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Carson, California

Asbestos Exposure in Carson, CA

After many decades as an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County, Carson became an independent city in 1968; it is the youngest municipality in the South Bay region of Greater Los Angeles. In contrast to its neighbor to the east, Long Beach, was incorporated almost a century earlier, in 1888, or to its neighbor to the west, Torrance, which became a city in 1921. Following its incorporation, Carson acted expeditiously to close most of the unwanted facilities that had been located in the city in the past like refuse dumps, landfills and auto dismantling plants. Carson began enforcing strict building and landscaping code and worked to attract successful new commercial ventures to the city. Consequently new industrial parks in Carson models of cleanliness and attention to appearance as well as beautification efforts by the city have in landscaped center medians, lighting projects, and public parks. Carson is home to California State University (formerly named California State College).

In 1921,the first drilling for oil was initiated at Dominguez Hill, on the northwest side of the Dominguez Rancho, site of the famous battle during the Mexican-American War called the Battle of Dominguez Rancho in 1846. Soon, a number of oil refineries were up and running, with over 350 oil derricks, tank farms, and sprawling industrial complexes populated the area. The major leases were with Shell Oil Company and Union Oil of California. Subsequently, oil led to a surge in jobs in the community and a subsequent post-war population surge. An average of 300 barrels per day was produced from these wells through 1960.

We have confirmed that Carson has many jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred, particularly in most oil refineries, like Shell Oil Refinery and Hancock Oil Refinery, where asbestos was used as insulation for extreme heat conditions. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Carson, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Robert Brian Cameron. Additionally, if you were exposed to asbestos in Carson, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Carson

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Carson where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Air Products & Chemicals
  • Allied Chemical
  • Apex International Alloys
  • Arco Oil Refinery
  • Arco Towers
  • Atlantic Richfield Company
  • California State College
  • Carson Oil
  • Conocophillips
  • County Sanitation District of La
  • Deepwater Chemical
  • Dye Master
  • Fletcher Oil
  • Fmc Corporation
  • G.A.T.X.
  • Ga Technologies
  • Hancock Oil Refinery
  • J.T. Thorpe, Inc.
  • Johns-Manville
  • Kaiser Cement & Gypsum Corp
  • Martin-Marietta
  • Monsanto
  • Norris Industries
  • O'Connor Engineering Labs
  • Orange County Sanitation
  • Pacific Fellows
  • Pathway Bellows
  • Post Transportation Company
  • Rio Grande- Vinvale Refinery
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Shell Oil Refinery
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Texaco Research
  • Union Oil Company
  • William H. Hutchinson & Sons
  • Witco Chemical

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Carson, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Carson, 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.

1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Distance: 14.3 miles

8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Distance: 16.8 miles

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Distance: 18.7 miles

1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

Distance: 26.8 miles

10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 89.5 miles

10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 89.5 miles

Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Distance: 90.9 miles

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 22.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Carson, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Carson, California. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Robert Brian Cameron
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Distance: 18.1 miles

Dr. Michael Y. Chang
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
4867 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Distance: 19.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Carson, 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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