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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Berkeley, California

Asbestos Exposure in Berkeley, CA

Berkeley is a city of approximately 107,000 located on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay in California. Incorporated as a city in 1909, Berkeley is a diverse, modern municipality comprising residential, industrial, and commercial areas clustered around the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, the city's top employer. Other major employers include Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and Bayer. Berkeley has a long tradition of social and political activism, and is known for being one of the most liberal cities in the United States.

Until the mid-19th century, Berkeley was mainly farms and ranchland, with some waterfront activity. In 1868, the first campus of the University of California was established at Berkeley. Railroads, streetcars, electricity and other modern conveniences quickly followed. In 1906, many refugees displaced by the Great San Francisco Earthquake relocated to Berkeley, beginning a population and manufacturing boom. In 1916, the Peet Brothers Manufacturing Company built a new factory to manufacture toilet soaps. The company eventually became Colgate-Palmolive following a series of mergers, and was active through most of the 20th century before ceasing operations in 1982. World War II brought an increase in war manufacturing and an influx of workers from the nearby Kaiser Shipyards. Population and manufacturing both began to decline in the 1970s, and many older companies, such as Durkee Famous Foods, Inc. and Spenger’s Fish Grotto, a favorite West Berkeley restaurant for more than a hundred years, have closed their doors. In recent decades, economic activity has shifted towards the fields of higher education, scientific research, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

Berkeley's industrial past, combined with ongoing municipal and commercial construction place it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos cancer and you are looking for a mesothelioma doctor, scroll down to see a list of those located in and around Berkeley. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Berkeley.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Berkeley, California

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

  • Airco Temescal
  • Aircode Temescal Facilities
  • Alcan Metals Powders Company
  • Alta Bates Community Hospital - Webster & Regent Streets
  • Alta Bates Hospital
  • Animal Facility - 1101 5Th Street
  • Apartment House - 3110 College Avenue
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit Power
  • Benda Tool & Model Works
  • Berkeley Forge & Tool
  • Berkeley High School
  • Berkeley Library - 774 Gragmont Avenue
  • Berkeley Public Health Building
  • California Farm Insurance Company
  • California Ink Company
  • California Packing Corp
  • California School For Deaf and Blind
  • Chriss Pay Less Plumbing Shop
  • City of Berkeley - Firehouse #1
  • Claremont Hotel Company
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Cutter Laboratories
  • Data Documents Incorporated
  • Del Monte Corp
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Desoto Chemical Company, Inc.
  • Dreyers Ice Cream
  • Durkee Famous Foods
  • Dyma Industries
  • E.H. Morril Plumbing Company
  • Emerson Elementary School
  • First Savings - Shattuck Avenue & Center Street
  • Garfield Swim Center - Hopkins & Carlotta Streets
  • Golden Gate Fields (Race Track)
  • Golden Rich Dairy - Creamery
  • Great Western Savings & Loan
  • H. Mcclellan
  • Henderson Motors
  • Herrick Hospital
  • Herrick Memorial Hospital - 2001 Dwight Way
  • Hiller Foundation - 2736 Bancroft Way
  • Industrial Steel Tank
  • Joast Manufacturing Company
  • Kaiser Laboratories
  • Lewis & Mcdermott
  • Mannings Restaurant
  • Marina Restaurant - University Avenue
  • Marriott Inn
  • Mcdermott Insulation - 2Nd & Hanison
  • Metals Disintegrating Company
  • Pacific Bell
  • Pacific Coast Incinerators
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone - Bancoft Station
  • Peet and Brothers Manufacturing Company
  • Peet Brothers Manufacturing Company
  • Philadelphia Quartz Company of California Ltd.
  • Private Office, Pres., Universityof California
  • Public Library - 1328 Alston Way
  • Pure Carbonic Inc
  • Refuse Disposal Company
  • S.K.S. Die Casting
  • Saint Joseph's Covent
  • Santa Fe Team Track
  • Sather Gate Parking
  • School For The Deaf- Vocational Education Building
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Sierra Sound Recording Studio (Alcatraz & Prince)
  • Soland Professional Building
  • Spengers Fish Grotto
  • Svenhards Bakery
  • Tenneco Heating Corporation
  • Theology College
  • Thompson Paint Company
  • Truitt & White Lumber Company
  • Tuttle Manufacturing
  • U.C. Berkeley - Ceramics Laboratory
  • Uc Berkeley
  • Uc Berkeley Admin Building
  • Uc Berkeley Auditorium
  • Uc Berkeley Barrows Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Beverton Building
  • Uc Berkeley Biochemistry Building
  • Uc Berkeley Boalt Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Chemistry Building
  • Uc Berkeley Cyclotron
  • Uc Berkeley Dorms
  • Uc Berkeley Earth Science Building
  • Uc Berkeley Etcheverry Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Latimer Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Lawrence Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Life Science Building
  • Uc Berkeley Math and Science Building
  • Uc Berkeley Mclaughlin Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Physics Building
  • Uc Berkeley Radiation Lab
  • Uc Berkeley Science Lab
  • Uc Berkeley Smith Hall
  • Uc Berkeley Warren Legal Center
  • Uc Berkeley Zellerbach Auditorium
  • United Artists Theatre
  • United Engineering & Foundry Company
  • University of California
  • University of California - Bancroft Way
  • University of California - Bio Chemistry Laboratory - Room 101
  • University of California - Corey Hall
  • University of California - Davis Hall
  • University of California - Doe Memorial Library
  • University of California - Downer Laboratory
  • University of California - Fernwell Dormitories
  • University of California - Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
  • University of California - Gioninni Hall - 1St Floor
  • University of California - Hearst Memorial Building
  • University of California - Life Sciences Building
  • University of California - Moffett Undergraduate Libary Utility
  • University of California - Temporary Buildings
  • Viking Forge
  • Vocational School For The Blind - Derby Street
  • Voco Nut Products Company
  • Xoma Laboratories

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Berkeley, California

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice within a 100-mile radius of Berkeley, California. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

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

Distance: 10.8 miles

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

Distance: 10.8 miles

Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305
Distance: 32.0 miles

Pulmonary Medicine Associates
Roseville, CA 95661

Distance: 81.1 miles

Locate a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Berkeley

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Berkeley, California. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, areas of expertise and how to contact the cancer center.

San Francisco, CA 94143
Distance: 10.8 miles

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94115

Distance: 11.2 miles

Stanford Cancer Center
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 32.0 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Berkeley

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services near Berkeley, California for your convenience.

California Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Berkeley, California

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

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Berkeley, California

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 Berkeley 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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