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Chula Vista, California

Chula Vista, California is the second largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area and the seventh largest city in Southern California.  Chula Vista is Spanish for “beautiful view”, and was named such due to its scenic location between the San Diego Bay and coastal mountain foothills.  On October 17, 1911, Chula Vista officially became an incorporated city.

Chula Vista’s proximity to downtown San Diego and the Mexican border (7 miles to each) has propelled the city to the center of the California-Mexico Border Region, one of the richest economic and culturally diverse zones in the United States.  The San Diego Land and Town Company is responsible for initially developing Chula Vista lands around the turn of the 20th century.  Soon, industry caught on and Chula Vista became a thriving agricultural community.  At one point Chula Vista was the largest lemon-growing center in the world.  Rohr Industries, currently known as Goodrich Aerostructures Group, opened a factory in Chula Vista and began manufacturing aircraft parts, railcars, subway cars, and other mass transit equipment.  Largest employers presently located in Chula Vista are Southwestern College, Goodrich Aerostructures, and Sweetwater Union High School District.

Chula Vista has a number of sites where asbestos containing products were known to be used, particularly in the manufacturing and construction fields.  Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk to develop a form of asbestos cancer called mesothelioma.  If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Chula Vista, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Chula Vista

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

  • Chula Vista Jail
  • Chula Vista Power Plant
  • Food Machinery Corporation
  • L Street Building
  • Liquified Natural Gas Plant
  • Quality Steel Corporation
  • Rohr Aircraft - Building 45
  • Rohr Industries
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Company
  • San Diego Trust & Savings
  • San Diego United Port District
  • Sears
  • Silver Wing Elementary
  • South Bay Power Plant
  • Vlnge
  • West Vaco Cehmical Division, Food Machinery

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Chula Vista, California

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

10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 20.4 miles

10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 20.4 miles

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

Distance: 19.0 miles

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

Distance: 93.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Chula Vista, 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.

Asbestos Related News in California

CA Supreme Court Says Companies May Be Held Liable for Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

The Supreme Court of California has issued a ruling that companies can be held accountable for secondary exposure to asbestos in a worker's home.

Atezolizumab Approved for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab has been approved for use with chemotherapy-refractory metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


January 20, 2017
Emily Walsh

The Importance of Grief Counseling for Mesothelioma Patients and Families

“Mesothelioma is a disease that comes with a grim outlook with only an average of 8% of patients who survive five years after their diagnosis. Because it has such a poor prognosis, a big part of treating mesothelioma – or any form of cancer, really – includes addressing mental impact it has on patients and their family members.”