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Oakland, California

Asbestos Exposure in Oakland, CA

Oakland is the eighth largest city in California, with an estimated population of 400,000. The city of Oakland, known as the heart of the East Bay section of the San Francisco Bay Area, is a central hub city for the region and serves as the seat of Alameda County. Oakland is known for its history of political activism, as well as its professional sports franchises and major corporations, which include health care, dot-com companies and manufacturers of household products.

Incorporated in 1852, Oakland initially served as a rich resource when its hillside oak and redwood timber were logged to build San Francisco, and Oakland's fertile flatland soils helped it become a prolific agricultural region. During the California Gold Rush, Oakland became the main staging post for passengers and cargo journeying between the Bay Area and the Sierra foothills. Economic growth was fueled by the general post–World War I recovery, as well as oil discoveries in Los Angeles and, most notably, the widespread introduction of the automobile. In 1916, General Motors opened a Chevrolet automobile factory in East Oakland, making cars and then trucks until 1963. During World War II, the East Bay Area was home to many war-related industries. Among these was Kaiser Shipyards in nearby Richmond. During the mid 1990s, Oakland experienced somewhat of an economic "renaissance" with new downtown land development. Officials at the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport, began multimillion-dollar expansion plans to remain competitive with rival shipping ports and airports on the West Coast. The Port of Oakland is the fifth busiest in the United States. Currently, Oakland's leading industries are business and health care services, transportation, food processing, light manufacturing, government, and entertainment. Among Oakland’s largest employers are Kaiser Permanente, Southwest Airlines, and Children's Hospital. The city is also home to many major corporations including Matson, Clorox, Dreyer's and Cost Plus World Markets.

Oakland's lengthy history of manufacturing makes exposure to asbestos an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for pleural mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Oakland, California, you may benefit from contacting Dr. David Jablons. You may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Oakland

