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San Jose, California

Asbestos Exposure in San Jose, CA

San Jose is a city at the southern end of San Francisco Bay in California. With a population of approximately 958,700, San Jose is California's third-largest city, as well as the county seat of Santa Clara County. Originally founded in 1777 as a farming community, San Jose has become a major center for technology as part of California's "Silicon Valley" region. Home to more than 5,600 high-tech companies, San Jose includes Cisco Systems, IBM, eBay and Hitachi among its top employers. Possibly the most unusual landmark in San Jose is the Winchester Mansion, built by the heiress to the Winchester Rifle fortune. Under continuous construction for 38 years, the house contains a number of architectural oddities reflecting the owner's superstitious beliefs.

Though incorporated as a city in 1850, San Jose remained a relatively small farming community until the 1920s. Stone fruits were a major crop, and companies such as the Garden City Packing Company shipped fresh, dried and canned fruit across the country. The Beech-Nut Packing Company established a baby-food cannery in the 1920s which operated until the late 20th century. In the 1930s, the Eggo Foods Company began producing its trademark frozen waffles. The plant, currently owned by Kellogg, is still in operation. After World War II, returning soldiers spurred a housing construction boom, and San Jose began a shift from agriculture towards electronics and computer technology industries. IBM relocated to San Jose in 1943, and added a research and development facility in 1952. Defense contractors such as FMC Corporation and Raytheon also helped establish San Jose as a technology center. High-tech continues to form a substantial part of San Jose's economy.

San Jose's history of construction and manufacturing, much of it concentrated during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used, places it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around San Jose at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in San Jose, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in San Jose

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

  • Accent Foods
  • Accent Manufacturing Plant
  • Agnews State Hospital
  • Albertsons Market
  • Alexian Brothers Clinic
  • Alexian Brothers Hospital
  • Almaden Plaza
  • Almaden Winery
  • Alpha Beta Market
  • Alum Rock School
  • Amalgamated Superior Engineering Inc
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • B & C Plumbing
  • Bank of America
  • Barron and Gray Packing Company
  • Beech Nut Packing Company
  • Beechnut Foods
  • Bel Arbor Apartments
  • Bellamine Residence Hall
  • Blackford High School
  • Borcher Brothers
  • Branham High School
  • Brigadoon Sub-Division
  • Burke Rubber Company
  • Cal Sweep Company
  • Calif Pipe Serv
  • California Canners & Growers
  • California Customs Sub-Division
  • California Growers and Canners
  • California Packing Corporation
  • Carnation Company
  • Central Services Company
  • Century Glen Sub-Division
  • Century Green Sub-Division
  • Century Oaks Sub-Division
  • Classic On Hill Sub-Division
  • Clement Building
  • Contadina Foods
  • Dan Caputo Company
  • DeAnn Lanai Apartments
  • Del Monte Corp
  • Eastridge Center Ice Rink
  • Eastridge Mall
  • Eggo Foods
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Electric Improvement Company
  • Electric Storage Battery
  • Emporium
  • Fairchild & Intersil
  • Fairchild Semiconductor
  • Fairley Construction
  • Falstaff Brewing Corp
  • Farley Construction Company
  • Federal Building
  • First America Office Building
  • Fmc Corp
  • Foothill College
  • Fox Theater
  • Frito Lay Incorporated
  • G.C.T.
  • Garden City Packing Company
  • Gateway Project
  • General Electric Company
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Greco Canning Company
  • Guadalupe School
  • Guy F. Atkinson Company
  • Gym-San Jose State College
  • Hercules, Inc.
  • Hershel Calif Fruit Products Company
  • Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
  • Hoover Junior High School
  • Horsford Brothers
  • Howard Johnson Lodge
  • Hyatt House Hotel
  • I.B.M. Corporation
  • Industrial Mineral & Chemical
  • International Business Machine Corp
  • International Chemical and Mineral Corporation
  • International Paper Company
  • Jc Penney
  • Joseph Magnin
  • K Mart
  • Kingsberry Place
  • Langendorf Bakery
  • Leonard Herman Junior High School
  • Lewis & Tibbitts, Inc.
  • Liberty House
  • Lucretia School
  • Main Jail
  • Main Library
  • Mercury News
  • Meyers School
  • Miller School
  • Mirov-Trane Company
  • Monarch Match Company
  • Montgomery Ward
  • Morrill School
  • Mountain View Greenhouse
  • National Preserves Company
  • O.C. Mcdonald Company
  • Oak Grove High School
  • Ocala Middle School
  • Oconnor Hospital
  • Overfelt High School
  • Owens Corning
  • Owens Illinois Glass Company
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Pacific Bell
  • Pacific Brewing and Malting Company
  • Pacific By Products Company
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone
  • Park Center Plaza
  • Pearl Avenue School
  • Phototron
  • Piping Insulation
  • Pisano Brothers
  • Police Administration Building
  • Public Health Building
  • Raytheon
  • Red Star Industrial Service
  • Red Star Laundry
  • Regional Center
  • Richmond Chase Company
  • Safeway
  • San Clara Packing
  • San Jose Airport
  • San Jose Canning Company
  • San Jose Civic Center
  • San Jose Community Theatre
  • San Jose High School
  • San Jose Hospital
  • San Jose Meat Company
  • San Jose Municipal Courthouse
  • San Jose Plaza
  • San Jose School District
  • San Jose State College
  • San Jose State Generator
  • San Jose State University
  • San Jose Water Pollution Control Plant
  • San Jose Waterworks
  • Santa Clara Boiler Room
  • Santa Clara County Prison Farm
  • Santa Clara Packing Company
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • Sears & Roebuck
  • Seven Trees
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Stokeley Van Camp
  • Sun Garden Packing Company
  • Superior Court
  • Sylvia Cassell School
  • Terrell Elementary School
  • The Alameda
  • Town Park Tower
  • Tractor Exhaust
  • Trend Construction
  • Tropicana Village
  • Union Ice Company
  • United Gas and Electric Company
  • United States Products Company
  • United Technology Center
  • Us Post Office
  • Valley Packing
  • Vocational Center
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • West Valley Construction Company
  • Western Electric
  • Westgate Shopping Center
  • Woodlands Sub-Division
  • Worlds Fair Restaurant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near San Jose, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of San Jose, 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: 44.5 miles

505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 43.2 miles

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 17.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near San Jose, California

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

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

Distance: 17.5 miles

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: 43.2 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: 43.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in San Jose, 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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