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Compton Asbestos Attorney

Long before the iconic rap group N.W.A. put Compton in the national spotlight, Compton was best known as “Hub City”, a nickname referencing Compton’s position at the geographical center of Los Angeles County.

This important location means that Compton has long served as a key industrial center for the Los Angeles area, which has included playing a key role in United States waterborne international trade. Compton has also been and continues to be an industrial center for the transit industry, textile manufacturing and other key industries.

This history, however, also means that Compton has had numerous jobsites that exposed workers to the dangers of asbestos.

Why Asbestos Is Dangerous

To date, asbestos is the sole known cause of a cancer known as mesothelioma. Asbestos has also been known to cause asbestos-related lung cancer and asbestosis, which is a chronic lung disease that can cause lung tissue scarring and other serious health issues.

These harmful effects of asbestos exposure are caused by the very thing that made asbestos-containing materials desirable for construction in the early and middle parts of the 20th century.

Namely, asbestos fibers are tiny and microscopic but are extremely resilient and strong. As such, the fibers are easily inhaled or swallowed, and their resilient, strong nature can mean that the fibers move through the lungs and remain in place for years. Research shows that asbestos fibers may never be removed from the body once they are inhaled or swallowed.

Moreover, a single asbestos exposure can lead to a mesothelioma diagnosis decades later due to the slow gestation rate of asbestos. Once asbestos turns into mesothelioma, however, the cancer progresses rapidly, making it a sudden and often lethal form of cancer.

Compton workers who were exposed to asbestos decades ago may have been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma and may still be at risk for developing mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness.

Compton Asbestos Exposure

Research on asbestos-related deaths in California shows that from 1999-2013, Los Angeles County suffered from just under 4,000 mesothelioma deaths. More Californians have died from asbestos-related illnesses in Los Angeles County than any other California county.

Given that Compton is a part of Los Angeles County, it is imperative that workers know which jobsites have exposed Compton workers to asbestos. A few of the important known asbestos jobsites in Compton have included:

  • Texaco
  • Union Oil
  • L.A. County Sanitation
  • Aero Alloys
  • Compton Community College
  • Compton Courthouse
  • Folgers Coffee Company
  • Southern California Edison Company

Workers who worked at these jobsites or other Compton sites that were exposed to asbestos are at risk for developing an asbestos-related illness like mesothelioma.

Talk to a Compton Mesothelioma Lawyer

The Ledger Law Firm represents victims of wrongful asbestos exposure by filing a lawsuit against any and all responsible parties. California law entitles mesothelioma victims and the loved ones of a deceased victim to file a lawsuit that leads to compensation. Billions in trust fund assets have been set aside to compensate victims for this wrongful exposure.

Contact us today so that we can begin building a strong case that proves Compton asbestos exposure caused your asbestos-related illness that entitles you to legal compensation.

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