California Mesothelioma Lawyers

If you or a family member has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure related lung cancer in California, it’s important you contact California asbestos lawyers at Mesowatch for a free, confidential case evaluation today.


California Asbestos Exposure Locations in Specific Cities & Counties

Do you know where your asbestos exposure took place in California?


Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in California

California has an expansive and unfortunate history of asbestos exposure risks. Statistics suggest that California alone was responsible for mining an average of 1.65 million tons of asbestos during the 20th century.

This asbestos was then used in a wide variety of manufactured products. Unfortunately this also means that many California workers and consumers were exposed to potentially life threatening asbestos.

The industries known for high risk exposure in California was big business for a lot of years, and until the 1970s there were no asbestos laws on the books in the state. When laws regulating California exposure to asbestos did appear during the 1970s and 1980s, California was among the four states that made up over 60% of all asbestos exposure court cases in the United States.

There are two reasons why laws regarding asbestos and mesothelioma in California developed the way they have: Asbestos is found naturally in California’s soil and rocks, and there are currently over 8,000 recognized job sites and locations with asbestos exposure danger.

This means that California asbestos laws must be specifically dynamic in its handling of mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer risk. Workers and their loved ones could have been victims of asbestos exposure California from previous construction sites, manufacturing facilities, mining operations, a nearby building demolition project, and many more locations.

This is why it’s extremely important for residents to understand how California asbestos laws can impact you. If you or someone you’re close with has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis from potential asbestos exposure in the past, contact Mesowatch today.

Our team consists of some of the most dedicated asbestos lawyers and other legal professionals which have over 100 years of combined asbestos litigation experience. We have the resources and experience to help you through this difficult time and hold each and every liable party responsible for your suffering.

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Industries Associated with Asbestos in California

Given the abundance of asbestos and the reach of the asbestos industry in California, asbestos occupational exposure has been unfortunately common.

Plus, residents who aren’t directly involved with any type of asbestos-related work could still possibly face exposure just based off their proximity to someone who has experienced occupational exposure to asbestos California.

This type of exposure is known as secondary asbestos exposure where the victim is exposed to another victim of asbestos exposure who was directly exposed to the asbestos.

Given the number of thriving industries in California that utilized asbestos, it’s no surprise that a large number of manufactured products, materials, equipment, and more contain asbestos. Asbestos is most commonly used as a heat resistant and fire-proofing material.

This means that any type of equipment or construction equipment that’s designed to withstand high heat temperatures may contain asbestos in California.

California asbestos occupational exposure could have occurred in any number of the state’s naval bases, of which there are 20. This makes naval exposure common for those who worked on the bases and their families.

Incidents of occupational asbestos exposure in California could also have occurred in facilities that are the prone to high risk of asbestos exposure, including in construction materials (plaster, cement, drywall, roofing supplies, etc.), gaskets, automobile clutches, floor tiles, plumbing insulation, marine equipment, and many more products.

Californians may also face exposure to natural asbestos in the earth as a result of living near a mining operation or a construction site. It can be surprisingly easy for workers and employees to have unknowingly transmitted harmful asbestos fibers to their loved ones or others.

Asbestos fibers can be caught and released from hair, clothing, bags, and other items that can often trap and releases fibers.

For anyone involved or living in proximity of these industries and has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis, contact Mesowatch immediately for your free, individualized case evaluation.

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Asbestos High Risk Occupations in the State of California

  • Asbestos Mine Workers
  • Asbestos Plant Workers
  • Automanufacturers
  • Automechanics
  • Blacksmiths
  • Boilermakers
  • Bricklayers
  • Building Contractors
  • Carpenters
  • Cement Plant Workers
  • Chemical Plant Workers
  • Construction Workers
  • Demolition Workers
  • Drywall Installers
  • Electricians
  • Firefighters
  • Floor Covering Workers
  • Glaziers
  • Grinders
  • Hod Carriers
  • HVAC Mechanics
  • Insulators
  • Ironworkers
  • Linotype Technicians
  • Longshoremen
  • Maintenance Workers
  • Metal Workers
  • Millwrights
  • Mine Workers
  • Oil Refinery Workers
  • Operating Engineers
  • Painters
  • Pipefitters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Power Plant Workers
  • Railroad Workers
  • Refinery workers
  • Roofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers

