Mesothelioma Attorneys by State > California

Encino Asbestos Attorney

Encino is a San Fernando Valley neighborhood in Los Angeles that is proud of a local economy built upon healthcare jobs and professional services. As a part of Los Angeles County, however, Encino is part of a county that has lost more lives to asbestos-related deaths than any other county in California.

While Los Angeles County has thriving industries and cities today, many of the buildings in these cities were built with toxic asbestos-containing materials.

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous for Los Angeles County Residents?

Asbestos is an extremely durable mineral that occurs naturally, making it a seemingly ideal fit for building and construction applications. However, the mineral is also made up of microscopic fibers that can release into the air when asbestos-containing materials are disturbed in some way.

It is at this point that the durable nature of asbestos becomes extremely dangerous since workers can then swallow or inhale these durable, yet microscopic fibers.

Once these fibers enter the body, the asbestos can then enter the lungs and cause the following potentially fatal diseases:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer

While each of these three diseases claim thousands of lives each year, mesothelioma is uniquely difficult to treat and diagnose. Since it can take decades for asbestos within the body to transform healthy cells into cancerous mesothelioma, it is difficult for healthcare professionals to properly diagnose the disease.

And, since thousands are diagnosed with the disease each year, it is a relatively uncommon form of cancer compared to lung cancer, prostate cancer and other diseases that are more regularly treated. As such, just 1 in 10 pleural mesothelioma patients survive past the five-year mark after receiving their mesothelioma diagnosis.

Although knowledge and treatment options for mesothelioma continue to improve, the disease is still an expensive and unjust one that demands legal compensation when the harms are caused by a wrongful exposure to asbestos fibers.

Asbestos Exposure in Los Angeles County

From 1999 to 2013, the CDC’s findings estimate that just shy of 4,000 Los Angeles County residents passed away from asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma. This figure is far more than any other California county in a state that is uniquely ravaged by the harms of asbestos.

Indeed, California has lost more lives to asbestos than any other state in the country. Los Angeles County deaths are the leading reason why this is the case.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Encino or Los Angeles County, it is in your best interests to talk to a lawyer to find out whether you have a legal claim to compensation.

Talk to an Encino Mesothelioma Lawyer

The Ledger Law Firm is a national mesothelioma firm that prioritizes helping victims with compassionate legal counsel that helps suffering families receive deserved compensation. Nationally recognized mesothelioma attorney Emery Ledger is known for delivering proven results that make a real difference for California families who have been wronged by an exposure to asbestos.

Contact us online today for a legal consultation to discuss filing an Encino mesothelioma lawsuit that will hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.

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