Mesothelioma Attorneys by State > California

Glendale Asbestos Attorney

Since the city’s incorporation in 1906, Glendale has developed a prominent airport, served as the home of popular food chains like Bob’s Big Boy and Baskin-Robbins, and has served as a major production center for Hollywood and Disney’s animation studios.

With a population of nearly 200,000 residents, the Los Angeles county city has an important history that has shaped the culture of California and the country alike. This development, however, also underscores the fact that Glendale industry was built at a time when workers were often exposed to asbestos while on the job, and these exposures can and do lead to several dangerous and often fatal diseases like mesothelioma.

Why Is Asbestos Exposure Dangerous?

Asbestos is a durable, long-lasting and nearly inextinguishable substance that is fibrous and has chemical/heat-resistant qualities that make asbestos a seemingly perfect fit for manufacturing or construction. For this reason, asbestos was indeed widely used at California industrial jobsites through much of the 20th century.

Unfortunately, when this fibrous mineral undergoes abrasion or similar processes, tiny asbestos fibers can be inhaled or swallowed by workers. When this happens, the durable properties of asbestos still apply once the fibers are inside the body. The fibers are toxic for human health as well, which is why asbestos exposure can cause the following diseases:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer

Workers have also been known to bring asbestos home on their clothes, exposing their loved ones to these diseases as well. Due to this, California law also allows the loved ones of workers who bring asbestos home to file a lawsuit and receive compensation if their exposure causes an asbestos-related illness as well.

Whether asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma in a worker or a loved one at home, this disease is known to have a long latency period that can take 10 to 40 years before a diagnosis. As such, mesothelioma victims wrongly exposed to asbestos decades ago may have recently received a mesothelioma diagnosis or have yet to be diagnosed with the deadly disease.

Asbestos Exposure in Glendale

Glendale’s Los Angeles County has been affected by asbestos-exposure more than any other county, based on research conducted from 1999 to 2013 that estimates just under 4,000 asbestos-related deaths have occurred in the county over those years.

Known jobsites in Glendale that have exposed workers to asbestos and, therefore, may have contributed to this dire statistic include, but are not limited to:

  • Atlas Carbon & Clay Company
  • City of Glendale Power
  • Glendale Public Service Dept
  • Grayson Power Plant
  • Industrial Engineers, Inc.
  • U.S. Savings & Loan Assn
  • Warner Welded Products

Talk to a Glendale Mesothelioma Lawyer

If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos at an asbestos jobsite or were exposed to asbestos because a worker brought asbestos home from their workplace, know that wrongful asbestos exposure entitles you to receive legal compensation.

The Ledger Law Firm represents mesothelioma victims or victims of another asbestos-related illness who were wrongly exposed to the dangers of asbestos. We help you build a case that proves your asbestos-related illness was caused by a wrongful exposure, entitling you to receive the compensation you and your loved ones need.

Contact us today to hold all responsible parties accountable for their actions while receiving critical funds that California law says you are entitled to receive.

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