Potentially Liable Parties Associated with Asbestos Exposure in California

  • Aliso Viejo
    • Massey Energy Company
    • Strategic Organizational Systems Environmental Engineering Division, Inc.
  • Anaheim
    • Walt Disney Parks & Resorts US, Inc.
  • Aptos
    • HE Salzberg
  • Arizona
    • Roman Mahan Used Tires
  • Bakersfield
    • Bakersfield Laundry Association
    • Golden State Radiator
  • Benicia
    • General Overland Auto Transport
    • Shell Oil Company
  • Bodega Bay
    • Sandpiper, M I S E, Inc.
  • Burbank
    • Disney Enterprises, Inc.
  • Cider Springs
    • Great Southern Paper Company
  • Clear Lake Keys
    • Lake Carpet Co.
    • Lange Bros. Construction Co.
  • Colton
    • Pacific Fruit Express Railroad
  • Compton
    • Amercon Corp.
    • Leach Oil Co.
  • Concord
    • California Automotive Retailing
    • Texaco, Inc.
  • Corcoran
    • Sawtelle & Rosprim Machine Shop
  • Corning
    • USP Corp. Richfield Ranch
  • Cotati
    • Goettsch Cabinets
    • Redwood Markets, Inc.
    • Un Rincon, Inc.
  • Culver City
    • American Machine & Foundry
    • Duber Industrial Security, Inc.
  • Encino
    • Harbaugh Michigan Corporation
  • Fontana
    • Kaiser Steel Mill
  • Fullerton
    • Kraft Foods
  • Gardena
    • Chromology Company
  • Glendale
    • Contadina Services, Inc.
    • Nestle Purina
  • Glendora
    • Wards Sheet Metal, Inc.
  • Golleta
    • Aerospace Industry
  • Hawthorne
    • B & J Welding
    • Sanderson Aircraft
  • Hayward
    • Exton Station
    • Herrick Ironworks
  • Herlong
    • Sierra Army Depot
  • Hollister
    • McCormick South
  • Industry
    • Teledyne Cast Products, Picco Div.
  • Lakeport
    • Nylander's Market
    • Pulse's Union Service Station
    • Scotts Valley Fruit Exchange
  • Long Beach
    • Bates MFG Inc.
    • Certified Alloys
    • FAA
    • Import Dealers Service Corp.
    • Imported Auto Transport, Inc.
    • Johns Manville
    • VA Hospital
  • Los Angeles
    • Atlantic Richfield Co.
    • Barrett & Hilp
    • Bedingfield Construction
    • Bray Chemical Company
    • Chevron Oil
    • Consolidated Western Steel Corp.
    • Emsco Derrick & Equipment
    • HC Lean Rubber Co.
    • Jackson Brothers
    • Northrop Grumman
    • Old BVP, Inc.
    • Superior Sheet Metal Co., Inc.
    • Union Pacific Railway Co.
    • Western Geophysical Co.
  • Martinez
    • Shell Oil Company
  • Menlo Park
    • Oroweat Baking Co.
  • Moffett Field
    • U.S. Navy Exchange
  • Monterey
    • CTB McGraw Hill
    • U.S. Naval Post-Grad School
  • Newbury Park
    • Advance Casting, Division of Fanster, Inc.
  • Norco
    • JACO Luminous Ceilings
  • Northridge
    • Kahn Air Conditioning, Inc.
  • Oakland
    • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp.
    • Pacific Bridge Co.
    • Southern Pacific RR
  • Ontario
    • Kaiser Steel
    • Myers Drum Co.
  • Oxnard
    • Handyman of California, Inc.
  • Palm Desert
    • AEF, Inc.
  • Palm Springs
    • Alfred Andersen Construction Company
  • Palo Alto
    • Hewett Packard
    • Palo Alto Times
  • Paramount
    • N. Western Ind. Maintenance
    • Stockmar Corp.
  • Pasadena
    • Electro-Optical
    • Jacobs Constructors, Inc.
    • United States Bedding Co.
  • Petaluma
    • Jerry's Refrigeration Inc.
    • Petaluma Auto Parts, Papi Inc.
  • Point Hueneme
    • Keenes Hardware Inc.
    • York Packaging Company
  • Rancho Cordova
    • NMI Contractors
  • Redding
    • ABC Cab
  • Redondo Beach
    • Chevron USA, Inc.
  • Richmond
    • Chevron USA, Inc.
    • Kaiser Shipyard #3
    • Richmond Transfer and Storage
  • S. San Francisco
    • United Airlines
  • Sacramento
    • Made-Rite Meat Company
    • Union Pacific Railway Co.
  • Salinas
    • Agricola Furnace Co.
  • San Diego
    • Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp.
    • J Schwartz & Sons, Inc.
    • Mesa Jr. College
    • National Service Industries, Inc.
    • San Francisco Naval Shipyard
    • Southern California Gas Co.
  • San Francisco
    • ABC Auto Motive Co.
    • American Patrol Service
    • Becktal Power Corp.
    • Columbia Steel Co.
    • McKesson Corporation
    • Pope & Talbat Inc.
    • Robert Dollar Company
    • Sequoia Ventures, Inc.
    • Standard Oil Company
    • United States Steel Corporation
    • Western Men, Inc.
  • San Francisco County
    • North Bay Harvest, Inc.
  • San Jose
    • San Jose Mercury News
  • San Leandro
    • Anchor-Hocking Glass
  • San Pedro
    • Hadley
    • Todd Shipyards
  • San Ramom
    • Chevron USA, Inc.
  • Santa Barbara
    • Westaff, Inc.
  • Santa Clara
    • Rare Steer
  • Santa Fe
    • SanteFe Railroad
  • Sausalito
    • Marinship Corp.
  • Seaside
    • Monterey Peninsula College
  • Sebastopol
    • Le Pommier
  • Signal Hill
    • Bemis Bag
    • Jeff's Appliances
    • Stockmar International
  • St. Torrence
    • Douglas Aircraft
  • Stockton
    • Tudor Construction
  • Sunnydale
    • Signetics
    • United Technologies Corp.
  • Taft
    • Taft Furniture Company
  • Terminal Island
    • Refiners Marketing Co.
  • Tulare
    • Rankin Air Field
  • Union City
    • United Steel
  • Vancouver BC
    • Winreal Operating
  • Ventura
    • Independent Order of Foresters
  • Walnut Grove
    • Blue Anchor Inc.
  • Westminster
    • Wells Insulation Co.
  • Whittier
    • Whittier Schools
  • Wilmington
    • Pipeline, Inc.
  • Woodland
    • Glorietta Foods
  • Woodland Hills
    • Litton Systems, Inc.

