Living with a disease caused by direct or indirect asbestos exposure can be extremely difficult, and our personal injury attorneys at The Barnes Firm understand the challenges victims face every day. Our team of attorneys are passionate about assisting innocent victims and their families in obtaining the justice and compensation they deserve. Our law firm’s asbestos lawyers in Los Angeles and Oakland, CA, understand asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis and mesothelioma, and know how to make cases for their clients and get them the results to which they are entitled.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring microscopic fiber, which was commonly known as a “magic mineral” because of its high insulative qualities and its characteristic resistance to electricity, fire, and corrosion. This mineral, which, when processed, is soft and flexible, was routinely used in fireproofing materials and as a powerful insulator for homes, businesses, and the military until the late 1970s.
Unfortunately, those same effective properties make asbestos a highly dangerous substance when inhaled. Asbestos inhalation was frequently experienced unknowingly by industry workers, military personnel, builders, and their families, and exposure to these fibers is still a significant issue today. Asbestos fibers can remain in the lungs for years, even decades, and can cause life-threatening diseases like lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.
If you or a loved one has mesothelioma or another type of lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, our personal injury law firm’s team of asbestos lawyers in Los Angeles and Oakland, CA, can help you.
Diseases Caused by Asbestos Exposure
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is only caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. When the fibers infiltrate the body, cancer cells can begin developing in the lungs and the protective lining covering most internal organs. As this disease is only caused by asbestos, it can be prevented.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are entitled to significant personal injury compensation for medical bills and other treatments. Call the Los Angeles- and Oakland-based asbestos lawyers at The Barnes Firm today.
Asbestosis is different from mesothelioma as it is not a type of cancer. Therefore, those with asbestosis have different symptoms and treatment options. This disease, which occurs when asbestos fibers are inhaled and become caught in the inner layers of the lungs, can cause fibrosis, which can then lead to heart strain and heart disease, severely impacting a person’s quality of life.
Cases in Oakland and Los Angeles that involve asbestosis should be handled by a law firm with attorneys knowledgeable about the disease and the compensation victims should receive.
Asbestosis and mesothelioma are the only diseases directly caused by asbestos exposure. However, the same inflammatory process of asbestosis can lead to the development of cancer in the lungs. If there is evidence that the diagnosis of lung cancer can be in any way attributed to asbestos exposure, our attorneys can make a case for your personal injury and get you the compensation due to you.
Mesothelioma Attorneys in Los Angeles & Oakland, CA
The Barnes Firm’s asbestos lawyers are dedicated to providing the best legal representation and advice to the victims of asbestos-related diseases and their family members. Our attorneys have a long-standing track record of successful cases and would be more than happy to put their skills and knowledge to the test to win you and your family the justice and appropriate compensation for your case.
For more information on asbestos exposure or to bring in The Barnes Firm’s passionate asbestos lawyers for your case, contact us for a free case evaluation, or give us a call today.