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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Alameda, California

Asbestos Exposure in Alameda, CA

Nicknamed the Island City, Alameda is located on Alameda Island and Bay Farm Island, adjacent to nearby Oakland and the San Francisco Bay. The area was originally a marshy peninsula connected to Oakland but in 1902, the dredging of a shipping canal separated the communities and turned Alameda into an island. Bay Ship and Yacht Company, Alameda Hospital, the United States Coast Guard, and the City of Alameda are the community’s largest employers.

Alameda played an important role in the development of shipping facilities and technologies. The newly formed canal brought numerous industrial and shipbuilding companies to the city, such as Alameda Shipyard, Todd Shipyard, and Plant Brothers Shipyard. Bethlehem Steel Corporation had a presence in the city as well, as it owned and operated Alameda Works Shipyard, a shipyard once known as the largest and best equipped in the country. The site of Alameda Works was initially established in the early 1900s by the United Engineering Company; the only building remaining today is the Union Iron Works Powerhouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During World War II, the U.S. Navy acquired land for a Naval Air Station; the site housed two runways, two helicopter pads, and a control tower. The US Coast Guard bought Alameda land during this time as well, turning all of its 67 acres into training center facilities consisting of five barracks, a mess hall and galley, engineering and administration buildings, and an infirmary. Today, the United States Coast Guard maintains its presence in Alameda and is one of the top employers in Alameda, with over 2,300 employees.

Alameda’s shipbuilding and navy foundations may have placed workers at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and you are looking for a mesothelioma expert, scroll down to the bottom to see a list of those located close to Alameda. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you were exposed to asbestos in Alameda, California.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Alameda

If you worked at any of these companies and/or job sites in Alameda, California, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

  • Alameda High School
  • Alameda Hospital
  • Alameda Naval Air Station
  • Alameda Naval Shipyard
  • Alameda Oakland and Piedmont Electric Railway
  • Alameda Police Departmant
  • Alameda Post Office
  • Alameda Shipyard
  • Allied Engineering Corp
  • Alpha Beta Market
  • Best Foundry
  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Bethlehem Steel Pacific Coast
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding
  • City of Alameda Muni Lighting Plant
  • Coast Guard Mess Hall - Building 39
  • Coastal Services
  • Dietrick Construction
  • Encinal Terminals
  • Fore Terminals
  • General Engineering & Drydock
  • General Walker Naval Air Station
  • Matson Alameda Container Shipping
  • Mervyns
  • Naval Air Station
  • Naval Coast Guard
  • Naval Supply Center Annex
  • Owen Haskel TSPS Building
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas
  • Pacific Bridge
  • Pacific Coast Borat Company
  • Pacific Coast Engineering
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone
  • Plant Brothers Shipyard
  • President Cleveland (Second)
  • President Wilson (Second)
  • Safeway
  • Seatrain Alameda Container Shipping
  • Skippy Peanut Butter
  • Todd Shipyard
  • U.S. Navy
  • United Engineering
  • United Engineering Company
  • United States Naval Air Station
  • Us Coast Guard
  • Us Coast Guard Government Island
  • William Cryor & Son

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Alameda, California

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma doctors located within a 100-mile radius of Alameda, California. To view more information about the doctor's background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and office locations, please click on the doctor detail link provided.

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 8.3 miles

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 8.3 miles

Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305
Distance: 23.9 miles

Pulmonary Medicine Associates
Roseville, CA 95661

Distance: 87.2 miles

Contact a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Alameda, California

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Alameda, California have the resources available to assist you. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate cancer center detail link.

San Francisco, CA 94143
Distance: 8.3 miles

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94115

Distance: 9.5 miles

Stanford Cancer Center
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 23.9 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Alameda

Cancer support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling. The following local services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma.

California Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Alameda, California

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Alameda, California, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a claim. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of California.

Legal Help for Alameda Residents with Mesothelioma

Dean, Omar & Branham, LLP is a law firm dedicated to using the legal profession to make our community safer. When someone is badly hurt because someone else did not act reasonably, we are here to help provide whatever justice the legal system can give the family who has been wronged.

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM's experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

At Gori Julian and Associates, P.C., we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

The lawyers of Kaiser Gornick LLP in San Francisco have extensive experience handling mesothelioma claims. We have obtained substantial compensation for our clients in successful verdicts and settlements.

Since its founding in 1974, Kazan Law has represented thousands of people suffering from asbestos related illnesses, particularly mesothelioma. Our principals are among the most experienced mesothelioma lawyers in the country.

Levin Simes is staffed with expert attorneys with decades of total experience litigating and trying mesothelioma cases.  Our staff of lawyers, investigators, and legal assistants are here to assist you and your family with both the legal aspects of your diagnosis, and the personal and medical.

As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

Resources for Alameda, California Mesothelioma Patients

Asbestos-Related News in California

Researchers Explore Stem Cells for Personalized Cancer Vaccines

Stanford, California - June 26, 2018

Researchers at Stanford University discovered stem cells that could lead to a breakthrough for personalized cancer vaccines. Learn more at

New Documentary Shines Light on Asbestos and Mesothelioma

San Luis Obispo, California - March 13, 2018

After their grandmother’s death from mesothelioma, two cousins decided to create a documentary to raise awareness on the disease. Learn more at

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Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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