Mesothelioma Law Firm in California

Finding the right California asbestos law firm can make all the difference after an asbestos exposure illness is diagnosed. That’s why Mesowatch is here for you. We were created to support all those whose lives have been impacted by past asbestos exposure.

That means when you contact Mesowatch for your free California asbestos case evaluation, you’ll get the kindness and expertise of a dedicated legal team with over 100 years of combined experience.

We know the law, the industry, and our law firm secures faster trial dates and top jury settlements. Contact us today and let us help you through this difficult time.

Mesothelioma Settlements in California

Given the number of asbestos industries in the state, there have been a large number of significant mesothelioma settlements in California over the years. For instance, a 60-year old Union HVAC professional was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in 2014; a settlement of $5.1 million was awarded.

Another settlement included $4.3 million being awarded to the family of a 52-year old United States Marine who died from Mesothelioma complications in California. In 2015, a Boiler Tender (who was also a Navy veteran) was awarded $2.4 million after receiving a diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma.

These settlements only represent a small sampling of the many mesothelioma lawsuits in California. If you’ve been recently diagnosed with Mesothelioma or another asbestos exposure illness, contact Mesowatch today to learn more about obtaining a settlement.

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Asbestos Laws and Statute of Limitations in California

Navigating and understanding California asbestos law and the statute of limitations can be very difficult – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of an asbestos exposure illness diagnosis.

The state has very specific statutes and regulations regarding the handling, removal and disposal of asbestos, but there are also important limitations on the law that you must know in order to ensure you get compensation for your illness.

The California Code of Regulations Title 8, combined with Federal OSHA asbestos guidelines combine to create detailed and careful regulations related to the material.

In California, asbestos law is more detailed than in many other states because this is a state where a lot of the mineral occurs naturally, creating a much higher danger of exposure.

Contacting Mesowatch today means you’ll have a trusted ally to help you make sure you receive all the legal protection and justice you and your family deserve.

California Asbestos Laws

California asbestos laws heavily regulate the usage, handling, and removal of asbestos. For example, it is an employer’s responsibility to notify workers of the dangers present with asbestos exposure while providing adequate PPE (personal protective equipment) and enacting worksite safety measures. However, California asbestos laws clearly state that asbestos cannot be removed by private individuals or contractors without a certified Cal/OSHA asbestos consultant overseeing the project. Also, contractors and builders, according to California asbestos law, must register any worksite that features asbestos-related building materials (or items) that exceed 100 square feet in surface area.

It is the goal of all California asbestos laws and OSHA to make sure the risk of harmful asbestos exposure is lowered by regulating the hazardous material. However, sadly, these asbestos laws in California were enacted and enforced too late for many Californians. As a result, employees and their loved ones were exposed to harmful asbestos levels from common risks like shipyards, mining/smelting operations, construction, and more.

If you’ve been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer illness from asbestos exposure, It’s important to contact Mesowatch today to learn how California negligence and product liability laws can help you recover compensation for your asbestos exposure illness.

California Statute of Limitations on Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawsuits

The harmful illnesses from asbestos exposure can take decades to manifest. It’s potentially difficult to understand how you could have been exposed to asbestos if you’ve never worked with or around it in the past. But often loved ones and acquaintances unknowingly spread the harmful fibers to those around them. Exposure can be as simple as an article of clothing or even hair trapping and releasing asbestos wherever the exposed worker or employee travels. So even if you’ve never worked in an asbestos-related industry and you’ve just been diagnosed with a potentially asbestos-related illness, it doesn’t mean you weren’t exposed to asbestos in the past.

The statute of limitations in the state is only one year from diagnosis. This makes California asbestos lawsuit filings extremely urgent along with the need to gather the necessary evidence quickly for your lawsuit. According to the California statute of limitations, you have one year after diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer from asbestos exposure to bring a lawsuit. In addition, there is a 1-year statute of limitations on filing a wrongful death lawsuit should you tragically lose a loved one due to mesothelioma or another asbestos exposure illness. If your case is not filed within the statute of limitations time frame you will lose your rights to have a lawsuit for your case and your case will not be heard by the court.

Mesowatch will help you get the details right so that if you’re eligible to open a California asbestos lawsuit, we’ll immediately help get the compensation you deserve. We may even be able to help you if your lawsuit is beyond the statute of limitations by filing your lawsuit in another state which has a longer statute of limitations. If you or a loved has been exposed to potentially dangerous asbestos levels and would like a free consultation to see if you can file a California asbestos lawsuit, call Mesowatch today and get nationwide leading mesothelioma law firms on your side.


