Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which has been linked to a variety of health problems including a deadly form of cancer called mesothelioma. Everyone is exposed to asbestos at some point in their lives, but millions of Californians have experienced high amounts of asbestos exposure at job sites and in contaminated buildings.
How Was Asbestos Used in California?
Manufacturers used asbestos in their products for over a century because asbestos fibers are easily mixed and can make products fire-retardant, heat resistant, pliable and stronger. The versatility of asbestos means that it was used in thousands of products including textiles, construction materials, insulation, boilers, brake parts and pipes.
What Is the Link Between Asbestos Fibers and Mesothelioma?
Exposure to asbestos fibers is the primary cause of a rare but serious cancer called mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium, the tissue that surrounds many of the body's cavities and tissues. Asbestos fibers can be caught in the mesothelium when they are inhaled and begin a process that can spur the development of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
Legal Representation for California Mesothelioma Victims
Mesothelioma sufferers may be able to hold asbestos companies liable for the pain and medical expenses associated with their cancer. Asbestos manufacturers sought to hide the truth about their products from the public, resulting in the unnecessary endangerment of millions of Californians.
The law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain is one of the country's top personal injury firms and consistently achieves record-breaking jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
Our firm handles mesothelioma cases across California including:
- Chula Vista
- Los Angeles
- Long Beach
- San Diego
- San Jose
- San Francisco
- Santa Ana
The legal team at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain prides itself on how we treat our clients. We devote the full amount of resources and attention to resolve each one of our cases most efficiently. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we carry the cost of litigation until we deliver results to our clients.
To set up a free consultation with a mesothelioma attorney at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, contact us online or call 888-353-0491.