Attorney Scott Glovsky in Pasadena & Claremont
Over 100,000 people have been devastated from mesothelioma in the shipbuilding industry alone. And although asbestos regulations began in the 1970s, new victims are diagnosed each year because mesothelioma type cancer often takes up to 50 years to develop.
Mesothelioma is caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos was extraordinarily common and used in thousands of products including wallboard materials, insulation, fireproofing materials, automotive brakes, and textile products. Mesothelioma usually affects the thin, protective membrane surrounding the lungs, heart, or abdominal cavity. Most people who develop this cancer have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. California is the home to hundreds and possibly thousands of locations where workers may have been exposed. Numerous power plants, mining operations, oil refineries, shipyards, and marine repair facilities are located in California. In addition, California often leads the nation in home and apartment construction – industries where asbestos use was common prior to 1990. If you or a loved one has been impacted consult with a Claremont and Pasadena asbestos lawyer today to discuss what legal options may be available to you. The experienced injury attorneys with our firm can assist in walking you through the legal process and ensuring that you know what to expect at each step.
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Statistics
- 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the United States
- 100,000 people in the United States have died, or are terminally ill, from asbestos exposure related to shipbuilding alone
- Thousands of tons of asbestos were used in World War II ships to insulate piping, boilers, steam engines, and steam turbines
- Millions of workers have been exposed to asbestos (from teachers to textile workers)
Your Rights as a Mesothelioma or Asbestos-Related Cancer Victim
A victim of an asbestos-related illness (like mesothelioma) may file a lawsuit against an asbestos manufacturer, supplier, or company that used asbestos in manufacturing or fabricating a product. The suit can be filed by the victim or their families with the assistance of a Claremont and Pasadena asbestos lawyer. The parties charged with being responsible (defendants) for the injuries must defend the suit. Common targets of asbestos lawsuits include employers, asbestos manufacturers, asbestos installers, landlords, and leasing agents. If the defendant caused your injuries, you have a right to recover financial damages.
If you are suffering from an asbestos-related illness, the Law Offices of Scott Glovsky can help. We are experienced asbestos attorneys serving the Los Angeles region with a history of bringing cases to trial. We can help you file a claim for compensation for your injuries in California or another state, if appropriate. Keep in mind that California and other states limit the amount of time you have to file your case. If that time runs out, so your opportunity to obtain justice and compensation for the harm you have suffered.
There are other reasons to obtain legal assistance now. The life expectancy of many mesothelioma sufferers is short, so time is important. Many people diagnosed with mesothelioma may wrongly assume they are not entitled to compensation. They may not know where or when they might have been exposed asbestos. They may believe or assume they haven’t been exposed.
There is $35 billion set aside for victims. Most mesothelioma awards exceed $1 million dollars and settle without going to court. Recoverable expenses may include: lost past wages, lost future wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, expenses not covered by insurance, travel expenses for medical treatments, loss of domestic or household services, and emotional support for you and your loved ones.
Every asbestos-related claim is unique. A Los Angeles mesothelioma attorney can help explain what types of compensation are specific to your case. It is important to save all medical and financial records relating to your illness. It also helps to keep a journal of how the disease is impacting your life and family. This allows your lawyer to have up-to-date information about your injury and expenses.
Types of Workers That May Have Been Exposed To Asbestos
If you have worked in any of the following fields, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or your physician suspects you may have asbestos-related cancer, call the Law Offices of Scott Glovsky immediately.
TEXTILE MILL WORKERS
OIL REFINERY WORKERS
STEEL MILL WORKERS
ASBESTOS PLANT WORKERS
PAPER MILL WORKERS
POWER PLANT WORKERS
CHEMICAL PLANT WORKERS
CEMENT PLANT WORKERS