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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Maywood, California

Maywood is a small city in southeast Los Angeles County, California. Maywood occupies 1.18 square miles and has an estimate population of 28,000, making it one of the smallest incorporated cities in Los Angeles County. Maywood is part of the Gateway Cities region. It is bordered by the city of Bell, Vernon, Huntington Park, and Commerce.

During much of the 20th century, Maywood prospered as Postwar Maywood was a flourishing blue-collar, multi-ethnic suburb of Los Angeles. There were a number of industrial jobs in aerospace, food processing, auto and furniture manufacturing. The Chrysler Corporation had an auto assembly plant in Maywood from the 1920s until its closing in July 1971. Willys-Overland built its California factory in Maywood in 1929 and became the second automobile manufacturer to build a major plant in the city. After the United States entered World War II, automobile production for civilians was phased out and in November 1941, automobile assembly at Maywood ceased. A number of automobile plants were retooled to manufacture war machinery and for three years during the war, the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation rented the plant building from Willys-Overland for that purpose. Willys-Overland began to manufacture the first Jeeps for civilians in 1945. Jeep Trucks and Station Wagons were incorporated into the West Coast Division's "final assemblies" production lines in 1948. In 1952, Willys-Overland introduced a new post-war model car, the Aero, and they were assembled in both Maywood and Toledo.

Maywood, California has a varied history of manufacturing, making asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for malignant mesothelioma, a cancer affecting the lungs. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Maywood, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Maywood

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

  • American Bridge Division
  • Andrew Brown Company
  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • Ferro Corporation
  • Lincoln-Mercury Assembly Plant
  • Lockheed
  • Longview Fiber
  • Maywood Shops
  • Morris Industries
  • Norris Industries
  • Us Steel (City of Commerce)
  • Wulff Process Company

Find a Mesothelioma Doctor near Maywood, California

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma doctors located within a 100-mile radius of Maywood, 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.

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Distance: 11.3 miles

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Distance: 15.1 miles

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, CA 91010
Distance: 16.9 miles

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

Distance: 96.1 miles

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Distance: 99.0 miles

Locate a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Maywood

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Maywood, 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.

Los Angeles, CA 90033
Distance: 4.4 miles

Los Angeles, CA 90048
Distance: 12.2 miles

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Distance: 15.7 miles

Duarte, CA 91010
Distance: 16.9 miles

St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 22.3 miles

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 22.3 miles

La Jolla, CA 92037
Distance: 94.5 miles

La Jolla, CA 92037
Distance: 94.5 miles

Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, CA 92093

Distance: 96.1 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Maywood, California

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

California Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Maywood

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 Maywood, 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 Maywood, 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.

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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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