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Walnut Creek, California

Walnut Creek is a city in Contra Costa County, California, with a population of just over 64,000. First settled in 1849, Walnut Creek is a largely residential city with 1,800 acres preserved as open space. Companies headquartered in Walnut Creek include American Reprographics Company and Central Garden & Pet. Service and retail industries make up a large portion of the economy, with healthcare accounting for several of the city's largest employers, including John Muir Health, Kaiser Permanente and HCR Manor Care.

In 1850, California became a state and Walnut Creek was established on former Mexican land grants. A town was laid out in 1860, and officially became Walnut Creek in 1862. Walnut Creek grew slowly in its first century, with fruit and nut growing as a primary occupation until the 1930s. After 1950, the completion of the Broadway Shopping Center and new highway construction spurred population growth. Kaiser Hospital, now Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, opened in 1953, and John Muir Memorial Hospital opened in 1965. Both facilities continue to be key employers for the city. Dow Chemical operated a 28-acre research and development campus in Walnut Creek's Shadelands industrial area. The facility closed in 1993, and the former light industrial area is becoming dominated by medical office specialties.

Walnut Creek's history of construction and renovation makes asbestos exposure, and the risk of mesothelioma, a cause for concern. Much of the city's development occurred during the early and mid-20th century, when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Walnut Creek are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Walnut Creek, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Walnut Creek

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

  • Alpha Beta Market
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit Power
  • Diablo Keys Apartments
  • Dillingham Office Building
  • Dow Chemical
  • East Bay Mud Water Project
  • Elementary School 40
  • Evangelical Church
  • Gemco Store
  • Heather Farms Golf Club
  • Indian Valley School
  • John Muir Hospital
  • Kaiser Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente Center
  • Kaiser X-Ray Room
  • Lincoln Office Building
  • Mannings Restaurant
  • Mental Hospital
  • Montgomery Wards
  • Motel 6
  • Municipal Golf Course
  • Olympic Plaza
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone
  • Rossmoor Retirement
  • S & J Eng. Contractors
  • Safeway
  • Saint John's Vianney Church
  • Saint Luke's Church
  • San Miguel School
  • Security First National Bank
  • Terrel Jewelers
  • Tice Valley School
  • Tyrrell Jewlers
  • Valley Verde Elementary School
  • Varian Aerograph
  • Woodland School
  • Ygnacio High School

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Walnut Creek, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Walnut Creek, 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: 22.8 miles


505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 22.2 miles


Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 33.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Walnut Creek, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Walnut Creek, 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: 22.2 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: 22.2 miles

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

Distance: 33.2 miles

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

Distance: 72.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Walnut Creek, 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.

Asbestos Related News in California

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