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Gardena Asbestos Attorney

Gardena is a small, yet urban suburb of Los Angeles County located a mere 13 miles from the downtown Los Angeles area. This city traces it origins to the late 19th century as a railroad town. Today, the town is better known as the headquarters and processing plant of popular ramen noodles brand Nissin Foods, among other important industrial companies.

As a city in Los Angeles County — a county that has been more affected by asbestos-related deaths than any other California county — it stands to reason that many Gardena jobsites have exposed Gardena workers to the dangers of asbestos as well. Here is a brief rundown on what makes asbestos exposure so dangerous.

Why Is Asbestos Exposure Dangerous?

Asbestos was widely used for industrial applications in the 20th century because it has a number of desirable properties, with flame/heat-resistance and tensile strength being particularly noteworthy. However, asbestos is also comprised of tiny, microscopic fibers that can release into the air when asbestos-containing materials are damaged or suffer abrasion.

When this occurs, humans can easily swallow or inhale asbestos. At this point. the tensile strength and durability of asbestos becomes extremely dangerous for the body, as some research suggests asbestos fibers may never leave the body.

Once asbestos is swallowed or inhaled, it can cause the following diseases:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer

Mesothelioma is the most common disease resulting from asbestos exposure, and this fatal form of cancer has caused more Californians to lose their life from 2000 to 2010 than any other state.

One of the reasons mesothelioma is often life-threatening is because mesothelioma has a long latency period, meaning it can take decades for asbestos to turn into mesothelioma. Once this transformation is complete, however, mesothelioma progresses rapidly.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos in Gardena decades ago, you could still be at risk for mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease.

Known Asbestos Exposure in Gardena

The following jobsites in Gardena are a few key locations known to have exposed workers to the dangers of asbestos:

  • Arco Refinery
  • Dow Chemical
  • Honeywell, Inc.
  • Lafleur Corporation
  • Mills Iron Works
  • Nissin Foods USA Company, Inc.
  • Sprague Engineering
  • US Post Office

Any Gardena resident exposed to asbestos at a Gardena jobsite or the surviving family of a deceased asbestos-related illness victim can pursue compensation with the help of a Gardena mesothelioma lawyer.

Talk to a Gardena Mesothelioma Lawyer

The Ledger Law Firm represents asbestos victims who were wrongly exposed to the dangers of asbestos by pursuing legal compensation against all responsible parties. Know that victims of asbestos exposure or surviving loved ones have the right to pursue justice and compensation that provides peace of mind and needed financial security.

Trust fund assets are set aside to ensure mesothelioma victims have the funds they need, and we will help build a strong case that proves your asbestos-related illness was caused by a wrongful exposure that entitles you to receive compensation.

Contact us today so we can help hold responsible parties accountable and receive the compensation you deserve.

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