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Union City is a city in the East Bay section of the San Francisco California Bay Area. Located in Alameda County, Union City was incorporated in 1959 from the merger of Alvarado and Decoto and has a current population of just over 65,500. Alvarado’s agriculture and industry and Decoto’s railroad access made a profitable combination, and the two towns continued to grow. Today, Union City has a diverse economy incorporating healthcare, retail and manufacturing. Among the city’s notable employers are the American Licorice Company and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.

Union City Overview

Union City was founded in 1850, and renamed Alvarado in 1854, following a merger with neighboring New Haven. When Alvarado merged with Decoto (founded in 1870) in 1959, the new city reclaimed the settlement’s original name. The region’s good soil encouraged farming, and fruit and produce growing were among Alvarado’s earliest industries. Staple goods such as salt, sugar and flour were also produced in both Alvarado and Decoto. The E.H. Dyer beet sugar factory was founded in 1879, becoming the first successful beet sugar company in the United States. The factory was operated by Holly Sugar Company from 1926 until its closure in 1975, with a brief suspension of manufacturing during World War II. Pacific States Steel Company acquired the site of a former brick mill in 1938, and built a steel mill which operated until 1978. The site is currently undergoing environmental clean-up. More recent industries include the McKesson Chemical Company (1971-1986) and American Licorice Company, which moved to Union City in 1970 and manufactures a variety of candies.

Union City has a varied history of heavy industry and construction, making asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for pleural mesothelioma, a cancer affecting the lungs. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Union City, you may benefit from contacting Dr. David Jablons. If you were exposed to asbestos in Union City and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Union City, California

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

  • American Cryogenics
  • American Licorice Company
  • Boldmann Chocolate Company
  • Borden Chemical Company
  • Columbia Steel
  • Hackett Bros., Inc.
  • Johns-Manville
  • Kitayama Brothers Nursery
  • Masonic Home
  • Mckesson Chemical Company
  • Mjb Coffee
  • Owens-Illinois Glass Company
  • Pacific States Steel Corporation
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone
  • Reynolds Aluminum Company
  • Us Pipe & Foundry
  • Water Works Supply & Manufacturing

Mesothelioma Doctors near Union City, California

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice within a 100-mile radius of Union City, California. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, office locations and contact information.

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

Dr. Mark W. Lischner
Pulmonary Medicine Associates
Roseville, CA 95661

Cancer Centers near Union City, California

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers within a 100-mile radius of Union City, 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.

Stanford Cancer Institute
Stanford, CA 94305

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

Cancer Support Services Near Union City, 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
  • 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
  • ValleyCare Cancer Rehabilitation Program 
    (Dublin)
    925-416-3667
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation 
    (Multiple locations)
    650-853-3355
  • OPTM Sports & Physical Therapy 
    (Multiple locations)
    408-979-2300
  • ValleyCare Cancer Rehabilitation Program 
    (Livermore)
    925-373-4019

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Union City

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Union City, California and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a lawsuit to hold those responsible accountable. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of California.

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Union City, 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 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.

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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 Legal Advisor and Contributor

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


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