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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Martinez, California

Established in 1876, the city of Martinez occupies 12.5 square miles along the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers in the central part of Contra Costa County, California. Martinez was one of the oldest Anglo cities in California before California became a state. The city’s roots can be traced to the late 1840’s, when it served as a ferryboat transit point across the Carquinez straits on the way to the gold fields. Today, Martinez serves as the county seat and has an estimated population of more than 36,700. The city’s downtown is notable for its large number of preserved old buildings.

From a trading post in 1849 to incorporation in 1876, Martinez was a gold rush and shipping boomtown. In 1915, Shell Oil Company built an oil refinery near Martinez, which sparked a building boom in the area. A second area refinery, presently called The Golden Eagle Refinery (owned by Tesoro Petroleum Company), together with the Shell facilities, help make Martinez a major petroleum processing center and port. Martinez's oil refineries can still be seen today from Interstate 680. Besides Shell Oil Company, other top employers in Martinez include Veterans Health Administration, Kaiser Permanente, and Martinez Unified School District.

Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at many jobsites, oil refineries in particular, in Martinez, California. Accordingly, asbestos exposure has been an issue for workers and their loved ones. If you were exposed to asbestos in Martinez and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Martinez

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

  • Acillies
  • Alhambra High School
  • Amorco Wharf Facilities
  • Avon Refinery - Alkylation Unit
  • Cf Braun & Company For Shell Oil
  • Children's Receiving Home
  • Contra Costa College
  • Contra Costa County Administration Building
  • Contra Costa County Courthouse
  • Deseret Park, Inc.
  • Educational Center
  • Hall of Justice
  • Hidden Valley Elementary School
  • Housing For The Elderly
  • Juvenile Hall
  • Laborers Union - Local 324
  • Lion Oil Refining Company
  • Martinez Administration Building
  • Martinez Phillips Refinery
  • Martinez Refinery
  • Monsanto Chemical
  • Mou Plant
  • Mountain Copper Company
  • Orich Oil Company
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Shell Chemical Company
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Standard Oil
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery
  • Tidewater Oil Company
  • Tosco Chemical
  • Trumbull Asphalt Company
  • Ultramar Diamond California
  • Union Oil
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Veteran's Affairs Hospital

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Martinez, California

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice near Martinez, California have the expertise to assist you. More detailed information about each doctor is available by clicking on the appropriate doctor detail link. Details about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and contact information is provided.

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

Distance: 19.9 miles

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

Distance: 19.9 miles

Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305
Distance: 38.1 miles

Pulmonary Medicine Associates
Roseville, CA 95661

Distance: 72.0 miles

Locate a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Martinez, California

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma cancer centers located within a 100-mile radius of Martinez, California. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more detailed information about the resources available at each one.

San Francisco, CA 94143
Distance: 19.9 miles

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94115

Distance: 20.2 miles

Stanford Cancer Center
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 38.1 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Martinez

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 an Asbestos Lawsuit in Martinez, 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 Martinez, 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 Martinez, 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 Martinez

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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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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