Whittier Mesothelioma Lawyers
Whittier mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who were diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma resulting from their exposure to asbestos, talc or talcum powder. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
Whittier, is located in Southern California, in Los Angeles County. According to the U.S. Census, the 2022, estimated population was 84,496. Whittier is 10 miles from Downey, 20 miles from Los Angeles, and 27 miles from Torrance, California. Whittier was incorporated as a city in 1898, and was ratified as a charter city in 1955.
The Indigenous residents of the area were the Tongva Native Americans. They have also been referred to as the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe. The Tongva People inhabited approximately a 4000 mile territory in the Greater Los Angeles area. The San Gabriel Mission used Indian labor and became wealthy, with orchards, vineyards and herds.
Whittier sits on part of Rancho Paso de Bartolo which was part of an 1835, Mexican land grant. The land was purchased by several persons including John Thomas. In 1887, a group of Quakers formed the Pickering Land and Water Company and purchased the land from Thomas. The Pickering Land and Water Company subdivided the land and sold the lots to establish a “Quaker Colony” but also sold lots to fair-minded people. The town was named for John Greenleaf Whittier, a Quaker, a poet and newspaper editor Although John Whittier never visited the town named after him, he dedicated a poem to the city of Whittier.
Early in the 19th Century Whittier’s economy was based on agriculture and oil. The farmers grew barley, beans, cabbage, corn, oats, peanuts, oranges, lemons and tomatoes. However, Whittier became known internationally for its Quaker Brand citrus and later on as the largest walnut producer in the United States.
Like most of California, Whittier expanded quickly after World War II, Consequently, housing tracts were developed where many citrus groves previously existed. Whittier is a suburban community that is part of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. It is home to Whittier College which was originally founded as Whittier Academy in 1891. It is also home to several historical landmarks, including the Pio Pico House, Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, the Jonathan Bailey House and the National Bank of Whittier Building.
PREVALENCE OF WHITTIER MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Whittier to discuss your work history, and to guide you through the mesothelioma lawsuit process. Exposure to asbestos, talc or talcum powder may have taken place many years in the past, and generally, it is necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure.
Many Whittier mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Whittier mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:
- Auto Body Shops
- Auto. Repair Facilities-Countywide
- Chemical Plants- Countywide
- Commercial Construction-Countywide
- Los Angeles Airport-Countywide
- Los Angeles Power & Water- Countywide
- Oil Refineries- Countywide
- Residential Construction-Countywide
- Santa Fe Railway-Countywide
- School Construction-Countywide
- Southern California Edison-Countywide-Electric Companies
- Water /Power Plants- Countywide
Whittier mesothelioma cases may involve industrial, residential and construction exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in a 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 Whittier 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
- power plants
The Whittier 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 asbestos at their worksites in Whittier and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Whittier mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Los Angeles County, and throughout Southern California. These Los Angeles County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:
- Kaiser Permanente (numerous locations)
- University of CA Healthcare (UCLA)
- Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Veterans Affairs Clinic
- Veterans Affairs Community Clinic
- Adventist Health
EXPERIENCE OF WHITTIER MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Whittier mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Los Angeles County and in the city of Whittier.
Whittier mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Los Angeles County civil court system. Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation and are handled in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, in the Central Civil West courthouse in Los Angeles. Plaintiffs in Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution.
The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland, California. The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file mesothelioma lawsuits in Whittier, in Los Angeles County and throughout California.
For nearly five decades, the Whittier mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion dollars in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in the city of Whittier.
CONTACT THE WHITTIER MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Whittier 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 Whittier. 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. We can be reached around the clock.