Mesothelioma Attorneys by State > California

Claremont Asbestos Attorney

If you or a loved one in Claremont or Los Angeles County has been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, it is important to know that asbestos exposure is the primary cause of mesothelioma. And, research shows that most asbestos exposure in California occurs when a worker is on the job. As such, most victims of mesothelioma in California will be entitled to compensation if they can prove that a legally responsible party caused the exposure.

Be sure to talk to a Claremont mesothelioma attorney if you have reason to believe your mesothelioma or the diagnosis of a loved one was caused by a wrongful exposure at a Claremont jobsite.

Hundreds of California Residents Pass Away Because of Mesothelioma Each Year

California’s Department of Public Health estimates that approximately 350 workers are diagnosed with mesothelioma statewide. Of these workers, an estimated 200 of these workers ultimately pass away because of their diagnosis.

While the dangers of asbestos exposure are felt statewide, Claremont’s Los Angeles County has been disproportionately impacted. From 1999 to 2013, more residents passed away from asbestos-related diseases in Los Angeles County than any other county in the state.

An estimated 3,970 residents passed away over that time period, which is nearly double the amount of estimated lives lost to asbestos in San Diego County. One of the reasons asbestos and mesothelioma are so deadly is because it can take decades for asbestos exposure to turn into mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Has a Latency Period That Can Take Decades

It is a known fact that it can take as much as five decades for asbestos exposure at a jobsite to turn into mesothelioma. Once asbestos is disturbed, microscopic fibers can release into the air, making it easy for workers to inhale or otherwise ingest the fibers.

Once asbestos enters the body, it can enter the lining of the lungs, taking decades before the fibers on the lungs gestate into cancerous mesothelioma. The disease, however, progresses rapidly once cancerous mesothelioma exists within the body.

Survival Rates for Pleural Mesothelioma Reveal the Need for Legal Compensation

If you have received a mesothelioma diagnosis, you need to discuss the matter with a mesothelioma lawyer immediately. Just 1 in 10 patients survive five years after a diagnosis, and the one-year mark is not much better. Even then, an estimated 38% of patients are expected to survive one year after diagnosis.

Mesothelioma treatments are expensive, and you deserve to be compensated for a wrongful exposure that caused your disease or the death of a loved one who suffered from mesothelioma.

Talk to a Claremont Mesothelioma Lawyer

The Ledger Law Firm is a national firm that represents victims of mesothelioma and surviving loved ones with compassionate, dedicated representation. We build a strong case that entitles you to legal compensation once we prove that your disease or a loved one’s mesothelioma was caused by a responsible party’s wrongful asbestos exposure.

Contact us online today for a legal consultation to discuss the facts of your wrongful asbestos exposure in Claremont.

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