Mesothelioma Attorneys by State > California

Colton Asbestos Attorney

If you or a loved one in Colton or San Bernardino County has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to understand this is an asbestos-related disease. Effectively, this means that mesothelioma cancer’s primary cause is asbestos exposure.

Asbestos exposure primarily occurs when asbestos-containing materials are disturbed at an industrial jobsite that relied on asbestos-containing materials. It is at this point that workers can swallow or ingest the microscopic fibers, at which point the fibers can line the lungs and cause diseases like mesothelioma cancer, asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer. All of these illnesses can be fatal.

Although asbestos use is banned today, the widespread use of asbestos until the 1970s ensures it remains a danger today. In fact, California’s Department of Public Health estimates that 350 workers are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year, and 200 of those California workers pass away from their diagnosis.

Making matters more complex is the fact it can take as much as five decades for asbestos exposure to turn into mesothelioma. This decades-long timeline means that a worker exposed to asbestos before the 1970s ban could still be at risk of receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis today. As such, it is in your best interests to talk to a Colton mesothelioma attorney if you are a surviving loved one of a mesothelioma patient or have been recently diagnosed with the deadly disease yourself.

Asbestos Exposure in San Bernardino County

Colton’s San Bernardino County has been greatly impacted by the dangers of asbestos-related diseases. From 1999 to 2013, it is estimated that just shy of 900 residents have passed away due to an asbestos-related disease.

Known jobsites that exposed Colton workers to asbestos include:

  • California Portland Cement Company
  • Griffin Wheel Company
  • Hub City Laundry
  • Riverside Highland Water
  • Southern Pacific Railroad

It is estimated that as much as 85% of California’s mesothelioma victims were exposed to asbestos at a jobsite, meaning it is quite likely your diagnosis was caused on the job if you have been diagnosed with the disease.

Pleural Mesothelioma Survival Rates Reveal the Need for a Colton Mesothelioma Attorney

It is an unfortunate and tragic reality that mesothelioma is often fatal for those who are diagnosed. One year after a diagnosis, fewer than 40% of patients survive, and just 1 in 10 survive past the five-year mark.

Mesothelioma is also an expensive disease to treat, which is one reason why billions in trust fund assets have already been set aside to ensure victims receive compensation for a wrongful exposure that leads to an asbestos-related disease.

The Ledger Law Firm represents mesothelioma victims or surviving loved ones who have lost a family member to this devastating disease. Our law firm is nationally recognized for building a strong case that proves a wrongful exposure caused the mesothelioma of you or your loved one.

With this evidence, you will have the legal case needed to receive compensation that holds responsible parties accountable for the harms you have suffered.

Contact us online to receive justice and the funds that California law says you deserve after a wrongful exposure in Colton causes your mesothelioma or asbestos-related disease.

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