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

  • A T & T - Grizzley Park Boulevard
  • Aaa - Boiler & Machinery
  • Abex-Amsco Division
  • Acme Central Metal Products
  • Administration Building
  • Adult Day School
  • Airport Office Center
  • Alameda County Administration Building
  • Alameda County Court
  • Alameda County Plumbing Shop
  • Albers Flour Mill
  • Albers Milling
  • Albert Brown Mortuary
  • Alta Building Materials Company
  • Amaco Division
  • American Bitumis
  • American Brake Shoe
  • American Brass & Iron
  • American Bridge - Flour
  • American Can Company
  • American Consumers Industries
  • American Maganese Steel
  • American President Lines, Ltd.
  • American Toy Company
  • Amsco Division
  • Anson Blake
  • Archer
  • Argonaut
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Ashland Chemical Company
  • Associated Metals
  • Atlas Imperial Diesel Engineering Company
  • Avis Truck Rental - Oakport Street
  • B.A.R.T. Administration Building
  • Ball Cannery
  • Bank of America
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit Power
  • Bay Cities Asbestos Company
  • Bay Photo Company
  • Bermuda Building - 2150 Franklin Street
  • Blue Cross Building
  • Boyter-Johnson
  • Bricklayers, Stone & Marble Mason's Union Local 8
  • Brockway Glass Company
  • C.W. Roen Construction Company
  • California College of Arts and Crafts
  • California Cooperative Producers Company
  • California Cotton Mills
  • California Electric and Generating Company
  • California Packing Corporation
  • Callifornia Flax Mills
  • Calo Pet Food
  • Cargill Company
  • Carnation Milk Company
  • Carnation Pet Food
  • Casper's Industries
  • Casper's Machine Shop
  • Castlemont High School
  • Central Oakland Light and Power Company
  • Chevrolet Motor Company of Calif
  • Chevron Asphalt Company
  • Childrens Hospital
  • Chip Steak Company
  • Christian Ladies Homes
  • Christian Lyons
  • Claremont Hotel Company
  • Clement Street Powerhouse
  • Clorox Building
  • Coca-Cola
  • College of Holy Names
  • Colombo Baking Company
  • Columbia Phonograph Company
  • Con Agra Flour Milling Company
  • Concordia College
  • Continental Can Company
  • Contra Costa Laundry Company
  • Crane Supply Company
  • Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Cryers Shipyard
  • Cutler Lubinger Company
  • Cyclone Fence
  • D.C. Miley Company
  • Defiance
  • Del Monte Corp
  • Delaval Turbine
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dreisbach Enterprises Warehouse
  • Dreyers Ice Cream
  • Durant Motor Company of Calif
  • Durkee Famous Foods
  • Eagle Wing
  • East Bay Mud Sanitation Plant
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • East Bay Sanitary Rag Works
  • Easter Seal Building - Telegraph & Merrima
  • Eastmont Mall
  • El Dorado Building
  • El Dorado Oil Works
  • Ferro Enameling Company
  • First National Bank
  • First Savings & Loan
  • First Western Building
  • Fisher Body Division of General Motors
  • Fleishmanns Yeast
  • Flying Mist
  • Flying Yankee
  • Foremost Food & Chemical
  • Fox Theater
  • Freight Terminal Department
  • Friction Supply
  • Fruitvale Cannery
  • Fruitvale Canning Company
  • Garner Heat Treat Inc.
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • General Electric
  • General Engineering & Drydock
  • General Foods - Maxwell House Division
  • General Metals
  • General Motors - Liquid Carbonic Division
  • General Services Administration Building
  • Gerber Foods
  • Gladman Nursing Home
  • Glidden Paint
  • Globe Metals Company
  • Goachman Hall
  • Golden Grain
  • Golden West Brewing Company
  • Golden West Savings Tower
  • Graham Ship Repair & Dry Docks
  • Gray Dress Shop
  • Great Western Power Company of California
  • Groeniger & Company
  • Grove Street Pier
  • Grove Valve & Regulator Company
  • Gus Kroesen Navy Tailor
  • Harrison Hotel
  • Harrison Street Office Building
  • Havenscourt Jr High School
  • Hazel Atlas Glass
  • Hershey Chocolate
  • High Flyer
  • Highland Hospital
  • Hiller Highland Country Club
  • Holy Names College
  • Howard Terminal
  • Hudson Lumber
  • Hurley Marine Works
  • Hydro-Blast Corporation
  • Industrial Steam
  • James Green- Non-Specific Site
  • Jewish Temple-Park Blvd
  • John C. Evans Plumbing Company
  • Judson Manufacturing Company
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation
  • Kaiser Building
  • Kaiser Center
  • Kaiser Hospital
  • Kaiser Shipyard
  • Kaiser Steel
  • Kilpatricks Bakery
  • Kirby's Restaurant
  • L J Kruse Company
  • L. M. Macdermot
  • L.F. Witharn
  • Laher Brake & Spring Company
  • Lake Sales
  • Laney College
  • Learner Company
  • Leslie Foods
  • Linde Air Company
  • Liquid Carbonic Div. of G.M
  • Lorentzen Company
  • Macarthur & Broadway Center
  • Malott & Peterson
  • Mandarin
  • Mansfield Tire & Rubber
  • Marlsbary Manufacturing Company
  • Mars Metals Company
  • Marshall Steel Company
  • Martin Luther King School
  • Martinolich Ship Repair/Shipyard
  • Masonic Temple
  • Matson Navigation (Oakland Piers)
  • Matson Terminals
  • Mc Clymonds High School
