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Salinas Asbestos Attorney

Salinas is a California city located in Monterey County that plays an influential role in producing much of the country’s fruits and vegetables, and the overwhelming majority (80%) of the country’s lettuce. Employers like Dole and similar produce brands are prominent Salinas employers today, which reflects the growth of Salinas’ agricultural industry that began in the 19th century.

In addition to its rich industrial history, this city of more than 150,000 also became increasingly industrialized in the years following World War II. The agricultural and industrial growth of Salinas occurred in a time where asbestos-containing materials were regularly used for industrial occupations, which continues to have negative health consequences to this day.

What Makes Asbestos Dangerous?

Exposure to asbestos is known to cause the following:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer

Of these, mesothelioma is the most common (and most deadly) health consequence of asbestos exposure. Asbestos exposure is the primary cause of mesothelioma, which is why some refer to this form of cancer as, simply, “asbestos cancer”.

Over a 10-year period in the early 2000s, California suffered from more mesothelioma deaths than any other state. Asbestos can turn into mesothelioma once workers inhale or swallow the microscopic fibers that are easily released by abrasion and similar processes.

Once the body ingests these fibers, research suggests that the fibers may never leave the body. While it can take decades for these fibers to eventually turn into mesothelioma, the cancer progresses rapidly once it has gestated.

As thousands continue to be diagnosed with mesothelioma each year — some of whom were exposed to asbestos decades ago — Salinas residents should know that any asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses.

Asbestos Exposure in Salinas

Asbestos exposure has been documented across many known jobsites in Salina. Here are just a few of the prominent jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred:

  • Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
  • Garden of Memories Park
  • Hartnell College
  • Monterey County Office of Education
  • Safeway
  • Salinas Valley Concrete Pipe Company
  • Smuckers
  • Spiegel Farms
  • Spreckels Sugar

Any Salinas worker or loved one of a deceased asbestos victim should talk to a Salinas mesothelioma lawyer if asbestos exposure caused an asbestos-related illness such as mesothelioma.

Talk to a Salinas Mesothelioma Lawyer

Any party who exposed you or a loved one to asbestos that caused an asbestos-related illness may be held liable for the wrongful exposure. The Ledger Law Firm will help you pursue your right to legal compensation by filing a lawsuit that builds a case that proves your asbestos-related illness was caused by asbestos exposure.

California law has funds set aside in a trust that compensates victims for wrongful asbestos exposure, even if companies that caused the exposure have since filed for bankruptcy and went out of business.

We are here to provide you with the legal counsel and advocacy needed to hold any responsible parties accountable for the harms you or your loved ones suffered because of asbestos exposure. Contact us today so we can help you pursue the compensation 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