Kazan Law mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Ukiah or were exposed to asbestos within the city. We can help Ukiah families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
UKIAH, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Ukiah is a city in and the county seat of Mendocino County. Located 115 miles north of San Francisco, Ukiah’s current population is about 16,000.
Ukiah is located within Rancho Yokaya, one of several Spanish colonial land grants in what was then called “Alta California”. During the early 1800’s the entire Ukiah Valley (an Anglicization of “Yokayo” which means “deep valley” in the local Pomo dialect) was granted by Mexico to Senor Cayetano Juarez, who was also granted land in neighboring Sonoma and Napa Counties.
Following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (February 2, 1848) that ended the Mexican-American War, the westernmost portion of the annexed Mexican territory of Alta California soon became the American state of California, and the remainder of the old territory was then subdivided into the new American Territories of Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Utah. With the discovery of gold in the Sierra foothills that same year, towns such as Ukiah began to spring up to supply the larger towns of San Francisco with produce and lumber.
The town was initially reachable only by stagecoach, with a short rail line from San Francisco terminating in Petaluma, nearly 80 miles to the south, necessitating a horse-drawn trip taking two full days as late as 1870. In subsequent years the rail line was extended further northward to Cloverdale, reducing the stagecoach trip to 30 miles — still enough to maintain the community’s relative isolation and to fetter growth.
Ukiah was finally incorporated in 1876. It was not until 1889 that the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad completed its line from Cloverdale to Ukiah, linking the Mendocino County seat to the national rail network at last.
The current train depot was the third to be built in Ukiah; the predecessor were more modest, wooden structures. The first was built in 1889, when connected rail service to Ukiah began. Now-defunct fruit and vegetable packing and canning facilities and lumber mills cropped up around the rail line and depot.
Formerly a town known for its production and processing of fruit and vegetables, Ukiah is now known for wine production. The Ukiah vicinity is now home to some very large production wineries, including Brutocao, Fife, Parducci, Frey, and Bonterra.
The lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Ukiah, and across California, including:
- International Paper
- Georgia Pacific
- Louisiana Pacific
- Lumber Yards
- Masonite Company
Ukiah mesothelioma cases can involve industrial and shipyard 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
- Pipe Installation
- Public Works projects
- Sheetmetal Workers
- Vehicle Repair
PREVALENCE OF MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in Ukiah and throughout California. Our mesothelioma lawyers can come to your home 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 it is often necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure.
The 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 take-home asbestos at their worksites in Ukiah and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Ukiah mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Ukiah, where oncologists and other medical professionals can make referrals to regional experts treating mesothelioma cases. These Ukiah treatment facilities include:
- Adventist Health Medical Center
- Ukiah Valley Medical Center
EXPERIENCE OF MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square area of Oakland, California. The Kazan firm’s mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases throughout California.
Ukiah mesothelioma lawsuits are often handled in the Alameda County civil court system. The civil courts are located throughout the county. There are three civil court locations in Oakland, and additional civil courts in the cities of Alameda and Hayward. Alameda County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation and are handled in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, in the main Oakland courthouse. Plaintiffs in Ukiah mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution.
Over the last four decades, the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood has recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including Mendocino County and Ukiah.
CONTACT OUR UKIAH MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The 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 Ukiah. We can be reached 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.