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Industry Asbestos Attorney

While the city of Industry has a tiny residential population — little more than 200 residents according to recent information from the United States Census Bureau — the city is still an important industrial center for Los Angeles County. As the city’s name implies, Industry is an industrial suburb with a significant and proud manufacturing tradition.

Unsurprisingly, this also means the city has a history of asbestos exposure in a county that has been uniquely affected by the harms of asbestos exposure.

Why Is Asbestos Exposure Harmful for Los Angeles County Workers?

Los Angeles County workers in cities like Industry encounter asbestos today with far less frequency than 1970s workers. After overwhelming evidence showed asbestos was toxic to human health, the mineral was banned from being used for buildings and construction projects.

However, there are still many older buildings and homes built with the toxic fibers that still pose health and safety risks today. Further, 45 of 58 California counties have naturally-occurring asbestos, which presents a potential safety issue as well.

The reason asbestos is such a public safety concern is because the mineral contains microscopic fibers that can be fatal to humans if inhaled, swallowed or ingested. It is quite easy for ingestion to occur at industrial jobsites when asbestos is disturbed, thereby releasing the fibers into the air.

When humans ingest these fibers, they can enter the lining of the lungs and cause the following diseases:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer

While each of these diseases claim thousands of lives nationwide each year, mesothelioma is a particularly awful disease diagnose for victims to receive. Pleural mesothelioma’s dire survival statistics underscore the severity of this disease.

Merely 1 in 10 patients survive five years after being diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. Even one year after diagnosis, survival rates are not much better. Just 38% of patients are expected to survive one year after they receive this awful disease diagnosis.

Asbestos Exposure in Industry

Los Angeles County has lost more lives to asbestos-related diseases than any other California county. This is especially notable when one considers that California loses more lives to asbestos than any other state.

From 1999 to 2013, for example, it is estimated that just shy of 4,000 Los Angeles County residents passed away from asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma. Industry has likely contributed to these harms with the following jobsites that exposed workers to asbestos:

  • Amsco Chemical Company
  • Consolidated Aluminum
  • Goodrich Tire & Rubber
  • Lupton Manufacturing Company
  • Michael Flynn Manufacturing
  • Western Lead Products Company

Talk to an Industry Mesothelioma Lawyer After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

The Ledger Law Firm is a nationwide law firm that helps mesothelioma victims receive the compensation they deserve after a responsible party exposed the victim to asbestos. We thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and build a case that demonstrably shows your illness was caused by a party that bears legal responsibility for your injuries.

Contact us online today for a legal consultation to take action against a legally responsible party by filing an Industry mesothelioma lawsuit.

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