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Berkeley Asbestos Lawyer

Asbestos is composed of six naturally occurring minerals that form soft, flexible fibers. At one time, it was not uncommon for asbestos to be found throughout the industrial sector and commercial buildings. While asbestos is not as commonly used today, there are still places where it is present. When people are exposed to asbestos, they can develop a number of different diseases, including cancer. The life-threatening conditions caused by asbestos are often the result of negligent property owners, manufacturers, and other entities. If you or someone you love has suffered harm due to asbestos exposure, you may be eligible for compensation. Our Berkeley asbestos lawyer can review the facts of your case and help you obtain the maximum damages you are fully entitled to.

The Danger of Asbestos

While asbestos does occur naturally, this does not mean it will not cause harm when a person is exposed to it. Tragically, asbestos exposure takes the lives of thousands of people every year. Although asbestos exposure is very dangerous, it is still used in many applications due to its heat resistance. After a person has inhaled or ingested asbestos, it enters the body and becomes trapped inside permanently. Over time, this results in scarring and inflammation. It is said that of all the people who are exposed to asbestos, two to ten percent will develop mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

Property owners have a legal duty to make sure occupants of a home or other structure do not become exposed to asbestos so they do not suffer serious harm. Manufacturers also have a legal obligation to make sure the products they create will not result in asbestos exposure. Determining which party is responsible for asbestos exposure is never easy. Our Berkeley asbestos attorney can determine who was at fault if you have been exposed.

Who is Liable for Exposure to Asbestos?

Determining liability for asbestos exposure is complicated. In the majority of cases, the negligent party is one or more of the following:

  • Property owners: Property owners have a legal duty to make sure their premises are in a safe condition, including making sure it does not contain asbestos. When they are negligent and fail to do this, they can be held liable for exposure.
  • Manufacturers: Not only can manufacturers of asbestos be held liable, but any manufacturer that negligently uses asbestos in their products can, as well. Asbestos manufacturers are required by law to inform consumers of the dangers associated with the product.
  • Mining companies: Asbestos naturally occurs in 42 counties in California alone. While asbestos mines in those counties are now closed, each year, new cases continue to emerge. A person may not realize asbestos caused their illness for many years, which is why the number of cases continues to increase.
Our Asbestos Lawyer in Berkeley Can Determine Liability

If you have developed a serious illness after asbestos exposure or have lost someone you love, our Berkeley asbestos attorney in Berkeley can help you file a claim for damages. At Brod Law Firm, our seasoned attorney has seen the devastation caused by asbestos exposure and will put his expertise to work for you. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to schedule a free review of your case.

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