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Van Nuys, California

Asbestos Exposure in Van Nuys, CA

Van Nuys is a neighborhood of approximately 103,700 residents in the city of Los Angeles, California. First platted in 1911, the area is named for Isaac Van Nuys. Van Nuys became a part of the city of Los Angeles in 1915. Over the years, Van Nuys has gone from a commuter suburb to an automotive manufacturing center. Today, Van Nuys is a diverse community with an economic focus primarily on service and manufacturing sector jobs. Van Nuys also has a sizeable historic district, with many homes dating from the 1920s and 1930s.

Van Nuys was a planned community, with schools and key municipal and commercial buildings established early. Built around the Pacific Electric streetcar line, Van Nuys developers emphasized commuting as a draw to homebuyers, laying the foundations of a car culture which defined the neighborhood for much of the 20th century. In 1945, General Motors opened its Van Nuys Assembly Plant, which was a major employer until its closing in 1992. Van Nuys Boulevard was also the home of "cruise culture,” with teenagers showing off their rebuilt classic autos. The boulevard is still notable for its many auto dealerships. In 1954, Anheuser-Busch opened a brewery which eventually included a factory tour by sky trolley and a Busch Gardens theme park. Also built in 1954 was the Jos. Schlitz Company brewery, which was acquired by Stroh Brewery Company in 1982. Stroh closed its Van Nuys plant in 1989; the Anheuser-Busch brewery is still active. George Lucas founded his special effects company, Industrial Light and Magic, in Van Nuys in 1975 to produce effects for the movie Star Wars.

Van Nuys, California has a diverse history of manufacturing and construction which makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers. Mesothelioma treatment facilities in and around Van Nuys are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Van Nuys, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Van Nuys

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

  • Anheuser-Busch Brewery
  • Birmingham General Hospital
  • Birmingham High School
  • Continental Can Company
  • Fernholtz Machinery Company
  • General Motors
  • Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company
  • Lockheed
  • Marquardt Corporation
  • Metropolitan Airport
  • Micro-Radionics
  • Mid Valley Ymca
  • North American Rockwell
  • Power House
  • Safeway Cookie Factory
  • Schlitz Brewery
  • Sun Lumber Company
  • Superior Industries
  • Valley Medical Building
  • Van Nuys Courthouse
  • Whittaker Gyro Division
  • YMCA

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Van Nuys, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Van Nuys, 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: 16.7 miles


8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Distance: 9.1 miles


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

Distance: 8.0 miles


1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010

Distance: 28.4 miles


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

Distance: 42.7 miles


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

Distance: 42.7 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Van Nuys, California

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

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

Distance: 8.5 miles

Dr. Michael Y. Chang
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
4867 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Distance: 10.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Van Nuys, 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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