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Los Angeles Mesothelioma Lawyer

Asbestos exposure is a problem throughout the entire country, but it poses a particular risk in California. Here, there are more naturally-occurring asbestos sites than anywhere else in America, and people become exposed to this harmful material and die every year. In many cases, a person is exposed due to the negligent actions or inactions of another party. If you have developed mesothelioma or have lost a loved one due to negligent asbestos exposure, a Los Angeles mesothelioma lawyer can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

What is Mesothelioma?

Asbestos is a combination of six naturally-occurring minerals that form together to make flexible, soft fibers. When those fibers are inhaled, they become permanently trapped inside the human body, and they have no way to escape. Over time, those fibers cause inflammation and scarring, which can develop into mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor that develops after asbestos fibers have formed in the lining of the abdomen, lungs, and heart. People who are diagnosed with mesothelioma generally have a life expectancy of 12 months. Chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation can help extend a person’s life after they are diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Who is Liable for Asbestos Exposure?

Like in any other type of personal injury claim, determining who is liable for asbestos exposure is complex, which is why having a skilled mesothelioma lawyer in Los Angeles is crucial. Potential liable parties for asbestos exposure can include:

  • Property owners: Property owners are most often liable for asbestos exposure. Landlords and other property owners are required to ensure their premises are safe for visitors to enter, and that means ensuring they are not exposed.
  • Manufacturers of asbestos: Companies still manufacture asbestos in Los Angeles because it has not yet been banned, even though the dangers have been widely known since the 1970s. Companies that make asbestos are required to warn consumers of the dangers of the product, and can be held liable when they do not.
  • Manufacturers of other products: Just as some companies still manufacture asbestos, others continue to use it in their products. These manufacturers have the same duty as other property owners to ensure their product is safe, and to warn consumers of any danger.
  • Mining companies: The asbestos mines in California are now closed, but people are still coming forward with claims years afterward and holding negligent mining companies accountable.

Making it even more complex to determine liability in mesothelioma cases is the fact that one claim can involve multiple liable parties. A Los Angeles mesothelioma attorney can determine who is liable and fight to ensure you receive the maximum damages you deserve.

Our Mesothelioma Attorney in Los Angeles Can Provide the Sound Legal Advice You Need

If you or someone you love was negligently exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma as a result, our Los Angeles mesothelioma lawyer at Brod Law Firm can assist with your case. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to schedule a free case review with our seasoned attorney and to learn more about how we can help.

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