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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Brea, California

Brea, California, is a city of 40,377 residents located at the juncture of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. Ready access to four airports and six freeways, buses and passenger rail have made Brea a prime destination for work, shopping, entertainment and cultural activities. Residents enjoy a wide range of public artworks, thanks to a program begun in 1975 which continues today. Top city employers include the Brea Mall, Mercury Insurance Group and Bank of America.

Formerly known as Randolph, the City of Brea (the Spanish word for "tar") is named for the rich oil deposits which once seeped into the soil. Early settlers used the oil-saturated clods of earth for fuel and waterproof roofing material. In 1894, the Union Oil Company of California purchased 1,200 acres of land in Randolph for oil drilling, and other companies followed suit. Four years later, the Olinda Oil Well #1 struck oil, touching off a boom that lasted into the 1940s. Nearby citrus groves also prospered, and in 1911, as oil-related industries and businesses sprang up, Randolph was officially renamed Brea. Brea was later incorporated as a city in 1917, with a population of 732. By 1921, Brea had developed into a sizable community, with schools, churches, a power plant to provide street lighting, and public water works. Oil production declined after the 1940s, but through the mid-20th century, new businesses and residents continued to flock to the area. Industrial parks, housing developments, and freeways were constructed, and Brea continued to grow. The Brea Mall opened in 1977, with a mix of anchor and specialty stores, even an ice skating rink, and quickly became a magnet for retail and social activity. Brea has also developed its downtown area, and the "Birch Street" area includes a pedestrian mall, restaurants, shops and cinemas.

Brea's prominent oil industry, coupled with significant construction activity, makes asbestos exposure, and the risk of mesothelioma, an ongoing concern. Mesothelioma information including top doctors and cancer centers in and around Brea are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Brea, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Brea

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

  • Ameron Company
  • Ammoniaco Corp
  • Brea Chemical
  • Brea Chemicals Inc
  • Chicksan Company
  • Collier Carbon & Chemical
  • Gas Processors Inc
  • Getty Oil
  • Mueller Company
  • Rucker Schaffer Tool Works
  • Shell Chemical Company
  • Shell Oil Absorbtion Plant
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Tretolite Corporation
  • Union Oil Company of California

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Brea, California

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

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, CA 91010
Distance: 15.9 miles

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Distance: 28.3 miles

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Distance: 34.3 miles

University of California San Diego Cancer Center
Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, CA 92093

Distance: 83.0 miles

Locate a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Brea, California

Browse through the list of mesothelioma cancer centers below that are within a 100-mile radius of Brea, California. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.

St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 9.6 miles

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 9.6 miles

Duarte, CA 91010
Distance: 15.9 miles

Los Angeles, CA 90033
Distance: 21.9 miles

Los Angeles, CA 90048
Distance: 31.3 miles

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Distance: 34.9 miles

La Jolla, CA 92037
Distance: 81.2 miles

La Jolla, CA 92037
Distance: 81.2 miles

Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, CA 92093

Distance: 83.0 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Brea

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 Brea, California for your convenience.

California Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Brea, California

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

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Brea, 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 Mesothelioma Patients in Brea, California

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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