VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA MESOTHELIOMA ATTORNEYS
Vallejo is a waterfront city in Solano County, California, about 30 miles north of San Francisco. Vallejo sits on the northeastern shore of San Pablo Bay, the northwestern shore of the Carquinez Strait and the southern end of the Napa River, 15 miles south of Napa. Vallejo’s population was 115,942 at the 2010 census.
Vallejo has twice served as the capital of the state of California: once in 1852 and again in 1853, both periods being brief.
The city was named after General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. General Vallejo was responsible for military peace in the region and founded the pueblo of Sonoma in 1836. In 1846 independence-minded Anglo immigrants rose up against the Mexican government of California in what would be known as the Bear Flag Revolt which resulted in his imprisonment in Sutter’s Fort. This was subsequently followed by the annexation of the California Republic to the United States. General Vallejo, though a Mexican army officer, generally acquiesced in the annexation of California to the United States, recognizing the greater resources of the United States and benefits that would bring to California. He was a proponent of reconciliation and statehood after the Bear Flag Revolt, and has a U.S. Navy submarine, the USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658), named after him.
Vallejo is connected to the greater East Bay by the Carquinez Bridge, also recently known as the Alfred Zampa bridge. Prior to the original bridge being completed in 1927, crossing the Carquinez Strait had to be done by ferry, including large railroad ferries such as the Solano and the Contra Costa.
The original cantilever Carquinez bridge was completed in 1927; it accommodated both east and west bound traffic. In 1958, a second cantilever span was added just east of the original to accommodate solely east bound traffic. In 2003, the new suspension Alfred Zampa bridge was opened to replaced the 1928 original west bound bridge.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard (MINSY) opened in 1854, making it one of the oldest shipyards on the West Coast. Mare Island was a builder and repairer of war ships and submarines from World War I through the Cold War. At it’s height, the yard employed 50,000 people in various trades and administrative positions.
In 1955, Mare Island was awarded the contract to build the USS Sargo, the first nuclear submarine laid down at a Pacific base. Through the years the shipyard constructed and repaired hundreds of nuclear submarines including the following:
- USS SEAWOLF SSN 575
- USS SCAMP SSN 588
- USS HALIBUT SSN 587
- USS PLUNGER SSN 595
- USS ROBERT E LEE SSBN 601
- USS ANDREW JACKSON SSBN 619
- USS WOODROW WILSON SSBN 624
- USS STONEWALL JACKSON SSBN 634
- USS KAMEHAMEHA SSBN 642
- USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER SSBN 656
- USS GENERAL MARIANO VALLEJO SSBN 658
- USS GUITTARO SSN 665
- USS HAWKBILL SSN 666
- USS PINTADO SSN 672
- USS DRUM SSN 677
Mare Island Shipyard Trades include:
- Outside Machinists
- Inside Machinist
- Sheet metal Workers
Mare Island Naval Shipyard operated for over a hundred years, finally closing in 1996 due to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
Oakland mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Vallejo, and across California, including:
- automobile plants
- chemical plants
- construction sites
- electric companies
- food-processing plants
- grocery retailers
- lumber yards
- manufacturing plants
- military facilities
- Navy ships
- oil refineries
The Vallejo 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 Oakland and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Vallejo mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Vallejo.
EXPERIENCE OF VALLEJO 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, including in Vallejo.
Vallejo mesothelioma lawsuits can be handled in the local Solano County courts or, often, 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 Vallejo 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 Vallejo 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 in Vallejo.
CONTACT THE VALLEJO MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Vallejo 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 Vallejo. We can be reached 24/7 via live chat, telephone or by filling out the form on this page.