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Tehama County Mesothelioma


Exposure to asbestos at various worksites and facilities around Tehama County, California, causes asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma, giving rise to mesothelioma lawsuits.



The Tehama County mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and families now or formerly living in California’s sun baked Tehama County whose lives have been irrevocably harmed by mesothelioma.  Located midway between Sacramento and the California-Oregon border, Tehama County’s 2,962 square miles are the epitome of true western living.  Tehama County straddles the Sacramento River, arguably the largest salmon spawning river on Earth, and provides limitless outdoor opportunities that go beyond far beyond just boating and fishing. There are more than 300 miles of trails here (17 of which are part of the Pacific Crest Trail) perfect for horseback riding, hunting, hiking camping and bicycling.  Tehama County is a land with a strong tradition in ranching and agriculture. It is also the gateway to the Lassen Volcanic National Park, which lies just 45 miles to the east.

Tehama County is a landlocked area in north-central California, mostly spanning horizontally across the state’s great Central Valley.  This centralized county borders six other California counties: Mendocino and Trinity to the west; Shasta to the north; Butte and Plumas to the east; Glenn to the south.



Tehama County, California is home to some 65,000 people.  14,000 live in the City of Red Bluff, which is the county seat, 7,600 live in Corning, while just over 400 live in Tehama, the county’s first city.  Tehama was one of the fist communities built north of Sacramento after statehood and served as the original seat of the county for one year until Red Bluff “stole” it in a county-wide election in 1856.  Many other county residents live in the unincorporated, census-designated, communities of Bend, Flournoy, Gerber, Lake California, Las Flores, Los Molinos, Manton, Mineral, Paskenta, Paynes Creek, Proberta, Rancho Tehama Reserve, Richfield, Vina.

●          Corning

●          Gerber

●          Lake California

●          Los Molinos

●          Rancho Tehama Reserve

●          Red Bluff

●          Tehama


The meaning of the word “Tehama” (pronounced Tuh-Hay-Muh) has been lost.  It may have been a local Indian word which could have meant “salmon,” “low land,” “high water” or “shallow” or it may have referred to the name of a native tribe that once lived, or a village that once stood, on the Sacramento River there.  Others has suggested that it comes from a Spanish take on an Aztec word for a shingle, while still others say it is an Arabinan word for “hot lowland” or that it is the name of city near Medina. Erwin G. Gudde’s California Place Names says that any attempt to find an answer to this question is “hopeless.”

The Paskenta Band of the Nomlaki Indians have lived in Tehama Country for many thousands of years prior the arrival of any Europeans.  A people of great resiliency, culture and heritage they now look to the future as a recognized sovereign nation and maintain a seat of government in Corning. 

While passed through by trappers, hunters and explorers, the first permanent non-indigenous settlers arrived in Tehama County in 1844, when Robert Thomes, Albert Toomes, William Chard, and Job Dye were each given land grants along the Sacramento River by the Mexican government which then claimed this part of California as a legacy from the Spanish Empire. The Gold Rush of 1849 brought large scale immigration.  While the Tehama County’s first city was Tehama, Red Bluff quickly surpassed it as it became the furthest navigable point on the Sacramento River and became a bustling steamboat destination carrying miners heading north from here into the gold fields of the Shasta Mountains.

The land throughout the county was almost entirely used for ranching in its early days and cattle remains an important part the local part of the local economy.  This western heritage is celebrated every year with the Red Bluff Round-Up Rodeo and the Annual Bull and Gelding Sale which are among the largest of such events in the nation.  In addition to its being a three day Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association competition spectacular with over 600 riders in events ranging from bronc riding to steer roping, the rodeo revelries also feature parades, dances, concerts, chili cook-offs, a bowling tournament, foot races, a pancake breakfast and a golf tournament.

Agriculture also quickly took root in Tehama County with a particular focus on walnuts, almonds, prunes (many of the Sunsweet label’s dried plums originate in the orchards around the county), and, of course, the growing and preparing of olives being the most significant.  Bell-Carter Foods (the producer of Lindsay Olives, among others) is the largest table olive processor in the United States, and the second largest in the world, and is based in Corning.  Lucero Olive Oil is also based in Corning, with a bottling plant and even a public tasting room.  Annually October brings the Corning Olive Festival with its celebration of all things olives.    

Tehama County mesothelioma lawsuits may be handled in the Tehama County civil court system.  They may also be filed in other California counties which have civil court departments specially dedicated to handling mesothelioma lawsuits, even Tehama County mesothelioma lawsuits.  The Tehama County Superior Court is located at 1740 Walnut Street in Red Bluff and free parking is available in lots in front of and around the building.  Department 1 can be found on the first floor, while Departments 2 through 5 are on the second.  The Tehama County Superior Court is ably served by four judges, a commissioner and a facilitator.  Whichever county a Tehama County mesothelioma lawsuit may end up being filed in, due to the pressing and time sensitive nature of these cases, plaintiffs in Tehama County mesothelioma lawsuits are frequently given priority for trial, as many counties where Tehama County mesothelioma lawsuits may be heard have dedicated Asbestos Departments allowing them to be resolved as quickly as possible. 



The Tehama County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood file numerous mesothelioma lawsuits throughout California.

The Environmental Working Group reports that 57 people have died of asbestos related deaths in Tehama County between 1999 and 2017, while the California Cancer Registry has recorded 25 instances of mesothelioma being diagnosed during those years in a region comprised of Tehama County along with its neighboring counties of Colusa and Glenn.  

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

Tehama County mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the county such as:

●          Fibreboard Corp., Red Bluff – Manufacturing Plant & Construction Sites

●          Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Red Bluff – Manufacturing Plant & Construction Sites

●          Tehama County Water District, Countywide – Construction Sites


Tehama 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 Tehama 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 Tehama 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 worksites in Tehama County and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

The exposed workers, or family members with take home exposure, in the Tehama County mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Tehama County.  Facilities where Tehama County mesothelioma patients have received good care include:

●          St. Elizabeth Community Hospital – Red Bluff

●          Sutter Health: Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Red Bluff



The Tehama County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought numerous successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers and their families who have been injured in Tehama County. 

Over the past four decades, the attorneys at the Tehama County mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have recovered in excess of $4 billion dollars from injury verdicts and settlements from California mesothelioma cases including those in Tehama County.



If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact us now to speak with one of our partners.  The Tehama 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 Tehama County.  We can be reach 24/7.  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.


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