mesothelioma


Almost all Siskiyou County mesothelioma lawsuits are the result of a person having been exposed to asbestos.



The Siskiyou County mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and families living in California’s rugged Siskiyou County whose lives have been irrevocably affected by mesothelioma.  An enormous land of unmatchable beauty on the Oregon-California border, Siskiyou County is famously home to the glacier capped Mt. Shasta – one of California’s tallest mountains. Its numerous National Forests, Wilderness and Recreations Areas, State Parks, granite peaks, clean lakes, and wide-open spaces, provide unmatched outdoor activities with some of the best fishing, hunting, and backpacking to found anywhere in America. Siskiyou County is a meeting place of mountain ranges and a diverse topography that contains, thick hardwood evergreen forests, vast ranches and rich, deep-soiled, agricultural land.  A enormous place, its Klamath National Forest alone, at 2,715 square miles, is larger than the State of Delaware and more than twice the size of Rhode Island.



Siskiyou County, California is home to almost 45,000 people, with close to 8,000 of them living in Yreka, the county seat and a former Gold-Rush boom town made famous by Mark Twain’s tale creating the “Yreka Bakery” palindrome. Other cities in the county are: Weed, Mount Shasta, Montague, Dunsmuir, Tulelake, Dorris, Ft. Jones, and Etna.  Over half the County’s residents live and work in, or near, unincorporated towns and communities such as, Carrick, Edgewood, Gazelle, Greenview, Grenada, Happy Camp, Hornbrook, McCloud, Macdoel, Mount Hebron and Tennant, and even smaller census designated locales such Ager, Bestville, Big Springs, Black Bear, Black Butte, Bray, Callahan, Cecilville, Clear Creek, Erickson, Forks of Salmon, Fort Goff, Grass Lake, Hamburg, Hatfield,  Hilt, Horse Creek, Klamath River, Klamathon, Lake Shastina,  Lake Siskiyou,  Little Shasta, Mugginsville, Oro Fino, Pondosa, Sawyers Bar, Scott Bar, Seiad Valley, Somes Bar and Thompson Creek.

  • Dorris
  • Dunsmuir
  • Etna
  • Ft. Jones
  • Montague
  • Mount Shasta
  • Tulelake
  • Weed
  • Yreka


Siskiyou County, California was first home to the Karak, Shasta, and Klamath peoples.  The origins of the name “Siskiyou” are much debated.  Some say that it comes from a Chinook word for a bob-tailed horse, while others claim that it comes the French Six Cailloux (six stones) – a name given to a crossing on the Klamath River in the Scott Valley by trappers with the Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1830s.  Either way, the name settled on the local mountains and on the Siskiyou Trail, a Native American footpath, traversing the region and connecting the Sacramento Valley with the Willamette to the north in Oregon.  This trail was used by early explorers to the region, who were quickly followed by pioneers and then Forty-Niners heading to the gold fields. The population in the region boomed with the discovery of gold near Yreka in 1851, and Siskiyou County was formally established in 1852.  The Central Pacific Railroad (later Southern Pacific and now Union Pacific) was laid down in the 1880s bringing with it a boom in summer resorts and tourism.  The Southern Pacific advertised this route as “The Road of a Thousand Wonders.”  Today, you can drive much of the old Siskiyou Trail on Interstate 5.

Siskiyou County mesothelioma lawsuits can be handled in the Siskiyou County civil court system.  They may also be filed in other California counties with civil court departments dedicated to handling mesothelioma lawsuits, even Siskiyou County mesothelioma lawsuits.  The Siskiyou County Courthouse is located at 311 4th Street in the heart of Yreka.  The Siskiyou County Courthouse is an amalgamation of several historic structures, the original of which dates from 1857.  Groundwork was broken for a long needed modern structure in 2019 and it is expected to be completed by 2021. Whatever county a case may ultimately be filed in, plaintiffs in Siskiyou County mesothelioma lawsuits are often given priority for trial, as many counties have dedicated Asbestos Departments allowing them to be resolved as quickly as possible. 



The Siskiyou County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood file numerous mesothelioma lawsuits. 

The Environmental Working Group reports that there have been 104 asbestos related deaths in Siskiyou County between 1999 and 2017, and according to the California Cancer Registry there have been 22 cases of mesothelioma in Siskiyou County and neighboring Trinity County during the same time period.  

Many Siskiyou County mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the county.  Siskiyou County is home to many timber and agricultural plants, railroad facilities, and construction projects that have at times used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment. 

Siskiyou County Mesothelioma Lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the county such as:

  • International Paper Company, Weed – Manufacturing Plant
  • Lake Shastina Underground Pipe Project, Lake Shastina – Utility Project
  • Long-Bell Lumber Company (later Long-Bell Division), Weed – Manufacturing Plant
  • McCloud River Lumber Company, McCloud – Manufacturing Plant
  • Siskiyou County Water District, Countywide – Construction Sites
  • Southern Pacific Railroad Yard, Dunsmuir – Rail Yard
  • Union Pacific Railroad Yard, Dunsmuir – Rail Yard


Siskiyou County mesothelioma cases involve industrial and occupational 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
  • Marine 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 Siskiyou County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites:

  • 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 Siskiyou County mesothelioma lawyers at the Kazan firm have also brought many 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 Siskiyou County and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

The exposed workers in the Siskiyou County cases have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Siskiyou County, including:

  • Fairchild Medical Center – Yreka
  • Mercy Medical Center Mount Shasta – City of Mount Shasta
  • Scott Valley Rural Health Center – Etna
  • Weed Clinic – Weed



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought numerous successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured in Siskiyou County. 

Over the past four decades, the Kazan firm’s attorneys have recovered in excess of $4 billion dollars from injury verdicts and settlements from California mesothelioma cases including those in Siskiyou County.



If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact us now to speak with one of our partners.  The Siskiyou County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood will bring their decades of expertise and success to the claim of you or your loved one for mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure Siskiyou County.  We can be reach 24/7 via live chat, telephone or by filling out the form on this page.


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