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South San Francisco Mesothelioma

South San Francisco Mesothelioma Lawyers

South San Francisco 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, talcum powder or talc. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.




South San Francisco is in San Mateo County, on the San Francisco Peninsula.  According to the 2022 census data South San Francisco’s estimated population is 63,484.  South San Francisco has had a transformative history beginning in the mid 1800’s with agriculture, ranches and meat packing plants, in the 1920s it developed as an industrial city, with steel manufacturing facilities and later in the 1970s, it progressed as the birthplace of biotechnology, resulting in biotech and pharmaceutical companies congregated in South San Francisco.



The Ramaytush Indians a linguistic sub-group of the Ohlone Tribe were the Indigenous people in the San Francisco peninsula.  The Ramaytush and Ohlone tribes lived in the area for thousands of years before Gaspar de Portola’s 1769 expedition in the area.  The Ohlones were decimated by European diseases, the Spanish mission system’s forced labor and military and civilian conflict.

South San Francisco lies on part of a Mexican Land grant called Rancho Buri Buri that was a 15,000 acre land grant awarded to Jose Antonio Sanchez in 1827.  Subsequently, in the 1850s, Charles Lux and Henry Miller purchased large portions of the Bur Buri land grant and founded the town of Baden in 1856.  Baden in now a neighborhood in South San Francisco. 

The Lux and Miller Company controlled California’s early meat industry and supplied meat to San Francisco. In the late 1800s, several large meat packing plants were located in South San Francisco and representatives of the Beef Trust promoted the town as an industrial suburb.

In 1888, Gustavus F. Swift of Swift & Company, proposed a town plan that recognized land for the respective meat packing plants, including a joint stockyard for the businesses and a residential allotment of land for the workers.  Swift proposed the name South San Francisco since the Swift Companies were already established in South Chicago and South Omaha.

In 1890, Peter Iler with Chicago meat packers Armour, Swift and others acquired Charles Lux and Millers’s original properties. In 1891, they formed the South San Francisco Land and Improvement Company with Peter Iler as general manager.  In 1892, the Improvement Company divided the land into industrial and residential areas. 

In 1908, South San Francisco incorporated as a city.  Many diverse industries moved to South San Francisco, including Pacific Jupiter Steel Mill, Bethlehem Steel Mill, Fuller Paint, brick, lumber and tile companies.  In 1923, a large sign went up on a hill overlooking the city with the city’s motto “South San Francisco, The Industrial City.”

Like most of California after World War II, South San Francisco experienced a population boom and built more residential buildings.  In 1976, Genentech, the largest biotech company in the world was founded in South San Francisco and today over 200 Bio-Tech companies are based there, including 3T Biosciences, Vistagen, and GRAIL.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in South San Francisco 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 generally, it is necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure. 

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

  • Agricultural operations
  • Auto Body Shops
  • Automotive, Trucking and Farm Equipment Repair Operations
  • Barrett & Hilp – Belair Shipyard, South San Francisco
  • Commercial Construction
  • Consolidated Western Steel, South San Francisco
  • Fibreboard, Redwood City
  • Healy Tibbits Construction, South San Francisco
  • Johns Manville, Redwood City
  • Kaiser Gypsum, Redwood City
  • Pabco, Redwood City
  • Residential Construction
  • S&W Fine Foods – Redwood City
  • San Francisco Bridge Co., Belair Yard, South San Francisco
  • School Construction
  • Utah Construction Co., Belair Shipyard, South San Francisco
  • Various Residential Jobs in Redwood City, Pacifica and other San Mateo County Locations
  • Water Pipe Installations
  • Western Pipe & Steel, South San Francisco
  • Wildberg Bros. Smelting & Refining – So. San Francisco


South San Francisco mesothelioma cases may involve industrial and construction exposure to asbestos by many 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 South San Francisco 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
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • mines
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • power plants
  • shipyards


Exposed workers in Mesothelioma Lawsuits in South San Francisco have received world-class treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout San Mateo County, where many leading experts in treating mesothelioma cases practice.  These San Mateo County Mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente – Daly City, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Mateo, So. San Francisco
  • University of California Health Care UCSF – Redwood City, San Mateo
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Menlo Park
  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic – San Bruno
  • Stanford Health Care :
  • Cancer Clinic – Redwood City
  • Cancer Pain Management Center – Redwood City
  • General Cardiology – Portola Valley
  • GI Cancer Prevention Program – Redwood City
  • Infusion Center – Redwood City
  • Menlo Medical Clinic – Menlo Park
  • Stanford Primary Care – Portola Valley
  • Sutter Health:
  • Mills‐Peninsula Medical Center – San Mateo, Menlo Park, Burlingame
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Burlingame, Daly City, East Palo Alto, San Carlos, Redwood City, San Mateo
  • Surgery Division – Burlingame
  • Sutter Care at Home – San Mateo
  • Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation – Burlingame



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

South San Francisco mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the San Mateo County civil court system. The civil courts are located throughout the county.  San Mateo County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated as complex litigation. Plaintiffs in San Mateo 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 in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland, California. The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers can file mesothelioma lawsuits in South San Francisco, in San Mateo County, and throughout California.

Over the last four decades, the South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The South 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 South San Francisco.  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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