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Concord Asbestos Attorney

With a population that is soon to surpass 130,000 residents, Concord has grown to one of the largest cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. This Contra Costa County city has played an important role in the Bay Area’s growth, with one of the largest malls in the country (Sunvalley Mall) and an important military base that was established in WWII (Concord Naval Weapons Station).

Concord industrial, construction and military jobsites alike have exposed workers and their loved ones to the dangers of asbestos.

Why Asbestos Is Harmful and Often Fatal

A single exposure to asbestos has been known to cause several asbestos-related diseases that can be fatal. Workers who labored in industries that regularly exposed workers to asbestos are more at risk for being diagnosed with one of these diseases. As such, military veterans and so-called blue collar workers are most at risk since these occupations frequently used asbestos-containing materials during development and construction projects.

Asbestos exposure is known to cause mesothelioma, asbestosis, and asbestos-related lung cancer. Each of these diseases can be fatal, and mesothelioma is a particularly dangerous form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. By inhaling or breathing in tiny asbestos fibers that are released into the air, humans can have their cells mutate decades later into mesothelioma, making the disease difficult to diagnose.

Military veterans have suffered disproportionately from mesothelioma, as nearly one-third of the country’s malignant mesothelioma deaths impact veterans. This figure is especially alarming, given that veterans make up just 8% of the country’s population.

Many of those veterans both served and live in California, which doubtlessly contributes to California losing more lives to asbestos-related illnesses than any other state. Concord, too, has lost lives because of the harms caused by asbestos exposure.

Asbestos Exposure in Concord

Estimates based on CDC’s WONDER database compiled from 1999 to 2013 show that Concord’s county of Contra Costa has suffered nearly 1,000 asbestos-related deaths. This figure is fifth-highest among all California counties, and Concord’s known asbestos exposure jobsites have contributed to the loss of life.

Jobsites that exposed workers to asbestos in Concord include:

  • Bay Area Rapid Transit Power
  • Chevron Oil Building
  • Concord High School
  • Concord Naval Weapons Station
  • Concord Police Station
  • Macy’s (Sun Valley Mall)
  • Safeway
  • Sun Valley Shopping Center

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a deadly asbestos-related disease caused by a wrongful asbestos exposure, talk to a Concord mesothelioma lawyer to protect your rights and pursue compensation.

Talk to a Concord Mesothelioma Lawyer

The Ledger Law Firm represents the victims of a wrongful asbestos exposure who are diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease. Our team will help you hold responsible parties accountable while ensuring you receive the funds California law says you deserve.

Billions in trust fund assets have been set aside to compensate victims who are harmed by exposure to asbestos. Contact us online today to discuss your mesothelioma lawsuit to take the first step toward receiving the money you and your loved ones need.

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