Ventura County Mesothelioma Lawyers
Ventura County mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Ventura County or were exposed to asbestos within the county. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
VENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Ventura County is on California’s Central Coast. As of the 2019, the population of Ventura County was approximately 846,000. Its largest city is Oxnard, and its county seat is in Ventura. Two of the Channel Islands, Anacapa Island and San Nicolas Island, are located within the boundaries of Ventura County.
Ventura County is bordered by Los Angeles County to the east, Kern County to the north, Santa Barbara County to the west, and the Pacific Ocean to the south.
Ventura County was named for Mission San Buenaventura, the ninth of the California missions, which in turn was named after the Italian Saint Bonaventure.
Cities in Ventura County include
- Port Hueneme
- Santa Paula
- Simi Valley
- Thousand Oaks
- Ventura (county seat)
Before the arrival of European settlers, Ventura County was home to the Chumash people. The Chumash were known for their sea-going canoes, their rock paintings and for their intricate basketry.
Mission San Buenaventura was founded in 1782 and received its water from the Ventura River, via a 7-mile-long stone and mortar aqueduct. The aqueduct enabled it to sustain its gardens and orchards even during the dry summer months.
In 1913, oil exploration began in Ventura County. At its peak, the Ventura oilfield was producing 90,000 barrels of oil a day, with annual production of over a million and a half barrels. Today, the Ventura Oil Field has oil and gas operations covering over 4,000 acres. There are still 400 active wells producing on average 12,000 barrels a day.
Agriculture has always played a significant role in Ventura County. Ventura is California’s 10th largest agricultural county, in terms of crop value. It is the 11th largest in the country. Ventura’s farmers grew grains initially, but eventually turned to the drought resistant lima bean. For over 50 years, the lima bean was Ventura County’s main cash crop, with 75 percent of the world’s production coming from the county. Lima bean bouquets even adorn the ornamental gates of original Ventura County courthouse, now Ventura’s City Hall. By the late 1950’s consumer tastes changed, and the lima bean fell out of favor. Lemons also grew well in the county, and by 1972 Ventura grew 50% of the California lemon crop Today nearly 2,150 farms selling produce with an annual gross value of over than $2 billion help make agriculture the county’s second leading employer. Farming and farm related businesses provide roughly 43,000 jobs in Ventura County. Berries, lemons and avocados are the leading crops today.
Ventura County is prone to both flooding and fires. Storms in 1884 brought 40 inches of rain to Santa Paula and 70 inches to Ojai. The largest floods in Ventura county came in 1969, leaving 13 people dead, five bridges destroyed, and over 60 million dollars worth of property damage. In 1928, engineering errors led to the collapse of the St. Francis Dam, sending a wall of water 10 stories high through the towns of Castaic, Saugus, Filmore, Santa Paula and Saticoy, killing 385 people, destroying 1,240 homes and flooding 7,900 acres. The dam’s collapse is considered the worst civil engineering failure of the 20th century. In recent years, the 2017 Thomas Fire and the 2018 Woolsey Fire have also devastated the county.
PREVALENCE OF VENTURA COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
According to the California Cancer Registry, between 2016 and 2016 there were 17 mesothelioma cases in Ventura County. The consumer watchdog Environmental Working Group has estimated there were 646 asbestos-related deaths in Ventura County between 1999-2017. Their figures include mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, as well as asbestosis.
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and can come to your home in Ventura County 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.
Ventura County mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific work sites around the county, including:
- Rocketdyne (aka North American Aviation), Santa Susana – Aerospace
- Ormond Beach Power Plant, Oxnard Power Plant
- Oxnard Oil & Refininig (aka Tenby Inc.), Oxnard – Refinery
- Pierpont Racquet Club, Port Hueneme
- Port Hueneme Civic Center, Port Hueneme
- Shell Chemical Company, Ventura
- Southern California Edison Mandalay Powerhouse, Oxnard
- Southern California Edison Ormond Beach Powerhouse, Oxnard
- United States Navy Base, Point Magu
- United States Navy Seabee Base, Port Hueneme
- USA PetroChemical Corp Refinery, Ventura
- Ventura County Water District, Throughout county
Ventura County mesothelioma cases can involve industrial, construction 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
The Ventura County 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:
- automobile plants
- chemical plants
- construction sites
- electric companies
- food-processing plants
- grocery retailers
- lumber yards
- manufacturing plants
- military facilities
- Navy ships
- oil refineries
The Ventura County 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 the county and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Ventura County mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout the county and in nearby communities. Treatment centers in Ventura County include:
- Kaiser Permanente – Camarillo, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura
- University of California Health Care: UCLA, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley
- Veterans Affairs Community Clinic, Oxnard
- Adventist Health, Simi Valley
EXPERIENCE OF VENTURA COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Ventura County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of workers injured in Ventura County and across the state. The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in Oakland, California.
Over the last four decades, the Ventura County mesothelioma Law Firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in Ventura County.
CONTACT THE VENTURA COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Ventura County 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 Ventura County. 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.