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Vallejo, California

Asbestos Exposure in Vallejo, CA

Vallejo is a city on San Pablo Bay in Solano County, California. With a population of nearly 116,000, it is the largest city in the county. Founded in 1851, Vallejo has long been a shipping and naval center, home of the now-inactive Mare Island Naval Shipyard and the California Maritime Academy. Among the city's top employers are Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park, Touro University, and the United States Forest Service, which has a regional office in Vallejo.

Vallejo served briefly as the state capital in 1852 and 1853, but was ultimately not chosen as the permanent capital. Instead, Vallejo was selected as the site of the Mare Island Naval Yard, which began operating in 1854. By the time of its closure in 1996, the yard occupied over 5,200 acres, had built more than 500 vessels, including the first West Coast-built nuclear submarine, and set a world speed record for building a destroyer - 17 1/2 days from start to launch. During the late 19th century, Vallejo was also a major wheat shipping port. In 1869, the Vallejo Elevator was built. The elevator later became the Starr & Company flour mill, and was acquired by the G.W. McNear Company in 1895. In 1906, Sperry Mills took over and became one of the founding companies of General Mills in 1929. General Mills operated the Sperry Flour division until its closure in 2004. The loss of the flour plant also led to the closing of a California Northern rail line. Although Vallejo has seen economic setbacks in recent years, it is focusing on redevelopment of the shipyard and waterfront, including a ferry service, to help restore the economy.

Vallejo has a long history of manufacturing and heavy industry, placing it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may benefit from contacting Dr. David Jablons. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Vallejo, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma attorney for legal advice.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Vallejo

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

  • Abbey of The Chimes
  • Albertsons Market
  • Beverly Manor Convalecent Hospital
  • California Maritime Academy
  • City of Vallejo
  • Federal Terrace School
  • Geo W Mcnear
  • Gurnard
  • K.Casper
  • Kaiser Hospital
  • K-Mart
  • Lincoln School
  • Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Plunger
  • Safeway
  • San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard
  • Santa Rosa Vallejo Tanning Company
  • Scamp
  • Solano Community College
  • Solano Junior High
  • Spring Towne Junior High School
  • Standard Oil
  • State Savings & Loan
  • United Sheetrock
  • Vallejo Civic Center
  • Vallejo Plunge School
  • Vallejo Shopping Center
  • Woodrow Wilson

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Vallejo, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Vallejo, 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: 24.9 miles


505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 25.2 miles


Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 48.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Vallejo, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Vallejo, 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: 25.2 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: 25.2 miles

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

Distance: 48.4 miles

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

Distance: 69.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Vallejo, 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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