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Vernon is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Occupying just over 5 square miles, Vernon has the unusual distinction of being founded specifically as an industrial city. Incorporated in 1905, the city has a population of only 112 permanent residents, but is home to more than 1,800 businesses, primarily manufacturing plants and warehouses, which bring approximately 50,000 workers into Vernon each day. Over the years, Vernon’s industries have ranged across a broad spectrum, from food packing to fashion and pottery to plastics. Typical employers include apparel companies BCBG and True Religion Jeans, and Flowserve Pumps.


Vernon was founded in 1905. Several entertainment venues were established to attract industrialists to the area, in hopes of persuading them to located factories in Vernon. During the first quarter of the 20th century, the city even fielded its own minor league baseball team, the Vernon Tigers. By the 1930s, Vernon was a center of heavy industry, with companies such as Alcoa, Vernon Kilns, Owens-Illinois and Bethlehem Steel Corporation in operation. Studebaker automobiles were built in Vernon from 1938 to 1956. Other companies that have had a presence in Vernon over the years include Kal Kan Foods, Pabco Paper, and Stauffer Chemical Company. Vernon has its own municipal utilities, including electricity, water and fiber optic lines, which provide services to the local industries at a reduced rate. In recent years, Vernon has experienced difficulties with charges of government corruption and faced the possibility of disincorporation, but continues to be a uniquely industry-centered city.

Vernon’s lengthy history of industry and construction is concentrated during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used, making asbestos exposure, and the risk of asbestos cancer, an ongoing concern for workers and their loved ones. If you were exposed to asbestos in Vernon and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

01. Exposure Sites

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Vernon, California

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

Vernon, California Jobsites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

  • A.M. Castle Company
  • Acme Brewing Company
  • Adams Equipment Building
  • Ajax Forge Company
  • Alcan Aluminum Plant
  • Aluminum Company of America
  • American Bridge
  • American Can Company
  • American Manganese Steel Division
  • American Potash & Chemical Corporation
  • American Smelting & Refining Company
  • Angelus Steel Treating Company
  • Arcata Graphics
  • Atlas Packing Company
  • Avion Inc
  • Axelson Manufacturing Company
  • Bandini Fertilizer Company
  • Bethlehem Steel Corporation
  • Byron Jackson Company
  • California Blowpipe & Steel Company
  • California Container Corporation
  • California Rendering Company
  • California-Oregon Paper Mill
  • CBS Steel & Forge
  • Clougherty Brothers Meat Packing Company
  • Coast Packing Company
  • Cook’s Heat Treatment
  • Eljer-California Company
  • Emsco Refractories
  • Farmer John Meats
  • Federated Metals
  • Fiberboard Paper Products
  • Filtrol Corporation
  • Flintkote
  • FMC Corporation
  • Gaffers & Sattler
  • General Electric
  • General Metals Corp
  • General Petroleum Corporation
  • General Refractories
  • Glass Containers Corporation
  • GNB Battery
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • H Levine Cooperage
  • Hammond Lumber Company
  • Hamms Brewery
  • Industrial Manufacturers, Limited
  • Joslyn Pacific Company
  • Kaiser Refractories
  • Kal Kan Foods Incorporated
  • Kleen Towel Service
  • Lincoln Foundry
  • Luer Meat Company
  • Marine Refining Corporation
  • Mobil Oil Company
  • National Can Company
  • Norris Industries Incorporated
  • Norris Thermador Corporation
  • Oscar Mayer Packing Company
  • Owens-Illinois Glass Company
  • Owens-Illinois Pacific Coast Company
  • Pabco Paper Products
  • Pacific Coast Building Products
  • Pacific Hard Rubber Company
  • Paraffine Companies Inc.
  • Pioneer Div of Flinticote Company
  • Pride Packing Company Inc
  • Ramapo Ajax
  • Sandburg Furnishing
  • Socony Paint Products
  • Solar Manufacturing Corporation
  • Southwest Engineering Company
  • Standard Packing
  • Standard Steel Corporation
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Steel Casting Company
  • Swift & Company
  • Taylor Fibre Company
  • US Steel
  • Utility Steel Foundry
  • Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
  • Vernon Lumber Company
  • Wallace China Company, Limited
  • Western Mill & Lumber Company

02. Doctors

Vernon, California Mesothelioma Doctors

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors who practice in California. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Photo of Michael Yuechia Chang, M.D.

Michael Yuechia Chang, M.D.

Thoracic Surgeon
Los Angeles, CA
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Photo of W. Charles Conway, II, M.D.

W. Charles Conway, II, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist
Santa Barbara, CA
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Mark R. Cullen, M.D.

Director of the Center for Population Health Sciences
Stanford, CA
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Photo of Mark W. Lischner, M.D.

Mark W. Lischner, M.D.

Pulmonary Specialist
Roseville, CA
Bio

Photo of Ravi Salgia, M.D.

Ravi Salgia, M.D.

Medical Oncologist and Associate Director for Clinical Sciences
Duarte, CA
Bio

Photo of Robert Brian Cameron, M.D.

Robert Brian Cameron, M.D.

Chief of General Thoracic Surgery
Los Angeles, CA
Bio

Photo of Joel M. Baumgartner, M.D.

Joel M. Baumgartner, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist
La Jolla, CA
Bio

Photo of David M. Jablons, M.D.

David M. Jablons, M.D.

Chief of General Thoracic Surgery and Director of the Thoracic Oncology Laboratory
San Francisco, CA
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Photo of Thierry Marie Jahan, M.D.

Thierry Marie Jahan, M.D.

Medical Oncologist
San Francisco, CA
Bio

03. Cancer Centers

Contact a Cancer Center near Vernon, California

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.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA 90048

City of Hope

City of Hope

Duarte, CA 91010

Salk Institute

Salk Institute

La Jolla, CA 92037

Sanford Burnham Prebys

Sanford Burnham Prebys

La Jolla, CA 92037

St. Joseph Hospital of Orange

St. Joseph Hospital of Orange

Orange, CA 92868

Stanford Cancer Institute

Stanford Cancer Institute

Stanford, CA 94305

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA 90095

University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health

University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health

La Jolla, CA 92037

University of California San Francisco at Mount Zion

University of California San Francisco at Mount Zion

San Francisco, CA 94115

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

Orange, CA 92868

University of Southern California (USC)

University of Southern California (USC)

Los Angeles, CA 90033

04. Filing a Lawsuit

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Vernon, 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 Vernon, California, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of California.

05. Law Firms

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Vernon, California

Dean, Omar and Branham, L.L.P.

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 & Meisenkothen

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.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

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.

Kaiser Gornick LLP

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.

Kazan McClain Slatterley & Greenwood

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

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.

Simmons Hanly Conroy

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.


Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

Vernon is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Occupying just over 5 square miles, Vernon has the unusual distinction of being founded specifically as an industrial city. Incorporated in 1905, the city has a population of only 112 permanent residents, but is home to more than 1,800 businesses, primarily manufacturing plants and warehouses, which bring approximately 50,000 workers into Vernon each day. Over the years, Vernon’s industries have ranged across a broad spectrum, from food packing to fashion and pottery to plastics. Typical employers include apparel companies BCBG and True Religion Jeans, and Flowserve Pumps.

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