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San Jose is a city at the southern end of San Francisco Bay in California. With a population of approximately 958,700, San Jose is California’s third-largest city, as well as the county seat of Santa Clara County. Originally founded in 1777 as a farming community, San Jose has become a major center for technology as part of California’s “Silicon Valley” region. Home to more than 5,600 high-tech companies, San Jose includes Cisco Systems, IBM, eBay and Hitachi among its top employers. Possibly the most unusual landmark in San Jose is the Winchester Mansion, built by the heiress to the Winchester Rifle fortune. Under continuous construction for 38 years, the house contains a number of architectural oddities reflecting the owner’s superstitious beliefs.

Though incorporated as a city in 1850, San Jose remained a relatively small farming community until the 1920s. Stone fruits were a major crop, and companies such as the Garden City Packing Company shipped fresh, dried and canned fruit across the country. The Beech-Nut Packing Company established a baby-food cannery in the 1920s which operated until the late 20th century. In the 1930s, the Eggo Foods Company began producing its trademark frozen waffles. The plant, currently owned by Kellogg, is still in operation. After World War II, returning soldiers spurred a housing construction boom, and San Jose began a shift from agriculture towards electronics and computer technology industries. IBM relocated to San Jose in 1943, and added a research and development facility in 1952. Defense contractors such as FMC Corporation and Raytheon also helped establish San Jose as a technology center. High-tech continues to form a substantial part of San Jose’s economy.

San Jose’s history of construction and manufacturing, much of it concentrated during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used, places it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around San Jose at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in San Jose, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a lawyer for mesothelioma.

01. Exposure Sites

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in San Jose

We have compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in San Jose where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Accent Foods
  • Accent Manufacturing Plant
  • Agnews State Hospital
  • Albertsons Market
  • Alexian Brothers Clinic
  • Alexian Brothers Hospital
  • Almaden Plaza
  • Almaden Winery
  • Alpha Beta Market
  • Alum Rock School
  • Amalgamated Superior Engineering Inc
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • B & C Plumbing
  • Bank of America
  • Barron and Gray Packing Company
  • Beech Nut Packing Company
  • Beechnut Foods
  • Bel Arbor Apartments
  • Bellamine Residence Hall
  • Blackford High School
  • Borcher Brothers
  • Branham High School
  • Brigadoon Sub-Division
  • Burke Rubber Company
  • Cal Sweep Company
  • Calif Pipe Serv
  • California Canners & Growers
  • California Customs Sub-Division
  • California Growers and Canners
  • California Packing Corporation
  • Carnation Company
  • Central Services Company
  • Century Glen Sub-Division
  • Century Green Sub-Division
  • Century Oaks Sub-Division
  • Classic On Hill Sub-Division
  • Clement Building
  • Contadina Foods
  • Dan Caputo Company
  • DeAnn Lanai Apartments
  • Del Monte Corp
  • Eastridge Center Ice Rink
  • Eastridge Mall
  • Eggo Foods
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Electric Improvement Company
  • Electric Storage Battery
  • Emporium
  • Fairchild & Intersil
  • Fairchild Semiconductor
  • Fairley Construction
  • Falstaff Brewing Corp
  • Farley Construction Company
  • Federal Building
  • First America Office Building
  • Fmc Corp
  • Foothill College
  • Fox Theater
  • Frito Lay Incorporated
  • G.C.T.
  • Garden City Packing Company
  • Gateway Project
  • General Electric Company
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Greco Canning Company
  • Guadalupe School
  • Guy F. Atkinson Company
  • Gym-San Jose State College
  • Hercules, Inc.
  • Hershel Calif Fruit Products Company
  • Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
  • Hoover Junior High School
  • Horsford Brothers
  • Howard Johnson Lodge
  • Hyatt House Hotel
  • I.B.M. Corporation
  • Industrial Mineral & Chemical
  • International Business Machine Corp
  • International Chemical and Mineral Corporation
  • International Paper Company
  • Jc Penney
  • Joseph Magnin
  • K Mart
  • Kingsberry Place
  • Langendorf Bakery
  • Leonard Herman Junior High School
  • Lewis & Tibbitts, Inc.
  • Liberty House
  • Lucretia School
  • Main Jail
  • Main Library
  • Mercury News
  • Meyers School
  • Miller School
  • Mirov-Trane Company
  • Monarch Match Company
  • Montgomery Ward
  • Morrill School
  • Mountain View Greenhouse
  • National Preserves Company
  • O.C. Mcdonald Company
  • Oak Grove High School
  • Ocala Middle School
  • Oconnor Hospital
  • Overfelt High School
  • Owens Corning
  • Owens Illinois Glass Company
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Pacific Bell
  • Pacific Brewing and Malting Company
  • Pacific By Products Company
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone
  • Park Center Plaza
  • Pearl Avenue School
  • Phototron
  • Piping Insulation
  • Pisano Brothers
  • Police Administration Building
  • Public Health Building
  • Raytheon
  • Red Star Industrial Service
  • Red Star Laundry
  • Regional Center
  • Richmond Chase Company
  • Safeway
  • San Clara Packing
  • San Jose Airport
  • San Jose Canning Company
  • San Jose Civic Center
  • San Jose Community Theatre
  • San Jose High School
  • San Jose Hospital
  • San Jose Meat Company
  • San Jose Municipal Courthouse
  • San Jose Plaza
  • San Jose School District
  • San Jose State College
  • San Jose State Generator
  • San Jose State University
  • San Jose Water Pollution Control Plant
  • San Jose Waterworks
  • Santa Clara Boiler Room
  • Santa Clara County Prison Farm
  • Santa Clara Packing Company
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • Sears & Roebuck
  • Seven Trees
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Stokeley Van Camp
  • Sun Garden Packing Company
  • Superior Court
  • Sylvia Cassell School
  • Terrell Elementary School
  • The Alameda
  • Town Park Tower
  • Tractor Exhaust
  • Trend Construction
  • Tropicana Village
  • Union Ice Company
  • United Gas and Electric Company
  • United States Products Company
  • United Technology Center
  • Us Post Office
  • Valley Packing
  • Vocational Center
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • West Valley Construction Company
  • Western Electric
  • Westgate Shopping Center
  • Woodlands Sub-Division
  • Worlds Fair Restaurant
02. Doctors

