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Mesothelioma Claims In California: What You Need To Know

Mesothelioma has taken more lives in California than in any other state. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is essential that you have all of the facts up front so you know how to move forward.

What Is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium (a membrane that lines the inside of body cavities). Most cases of mesothelioma start in the mesothelium of the chest cavity. In mesothelioma patients, malignant cancer cells infect and damage nearby tissues and organs and can metastasize into other forms of cancer throughout the body.

Unfortunately, since mesothelioma is often not detected until it is significantly advanced, there is a relatively low rate of survival (between 5-10% on average).

What Causes Mesothelioma?

The vast majority of mesothelioma cases are caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos, a mineral material that was widely used as insulation in various industries for many years.

Working with asbestos releases tiny fibers of the mineral into the air, which are then inhaled or swallowed. Because the fibers never decompose, they cause irritation continuously over years, which can lead to cellular mutations and cancer. This long process of irritation is why mesothelioma is often only diagnosed many years—often as long as 40 years—after exposure to asbestos.

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Are There Any Other Causes Of Mesothelioma?


While there are other causes of mesothelioma, the vast majority of cases—upwards of 80 percent—are linked to asbestos exposure.

Who Is At-Risk For Mesothelioma?

Your risk factor for malignant mesothelioma increases if you were repeatedly exposed to asbestos over time.

In many cases, people were exposed in the course of their work. The occupations most affected by repeated asbestos exposure include, but are not limited to:

In addition, if you lived with someone who worked in those industries, or in any other occupation where they handled asbestos at high volumes, you may also have been exposed. Studies have linked cases of mesothelioma to family members of asbestos-exposed workers, who inadvertently brought back fibers on their clothing when they came home from work.

You may also be at risk if you worked, lived, or spent a significant amount of time or near:

In addition, though asbestos has been significantly reduced in American products, it is not banned, and therefore is not absent. It is, in fact, still present at dangerous rates in a reduced but not insignificant number of products and workplaces.

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What Can I Do If I Have Mesothelioma In California? Can I Sue For Damages?


If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have reason to believe that you may have been exposed to asbestos, you can seek damages.

Many companies that put people in danger of asbestos exposure knew of the dangers involved but failed to warn employees, consumers, and the public at large. As such, many of these companies are now liable for the mesothelioma damages they directly caused. A plaintiff with a mesothelioma may sue for damages including:

How Can A California Mesothelioma Attorney Help Me?

An experienced California mesothelioma attorney will be able to evaluate your case and help you seek the right sort of mesothelioma claim to file. If the liable company is still active, you can sue them in Court; if they went bankrupt, you can submit your claim to a mesothelioma trust fund.

Once your mesothelioma diagnosis is confirmed, it is imperative that you seek out a mesothelioma claims attorney who is familiar with cases similar to yours as soon as possible.

Many factors including, but not limited to the location of the exposure, the home office of the company, current pending litigation, must be considered to determine the proper location (the city and state) that a claim should be filed. Though our firm is located in New Orleans, LA

we can determine where your claim should be filed and associate the asbestos firm in the area that is the best fit for you. While Robichaux Law Firm LLC maintains joint responsibility, most cases are referred to other attorneys for principal responsibility. Call our office today, to inquire about our services for clients nationwide.

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