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Our California Mesothelioma Attorneys Have Won Hundreds of Millions

California has a unique history with mesothelioma. California has some of the largest asbestos deposits in the country. In the last 20 years, over 5,000 people in California died from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. Specifically, Navy shipyards in California caused many military veterans to suffer and die from mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

Asbestos-related diseases are still prevalent across California. Californians are still exposed to asbestos in many workplaces across the state. Further, some citizens exposed to asbestos decades ago are seeing the delayed effects of asbestos exposure from the 1990s and early 2000s. To get the maximum compensation you are entitled to, you may need the help of an experienced California Mesothelioma attorney.

We have qualified Mesothelioma attorneys in our California law firm that have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to help you understand and protect your rights if you or a family member have been injured or died because of asbestos-related injuries. Call or visit our legal team today if you have been exposed to asbestos and suffered harm. Below are the basics about California Mesothelioma injury cases.

You will learn what mesothelioma is, its history in California, the costs of treating asbestos-related diseases, what areas in California are still affected by asbestos, its use on military bases and its long-term effects, and what options you and your family have for compensation. 

We are passionate about helping injury victims get the money they need to recover in peace and relieve the financial burdens caused by an injury. Call or visit our California Mesothelioma attorneys online to schedule an appointment, and let us put our decades of experience to use for you and your family. We look forward to assisting you.

What Is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor that forms in the lungs, stomach, or heart. The cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos cancer-causing material that, if it is inhaled, can cause either immediate effects or sickness that does not manifest for several years. If you have a complicated asbestos history, the attorneys at Arash Law led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. can help you climb through the hurdles of getting recovery.

Mesothelioma is a beast of a disease and has affected citizens, workers, and veterans for generations. In addition to the physical illness, mesothelioma causes other losses. Being sick with this illness can keep a victim from working. Injury victims can sue for lost wages and loss of earning capacity.

Our firm has spent the last several decades recovering over $500 million in recovery for our clients if you or a loved one has been injured because they were exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness. We have qualified California accident attorneys who will use their experience and knowledge to help you get the maximum settlement you deserve. Call us or visit us online for a free consultation.

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California’s History With Mesothelioma

California is the state with the most Mesothelioma diagnoses and deaths. Natural asbestos is found in the most abundance in this state. From 1999 to 2013, 21,300 Californians lost their lives from asbestos-related health conditions, with mesothelioma being responsible for 4,000 of these deaths. Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related disease. Asbestos-related diseases are caused by exposure to asbestos.

These California counties have the largest number of deaths resulting from asbestos-related disease:

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In the 1940s, California led the nation in shipyard asbestos exposure. World War II saw mines and processing factories open around the state quickly. These factories used asbestos a lot, and their use contributed to a boom of asbestos use in the United States at the time. Most of these shipyards were destroyed in the 1990s and early in the millennium.

U.S. Navy bases in California built ships designed to withstand extreme temperatures. To assist in this goal, the Navy used asbestos to make products resistant to heat. The Navy used asbestos in almost every part of ships and vessels in World War II.

Therefore, asbestos has been found in the following:

  • Shipyard equipment
  • Safety equipment used onboard Navy ships
  • Ship pipes
  • The body of Navy ships
  • Shipyard equipment
  • Safety equipment used onboard Navy ships
  • Ship pipes
  • The body of Navy ships

Naval vessels had tight work areas. Airborne asbestos fibers were concentrated onboard. The presence of asbestos was so prolific on and around these Naval ships that even when sailors were not aboard, they were exposed to a dangerous amount of asbestos while working in the shipyard. Call a Mesothelioma attorney in California if you or a family member have been injured or killed after asbestos exposure.

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What Is the Financial Cost of Treating Mesothelioma?

The financial burden of medical care related to treating mesothelioma can be staggering. Mesothelioma is cancer. The disease is treated like other aggressive cancer are treated. A patient may have to undergo chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and other treatment courses to reach remission. All these treatments are costly.