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near San Jose, California

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma doctors located within a 100-mile radius of San Jose, California. To view more information about the doctor’s background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and office locations, please click on the mesothelioma doctor detail link provided.

Dr. Mark R. Cullen
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94306

Dr. Thierry Marie Jahan
University of California San Francisco Thoracic Surgery & Oncology Clinic
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94143

Dr. David M. Jablons
University of California San Francisco Thoracic Surgery & Oncology Clinic
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94143

03. Cancer Centers

San Jose, California Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near San Jose, 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 Institute
Stanford, CA 94305

University of California San Francisco at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94115

04. Support Services

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near San Jose

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
Counseling & Support Groups
  • ValleyCare Medical Plaza 
    (Pleasanton)
    925-847-3000
  • Dorothy E. Schneider Cancer Center 
    (San Mateo)
    650-696-4405
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center 
    (San Francisco)
    415-885-7210
  • Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center 
    (Merced)
    855-254-0427
Long-Term Housing
  • Lazarex Cancer Foundation 
    (Danville)
    877-866-9523
  • Family House 
    (San Francisco)
    415-476-8321
Patient Transport
  • Eden Medical Transportation 
    (San Leandro)
    866-292-6230
Physical Therapy
  • OPTM Sports & Physical Therapy 
    (Multiple locations)
    408-979-2300
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation 
    (Multiple locations)
    408-523-3060
  • ValleyCare Cancer Rehabilitation Program 
    (Multiple locations)
    925-373-4019
05. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in San Jose

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

06. Law Firms

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing San Jose, 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 The Gori Law Firm, 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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Linda is the editor in chief at Mesothelioma.com.
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Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.


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Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.


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San Jose is a city at the southern end of San Francisco Bay in California. With a population of approximately 958,700, San Jose is California’s third-largest city, as well as the county seat of Santa Clara County. Originally founded in 1777 as a farming community, San Jose has become a major center for technology as part of California’s “Silicon Valley” region. Home to more than 5,600 high-tech companies, San Jose includes Cisco Systems, IBM, eBay and Hitachi among its top employers. Possibly the most unusual landmark in San Jose is the Winchester Mansion, built by the heiress to the Winchester Rifle fortune. Under continuous construction for 38 years, the house contains a number of architectural oddities reflecting the owner’s superstitious beliefs.

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