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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Walnut Creek, California

Walnut Creek is a city in Contra Costa County, California, with a population of just over 64,000. First settled in 1849, Walnut Creek is a largely residential city with 1,800 acres preserved as open space. Companies headquartered in Walnut Creek include American Reprographics Company and Central Garden & Pet. Service and retail industries make up a large portion of the economy, with healthcare accounting for several of the city's largest employers, including John Muir Health, Kaiser Permanente and HCR Manor Care.

In 1850, California became a state and Walnut Creek was established on former Mexican land grants. A town was laid out in 1860, and officially became Walnut Creek in 1862. Walnut Creek grew slowly in its first century, with fruit and nut growing as a primary occupation until the 1930s. After 1950, the completion of the Broadway Shopping Center and new highway construction spurred population growth. Kaiser Hospital, now Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, opened in 1953, and John Muir Memorial Hospital opened in 1965. Both facilities continue to be key employers for the city. Dow Chemical operated a 28-acre research and development campus in Walnut Creek's Shadelands industrial area. The facility closed in 1993, and the former light industrial area is becoming dominated by medical office specialties.

Walnut Creek's history of construction and renovation makes asbestos exposure, and the risk of mesothelioma, a cause for concern. Much of the city's development occurred during the early and mid-20th century, when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Walnut Creek are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Walnut Creek, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.

Other Asbestos Sites in Walnut Creek, California

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

  • Alpha Beta Market
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit Power
  • Diablo Keys Apartments
  • Dillingham Office Building
  • Dow Chemical
  • East Bay Mud Water Project
  • Elementary School 40
  • Evangelical Church
  • Gemco Store
  • Heather Farms Golf Club
  • Indian Valley School
  • John Muir Hospital
  • Kaiser Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente Center
  • Kaiser X-Ray Room
  • Lincoln Office Building
  • Mannings Restaurant
  • Mental Hospital
  • Montgomery Wards
  • Motel 6
  • Municipal Golf Course
  • Olympic Plaza
  • Pacific Telegraph & Telephone
  • Rossmoor Retirement
  • S & J Eng. Contractors
  • Safeway
  • Saint John's Vianney Church
  • Saint Luke's Church
  • San Miguel School
  • Security First National Bank
  • Terrel Jewelers
  • Tice Valley School
  • Tyrrell Jewlers
  • Valley Verde Elementary School
  • Varian Aerograph
  • Woodland School
  • Ygnacio High School

Walnut Creek, California Mesothelioma Doctors

For your convenience, we have prepared the following list of mesothelioma doctors located within a 100-mile radius of Walnut Creek, California. To view more information about the doctor's background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and office locations, please click on the doctor detail link provided.

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

Distance: 22.2 miles

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

Distance: 22.2 miles

Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305
Distance: 33.2 miles

Pulmonary Medicine Associates
Roseville, CA 95661

Distance: 72.4 miles

Cancer Centers near Walnut Creek, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Walnut Creek, California. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, areas of expertise and how to contact the cancer center.

San Francisco, CA 94143
Distance: 22.2 miles

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA 94115

Distance: 22.8 miles

Stanford Cancer Center
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 33.2 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Walnut Creek

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 a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Walnut Creek

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 Walnut Creek, California, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of California.

Asbestos Lawyers Servicing Walnut Creek

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 Walnut Creek

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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