Some patience with health insurance may have some of their treatment costs covered. Some patience has no insurance coverage. Despite insurance status, the prices of treating mesothelioma can be devastating. Treatment can go on for years, and it may not be successful.

Some people die from mesothelioma. Death is expensive. Costs associated with death include funeral costs, burial costs, final expenses. These costs must be paid. The burden will fall on the victim’s surviving family members.

In addition to tangible financial loss, an injury victim may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering. A skilled California Mesothelioma attorney can assist you in your pursuit of pain and suffering damages. You will need an attorney with the know-how regarding which arguments to make to give you the best chance of recovering from pain and suffering and emotional trauma.

These factors can drive an injured victim and their family into crushing debt. That is why victims need to be compensated. We have the experience to help you and your family get the money you need to avoid debts from death expenses or medical bills.

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Am I Eligible to File an Injury Claim for Mesothelioma in California?

If a Californian worker was exposed to asbestos, they have a Mesothelioma claim. A person does not have to be currently showing symptoms of injury. Often, someone will be exposed to mesothelioma and not develop complications until years later. These individuals may still file an injury claim. Finally, family members of those who have died from asbestos-related sickness may be eligible for wrongful death benefits.

If you have a claim for asbestos exposure, call a California Mesothelioma attorney. Our dedicated injury lawyers have decades of experience assisting injury victims and their families in getting the compensation they deserve. Arash Law led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. has recovered more than $500 million for accident victims. Call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Veterans’ Exposure to Asbestos

Military use of asbestos contributed to many veterans suffering and dying from asbestos-related illnesses. Veterans were exposed while working in shipyards and military bases. Veterans, especially World War II veterans, are at high risk for contracting an asbestos-related disease. Military construction workers and shipyard employees are also at high risk of suffering from mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease.

Current Risk of Asbestos Exposure

Today, Californians still risk being exposed to asbestos. Some multiple cities and workplaces continue to have asbestos problems. Cities including Vallejo, Oakland, Novato, and Redondo Beach each have areas that put Californians at risk as they work.

Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Alameda ranked numbers one through three in the volume of asbestos lawsuits filed in 2020. These recent lawsuits show that the state has not rectified its past problems with asbestos. California has the highest amount of naturally occurring asbestos in the country. The state has more than 240 naturally occurring deposits of asbestos.

Because of its presence, insulation, boilers, and pipes in workplaces all contain asbestos. The country’s last asbestos mine closed in 2002. The effects of asbestos exposure are outlasting its use by companies. Former mineworkers are still at risk for developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Worksites in California whose workers still have a risk of asbestos exposure include:

  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard in San Francisco
  • Fibreboard Paper Products in its Southgate and Redwood City locations
  • Frank & Enderle Company in Los Angeles
  • La Habra Stucco Company in Los Angeles
  • Silver Line Brake Lining Corporation in Santa Clara
  • American Bitumals and Asphalt Company in Oakland
  • H. Krasne & Company in Los Angeles
  • Riverside Cement in Crestmore
  • California Portland Cement in Colton
  • Raybestos Manhattan in Fullerton
  • Marvin Corporation in Montebello
  • Republic Powdered Metals in Gilroy
  • W.W. Henry in Huntington Park
  • Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez
  • Treasure Island Naval Station in San Diego
  • Industrial Waste Processing in Fresno
  • Purity Oil Sales, Incorporated in Fresno
  • Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield
  • American Ceramics Products, Incorporated in Santa Monica
  • American Consumers Industries in Oakland
  • Ashland Chemical Company in Oakland
  • Consolidated Gas and Electric Company
  • Los Angeles General Hospital
  • Los Angeles Gas and Electric
  • Los Angeles Lighting Company
  • Los Angeles Water Work
  • West Valley Construction Company
  • Barstow Marine Corps Logistics Base
  • Santa Monica Electric Company

The following cities have manufacturers and distributors of asbestos. California asbestos lawsuits have come from the following California cities:

