The City of Bakersfield is the county seat for Kern County, California. It is located at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, approximately halfway between Fresno and Los Angeles. Over the past 30 years, the population has almost tripled, from roughly 105,000 in 1980 to 333,000 in 2009, making Bakersfield the 11th fastest growing city in California. Farming and oil drilling and processing account for the largest share of Bakersfield's economy. The city is also home to several museums and colleges, including California State University. Bakersfield offers a variety of cultural events, many reflecting the ethnic traditions of residents, including a Scottish Games, the Kern County Basque Festival, and Native Gatherings sponsored by the university's Indigenous Native American Club.
Gold was discovered along the Kern River in 1851, and settlers eventually made their way through the El Tejon Pass into the valley. Named after an early settler, Colonel Thomas Baker, who was known for his hospitality in letting travelers camp on his lands, Bakersfield was permanently settled in 1858. In 1869, a town plan was laid out, and Bakersfield incorporated as a city in 1873. Oil was discovered in the San Joaquin Valley in 1865, drawing immigrants from Texas, Louisiana and other oil states to work in the oilfields and refineries. Bakersfield's mild climate and long growing season produced crops ranging from citrus fruits to nuts. In 1916, a Mosquito Abatement District was established to control malaria outbreaks. The oil industry brought prosperity to Bakersfield, and by the late 19th and early 20th centuries, local businesses included the Bakersfield Iron Works, Electric Water Company, Kern County Land Company, and several large, elegant hotels. A significant earthquake in 1952 destroyed many of Bakersfield's historic structures, and the recent population growth has meant a rise in construction.
Bakersfield has a history of extensive oil refining and construction activities, and we have confirmed that Bakersfield has numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Bakersfield, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Robert Brian Cameron. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Bakersfield and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Bakersfield
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Bakersfield where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Amax Carbon Products
- Anheuser Busch, Inc.
- Arco Oilfield
- Bakersfield Refining Company
- Bankline Oil Company
- Bankline Oil Refinery
- Bellridge Oil Company
- Big West of California, Llc
- Carbon Black Plant
- Cascade Carbon
- Coastal Petroleum Refinery Company
- Continental Carbon Company
- Douglas Oil
- E & J Gallo Winery
- El Tejon Oil & Refining Corporation
- Equilon Enterprises Llc
- Federal Building - Q and Truxton
- Golden Bear Oil Company
- Gunlax Plumbing
- Hopper Machine Works
- Independent Valley Energy Company
- Isotherm Company
- Jm Covington Corporation
- Kern County Refining, Inc.
- Kern General Hospital
- Mercy Hospital
- Mobil Chemical Company
- Mohawk Petroleum Company
- Mohawk Refinery (Getty Oil)
- North American Power Grp
- Oilfield Construction Company
- Pacific Gas and Electric Company/Kern Plant
- Pacific Light and Power Company
- Pacific Southern Foundry
- Palomar Refining Company
- Republic Carbon Products Company Inc.
- San Joaquin Light and Power Corp
- San Joaquin Refining
- Shell Oil Absorption Plant
- Signal Oil & Gas Company
- Smith-Mabry Company
- South Coles Levee Refinery
- Standard Oil
- Sunland Refining Corporation
- Texaco Refinery
- Tosco Oil
- Union Oil
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Bakersfield, California
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Bakersfield, California. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Distance: 94.9 miles
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Distance: 93.5 miles
Mesothelioma Doctors near Bakersfield, California
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Bakersfield, California. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.
Dr. Michael Y. Chang
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
4867 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Distance: 93.4 miles
Dr. Robert Brian Cameron
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Distance: 94.0 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Bakersfield, California
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in California, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.
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