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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Van Nuys, California

Asbestos Exposure in Van Nuys, CA

Van Nuys is a neighborhood of approximately 103,700 residents in the city of Los Angeles, California. First platted in 1911, the area is named for Isaac Van Nuys. Van Nuys became a part of the city of Los Angeles in 1915. Over the years, Van Nuys has gone from a commuter suburb to an automotive manufacturing center. Today, Van Nuys is a diverse community with an economic focus primarily on service and manufacturing sector jobs. Van Nuys also has a sizeable historic district, with many homes dating from the 1920s and 1930s.

Van Nuys was a planned community, with schools and key municipal and commercial buildings established early. Built around the Pacific Electric streetcar line, Van Nuys developers emphasized commuting as a draw to homebuyers, laying the foundations of a car culture which defined the neighborhood for much of the 20th century. In 1945, General Motors opened its Van Nuys Assembly Plant, which was a major employer until its closing in 1992. Van Nuys Boulevard was also the home of "cruise culture,” with teenagers showing off their rebuilt classic autos. The boulevard is still notable for its many auto dealerships. In 1954, Anheuser-Busch opened a brewery which eventually included a factory tour by sky trolley and a Busch Gardens theme park. Also built in 1954 was the Jos. Schlitz Company brewery, which was acquired by Stroh Brewery Company in 1982. Stroh closed its Van Nuys plant in 1989; the Anheuser-Busch brewery is still active. George Lucas founded his special effects company, Industrial Light and Magic, in Van Nuys in 1975 to produce effects for the movie Star Wars.

Van Nuys, California has a diverse history of manufacturing and construction which makes asbestos exposure an ongoing concern for workers. Mesothelioma treatment facilities in and around Van Nuys are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Van Nuys, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Van Nuys, California

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Van Nuys where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Anheuser-Busch Brewery
  • Birmingham General Hospital
  • Birmingham High School
  • Continental Can Company
  • Fernholtz Machinery Company
  • General Motors
  • Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company
  • Lockheed
  • Marquardt Corporation
  • Metropolitan Airport
  • Micro-Radionics
  • Mid Valley Ymca
  • North American Rockwell
  • Power House
  • Safeway Cookie Factory
  • Schlitz Brewery
  • Sun Lumber Company
  • Superior Industries
  • Valley Medical Building
  • Van Nuys Courthouse
  • Whittaker Gyro Division
  • YMCA

Mesothelioma Doctors near Van Nuys, California

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

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Distance: 8.5 miles

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Distance: 10.1 miles

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, CA 91010
Distance: 28.4 miles

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Distance: 79.9 miles

Cancer Centers near Van Nuys, California

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

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Distance: 8.0 miles

Los Angeles, CA 90048
Distance: 9.1 miles

Los Angeles, CA 90033
Distance: 16.7 miles

Duarte, CA 91010
Distance: 28.4 miles

St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 42.7 miles

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Orange, CA 92868

Distance: 42.7 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Van Nuys, 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

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

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Van Nuys, 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.

Support for Caregivers in Van Nuys, California

Asbestos-Related News in California

Researchers Explore Stem Cells for Personalized Cancer Vaccines

Stanford, California - June 26, 2018

Researchers at Stanford University discovered stem cells that could lead to a breakthrough for personalized cancer vaccines. Learn more at

New Documentary Shines Light on Asbestos and Mesothelioma

San Luis Obispo, California - March 13, 2018

After their grandmother’s death from mesothelioma, two cousins decided to create a documentary to raise awareness on the disease. Learn more at

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

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Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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