Mesothelioma Attorneys by State > California

Fontana Asbestos Attorney

Located in beautiful San Bernardino County, Fontana is one of the most populous cities in California with just under 200,000 residents. The city has long played an influential role as a trucking hub, which underscores the need for industrial development in the city.

As the city grew, so too did the need for more industrial development over the 20th century, which was a period when dangerous asbestos-containing materials were widely used for industrial purposes and applications.

Why Asbestos Is Dangerous

The microscopic fibers inherent to asbestos were widely beloved in industrial circles for the strong, resilient and heat/fire-resistant properties of asbestos. Unfortunately, these same traits lead to serious health consequences for humans.

The tiny fibers are easily swallowed and inhaled. Once someone swallows or inhales these fibers, research suggests that the fibers may never leave the body and can stick to the lungs. This reality is a primary reason why exposure to asbestos can lead to asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma.

In fact, asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma, an aggressive and often fatal form of cancer. While the cancer is aggressive, it can take decades for asbestos exposure to turn into mesothelioma since the disease is known to have a slow gestation rate. For this reason, Fontana workers who were exposed to asbestos decades ago may still be at risk for developing mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness.

Known Asbestos Exposure in Fontana

Fontana’s San Bernardino County has suffered greatly from asbestos exposure, as estimates indicate the county has lost nearly 900 people to asbestos-related deaths between 1999 and 2013.

Dozens of victims die in the county each year, on average, demonstrating that the harms of asbestos continue to this day. Much of these harms are caused by exposure to asbestos at jobsites, and sadly there have been plenty of jobsites that exposed Fontana workers to asbestos, including:

  • Kaiser Steel Corporation
  • Kaiser Hospital
  • California Steel Industries
  • Taylor Pipeworks
  • Fontana Steel Mill
  • Fontana Powerhouse
  • Union Carbide Corporation

If you or a loved one worked at one of these jobsites or any other Fontana jobsite where asbestos exposure occurred, you need a Fontana mesothelioma lawyer who holds responsible parties accountable and will pursue your right to legal compensation.

Talk to a Fontana Mesothelioma Lawyer

The Ledger Law Firm represents Fontana workers who were wrongfully exposed to the dangers of asbestos fibers at their jobsite. California law ensures that mesothelioma victims and loved ones of deceased victims alike are entitled to legal compensation.

We help you file a lawsuit that will hold parties accountable for wrongful asbestos exposure by proving that a jobsite exposure caused your asbestos. Proving this connection entitles victims to the compensation they both need and deserve, and billions in trust fund assets are aside to ensure victims will have the funds they need.

Contact us today for a consultation and take the first step toward receiving the justice you and your loved ones deserve and need after a wrongful exposure.

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