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San Ramon Asbestos Attorney

San Ramon is a Contra Costa County city that grew into a thriving suburb thanks to a stagecoach line and railroad development built in the latter part of the 19th century. In the years that followed, San Ramon made a reputation based on its agriculture that helped it further industrialize with modern manufacturing plants and industrial operations in the 20th century.

This development history also exposed San Ramon workers to the dangers of asbestos, a material that was widely used for its myriad of industrial benefits during the 1900s.

Why Is Asbestos Dangerous?

Asbestos is dangerous primarily because of the tiny asbestos fibers that are released into the air when materials with asbestos are impacted by abrasion or similar processes.

Once the tiny, microscopic fibers are released, the fibers are easily inhaled or swallowed by workers. Inhaling or swallowing asbestos is known to cause the following serious diseases:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer

Of these diseases, mesothelioma is the most common harm resulting from asbestos exposure, and it is often fatal. California lost more lives to mesothelioma than any other state based on findings over a 10-year period in the early 2000s.

One of the reasons mesothelioma is so dangerous lies in the fact that it can be difficult to diagnose. It can take decades for an initial asbestos exposure to gestate and turn into mesothelioma, meaning a worker from the 1970s could be diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017 and beyond.

Thousands continue to receive a mesothelioma diagnosis each year, demonstrating that asbestos exposure continues to be a significant health and safety risk for Californians and others around the country.

Asbestos Exposure in San Ramon

San Ramon’s location in Contra Costa County reveals why asbestos exposure is so deadly. In a state that has lost more lives to mesothelioma than any other, Contra Costa ranks fifth for the estimated number of asbestos-related deaths over a 15-year period dating from 1999 to 2013.

A few of the prominent jobsites that were known to have exposed San Ramon workers to asbestos include:

  • Alcosta Mall
  • Arabian American Oil Company
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Monte Vista School
  • Pacific Gas and Electric
  • San Ramon High School
  • Shell Chemical
  • Silvas Pipeline, Inc.

San Ramon workers exposed to asbestos or loved ones of a deceased asbestos exposure victim should talk to a California mesothelioma lawyer who helps victims pursue their right to legal compensation.

Talk to a San Ramon Mesothelioma Lawyer

The Ledger Law Firm helps asbestos victims who have suffered from mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness pursue compensation when the disease was caused by wrongful asbestos exposure.

You have a legal right to pursue legal compensation that will provide you with justice and the financial security you need. Billions of dollars are already set aside in trust fund assets to ensure you are compensated regardless of whether the company who wronged you has filed for bankruptcy.

Contact us today so we can help you build a strong case that will help you receive the compensation you are entitled to by 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