Seeking Justice For Hard Working People Exposed To A Deadly Substance
Asbestos is a durable, versatile material that was commonly used in many different industries before it was found that when it degrades and crumbles, tiny, pointed fragments can lodge in the lungs of those who are exposed to it and cause numerous health problems, including mesothelioma.
The companies that made asbestos were aware of this problem, yet they continued to sell it to be used in everything from building materials to fireproofing. Over the years, many people, especially those who worked in industrial or trade jobs and in the military, were exposed to asbestos at work and brought it home to their families on their clothing at night. If you or a family member is suffering from asbestos exposure, you should speak with a California lawyer experienced in handling these cases.
At Vititoe Law Group, we are leaders in handling environmental exposure cases. Our founder, James W. Vititoe, was part of the law firm that successfully handled the water contamination case in Hinkley, California, made famous by the movie Erin Brockovich. Our attorneys have experience handling mesothelioma cases and will pursue full and fair compensation for you or your loved one.
A Lingering Problem
You may have been exposed to asbestos years ago while working on a construction project or in a certain industry. Every day, you breathed in these dangerous particles and may never have been aware of it. Worse yet, if you wore your work clothes home, you inadvertently exposed your family to the same dangers.
The diseases caused by asbestos exposure can take years to manifest and can include:
- Lung cancer
If you or a loved one is suffering from one of these diseases, or any other asbestos related health problem, there is help. Our attorneys will review your work history and medical records to assess your situation so you and your family can get the compensation you deserve.
Vititoe Law Group associates with many of the top law firms throughout the United States that focus on mesothelioma cases. Exposure to asbestos fibers has been recognized as an occupational health hazard since the early 20th century. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked in jobs where they inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers, or were exposed to airborne asbestos dust and fibers in other ways. Individuals suffering from mesothelioma have almost always had exposure to asbestos many years prior to being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Many times, it is a construction worker, railroad worker or mechanic that has been exposed to asbestos that develops mesothelioma. An additional pathway can be the exposure to building materials, which were used in both public and domestic premises prior to the banning of asbestos.
Cancer is always a difficult situation; sadly mesothelioma can be one of the most painful forms of cancer.
Three different types of mesothelioma have been identified, all of which are associated with asbestos exposure. They are Pleural Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Mesothelioma and Pericardial Mesothelioma.
Selecting the right legal team for a mesothelioma case is vital to protect the injured and their families.
Contact Our Los Angeles Mesothelioma Lawyers To Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you or a loved one suffers from mesothelioma, our Westlake Village lawyers can help you recover compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. Call 818-851-1886 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We do not charge any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.