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South Whittier Mesothelioma

South Whittier Mesothelioma Lawyers

South Whittier 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.

South Whittier California Mesothelioma


South Whittier, is an unincorporated area located in Southern California, in Los Angeles County.  It is situated between Los Angeles and Anaheim, CA.   South Whittier is a census-designated place in Los Angeles County (CDP). According to the 2020, U.S. Census, the CDP population was 56,415.  South Whittier is 2.4 miles from the city of Whittier, 13.6 miles from Anaheim, 15.3 miles from Los Angeles, and 25 miles from Torrance, California. 



The Indigenous residents of the area were the Kizh people.  The Spaniards referred to the native Kizh people as the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe.  The Tongva people inhabited approximately a 4000 mile territory in the Greater Los Angeles area. There were many villages that existed along the banks of the San Gabriel and Rio Hondo Rivers.  One of Indian villages situated in the Unincorporated Whittier area was Sejat, which means “village of the wild bees.” 

The nearby San Gabriel Mission used Gabrielino-Tongva labor to develop orchards, vineyards and tend to the cattle and horses.  Numerous members of the Gabrielino-Tongva tribes were decimated by European disease, military and civilian conflict and forced removal to reservations or ranchos.

South Whittier is an unincorporated area just south of the city of Whittier. An unincorporated area is a community outside of the jurisdictional boundary of an incorporated city.  More than 65 percent of Los Angeles County is unincorporated. For the residents in these areas, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is their “city council” and the Supervisor representing the area is their “mayor.” Los Angeles County Departments provide the municipal services to these areas. 

South Whittier’s name reflects the name of the nearby city of Whittier.  The city of Whittier was named after John Greenleaf Whittier, a Quaker, a poet and newspaper editor.  John Whittier never visited the city or the area named after him, but he dedicated a poem to the city of Whittier.  The Whittier Unincorporated area encompasses several communities referred to as West Whittier/Los Nietos, Rose Hills (North Whittier), West Whittier, South Whittier, East Whittier and East La Mirada.

Early in the 19th Century South Whittier’s economy was based on agriculture and ranching.  The farmers grew many crops  and had citrus groves.  Today, South Whittier is a suburban community that is part of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in South Whittier 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 South Whittier mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in South Whittier or in the surrounding area. South Whittier mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around South Whittier, including:

  • Aerospace- Countywide
  • Agricultural Operations
  • Auto Body Shops
  • Auto. Repair Facilities- Countywide
  • Aviation- Countywide
  • Chemical Plants- Countywide
  • Commercial Construction- Countywide
  • Food Processing Plants- Countywide
  • Los Angeles Airport- Countywide
  • Los Angeles Power & Water- Countywide
  • Oil Refineries- Countywide
  • Residential Construction- Countywide
  • Santa Fe Railway- Countywide
  • School Construction- Countywide
  • Shipyards- Countywide
  • Southern California Edison-Countywide-Electric Companies
  • Water /Power Plants- Countywide

South Whittier 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 South Whittier 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
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • power plants
  • shipyards

The South Whittier 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 South Whittier and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in South Whittier mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Los Angeles County, and throughout Southern California. These Los Angeles County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente (numerous locations)
  • University of CA Healthcare (UCLA)
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic
  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic
  • Adventist Health


The South Whittier mesothelioma lawyers of  Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Los Angeles County and in South Whittier.

South Whittier mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Los Angeles County civil court system.  Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation and are handled in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, in the Central Civil West courthouse in Los Angeles.  Plaintiffs in Los Angeles 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 South Whittier, in Los Angeles County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the South Whittier 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 South Whittier.



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