California Asbestos Attorney
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including California. Our principal attorney has intimate knowledge of this swift and devastating disease, from his proven advocacy on behalf of many clients and from the personal experience of his own father’s death.
Our dedicated team is focused on helping victims and their loved ones across California including but not limited to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno, San Jose, Modesto and San Diego to name a few to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.
Individuals in California may be exposed to asbestos at either their occupation, jobsite or home from asbestos containing materials. Occupations with a higher than normal likelihood to be exposed to asbestos include plumbers, pipefitters, boilermakers, steamfitters, electricians, mechanics and elementary school teacher. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in California include shipyards, steel mills/metal works, chemical plants, power plants and oil refineries.
Power Plants in California Known for Asbestos Exposure
Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. The power plants in California with known asbestos exposure include:
- Diablo Canyon Power Plant,
- Los Angeles County Water and Electric,
- Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant,
- PG&E Power Plant,
- Southern California Edison and
- San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.
Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in California
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is oil refining. People exposed to asbestos at these oil refineries may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Oil refineries in California include:
- Anchor Refining,
- Atlantic Richfield,
- Golden Bear,
- Greka Energy,
- Huntway Refining,
- Kern Oil,
- LA Refining Company,
- Martinez Refining Company,
- Occidental Oil Company Refinery,
- San Joaquin Refining,
- Paramount Petroleum,
- Bakersfield Refining Company,
- Shell Oil – Bella Vista, Domingos, Martinez, San Pedro,
- Ultramar Diamond,
- Union Oil Refinery- Carson, El Segundo, Rodeo, San Pedro and
- World Oil.
Shipyards in California Known for Asbestos Exposure
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is the ship building industry. Marine construction and repair workers and military personnel often worked around or with asbestos. Some of the asbestos containing materials often found on the jobsite were boilers, insulation, turbines, pumps, gaskets and cement.
Shipyards in California include:
- Bethelehem Shipyard, San Francisco and Terminal Island,
- San Francisco Drydock,
- Todds Shipyard, San Francisco and Los Angeles,
- Consolidated Shipyards,
- Hunters Point Naval Shipyard,
- Kaiser Shipyard,
- Long Beach Naval Shipyard,
- Mare Island Naval Shipyard,
- Moore Drydock,
- National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego; General Dynamics NASSCO,
- San Diego Naval Shipyard,
- Southwest Marine Shipyard, San Diego,
- National Shipyards,
- Naval Repair Center,
- Naval Weapons Station,
- Richmond Shipyard,
- Rough and Ready Island Ship Repair,
- Alameda Naval Shipyard,
- Todd Shipyard, Oakland and San Pedro,
- U.S. Naval Shipyard,
- Terminal Island U.S. Naval Shipyard and U.S Naval Operating Base,
- Vallejo Shipyard and
- Western Shipyard.
Steel Mills and Metalworks in California Known for Asbestos Exposure
Industries that use electricity, heat and flames in its processes have often used asbestos in the past due to the insulating and pliable properties of asbestos. The steel or iron mills and metalworks in California known for asbestos exposure include:
- California Steel Industries, Inc.,
- Harvey Aluminum,
- Kaiser Aluminum,
- Aircraft Alloys, Inc.,
- High Temp Metals and
- Alcan Aluminum Plant.
Chemical Plant Asbestos Exposure in California
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is chemical manufacturing. People exposed to asbestos at these chemical plants may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Some chemical plants in California include Dow Chemical Plant, Allied Chemical Plant and USS-POSCO Industries.
Residential Exposure to Asbestos in California
Individuals in California are primarily exposed to asbestos at their workplace or at home while working with asbestos containing material (ACM). ACMs, for example, were used in the construction industry and a lot of construction materials in buildings and homes. ACM for construction material included wall board, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles to name a few. The problem arises during the renovation of older building and homes and the proper safety precautions are not in place to remove the ACMs.
The asbestos at the jobsite or contained in materials is most dangerous when it is disturbed or damaged because it can become airborne and when inhaled can attach to the mesothelial lining of the lung. This exposure can result in mesothelioma, the deadly form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen or the heart.
We Will Travel to You
Our lawyers will travel throughout California to assist victims and families. We provide a free case evaluation and there are no attorney fees unless we trace the sources of asbestos exposure and hold those parties accountable for monetary damages.
We understand the medical urgency and the financial impact of mesothelioma, asbestosis or asbestos-related lung cancer. For experienced, personalized representation during this very trying time, call us at 888-506-1131 or contact us online for a free consultation.