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California Mesothelioma

California Asbestos Attorney

At The Throneberry Law Group, we are dedicated to advocating for the rights of those in California and throughout the country who have been impacted by mesothelioma. After losing his father-in-law to the devastating disease, our principal attorney has developed a successful track record of helping mesothelioma victims achieve the compensation they deserve. Our legal counsel has an in-depth understanding of the numerous complex issues involved with mesothelioma cases.

We have helped many mesothelioma victims as well as their families pursue legal action in Fresno, Los Angeles, Modest, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Stockton.

There are numerous ways in which individuals in California can be exposed to asbestos. Many cities along the Pacific coast in California relied on asbestos for many years as a source of insulation and building materials. As many buildings in the state, both commercial and residental, still contain asbestos in some form or another, there is still a risk that California residents might be exposed to it. Electricians and plumbers who perform work inside of older buildings are at substantial risk of being exposed to asbestos.

Power Plants in California Known for Asbestos Exposure

Many power plants were constructed with asbestos to protect machinery, and the substance remains at some of these locations. Some of the power plants in California that are known to expose workers to asbestos include:

  • Diablo Canyon Power Plant
  • Los Angeles County Water and Electric
  • PG&E Power Plant
  • San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant
  • Southern California Edison
Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in California

Because oil refineries are home to intensely high temperatures, asbestos was once a commonly used building material at these locations. Some of the oil refineries in California that are known for having exposed workers to asbestos include:

  • Anchor Refining
  • Atlantic Richfield
  • Bakersfield Refining Company
  • Chevron
  • Equilon
  • Exxon
  • Golden Bear
  • Greka Energy
  • Huntway Refining
  • Kern Oil
  • LA Refining Company
  • Martinez Refining Company
  • Mobil
  • Occidental Oil Company Refinery
  • San Joaquin Refining
  • Paramount Petroleum
  • Shell Oil - Bella Vista, Domingos, Martinez, San Pedro,
  • Tosco
  • Ultramar Diamond
  • Union Oil Refinery- Carson, El Segundo, Rodeo, San Pedro
  • World Oil
Shipyards in California Known for Asbestos Exposure

As previously mentioned, asbestos was commonly used by ship builders for many years. Unfortunately, a large number of old ships today still contain asbestos. As a remnant from the days when asbestos was commonly used, many older structures at shipyards still contain asbestos. Some of the shipyards in California that are known to have exposed workers to asbestos include:

  • Alameda Naval Shipyard
  • Bethelehem Shipyard, San Francisco and Terminal Island
  • Consolidated Shipyards
  • Hunters Point Naval Shipyard
  • Kaiser Shipyard
  • Long Beach Naval Shipyard
  • Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  • Moore Drydock
  • National Shipyards
  • National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
  • Naval Repair Center
  • Naval Weapons Station
  • Richmond Shipyard
  • Rough and Ready Island Ship Repair
  • San Diego Naval Shipyard
  • San Francisco Drydock
  • Southwest Marine Shipyard, San Diego
  • Terminal Island U.S. Naval Shipyard and U.S Naval Operating Base
  • Todds Shipyard, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Pedro
  • U.S. Naval Shipyard
  • Vallejo Shipyard
  • Western Shipyard
Steel Mills and Metalworks in California Known for Asbestos Exposure

Due to asbestos’ heat-resistant properties, the substance was once used by a large number of steel mills, iron mills, and other companies that used significant amounts of flame and heat. Some of the locations in California that are known to have exposed workers to asbestos include:

  • Alcan Aluminum Plant
  • California Steel Industries, Inc.
  • Harvey Aluminum
  • Kaiser Aluminum
  • Aircraft Alloys, Inc.
  • High Temp Metals
Chemical Plant Asbestos Exposure in California

Before the dangers of asbestos were well known, asbestos was used as insulation in a number of pieces of equipment including furnaces and ovens because it helped to protect against fires. Some of the types of chemical plants in California where workers have been exposed to asbestos include:

  • Allied Chemical Plant
  • Dow Chemical Plant
  • USS-POSCO Industries
Residential Exposure to Asbestos in California

Without their knowledge, many people in California live and work in buildings constructed using asbestos. It is important to note that while asbestos is still found in many older buildings, it is not dangerous until it is disturbed, at which point the fibers become airborn and can get lodged in a person’s lungs. Mesothelioma does not become apparent immediately after exposure to asbestos, however, and in many cases a person is not diagnosed until years or even decades later.

Experienced Mesothelioma Attorneys

If you are unable to make it to our office, our attorneys are prepared to travel to wherever you are located in California. During your free case evaluation, we will help you determine your various available options in pursuing compensation for your or your loved one’s injures. It is also important to understand that we do not receive any compensation unless we are successful with your case, which means that you should not be dissuaded pursuing damages for fear that you will not be able to pay a lawyer. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131 or going to our website and scheduling a free consultation.

Client Reviews
You are the reason my mother was able to cope with losing a loved one. You and your staff are always helpful and go above and beyond to help. You have been great to my family and especially my mother. My mother would always come out of your office with a peace of mind. R.S.
We are so appreciative of the results Michael Throneberry got for us! Michael Throneberry and the attorneys we worked with were focused on our peace of mind and seemed to care for my family and me as if we were family. They truly get it. We were thrilled with the result and would recommend this firm to anyone. M.S.
During one of my family's darkest and trying times, Michael Throneberry was there to provide help. His personal experience with mesothelioma made certain that he advised us like family. Thank you, you are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and let him help you during this trying time. He is a true 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. T.S.
Michael Throneberry gave me a whole new outlook on attorneys'! A very caring person who was more concerned with my health than a case. Truly unexpected! He explained possible conditions in english and even found the right doctors in my area. Prepared me for the right questions to ask the doctors so that I can understand my illness better. A great person and a great human being! Thank you. Greg