Medical experts tell you that asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma (cancer found in various organ linings such as the lungs, heart and abdomen). However, when diagnosed with mesothelioma, people often do not know where their asbestos exposure occurred. Mesothelioma lawyers in Los Angeles can conduct a thorough investigation to identify sources of exposure and liable parties.
The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) explains that mesothelioma has a latency period for development. Consequently, patients exposed to asbestos may not develop mesothelioma symptoms until 20 to 40 years later. Despite the fact that the United States no longer mines asbestos, the country still imports asbestos-containing products, and many buildings constructed during earlier time periods contain materials made with asbestos. Unlike illnesses where exposure results in immediate symptoms, the latent nature of mesothelioma is one reason that people are often confused about where they experienced exposure.
Attorneys with extensive experience handling mesothelioma cases know about companies that manufactured asbestos products and are familiar with other cases that held common manufacturers liable. Through mesothelioma lawsuits in Los Angeles and elsewhere, you can often sue multiple parties when recovering compensation. This makes the case complex and is all the more reason to obtain a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer in this area of law.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker has decades of experience pursuing injury cases and has recovered more than one billion dollars for over 100,000 clients. Rely on our skills to provide seasoned legal help.