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Incorporated on January 20, 1923, South Gate is the sixteenth largest city in Los Angeles County, California and encompasses 7.5 square miles. South Gate is located just 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Home to more than 94,000 residents, South Gate became known as an official “Azalea City” when it adopted the azalea as its official flower in 1965.

The years following South Gate’s incorporation in 1923 were boom years. Several small industrial plants moved to South Gate, thus attracting families and residential development. One of the largest local industries was Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. The factory was built on a 40-acre former bean field. Firestone’s first tire rolled off the assembly line in 1928. Some other early businesses included the A.R. Maas Chemical Company, founded in 1922 on Ardine, near Independence, and Star Roofing Company, founded in 1934 (later became U.S. Gypsum). Weiser Company foundry, formed in 1904, became one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hardware by 1943, with South Gate as the sole manufacturing operation in the United States. In 1936, the General Motors plant went into production in South Gate with 1,000 employees, which later increased to 4,000. Three makes of cars were assembled, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Buick. Post World War II, the city, industry, business, and people enjoyed a period of growth and prosperity. Today, South Gate boasts of diverse economy. Among its major industries are manufacturing, construction, health services, education, retail, and transportation. Top employers in South Gate include Shultz Steel Company, Pan Pacific Petroleum, Armstrong World Industries, and Hon Industries.

South Gate has a history of industry and construction, much of it concentrated during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in South Gate, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Robert B. Cameron. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in South Gate, California.

01. Exposure Sites

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in South Gate, California

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

  • Aerocraft Heat Treating Company, Inc.
  • Alabama Pipe Company
  • Allan Hancock College
  • AR Haas Chemical Company
  • Armstrong Cork Company
  • Bell Foundry
  • California/Alabama Pipe Company (Capco)
  • Christensen & Lyons
  • Davidson Chemical Division
  • Dayton Foundry
  • Emsco Refractories
  • Fibreboard Paper Products
  • Fibreboard Products Inc.
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber
  • General Motors
  • General Veneer Manufacturing Company
  • Gladding Mcbean
  • Glass Containers Corporation
  • Golden West Potato Chip Company
  • International Pipe & Ceramic Corp
  • Interpace
  • J.B. Seage Inc
  • Los Angeles Chemical Company
  • Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall
  • Lunday & Thagard Oil Company
  • Nalco Chemicals
  • National Aluminate Corporation
  • National Paper
  • Overton Foundry
  • P Q Corp
  • Pabco
  • Pabco Contract Unit
  • Pacific Coast Iron Pipefitting
  • Philadelphia Quartz Company of California, Ltd.
  • Pioneer Aluminum Company
  • Purex Corporation
  • Schumacher Wallboard Corp
  • Shultz Steel Company
  • Star Roofing
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Superior Drum Company
  • The Paraffine Companies, Inc.
  • Tri-Craft Welding Company
  • U.S. Gypsum Company
  • U.S. Gypsum Company
  • Universal Cast Iron Manufacturing Company
  • W.R. Grace
  • World Oil Lunday-Thagard Company
02. Doctors

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near South Gate, California

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice near South Gate, 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.

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

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

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

Locate a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near South Gate

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

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

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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

City of Hope
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, CA 91010

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

Sanford Burnham Prebys
La Jolla, CA 92037

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

Salk Institute
La Jolla, CA 92037

04. Support Services

Cancer Support Services Near South Gate, 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
Counseling & Support Groups
  • Simonton Cancer Center 
    (Malibu)
    800-459-3424
  • Center for Cancer Counseling 
    (Newport Beach)
    949-474-4337
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
  • 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 a Mesothelioma Claim in South Gate, 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 South Gate, 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

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing South Gate

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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Incorporated on January 20, 1923, South Gate is the sixteenth largest city in Los Angeles County, California and encompasses 7.5 square miles. South Gate is located just 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Home to more than 94,000 residents, South Gate became known as an official “Azalea City” when it adopted the azalea as its official flower in 1965.

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