Mesothelioma Attorneys by State > California

Ontario Asbestos Attorney

As a city with over 170,000 people, Ontario is one of San Bernardino County’s most populous cities. This population size exists in no small part because of Ontario’s industrial history that helped the city grow.

The city’s Ontario International Airport was used regularly during World War II as a training center for pilots, and its industry and infrastructure initiatives such as the city’s Amtrak station also highlight some of the city’s innovations.

The reality of 20th century city growth and industrial development is that asbestos was widely used at industrial California jobsites. Asbestos exposure is dangerous and often deadly for California workers and their loved ones who are exposed to asbestos.

Why Is Asbestos Exposure Dangerous?

Industrial and construction jobsites regularly used asbestos for its resistant properties and durable nature, two facets that make the fibrous mineral seemingly ideal for building purposes. However, asbestos-containing materials are deadly to humans because the tiny fibers of asbestos are toxic once inhaled or swallowed.

Further, California workers in the 20th century could take asbestos home on their work clothes, exposing loved ones to asbestos when clothes were handled or washed.

As such, both workers and their loved ones were exposed to deadly fibers that cause the following diseases:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer
  • Asbestosis

For this reason, California allows loved ones exposed to asbestos from a family member’s jobsite can also file a lawsuit for an asbestos-related illness under California law.

Asbestos Exposure in Ontario

California has suffered more deaths from asbestos-related illnesses than any other state, and San Bernardino County has one of the highest mesothelioma death rates in the state when adjusted for age.

Since Ontario is an important city in San Bernardino County, it is worth noting that research conducted from 1999 to 2013 found that an estimated 879 residents died from an asbestos-related death over that period, with an average of just under 60 residents dying per year.

Ontario jobsites such as Lockheed International and Ontario Power Station have admitted to using asbestos-containing products or materials at their jobsite.

Since mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses or diseases that are often fatal and caused by wrongful asbestos exposure by another party, it is in your best interests to talk to an Ontario mesothelioma lawyer if you or a loved one has received a recent mesothelioma diagnosis.

Talk to an Ontario Mesothelioma Lawyer

The Ledger Law Firm represents victims of wrongful asbestos exposure in Ontario and San Bernardino County by proving an asbestos-related illness was caused by a wrongful exposure. By providing this evidence, victims will receive justice that holds any and all responsible parties accountable for the harms they helped cause.

Moreover, mesothelioma victims will also be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries in a state where billions of dollars are set aside via trust fund to ensure that families who have been harmed by asbestos have access to critically important funds.

Contact us today to pursue justice and receive the compensation California law says you deserve for a wrongful asbestos exposure in Ontario.

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