Mesothelioma Attorneys by State > California

Hawthorne Asbestos Attorney

Hawthorne is a Los Angeles County city with a population that is just under 90,000 residents. Los Angeles County itself has lost more lives to the dangers of asbestos than any other county in California.

This noteworthy statistic is heightened by the fact that the state of California also leads the nation in asbestos-related deaths. As such, Hawthorne’s asbestos known jobsites that exposed workers to asbestos have contributed to these shocking statistics.

Why Is Asbestos Exposure Dangerous?

The use of asbestos in industrial and construction efforts became widespread due to a number of beneficial properties, such as the durable and heat-resistant nature of asbestos. For decades, it was rare to find an industrial effort that did not rely on asbestos-containing materials in some way.

Unfortunately, the durable nature of asbestos becomes toxic to the human body when asbestos materials are disturbed and release the mineral’s microscopic fibers into the air. It is at this point that the fibers can be swallowed or inhaled by humans, and research indicates that asbestos fibers that enter the body may never leave.

Worse, a single exposure to asbestos can be all it takes to be diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and many industrial workers and military veterans were exposed for decades prior to the asbestos ban during the 1970’s. Whether exposed to asbestos once or repeatedly over decades, asbestos exposure can cause the following potentially fatal diseases:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that is quite difficult for medical professionals to diagnose, as the latency period between asbestos exposure and diagnosis is between 35 and 40 years, on average. The reason for this is that the disease slowly gestates within the body, as it takes many years for asbestos within the body’s internal cavities to mutate the cells into cancerous ones.

Once this process is completed, however, the disease advances quickly and is frequently fatal. This assertion is proven by a recent California Department of Public Health report finding that approximately 200 of the 350 California workers diagnosed with mesothelioma each year are eventually killed by the disease.

Asbestos Exposure in Hawthorne

From 1999 to 2013, CDC figures lead to an estimate that just under 4,000 Los Angeles County residents died from an asbestos-related disease. Known asbestos jobsites in Hawthorne that could have contributed to these figures include:

  • El Camino College
  • Hawthorne Army Base
  • Mattel Toys
  • Northrop Aviation
  • Revere Lamps

Of these jobsites, the Army base exposure is particularly noteworthy, as nearly 1 in 3 of the country’s mesothelioma deaths are suffered by our veterans, even though veterans comprise just 8% of the population in the United States.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos in Hawthorne and been diagnosed with mesothelioma, talk to a Hawthorne mesothelioma lawyer.

Talk to a Hawthorne Mesothelioma Lawyer

The Ledger Law Firm represents mesothelioma victims whose disease was caused by a wrongful exposure. Our team will build a strong case that proves your asbestos-related disease was caused by a legally responsible party, helping you and your loved ones receive justice and compensation that is deserved under California law.

Contact us online today to discuss the next steps for your mesothelioma lawsuit after a wrongful asbestos exposure in Hawthorne.

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