An experienced California Mesothelioma Lawyer can help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety that comes with dealing with insurance companies and medical expenses. Let our team of knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys work to obtain the compensation you need and deserve so that you can focus on feeling better.
Mesothelioma and other asbestos exposure cases can be challenging and complex, particularly because it may be difficult to determine when you were exposed to asbestos. Let our experienced and determined attorneys stand up and fight for you so that you can receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (310) 929-4200, or fill out the form provided on our website, and learn more about what we can do for you.
For over twenty-five years, mesothelioma patients and their families have turned to our lawyers to help them pursue justice against the corporations that exposed them to asbestos. We have helped families across the nation, from coast to coast, in nearly all fifty states. Our lawyers are known for successfully taking on the the tough cases that other law firms often shy away from.
What does a “tough” mesothelioma case look like? It could be a mesothelioma case with an out of the ordinary type of asbestos exposure (like wives exposed to asbestos from washing their husband’s clothes, children exposed to asbestos in their homes, or dentists exposed to asbestos when making gold crowns). Or it could be a mesothelioma case against one of the asbestos companies that refuses to offer fair settlements and takes every case to trial. Either way, our lawyers are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and do the hard work to find the truth and pursue justice for you and your family.
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Asbestos is made up of naturally occurring minerals, and in the past asbestos was used in textile factories, shipyards, steel and paper mills, automotive industries, metal casting facilities, material refineries, construction, and chemical production. Asbestos was popular in these industries due to its versatility, its wide availability, and because it was fire resistant, strong, and inexpensive. However, over the years, asbestos has also proven to be injurious and deadly. So now the use of the substance is largely banned with only a few exceptions.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that 15,000 people in the United States die each year from asbestos-related deaths like lung cancer, mesothelioma, which is cancer caused exclusively by asbestos exposure, and asbestosis, a type of lung scarring that is caused by asbestos fibers. In addition to these asbestos-related illnesses, asbestos exposure is also thought to cause cancers of the pharynx, larynx, colon, stomach, rectum, and ovaries. Other conditions linked to asbestos exposure include:
The symptoms associated with these conditions typically include chest pain, coughing, and difficulty breathing, but other more severe symptoms may also be present. If you or a loved one has been exposed to dangerous asbestos in any setting, those responsible for the exposure should be held accountable for any injuries that may result. Our California Mesothelioma Attorneys will fight hard to obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Asbestos cancers are typically caused by the ingestion or inhalation of large amounts of asbestos fibers. Although asbestos exposure is linked to many different kinds of cancer, the term “asbestos cancer” usually refers to mesothelioma. The CDC reports that between 1999 and 2013, approximately 40,000 people in the United States died from mesothelioma. Mesothelioma can result when inhaled asbestos fibers become embedded in the protective membranes surrounding all of our internal organs, which are known as mesothelium. Accordingly, mesothelioma doesn’t just affect the lungs, but it can affect other organs as well such as the stomach and heart.
Unlike other illnesses and cancers, mesothelioma generally takes twenty or more years before it manifests itself. Symptoms of mesothelioma can include chest pains, shortness of breath, coughing, body aches, fever, weight loss, and fatigue. In more advanced stages of the disease, victims may have severe pain, difficulty swallowing, anemia, and they may cough up blood. Because the early signs of mesothelioma can often be mistaken for another illness, like the flu or even asthma, mesothelioma can easily go undiagnosed until the disease has progressed.
Unfortunately, mesothelioma is an incurable form of cancer. However, radiation and chemotherapy are often used as treatments for the illness. In addition, procedures to drain accumulating fluid may also be used, and in some extreme cases, surgery may be performed to remove an affected lung or the lung lining. But any surgical procedure to help abate the disease is risky and very invasive. Of course, any treatment for mesothelioma can be expensive and extensive, and while treatment may not completely eliminate or cure the condition, it can often lead to an improved quality of life for sufferers of the disease.