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Orange, California

Orange is situated in central Orange County, California, approximately 32 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The city has a population of more than 137,000 and occupies 27 square miles. Incorporated in 1871, Orange was the only city in Orange County to be planned and built around a plaza, which earned it nickname “Plaza City”. Orange is unique in that many of the homes in its Old Town District were built prior to 1920; whereas many other cities in the region demolished such houses in the 1960s, Orange decided to preserve them.

Orange began as a farming community, although it took several years of trial and error for the settlers to discover the most successful crops. The first crops included various types of grains. Many of the farmers then planted grape vines, primarily for raisins. The settlers also tried growing tropical fruits such as bananas, pineapples and guavas, but without much success. In 1873, the farmers began planting orange groves. The town experienced its first growth spurt during the 1890’s (as did many of the surrounding communities), thanks to ever-increasing demands for California-grown citrus fruits, a period some refer to as the “Orange Era”. Similar to most cities in Orange County, agriculture formed the backbone of the local economy, and growth in Orange was slow and steady until the 1950s, when a second real estate boom spurred development. Inspired by the development of a region-wide freeway system which connected Los Angeles' urban center with outlying areas like Orange, large tracts of housing were developed from the 1950s to the early 1970s, and this continues today, albeit at a much slower pace, at the eastern edge of the city. Among the city’s top employers are the University of California Irvine Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, and Chapman University.

Orange, California has a lengthy history of development and construction which places it in high-risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos in Orange, you may benefit by seeking counsel from an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Orange

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

  • Consolidated Orange Growers Assn
  • General Tire & Rubber Company
  • Johnson Specialty Company
  • Jordan Rogers Company
  • Marcal Paper Mills, Inc
  • Orange Canning Company
  • Orange County General Hospital
  • Orange County Sanitation
  • Refining Associates
  • Sisters of St. Joseph's of Orange
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Twyman Engineering Company
  • Union Bank, Glendale Siding
  • University of California Irvine Medical Center
  • Vitrefrax Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Orange, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Orange, 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: 27.9 miles


8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Distance: 36.5 miles


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

Distance: 39.9 miles


1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

Distance: 24.8 miles


10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 72.6 miles


10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Distance: 72.6 miles


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

Distance: 74.4 miles


St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
1100 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 3.1 miles


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

Distance: 3.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Orange, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Orange, 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: 34.8 miles

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

Distance: 39.3 miles

Dr. Joel M. Baumgartner
University of California San Diego Cancer Center
Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Distance: 74.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Orange, 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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