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Martinez, California

Established in 1876, the city of Martinez occupies 12.5 square miles along the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers in the central part of Contra Costa County, California. Martinez was one of the oldest Anglo cities in California before California became a state. The city’s roots can be traced to the late 1840’s, when it served as a ferryboat transit point across the Carquinez straits on the way to the gold fields. Today, Martinez serves as the county seat and has an estimated population of more than 36,700. The city’s downtown is notable for its large number of preserved old buildings.

From a trading post in 1849 to incorporation in 1876, Martinez was a gold rush and shipping boomtown. In 1915, Shell Oil Company built an oil refinery near Martinez, which sparked a building boom in the area. A second area refinery, presently called The Golden Eagle Refinery (owned by Tesoro Petroleum Company), together with the Shell facilities, help make Martinez a major petroleum processing center and port. Martinez's oil refineries can still be seen today from Interstate 680. Besides Shell Oil Company, other top employers in Martinez include Veterans Health Administration, Kaiser Permanente, and Martinez Unified School District.

Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at many jobsites, oil refineries in particular, in Martinez, California. Accordingly, asbestos exposure has been an issue for workers and their loved ones. If you were exposed to asbestos in Martinez and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Martinez

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

  • Acillies
  • Alhambra High School
  • Amorco Wharf Facilities
  • Avon Refinery - Alkylation Unit
  • Cf Braun & Company For Shell Oil
  • Children's Receiving Home
  • Contra Costa College
  • Contra Costa County Administration Building
  • Contra Costa County Courthouse
  • Deseret Park, Inc.
  • Educational Center
  • Hall of Justice
  • Hidden Valley Elementary School
  • Housing For The Elderly
  • Juvenile Hall
  • Laborers Union - Local 324
  • Lion Oil Refining Company
  • Martinez Administration Building
  • Martinez Phillips Refinery
  • Martinez Refinery
  • Monsanto Chemical
  • Mou Plant
  • Mountain Copper Company
  • Orich Oil Company
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Shell Chemical Company
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Standard Oil
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery
  • Tidewater Oil Company
  • Tosco Chemical
  • Trumbull Asphalt Company
  • Ultramar Diamond California
  • Union Oil
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Veteran's Affairs Hospital

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Martinez, California

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


Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Distance: 20.2 miles


505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 19.9 miles


Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 38.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Martinez, California

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

Dr. David M. Jablons
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero Street, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 19.9 miles

Dr. Thierry Marie Jahan
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 19.9 miles

Dr. Mark R. Cullen
Stanford School of Medicine
1265 Welch Rd
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 38.1 miles

Dr. Mark W. Lischner
Pulmonary Medicine Associates
5 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 190
Roseville, CA 95661

Distance: 72.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Martinez, 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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