  • 29 Palms
  • Alta Loma
  • Altadena
  • Antioch
  • Apple Valley
  • Aromas
  • Atascadero
  • Auburn
  • Bakersfield
  • Benicia
  • Buellton
  • Carlsbad
  • Carson
  • Cazadero
  • Ceres
  • Cerritos
  • Chatsworth
  • Chico
  • Chula Vista
  • Citrus Heights
  • Clovis
  • Coalinga
  • Concord
  • Corona
  • Coronado
  • Costa Mesa
  • Covina
  • Del Mar
  • Diamond Bar
  • Discovery Bat
  • Dorris
  • Duarte
  • El Cajon
  • El Cerrito
  • El Dorado Hills
  • El Segundo
  • El Sobrante
  • Elk Gove
  • Escondido
  • Fair Oaks
  • Fallbrook
  • Fontana
  • Foresthill
  • Fresno
  • Garden Grove
  • Georgetown
  • Glendale
  • Glendora
  • Grass Valley
  • Hayward
  • Hemet
  • Hesperia
  • Hidden Hills
  • Huntington Beach
  • Igo
  • Keyes
  • La Mirada
  • La Puente
  • La Quinta
  • Laguna Hills
  • Lake Forest
  • Lakeside
  • Lakewood
  • Landers
  • Lincoln
  • Lodi
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Maricopa
  • McKinleyville
  • Meadow Vista
  • Menifee
  • Merced
  • Milpitas
  • Mission Viejo
  • Modesto
  • Montara
  • Montebello
  • Moreno Valley
  • Mountain View
  • Murrieta
  • Newark
  • Newcastle
  • Oak Park
  • Oakland
  • Orange
  • Orangeville
  • Palm Desert
  • Palm Springs
  • Pasadena
  • Paso Robles
  • Penn Valley
  • Pioneer
  • Pismo Beach
  • Placentia
  • Placerville
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Pleasanton
  • Poway
  • Romana
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Rancho Mirage
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Redding
  • Redwood
  • Rescue
  • Richvale
  • Ridgecrest
  • Riverside
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernadino
  • San Carlos
  • San Diego
  • San Dimas
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • San Marcos
  • San Mateo
  • San Pedro
  • San Rafael
  • San Ramon
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Paula
  • Santa Rosa
  • Santee
  • Sebastopol
  • Sierra Madre
  • Simi Valley
  • Sonoma
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • South San Francisco
  • Stockton
  • Studio City
  • Sylmar
  • Taft
  • Tarzana
  • Tracy
  • Trinity Center
  • Truckee
  • Tulare
  • Upland
  • Vacaville
  • Vallejo
  • Venice
  • Villa Park
  • Visalia
  • Vista
  • Walnut Creek
  • Watsonville
  • Westlake Village
  • Westminster
  • Whittier
  • Wilmington
  • Wilton
  • Woodcrest
  • Woodland Hills
  • 29 Palms
  • Alta Loma
  • Altadena
  • Antioch
  • Apple Valley
  • Aromas
  • Atascadero
  • Auburn
  • Bakersfield
  • Benicia
  • Buellton
  • Carlsbad
  • Carson
  • Cazadero
  • Ceres
  • Cerritos
  • Chatsworth
  • Chico
  • Chula Vista
  • Citrus Heights
  • Clovis
  • Coalinga
  • Concord
  • Corona
  • Coronado
  • Costa Mesa
  • Covina
  • Del Mar
  • Diamond Bar
  • Discovery Bat
  • Dorris
  • Duarte
  • El Cajon
  • El Cerrito
  • El Dorado Hills
  • El Segundo
  • El Sobrante
  • Elk Gove
  • Escondido
  • Fair Oaks
  • Fallbrook
  • Fontana
  • Foresthill
  • Fresno
  • Garden Grove
  • Georgetown
  • La Mirada
  • La Puente
  • La Quinta
  • Laguna Hills
  • Lake Forest
  • Meadow Vista
  • Menifee
  • Merced
  • Milpitas
  • Mission Viejo
  • Modesto
  • Montara
  • Montebello
  • Moreno Valley
  • Mountain View
  • Murrieta
  • Los Angeles
  • Lakeside
  • Lakewood
  • Landers
  • Lincoln
  • Lodi
  • Glendale
  • Glendora
  • Grass Valley
  • Hayward
  • Hemet
  • Newark
  • Newcastle
  • Oak Park
  • Oakland
  • Orange
  • Orangeville
  • Palm Desert
  • Palm Springs
  • Pasadena
  • Paso Robles
  • Penn Valley
  • Madera
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Maricopa
  • McKinley ville
  • Pioneer
  • Pismo Beach
  • Placentia
  • Placerville
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Pleasanton
  • Poway
  • Hesperia
  • Hidden Hills
  • Huntington Beach
  • Igo
  • Keyes
  • Romana
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Rancho Mirage
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Redding
  • Redwood
  • Rescue
  • Richvale
  • Ridgecrest
  • Riverside
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernadino
  • San Carlos
  • San Diego
  • San Dimas
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • San Marcos
  • San Mateo
  • San Pedro
  • San Rafael
  • San Ramon
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Paula
  • Santa Rosa
  • Santee
  • Sebastopol
  • Sierra Madre
  • Simi Valley
  • Sonoma
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • South San Francisco
  • Stockton
  • Studio City
  • Sylmar
  • Taft
  • Tarzana
  • Tracy
  • Trinity Center
  • Truckee
  • Tulare
  • Upland
  • Vacaville
  • Vallejo
  • Venice
  • Villa Park
  • Visalia
  • Vista
  • Walnut Creek
  • Watsonville
  • Westlake Village
  • Westminster
  • Whittier
  • Wilmington
  • Wilton
  • Woodcrest
  • Woodland Hills
Our firm has experienced California Mesothelioma attorneys that serve the above cities and across California. If you live in one of the above cities and have been exposed to asbestos, you may have a legal compensation claim. Call our qualified Mesothelioma attorneys to get started on your claim to compensation.