  • Mcdermott Meat Company
  • Mcdonough Steel Company
  • Mcguire & Hester Corporation
  • Merritt College
  • Merritt Hospital
  • Merritt Ship Repair
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Mills College
  • Mills College - Boiler Room
  • Mister Steiner Residence
  • Mobile Oil
  • Mohawk Meat Packing
  • Monarch Steel Company
  • Montana Flour Mills Company
  • Monterey Mechanical Company
  • Moore Dry Dock
  • Moore Wear Paint
  • Morning Light
  • Murray B Marsh Company
  • Nabisco
  • National Biscuit
  • National Ice
  • National Lead Company of California
  • Naval Air Station
  • Naval Hospital
  • Naval Supply Center
  • Neptune's Car
  • New Laney College - Pexalta School District
  • Oak Knoll Naval Hospital
  • Oak Street Pier
  • Oakland Airport
  • Oakland Alameda Coliseum
  • Oakland Army Base
  • Oakland Bank For Savings
  • Oakland California Towel Company
  • Oakland City Center
  • Oakland City Hall
  • Oakland County Jail
  • Oakland Gas Light and Heat Company
  • Oakland Health Club
  • Oakland High School
  • Oakland Hospital Tower
  • Oakland Hotel
  • Oakland International Airport
  • Oakland Museum
  • Oakland Naval Shipyard
  • Oakland Naval Supply Center
  • Oakland Police Department
  • Oakland School Department
  • Oakland Sheetmetal Supply Company
  • Oakland Shipyards
  • Oakland Tech High School
  • Oakland Transit Company
  • Oakland Unified School Distrct
  • Oaknoll Hospital - Building 500
  • Oliver Tire and Rubber Company
  • Owen Illinois
  • Owens Brockway Glass
  • Owens Corning
  • Owens Illinois Glass Company
  • P M T Terminal
  • Pac Pipe Company
  • Pacific Bell
  • Pacific Coast Borat Company
  • Pacific Coast Shredded Wheat Company
  • Pacific Drydock & Repair Company
  • Pacific Electric Motor Company
  • Pacific Fire Extingguisher Company
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant
  • Pacific Pipe Company
  • Pacific Rubber and Tire Manufacturing Company
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone
  • Pacifica High School
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Peerless Coffee
  • Peralta College
  • Peralta Hospital
  • Perkins Ambassador Apartments
  • Piedmont Groceries
  • Pioneer Laundry Company
  • Plant Asbestos Company
  • Port of Oakland
  • Post Office
  • Pressure Cast Products
  • Providence Hospital
  • Prudential Life Insurance - 1940 Webster Street
  • R.D. Miner Company
  • Red Rover
  • Red Star Linen Service
  • Red Star Yeast Company
  • Ringleader
  • Rockridge Safeway
  • S.T. Johnson
  • Safeway
  • Saint Patrick's Church
  • Saint Paul Towers
  • Saint Theresa Church
  • Salvation Army - 366 6Th Street
  • San Francisco Oakland and San Jose Railroad Company
  • Sanitary Golden West Laundry
  • Satellite Senior Homes
  • Schnitzer Steel Products
  • Sea Land Services
  • Sea Land Transport
  • Seatrain
  • Seatrain Pneumatic Tube
  • Seatrain Port of Oakland
  • Sebro Building
  • Security Savings & Loan
  • Senior Citizen Building
  • Service Heat & Power Company
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Silvas Pipeline Inc.
  • Southern Pacific Company
  • Southern Pacific Railroad
  • St Elizabeth Church
  • St. Bertrahm's Church
  • Standard Brands Coffee
  • Standard Brands of California
  • Star Yeast Company
  • Superior Products Company
  • Taubman Construction
  • Taylor Estate
  • Tech High School
  • Telegraph Avenue Elec and Railway Company
  • The Learner Company
  • Times Star Building
  • Todd Shipyard
  • Transamerica Title Insurance
  • Treasure Island Naval Reserve
  • Truck & Rail
  • Underground Construction Company
  • Union Carbide Corp
  • Union Ice Company
  • Union Oil Company Building
  • United California Bank
  • Universal Airways
  • Us Air Force
  • Us Cold Storage
  • Us Navy Hospital - Building 14
  • Us Navy Supply Center
  • Uss Dixie
  • Uvalde (Uss)
  • Veterans Administration Building
  • Victor Talking Machine Company
  • Virginia Chemical
  • Vulcan Steel Foundry
  • Wagner & Niehaus
  • Walnut
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • West Coast Soap Company
  • West Oakland Health Center
  • Western Corrugated Box Inc
  • Western Macarthur Company
  • Westward Ho
  • Whitley
  • William J Cryer & Sons
  • Womens Athletic Club
  • YMCA

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Oakland, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Oakland, 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: 10.6 miles

505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 9.7 miles

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 26.6 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Oakland, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Oakland, 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: 9.7 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: 9.7 miles

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

Distance: 26.6 miles

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

Distance: 84.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Oakland, 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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