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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Salinas, California

Asbestos Exposure in Salinas, CA

Salinas is a city on the Salinas River in California. The county seat of Monterey County, Salinas has a population of about 150,400. Long known for the fruit and vegetable crops which have earned it the nickname of America's Salad Bowl, Salinas today includes tourism, retail and other service industries in its economic mix. Top employers include Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., the County of Monterey and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Salinas is also the birthplace of writer John Steinbeck, who worked in the sugar refinery as a young man, and home to Heald College.

Salinas was formally incorporated in 1874, and named for a nearby salt marsh. During the early 19th century, Salinas farmlands were mainly used to grow grains. Developments in irrigation and the arrival of the railroads in the late 19th century marked a shift to row crops such as sugar beets and lettuce. In 1896, Spreckels Sugar Company began contracting with beet growers and in 1899 began operating a beet sugar refinery which produced sugar until 1985, and continued to be used for storage and packaging until 1995. Other food-processing and grocery-related companies soon followed. Despite labor unrest in the 1930s, Salinas’ agriculture industry continued to grow, and the city grew with it. After World War II, Salinas became more industrialized, attracting businesses such as confectioners Peter Paul, Inc. and Nestle, spice packers McCormick & Company's Schilling division and Firestone Tire and Rubber. Most of these plants closed down during the 1980s, and the city has begun to develop other industries, such as viticulture and tourism, to maintain its economy. Agriculture is still a key industry, producing 80% of the lettuce grown in the United States.

Salinas has a lengthy history of industry and construction, making asbestos exposure, and the risk of mesothelioma, an ongoing concern for workers and their loved ones. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Salinas at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Salinas, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Salinas, California

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

  • Allied Supply Company
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Energy Generator
  • Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
  • Gabilan Iron & Machine Company
  • Garden of Memories Park
  • Growers Ice & Development Company
  • Hartnell College
  • Hunter Liggett Military Reservation
  • Johnson Associates
  • Liquid Ice Company
  • Merchants Refrigeration
  • Monterey County Office of Education
  • Monterey Cy Gas and Electric Company
  • Peter Paul
  • R.C. Jacks
  • Reliable Cold Storage Company
  • Safeway
  • Salinas Valley Concrete Pipe Company
  • Sego Milk Products Company
  • Smuckers
  • Spiegel Farms
  • Spreckels Sugar
  • Western Beet Sugar Company
  • Western Belt Sugar Company

Salinas, California Mesothelioma Doctors

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

Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305
Distance: 59.1 miles

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

Distance: 86.9 miles

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

Distance: 86.9 miles

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Salinas, California

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Salinas, 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.

Stanford Cancer Center
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 59.1 miles

San Francisco, CA 94143
Distance: 86.9 miles

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94115

Distance: 88.1 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Salinas

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 Salinas

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 Salinas, California, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of California.

Legal Help for Salinas 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 Salinas, 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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