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Terminal Island Asbestos Attorney

Terminal Island is unique in that the west half of the island is part of San Pedro, whereas the eastern half belongs to the city of Long Beach. This island situated between Los Angeles Harbor and Long Beach Harbor is part of Los Angeles County played an important role during the WWII era for the Navy, and the island has been home to various shipyards and similar industrial jobsites in the decades since.

This history also reveals why Terminal Island may be at high risk of suffering from an asbestos-related illness like mesothelioma, as research shows that asbestos was commonly used in shipyards and construction sites during the 1900s.

Why Is Asbestos Exposure Dangerous?

Exposure to asbestos is dangerous primarily because it is a principle cause of mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer that is caused by inhaling or swallowing asbestos fibers. Worse, it can take decades for victims of asbestos exposure to realize their life was put in danger decades ago when working at a shipyard or similar construction site.

The latency period between initial asbestos exposure and mesothelioma development can take decades, but the cancer progresses quickly once the development has completed.

In addition to mesothelioma, asbestos exposure can also cause asbestos-related lung cancer and asbestosis. In the United States, asbestos exposure continues to cause thousands of deaths each year, and California cities like Terminal Island continue to be greatly affected.

From 2001 to 2010, California suffered from the highest number of mesothelioma deaths, due in no small part to the fact that mesothelioma mortality rates can be as much as four times higher in port cities, which aptly describes many parts of California.

If you or a loved one worked at a Terminal Island jobsite that exposed workers to asbestos decades ago, you or that loved one may be at risk for mesothelioma.

Terminal Island Asbestos Exposure

As a part of Los Angeles County, Terminal Island’s workers were employed in a California county that suffered from more asbestos-related deaths than any other California county. From 1999 to 2013, an estimated 264 Los Angeles County residents passed away from an asbestos-related death each year.

Known Terminal Island jobsites that exposed workers to the dangers of asbestos include:

  • Arco Refinery
  • General Petroleum
  • Harbor Boat Company Shipyard
  • Naval Operating Base
  • Naval Receiving Station
  • Terminal Island Naval Shipyard

Given the military history of Terminal Island’s asbestos exposure, it must be noted that nearly one in three (30%) of the country’s mesothelioma deaths have been veterans who represent 8% of the country’s population.

If you are a veteran who was exposed to asbestos at Terminal Island or any other worker who was exposed to asbestos, you need a Terminal Island mesothelioma lawyer.

Talk to a Terminal Island Mesothelioma Lawyer

If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos, you have the right to pursue compensation against any parties responsible for the wrongful exposure. California has set aside billions of dollars in assets designed to compensate victims of asbestos exposure or the family of a deceased mesothelioma victim.

The Ledger Law Firm will pursue your right to legal compensation and build a strong case that shows your asbestos-related illness was caused by wrongful asbestos exposure.

Contact us today and take the first step toward receiving the justice and compensation to which you are entitled under 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