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San Leandro Asbestos Attorney

San Leandro is a Bay Area coastal city located in Alameda County that traces it origins to 19th century Mexican land grants. Since then, the city has grown from idyllic farmland to a populated suburb with the usual mix of suburban, industrial and commercial buildings.

Today, employers as diverse as North Face to Coca-Cola serve an important role for the area’s economy. The industrial and construction growth of San Leandro involved the regular use of asbestos-containing materials during the 20th century, which means too many workers were exposed to the dangers of asbestos.

Why Is Asbestos Exposure Dangerous?

Asbestos was widely used in San Leandro and across the country during the 1900s because its tensile strength and flame-resistant properties made it ideal for industrial uses and construction. However, the tiny fibers that make up asbestos can be easily swallowed and inhaled, which can then lead to the following medical issues:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer
  • Asbestosis (a chronic lung disease that scars lung tissue and causes shortness of breath)

Mesothelioma is the most common danger of asbestos exposure, and it is also arguably the most dangerous. This form of aggressive cancer can take decades to develop, making it difficult to detect and diagnose in the early stages.

While the gestation period is slow, once the fibers turn into mesothelioma the cancer progresses rapidly and is often fatal to the victim diagnosed. A San Leandro worker who has had a recent diagnosis may have been the victim of an asbestos-related illness that took decades to manifest.

Any San Leandro worker or living loved one of a deceased family member who passed away because of wrongful asbestos exposure should know that a San Leandro jobsite may have been the cause of the diagnosis.

Known Asbestos Jobsites in San Leandro

Alameda County and San Leandro itself have been negatively impacted by the dangers of asbestos. From 1999 to 2013, nearly 800 residents are estimated to have passed away because of an asbestos-related illness. On average, over 50 Alameda County residents passed away from an asbestos-related death each year.

The following are just a few of the known San Leandro jobsites that exposed workers to the harms of asbestos:

  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Del Monte Corp
  • Alameda City Municipal Court
  • Fairmont Hospital
  • General Electric Company
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
  • Safeway
  • San Leandro High School
  • San Leandro Memorial Hospital

If you or a loved one worked at one of these or any other jobsite that exposed workers to asbestos, it is important to talk to a San Leandro mesothelioma lawyer to find out whether you are entitled to compensation by California law.

Talk to a San Leandro Mesothelioma Lawyer

The Ledger Law Firm represents the victims of wrongful asbestos exposure by filing a lawsuit against any responsible party and proving that your mesothelioma or asbestos-related illness was caused by a party’s wrongful exposure.

Building a case that provides this evidence will ensure that you or your loved ones receive legal compensation since billions of dollars are set aside in trust funds to ensure that rightful victims receive the funds they need and deserve.

Contact us today so that we can help make things right after a wrongful asbestos exposure caused mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related illness.

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