How Do I File an Injury Claim After Being Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

Anyone who lived, worked, or served in the military in California or is a family member of someone harmed by asbestos in California can file an injury claim. California has many asbestos cases filed each year, and the number of cases filed increases each year.

Deadline to File a Claim

California law imposes a statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim or a wrongful death claim. A statute of limitations is a deadline to settle a claim or file a lawsuit. Each state has its statute of limitations applicable to filing a lawsuit for injuries caused by exposure to asbestos or contracting Mesothelioma.

The California statute of limitations includes:

  • Claimants in California have to file suit one year after being diagnosed with mesothelioma – If the victim dies, the family has one year from death to file a lawsuit on behalf of the victim.
  • Citizens who have a personal injury claim have one year from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit

Understanding your rights and knowing when to file a lawsuit can be overwhelming. People who have been injured because of asbestos exposure should speak to an experienced accident attorney. A qualified accident lawyer knows how to comply with legal procedures, from filing the complaint to presenting evidence and communicating with the judge or jury. The California Mesothelioma attorneys at our trusted firm have the expertise to help victims of asbestos exposure and their families from beginning to end.

Call us or contact our office if you have been injured and schedule a free consultation. We can help you even if you do not live near one of our offices. We will come to you. In the decades we have been in business, our firm has replaced our clients and represented their interests in depositions without billing them for the expense.

We want to be on your team. With the resources of our award-winning injury law firm, we can take on massive corporations that caused your injuries and make them pay. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of California asbestos laws. We want to use our knowledge and skill to get you the recovery you deserve. Do not go against these companies alone. Our clients have relied on our experience to navigate the complex state laws in asbestos cases.

