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Torrance is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Located on the shores of Santa Monica Bay, Torrance has a population of just fewer than 145,500. Originally settled by the Spanish in the late 18th century, the city of Torrance was incorporated in 1921. Petroleum refining and agriculture were important early industries, while World War II brought aerospace and automotive manufacturing to the city. Among Torrance’s current top employers are American Honda, Honeywell and Hi Shear Corporation.

Torrance was developed as a planned community in 1912, incorporating industrial and residential areas from the beginning. ExxonMobil’s Torrance Refinery was established in 1929 by General Petroleum Company. In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Force built an air strip which later became Torrance Municipal Airport. Torrance soon became a center for the aerospace industry, represented by companies such as Douglas Aircraft Company and Aeronca Manufacturing Company, which acquired Longren Aircraft Company in 1959. Hughes Aircraft Company opened its Electron Dynamics Division in 1967, which operated until 2003, when the property was sold to Boeing. The airport, now known as Zamperini Field, has been home to Robinson Helicopter Company since its founding in 1973. The growing aerospace industry also brought a boom in housing construction to Torrance after World War II. Although somewhat affected by recent recessions, Torrance retains an active industrial base which includes automotive aftermarket products and electronics manufacturing.

Torrance’s history of heavy industry and construction, much of it concentrated in industries known for their use of asbestos-containing products, places it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers and their loved ones who have been exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Torrance are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Torrance, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

01. Exposure Sites

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Torrance, California

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

  • Aeronca Manufacturing Company
  • Airesearch Corporation
  • Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa)
  • American Standard Plumbing & Heating Division
  • Armco Steel Corporation
  • Barrington Mobar Inc
  • Carbide & Carbon Chemicals Company
  • Carson High School
  • Coline Gasoline Corporation
  • Columbia Steel Company
  • Combustion Power Company
  • Continental Oil Company
  • Cyprus Tubing & Conduit Company
  • Douglas Aircraft Company
  • Douglas Oil Refinery
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Exxon Mobil Refining & Supply
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Aluminum & Chemical Corp
  • General Petroleum Corporation
  • George Cobrea
  • Golden Eagle Refining Company Inc
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Great Lakes Carbon Corp
  • Harvey Aluminum
  • Harvey Machine Company
  • Hitco
  • Hughes Aircraft
  • International Derrick & Equipment Company
  • J.C. Penney
  • Kalof Aluminum
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Los Angeles Subport of Emarkation Hospital
  • Martin Marietta
  • Martin Marietta Aluminum Inc
  • Mcdonnell Douglas Corporation
  • Mead Johnson & Company
  • Meg-A-Therm
  • Metalclad Insulation Corporation
  • Metalclad Products Corp
  • Mobil Oil Company
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • Mobil Oil Research and Development Corp
  • Montrose Chemical Corporation
  • National Supply Company
  • NO High School
  • P.E. Railway Company Power House
  • Pacific Smelting
  • Pepsi Cola Bottling Company
  • Petroleum Process Company
  • Pittsburgh Plate & Glass
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • Redland Company
  • Redman Equipment
  • Reynolds Metals
  • Rome Cable Company
  • Shell Chemical Company
  • Sierra Steel Foraging Company
  • SO High School
  • Socony Mobil Oil Company
  • Sonkin & Galamba Metals
  • Standard Oil
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Sunset International Petrolium Corporation
  • Texaco Oil Refinery
  • Thurston Inc
  • Torrance Gasoline Company
  • Torrance Tubing
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • Union Oil
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • US Gypsum
02. Doctors

Contact a Mesothelioma Doctor near Torrance

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100-mile radius of Torrance, California. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

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

Dr. W. Charles Conway, II
Ridley-Tree Cancer Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

03. Cancer Centers

Find a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Torrance

We present below a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Torrance, California. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more in depth information about 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

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

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

Sanford Burnham Prebys
Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, CA 92037

Salk Institute
La Jolla, CA 92037

04. Support Services

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Torrance

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
  • 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
  • Disney Family Cancer Center Oncology Rehabilitation Department 
    (Burbank)
    818-748-4751
  • St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute 
    (Fullerton)
    714-871-3280
  • Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehab 
    (Multiple locations)
    714-547-1140
05. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Torrance, 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 Torrance, 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 Law Firms Servicing Torrance, 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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Torrance is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Located on the shores of Santa Monica Bay, Torrance has a population of just fewer than 145,500. Originally settled by the Spanish in the late 18th century, the city of Torrance was incorporated in 1921. Petroleum refining and agriculture were important early industries, while World War II brought aerospace and automotive manufacturing to the city. Among Torrance’s current top employers are American Honda, Honeywell and Hi Shear Corporation.

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