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Woodland Mesothelioma


Woodland, is a city located in California’s Central Valley, near the Sacramento River.  It is also the county seat of Yolo County, California.  Woodland is known as the City of Trees and is surrounded by Valley Oaks.  The 2022, U.S. Census estimates Woodland’s population as 61,462 residents.  Woodland is about 21 miles from Sacramento, 34 miles from Travis Air Force Base, 55 miles from Mare Island Naval Shipyard and 83 miles from San Francisco. 



The Indigenous residents of the land near and around Woodland were the Patwin Indians, members of the Wintun Tribe.  The Patwin Tribe lived in the area for thousands of years.  They were hunter gathers and ate acorns, pine nuts, blackberries, juniper berries, Indian potatoes, sweet potatoes, game and fish.   

The indigenous population was estimated at 200,000 before the Spaniards arrived.  The native population was decimated by European diseases, slavery, armed conflict and forced evacuation to reservations or ranchos. By 1870, the Patwin population declined to 12,000.  Today the Wintun Native Americans are members of three recognized tribes.



Woodland started around 1851, in a rich agricultural area in the newly created Yolo County. Henry Wyckoff started the Yolo City Store that supplied the surrounding farm community. Woodland was initially known as Yolo City. In 1857, Frank Freeman bought 160 acres, including the Yolo City trading post. 

In 1857, Frank Freeman began developing the town he called Woodland by giving away land to people willing to clear the land and build a home.  In 1859, Woodland became the official town name after the United States Post office accepted the name for its new Post Office.  In 1861, Frank Freeman became the first Postmaster of the newly founded Woodland Post Office.  In 1862, the Yolo County seat was moved to Woodland from present-day West Sacramento (then known as Washington).

In 1869, the California Pacific Railroad Company (later known as the Southern Pacific Railroad) built a new railroad line into Woodland which brought prosperity to the new town.  On February 22, 1871, Woodland incorporated as a city and municipal services, such as gas, water, electricity and roads were provided to its residents. 

Woodland’s economy was centered around trading, shipping and processing agricultural products, such as beet sugar, vegetables, fruit, rice and olives.  It has also manufactured modular homes, plastics and farm machinery.

During World War II many of Woodland’s Japanese farmers were removed to detention camps by President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066.  From 1950 to the 1980’s, Woodland’s population soared and new residential subdivisions were created for the post war newcomers.  Today, Woodland is part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area.  The metro area population of Sacramento in 2023 was 2,215,000, a 1.33% increase from 2022.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Woodland 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 Woodland mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Woodland mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:

  • Agricultural Operations-County Wide
  • Automotive, Trucks and Farm Equipment Repair Operations-County Wide
  • Commercial Construction-County Wide
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  • Residential Construction-County Wide
  • Railroad-Countywide
  • School Construction-County Wide
  • Travis Air Force Base-Military Base
  • Water Pipe Installations


Woodland 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:

  • Automotive
  • 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
  • Miners
  • 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 Woodland 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:

  • aerospace
  • airports
  • automobile plants
  • chemical plants
  • construction sites
  • electric companies
  • factories
  • food-processing plants
  • foundries
  • garages
  • grocery retailers
  • hospitals
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • mines
  • power plants
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • shipyards


The Woodland 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 Woodland and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Woodland mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Yolo County, and throughout California. These Yolo County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente- Fairfield, Vacaville, Sacramento
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic- Sacramento
  • University of California Health Care-UC Davis
  • Sutter Surgery Division-Fairfield, Elk Grove, Sacramento
  • Sutter Medical Foundation: Sacramento
  • Sutter Medical Center-Sacramento



The Woodland mesothelioma lawyers of  Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Yolo County and in the city of Woodland.

Woodland mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Yolo County civil court system.  Yolo County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation.  Plaintiffs in Yolo 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 Woodland, in Yolo County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Woodland 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 Woodland.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Woodland 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 Woodland. 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. 

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