SUTTER COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
Mesothelioma lawsuits are the result of a person having been exposed to asbestos at some point during their lives. These cases involve asbestos exposure occurring over the years throughout California, including in Sutter County.
SUTTER COUNTY, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
The clients of Sutter County mesothelioma lawyers are individuals and families who live in California’s north central Sutter County, or were exposed to asbestos there, whose lives have been terribly and irretrievably effected by mesothelioma. Situated just north of Sacramento and placed with the Sacramento River to its west and the Feather River to its east, close to 90% of Sutter County’s 608 square miles are dedicated to farmland and grazing.
Sutter is one of the state’s smallest counties, sitting in the middle of the northern part of California’s great Central Valley. It is surrounded by six other counties: Yolo and Colusa to the west; Butte to the north; Yuba and Placer to the east; and Sacramento to the south.
In Sutter County, 240 miles of levees make their way through the county diverting flood waters and providing for agricultural needs. Sutter County is also home to the instantly recognizable Sutter Buttes (“the World’s Smallest Mountain Range”) a small circular group of eroded volcanic lava plugs whose steep and rugged presence stand out for miles midst the otherwise nearly flat Central Valley. These buttes are the final remnants of a volcano that last erupted some 1.4 million years ago. While some geologists consider them to be the southernmost portion of the Cascade Range of volcanism, there is a significant age difference between the Buttes and those mountains, which may place them more in line with the volcanoes of the California Coast Ranges. Either way their prominence and uniqueness are unmistakable. To the Maidu people the Buttes are the Histum Yani or Esto Yamani, and are the place where dying people would come to journey into the afterlife.
About 95,000 people live in Sutter County, California with 64,000 of them residing in the county seat of Yuba City. Sutter County’s other city is Live Oak, home to just over 8,200 people. Other county residents live in or near the smaller census-designated places of East Nicolaus, Meridian, Nicolaus, Rio Oso, Robbins, Sutter and Trowbridge. Sutter County may one day be home to the planned community of Sutter Pointe. This new city would encompass 7,528 acres of land in south Sutter County, just north of Sacramento, and could very quickly be home to as many as 49,000 new residents.
● Yuba City
● Live Oak
● Sutter (formerly Sutter Butte)
● Rio Oso
● East Nicolaus
The original residents of what is now Sutter County were the Maidu people. The Maidu are particularly well known for their mastery of basket weaving. Made from wild plant stems, barks and leaves, their baskets are incredibly tightly woven, intricately detailed, watertight and capable of being used for cooking. They range from the thimble sized to ones more than ten feet in diameter and served for storage, bowls, traps, hats, and cradles. In their language, “Maidu” means “Man,” and for many millennia they were the only men who knew this land.
Sutter County was named for that key figure in California history, John Augustus Sutter, a German-born Swiss pioneer of the state, famous for the establishment of his trading colony Sutter’s Fort in what is now Sacramento and for the discovery of gold by his employee James Marshall at his sawmill (“Sutter’s Mill”) leading to the California gold rush. Much of Sutter County was part of the enormous land-grant that Sutter acquired from the Mexican government that then ruled California and where Sutter created his Hock Farm just south of present-day Yuba City in 1841. This farm was the Central Valley’s first large agricultural undertaking and where Sutter took refuge after being overwhelmed by gold-seekers taking over his Sacramento properties.
This agricultural bounty started by John Sutter continues in Sutter County to this day. It is a land rich in rice, walnuts, peaches and tomatoes. It is here that the seedless grape was developed, which revolutionized the raisins that we eat. Sutter County is home to the largest dried fruit processing plant in the world run by Sunsweet Growers Incorporated, and was for many years home to the California Prune Festival.
Suburban Sacramento area growth in Sutter County has also brought increased diversity to the region, and Sutter County has become home to one of the largest Sikh communities in the United States, if not the world outside of the Punjab in India. Annually on the first Sunday in November an enormous parade is held in Yuba City to commemorate the Guru Granth Sahib. Over 100,000 people attend and participate.
Sutter County mesothelioma lawsuits may be handled in the Sutter County civil court system. They may also be filed in other California counties with civil court departments dedicated to handling mesothelioma lawsuits, even Sutter County mesothelioma lawsuits. The Sutter County Superior Courthouse is located at 1175 Civic Center Blvd. in Yuba City, near the junction of the Colusa and Golden State Highways. Parking can be found directly in front of the courthouse facing Civic Center Blvd. The entrance to the parking lot is accessed on Veterans Memorial Circle, where handicap parking spaces may also be found. The Superior Court of California for Sutter County is well served by five elected judges and an appointed commissioner who may hear certain matters. The old historic Sutter County Courthouse, built in 1904 and located on Second Street, now houses the County’s Health and Human Services offices. Whatever county a Sutter County mesothelioma lawsuit may end up being filed in, due to the pressing and time sensitive nature of mesothelioma cases, plaintiffs in Sutter County mesothelioma lawsuits are often given priority, as many counties where Sutter County mesothelioma lawsuits may be heard have departments dedicated to hearing asbestos-related cases allowing them to proceed to trial in an expedited manner and leading them to be resolved as quickly as possible.
PREVALENCE OF SUTTER COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The Sutter County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood file many mesothelioma lawsuits.
The Environmental Working Group reports that between the years of 1999 and 2017, 66 people in Sutter Country have died specifically as a consequence of exposure to asbestos. For those same years, the California Cancer Registry has recorded 675 deaths from mesothelioma in a Greater Sacramento statistical region that includes Sutter County.
Most Sutter County mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that has occurred locally within the county. Sutter County is and has been home to many canneries, agricultural packing plants, irrigation and water projects, autobody and automotive shops, and construction jobs that have at times used substantial amounts of hazardous asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment.
Sutter County Mesothelioma Lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that has occurred at many specific worksites around the county such as:
● Del Monte Cannery, Yuba City – Food Processing
● Sutter County Water District, Countywide – Construction Sites
Sutter County mesothelioma cases involve occupational and industrial exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all variety of industrial jobs, trades and occupations, including:
● Construction Workers
● Flooring Installers
● Foundry Workers
● Home Repair
● HVAC Repair
● Iron Workers
● Machine Operators
● Marine Engineers
● Pipe Installation
● Public Works projects
● Sheetmetal Workers
● Vehicle Repair
The Sutter County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites:
● automobile plants
● chemical plants
● construction sites
● electric companies
● food-processing plants
● grocery retailers
● lumber yards
● manufacturing plants
● military facilities
● Navy ships
● oil refineries
The Sutter County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood 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 Sutter County worksites and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.
The workers exposed to asbestos in Sutter County mesothelioma lawsuits have received the treatment and care that they need at hospitals and medical centers throughout Sutter County. Facilities where Sutter County mesothelioma patients have received quality care include:
● Sutter Health: Sutter Surgical Hospital, North Valley – Yuba City
● Sutter Health: Sutter Care at Home – Yuba City
● UC Davis Health, Rideout Primary Care Clinic at Plumas Street – Yuba City
● Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic – Yuba City
EXPERIENCE OF SUTTER COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Sutter County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought countless successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured in Sutter County.
Over the past four decades, the attorneys at the Sutter County mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have recovered well over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in California mesothelioma cases including cases originating in Sutter County.
CONTACT THE SUTTER COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Sutter 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 in Sutter County. We can be reached 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.