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Moffett Field Asbestos Attorney

Moffett Federal Airfield, also know more simply as Moffett Field, is a joint-civil military airport that is situated on an unincorporated slice of Santa Clara County. This airport had a long history of use as a United States Navy facility, and today the facility is now owned by NASA.

Its long history of military use also practically ensures it has had a lengthy history of asbestos use, which has taken a particular toll on veterans. Nearly 1 in 3 of all mesothelioma deaths are suffered by veterans, a group of our bravest Americans who represent just 8% of the population.

Understanding the link between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma reveals why asbestos is so dangerous, as well as why mesothelioma has heavily impacted our veterans.

Why Asbestos Is Dangerous for Veterans

Asbestos-containing materials were widely used throughout the 20th century for a wide range of industrial applications, and asbestos was particularly useful at shipyards, factories and construction sites. In other words, many veterans worked in areas that were most likely to use asbestos.

Asbestos is made up of tiny fibers that can be released into the air when asbestos-containing materials undergo abrasion or are damaged. When this happens, the tiny airborne fibers can be inhaled or swallowed.

Research shows that inhaling or swallowing these fibers causes the following asbestos-related diseases:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer
  • Asbestosis

Mesothelioma takes a long time to develop with a latency period that can take decades. However, once the asbestos gestates and turns into mesothelioma, the cancer moves quickly and is often fatal.

As such, veterans and other workers at Moffett Field who were exposed to asbestos decades ago may only recently have received a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Known Asbestos Exposure at Moffett Field

The active military presence at Moffett Field during the 1900s means that asbestos has contaminated many former military buildings at Moffett. Despite being an active airfield to this day, plenty of buildings were left standing and abandoned in recent years due to asbestos contamination.

In 2011, the Navy embarked on a massive $30 million project to strip Hangar One of its toxic materials such as asbestos. Unfortunately, these massive initiatives today do nothing to help the Navy veterans and workers who were exposed decades before the teardown took place.

If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos at Moffett Field and suffered from a subsequent asbestos-related disease, you need a California mesothelioma lawyer who will help you pursue the legal compensation you deserve.

Talk to a Moffett Field Mesothelioma Lawyer

The Ledger Law Firm is proud to help military veterans who were wrongly exposed to asbestos pursue legal compensation they are entitled to receive. Our firm helps veterans or their surviving loved ones build a case that provides evidence showing that a wrongful asbestos exposure caused an asbestos-related disease.

California has set aside billions in trust fund assets to make sure asbestos victims or surviving loved ones are compensated for being exposed to the dangers of asbestos. Contact us today so we can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to receive based on California law.

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