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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Terminal Island, California

Terminal Island is an island located in Los Angeles County, California between Los Angeles Harbor and Long Beach Harbor. Originally a mudflat known to the Spanish as Isla Raza de Buena Gente, and later called Rattlesnake Island, it has officially been Terminal Island since 1918. The island has a land area of 4.46 square miles, and an estimated population of 1,400. The west half of the island is part of the San Pedro area of the city of Los Angeles, while the rest is part of the city of Long Beach. The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach are the major landowners on the island, who then lease much of their land for container terminals and bulk terminals. The island also hosts canneries, shipyards, Coast Guard facilities, and a Federal Correctional Institution.

In 1927, a civilian facility, Allen Field, was established on Terminal Island. The Naval Reserve established a training center at the field and later took complete control designated the field Naval Air Base San Pedro (also called "Reeves Field"). In 1941, the Long Beach Naval Station became located adjacent to the airfield. In 1942, the Naval Reserve Training Facility was transferred and a year later NAB San Pedro's status was downgraded to that of a Naval Air Station (NAS Terminal Island). Reeves Field as a Naval Air Station was disestablished in 1947, although the adjacent Long Beach Naval Station continued to utilize Reeves Field as an auxiliary airfield until the late 1990s.

Terminal Island, California has numerous jobsites known for their use of asbestos-containing products, making asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers and others exposed to asbestos may be at risk for pleural mesothelioma, a cancer affecting the lungs. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos cancer on Terminal Island, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Terminal Island

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

  • Arco Refinery
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard - Terminal Island
  • Billy Sunday
  • Bluefield Victory
  • Brand Whitlock
  • California Packing Company
  • California Shipbuilding & Dry Dock
  • California Shipyard
  • Calmo Engineering Company
  • Carlton Ellis
  • China Victory
  • Christopher L Sholes
  • Cornelius Cole
  • David R Francis
  • Drytrams Inc
  • Edward Paine
  • Edwin Abbey
  • F.A.C. Muhlenburg
  • Fellows & Stewart Inc
  • Forster Shipbuilding
  • General Petroleum
  • General Steamship Company
  • Global Bulk Transport Company
  • Granville Stuart
  • Hammond Lumber Company
  • Harbor Boat Company Shipyard
  • Honolulu Oil Company
  • Hugo Neu-Proler Corporation
  • Loveco
  • Luckenbach Steamship Company
  • Marathon Oil Company
  • Matson Navigation
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • National Metal & Steel Company
  • Naval Operating Base
  • Naval Receiving Station
  • Pier Point Landing
  • Richfield Oil
  • Shipbuilding Or Shipyards Div
  • Southern California Edison Company
  • Spencer Kellogg & Sons, Inc.
  • Standard Oil Company of California
  • Star-Kist Foods, Inc
  • Starr King
  • States Marine Corporation
  • Stephen Johnson Field
  • Terminal Island Naval Shipyard
  • Terminal Island Steam Plant
  • Texaco Marine
  • Texaco Tank Farm
  • Union Oil
  • Us Coast Guard
  • Us Naval Base Public Works Dept
  • Van Camp Seafood
  • Weyerhaeuser Steamship Company
  • Wilmington Gasoline Company
  • Womens Housing Facility

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Terminal Island

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice near Terminal Island, California. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305

Pulmonary Medicine Associates
Roseville, CA 95661

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, CA 91010

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

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

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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

Find a Cancer Center near Terminal Island

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers in California. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, affiliated mesothelioma doctors and how to contact the cancer center.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

La Jolla, CA 92037

St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
Orange, CA 92868

Stanford Cancer Center
Stanford, CA 94305

La Jolla, CA 92037

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94115

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Orange, CA 92868

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, CA 92093

Filing an Asbestos Suit in Terminal Island, California

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Terminal Island, 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.

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Terminal Island

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 Mesothelioma Patients in Terminal Island

Asbestos-Related News in California

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New Documentary Shines Light on Asbestos and Mesothelioma

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Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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