Asbestos-Related Deaths in California by Numbers

CountyNumber of Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)Average Asbestos-Related Deaths Per YearPOPESTIMATE2015
Los Angeles County397026410170292
San Diego County23211543299521
Orange County19061273169776
Riverside County1019672361026
San Bernardino County879582128133
Santa Clara County895591918044
Alameda County787521638215
Sacramento County811541501335
Contra Costa County902601126745
Fresno County45730974861
Kern County29519882176
San Francisco County48132864816
Ventura County51534850536
San Mateo County61541765135
San Joaquin County46130726106
Stanislaus County31020538388
Sonoma County48732502146
Tulare County16611459863
Santa Barbara County30820444769
Solano County37725436092
Monterey County17411433898
Placer County36124375391
San Luis Obispo County28318281401
Santa Cruz County20813274146
Merced County855268455
Marin County22615261221
Butte County17711225411
Yolo County1026213016
El Dorado County15710184452
Imperial County563180191
Shasta County1389179533
Madera County734154998
Kings County694150965
Napa County22615142456
Humboldt County684135727
Nevada County141998877
Sutter County42296463
Mendocino County99687649
Yuba County43274492
Lake County135964591
Tehama County69463308
San Benito County50358792
Tuolumne County73453709
Calaveras County58344828
Siskiyou County89543554
Amador County74437001
Lassen County16N/A31345
Glenn County13N/A28017
Del Norte County13N/A27254
Colusa County10N/A21482
Plumas County10N/A18409
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Asbestos-Related Deaths in California by Rate

CountyNumber of Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)Asbestos-Related Death Rate Per 100,000POPESTIMATE2015
Los Angeles County39702.710170292
San Diego County23215.13299521
Orange County19064.33169776
Riverside County10193.42361026
San Bernardino County87932128133
Santa Clara County8953.41918044
Alameda County7873.51638215
Sacramento County8113.91501335
Contra Costa County9025.91126745
Fresno County4573.4974861
Kern County2952.5882176
San Francisco County4814864816
Ventura County5154.3850536
San Mateo County6155.7765135
San Joaquin County4614.7726106
Stanislaus County3104.1538388
Sonoma County4876.8502146
Tulare County1662.6459863
Santa Barbara County3084.9444769
Solano County3776.1436092
Monterey County1742.8433898
Placer County3617.6375391
San Luis Obispo County2837.2281401
Santa Cruz County2085.3274146
Merced County852.3268455
Marin County2266261221
Butte County1775.5225411
Yolo County1023.6213016
El Dorado County1576184452
Imperial County562.3180191
Shasta County1385.3179533
Madera County733.4154998
Napa County22611.4142456
Humboldt County683.4135727
Nevada County1419.798877
Mendocino County997.587649
Yuba County434.274492
Lake County13514.364591
Tehama County697.663308
San Benito County50658792
Tuolumne County738.753709
Calaveras County588.744828
Siskiyou County8913.343554
Amador County7413.237001
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Asbestos Exposure Victims and Asbestos Related Illnesses in California

Victims of asbestos exposure incur the risk of contracting health conditions that are often terminal. An asbestos related diagnosis has a long latency period so the disease can occur later in life and decades after exposure. So many people who are diagnosed with an asbestos exposure illness such as mesothelioma or lung cancer often don’t make the connection between their asbestos exposure in the past and their failing health in the present. That’s why it’s important to understand the main types of health ailments that asbestos exposure can cause.


Getting Help: Mesothelioma Treatment in California

Dealing with an asbestos related diagnosis can be extremely difficult. Often, it can be hard to know where to turn, the right steps to take, what treatment options are right and caring for you or your loved one’s emotional well-being. Receive information here to help understand what treatment options are available.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers in California

Although there is no cure for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diagnosis, there are treatment options for mesothelioma available to potentially improve one’s prognosis and quality of life.

The Burnham Institute 10901 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA 92037
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center 1600 Divisadero Street San Francisco, CA 94115
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120 Los Angeles, CA 90095
University of California San Diego Cancer Center Moores Cancer Center 3855 Health Sciences Drive La Jolla, CA 92093
Stanford Cancer Institute Stanford Cancer Center 875 Blake Wilbur Drive Stanford, CA 94305
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center 1441 Eastlake Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90033
University of California San Francisco Medical Center 505 Parnassus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94143
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 8700 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048
Salk Institute 10010 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA 92037
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010
University of California Irvine Medical Center Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center 101 The City Drive South Orange, CA 92868

Contact a Mesothelioma Lawyer in California

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or another illness related to asbestos exposure in California, Mesowatch is here to make sure you get the full compensation to which the law entitles you. Contact us immediately to discuss the details of your case today.
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