Mesothelioma Attorneys by State > California

Burbank Asbestos Attorney

As a Los Angeles County city with more than 100,000 residents, it comes as little surprise that plenty of industrial activity was needed to make Burbank the city it is today. In the last century, Burbank has been home to Lockheed Aircraft Company, Moreland Truck Company and several Hollywood studios.

This diverse industrial background gives Burbank a unique place in history, and its central role for Hollywood and broadcasting companies earned Burbank the moniker of “Media Capital of the World”. The decades of industrial activity in Burbank is a proud accomplishment of the city, but it also means that California workers and their loved ones may have been exposed to the harms of asbestos-containing materials.

Why Asbestos Is Harmful

Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause for a harmful form of cancer known as mesothelioma, and asbestos exposure can also cause asbestosis (a chronic lung disease that causes scarring of the lung tissue) and asbestos-related lung cancer.

These dangerous and often life-threatening harms are caused when workers either inhale or swallow the microscopically small asbestos fibers. These fibers are resilient and strong, which is precisely why asbestos was widely used at industrial jobsites before the harms of asbestos were known.

Their strength and resilience means that these fibers can remain in place on the lungs for decades, and some research suggests fibers may never be removed once the fibers have been swallowed or inhaled.

The development of mesothelioma, as such, is slow to develop, as it can take decades to receive a mesothelioma diagnosis after exposure to asbestos. However, the cancer progresses rapidly once the asbestos fibers eventually become mesothelioma.

This reality means that Burbank workers decades ago may have received a recent mesothelioma diagnosis that entitles the victim and their loved ones to legal compensation.

Asbestos Exposure in Burbank

Research reveals that nearly 4,000 asbestos-related deaths have occurred from 1999 to 2013 in Los Angeles County. As part of the county, Burbank shares in this tragic figure, making it unsurprising that there have been numerous Burbank jobsites that exposed workers to asbestos.

Some of the prominent Burbank jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred include:

  • Disney Studios
  • Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Moreland Motor Truck Company

Any worker who worked at these jobsites or a spouse who handled the work close of an employee who worked at one of these jobsites may be at risk for being diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness.

Talk to a Burbank Mesothelioma Lawyer

The Ledger Law Firm is here to help you and your California loved ones if your lives have been upended by a mesothelioma diagnosis or any other asbestos-related illness.

We will pursue justice and the legal compensation you deserve by filing a case against any and all parties responsible for your wrongful asbestos exposure. Know that billions in trust fund assets have been set aside in California to compensate victims who have been harmed by wrongful exposure.

Contact us today and we will begin building a case that proves your asbestos-related illness was caused by asbestos exposure at a Burbank jobsite.

Mesothelioma treatment centers in California:

Here is a list of treatment centers that treats mesothelioma and other asbestos related lung disease in California:

CITY OF HOPE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER
MESOTHELIOMA TREATMENT SECTION
DUARTE, CALIFORNIA
91010-3000

CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
MESOTHELIOMA TREATMENT SECTION
8700 BEVERLY BLVD.
LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 90048

THORASIC ONCOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
UCLA MEDICAL CENTER
MESOTHELIOMA TREATMENT SECTION
PO BOX 951741
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90095-1741