Asbestos Lawsuits in California

The Superior Court of San Francisco hears the most asbestos cases per year. The court’s electronic filing system assists in organizing the vast number of issues and ensuring that they move forward. Plaintiffs that do not have a good prognosis for life expectancy are given the first spots on the court’s docket. Asbestos lawsuits rarely proceed to a full trial.

California Asbestos Law

There are many asbestos cases in the Superior Court of San Francisco. Because there are many cases, the state made two categories of cases. Asbestos cases in California are divided into two types of activities: applications on the surface and activities of construction, grading, quarrying, and surface mining. These categories are safety laws that protect Californians against natural asbestos deposits. Collectively, these regulations are called Asbestos Airborne Toxic Control Measures.

  • Applications on the surface – Laws regulating applications on the surface apply to the manufacture, sale, or use of natural materials, including gravel, sand, and other similar materials where asbestos exists. The Asbestos Airborne Toxic Control Measures regulations apply to control and limit this type of activity to decrease the amount of asbestos present within the state and decrease the number of asbestos-related diseases and death in the future.
  • Construction, grading, quarrying, and surface mining – The provision of the Asbestos Airborne Toxic Control Measures regulations that regulate this activity applies to handle building and mining operations in places where asbestos is known to currently exist. Most California businesses must submit to the authority of an air quality control officer and comply with every provision of the Asbestos Airborne Toxic Control Measures regulation.

Additionally, businesses in California must comply with the General Industry Safety Orders in the California code. This part of the code states restrictions about the use of asbestos and other controlled carcinogens. This California law increases the federal regulations set forth by OSHA. It aims to protect workers from being exposed to asbestos.

California also follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants regulations. These regulations operate to reduce the number of airborne pollutants known to cause adverse health effects after exposure. Suppose an employee works for a company that removes asbestos from buildings, residences, and other structures.

In that case, the employee must be certified by the California Division of OSHA before beginning this type of work. It can be overwhelming trying to understand California asbestos laws. Call Arash Law today to schedule a free consultation and learn about your rights if you or a family member have been injured because of asbestos exposure.

Asbestos Regulations in California

Just as many other areas of the law have changed, the rules regulating asbestos use have changed since the beginning of its use. These laws are complex and can be challenging to understand. You need a qualified California Mesothelioma attorney on your team. Our reputable California law firm, we have the experience required to negotiate your injury claim successfully. Call or contact Arash Law founded by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. to speak to a qualified California Mesothelioma attorney.

Hire the Best California Mesothelioma Attorneys to Represent You

If you have been injured by asbestos or been diagnosed with mesothelioma, one of the most important things you can do is hire the best attorney to handle your case. Hiring a good accident attorney is a significant financial decision. To protect your rights and get you compensation for medical bills and lost income, you need an advocate that knows how to negotiate with insurance companies and defense lawyers to maximize your settlement.

Your family member cannot be replaced with money, and your time spent recovering cannot be returned, but getting the money you deserve can provide some relief to your family and begin to heal you. Our Mesothelioma attorneys are here to help you. Call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Contact Our Award-Winning Law Firm Today

In California, deaths from mesothelioma have increased in recent years. Asbestos-related cases in California continue to increase because the state has not rectified the effects of past asbestos exposure. The persistent presence of asbestos makes asbestos litigation in California a big business.

Hire an attorney if you have any questions. Arash Law and the team led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. can assist you and your family in recovering compensation for injuries resulting from asbestos exposure. California Mesothelioma lawyers can help you:

  • Identify the worksites or locations where asbestos was present
  • Prepare detailed medical and military records
  • Represent you well to maximize your settlement amount
  • File your claim within the California time limits

Mesothelioma cases are the result of gross injustice. Our legal team has collected over 400 million dollars for clients across the Golden State. We work in San Diego and all surrounding areas. Our legal team also serves clients in SacramentoLos AngelesSan FranciscoRiverside, Santa Clara, Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, San Jose, Fresno, Sherman Oaks, and throughout California. Call (888) 488-1391 today to schedule your free consultation.

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