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San Pedro is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. Located on San Pedro Bay, San Pedro has an estimated population of about 78,400 and is home to the Port of Los Angeles, the United States’ busiest containership port. First settled by the Spanish in 1769, San Pedro was annexed to San Francisco in 1909. Today, San Pedro is a popular location for movie and television filming, making use of its historical buildings as well as its busy waterfront.

San Pedro established a commercial fishing industry early, and its first sardine cannery opened in 1893. Demand for canned seafood, including tuna and mackerel, grew and in 1917, the French Sardine Company was founded. By 1946, San Pedro’s Fish Harbor was the world’s premier tuna canning region. Active canneries included Van Camp Sea Food Company, Pan Pacific Sea Food, and California Marine Curing & Packing. In 1952, French Sardine became Star-Kist. The Star-Kist plant was the first of the big canneries to close, in 1984. During the early 20th century, San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles became a major oil transport center. Union Oil Company (now Unocal) built an oil pipeline from its wells in Orange county to its new terminal in San Pedro. The California Petroleum Company built a terminal in 1923 which is currently operated by GATX. Other oil terminals at the port have included Shell Oil, Standard Oil of California (Chevron) and several smaller refiners. Easy access to oil played a role in the Navy selecting San Pedro Bay to house part of its Pacific Fleet from 1919-1940. The Port began receiving containers in 1959 and by 1985 had reached one million containers per year.

San Pedro’s history of heavy industry and construction place it in a high-risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk of malignant mesothelioma. Asbestos lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in San Pedro.

01. Exposure Sites

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in San Pedro, California

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

  • American Minerals Company
  • American Trona Corporation
  • Ameron Company
  • Associated Oil
  • Bates Marine Line
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
  • Cabrillo Avenue School
  • California Packing Company
  • California Shipyard
  • Camp Ross
  • Chevron Shipping
  • E. K. Wood Lumber Company
  • French Sardine Company
  • General Motors
  • General Petroleum Company
  • Hudson Water Ways
  • Japan Mail
  • Kaiser Shipyard
  • Los Angeles Compress and Warehouse Company
  • Los Angeles Cotton Press
  • Los Angeles Dept of Water and Power
  • Los Angeles Harbor Department
  • Mc Guire Terminal Company
  • Mormaccape
  • Mormacglen
  • Naval Supply Depot
  • Pacific Maritime Association
  • Philip R. Park Inc
  • Philippine Mail
  • Pier 85
  • San Pedro Boat Works
  • San Pedro City Of
  • San Pedro Dry Kiln Company
  • San Pedro Lumber Company
  • San Pedro Peninsula Hospital
  • Sea-Land Services
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Southwestern Shipbuilding Company
  • Standard Oil
  • Standard Steel Corporation
  • Thermal Refractories Company
  • Todd San Pedro
  • Todd Shipyard Corp
  • Union Oil Company
  • Union Oil Refinery
  • Union Oil Refinery – San Pedro
  • Union Oil Supertanker Terminal
  • Us Borax
  • Us Pipe Manufacturing Company
  • Vincent Thomas Bridge
  • W.R. Grace & Company
  • Warner Bros. Theatre
  • Washington Mail
  • Western Pipe & Steel
  • Zapata Product Transport
02. Doctors

Mesothelioma Doctors near San Pedro, California

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

Dr. Robert Brian Cameron
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center
Thoracic Surgery
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Dr. Michael Y. Chang
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Dr. Ravi Salgia
City of Hope
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, CA 91010

Dr. Joel M. Baumgartner
University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health
Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, CA 92093

03. Cancer Centers

San Pedro, California Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

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

University of Southern California (USC)
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90048

University of California, Irvine
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Building 23; Route 81
Orange, CA 92868

City of Hope
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, CA 91010

University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health
Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, CA 92037

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Sanford Burnham Prebys
Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, CA 92037

Salk Institute
La Jolla, CA 92037

04. Support Services

Locate Cancer Support Services Near San Pedro

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
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Center for Cancer Counseling 
    (Newport Beach)
    949-474-4337
  • Simonton Cancer Center 
    (Malibu)
    800-459-3424
Long-Term Housing
  • Orange County Ronald McDonald House 
    (Orange)
    714-639-3600
  • Grandma’s House of Hope 
    (Santa Ana)
    714-833-5333
Patient Transport
  • TLC Medical Transport 
    (Multiple locations)
    619-284-7433
  • Ambiance Medical Transportation 
    (Sun Valley)
    818-955-5757
Physical Therapy
  • Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehab 
    (Multiple locations)
    949-631-0125
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 
    (Los Angeles)
    310-423-9290
  • St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute 
    (Fullerton)
    714-871-3280
  • Disney Family Cancer Center Oncology Rehabilitation Department 
    (Burbank)
    818-748-4751
  • City of Hope
    (Duarte)
    626-256-4673, ext 63339
05. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in San Pedro, 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 San Pedro, California, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of California.

06. Law Firms

Mesothelioma Lawyers Servicing San Pedro, 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 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 Pedro is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. Located on San Pedro Bay, San Pedro has an estimated population of about 78,400 and is home to the Port of Los Angeles, the United States’ busiest containership port. First settled by the Spanish in 1769, San Pedro was annexed to San Francisco in 1909. Today, San Pedro is a popular location for movie and television filming, making use of its historical buildings as well as its busy waterfront.

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