According to scientists, exposure to asbestos fibers is the only cause from which mesothelioma can be traced. The inhalation of asbestos is the cause of mesothelioma, which is an uncommon form of lung cancer. There is no other way yet proven in which mesothelioma can be contracted by a victim except through exposure to and inhalation of asbestos fibers. Because of the rarity of this cancer and the rarity of its acquisition, those who are responsible for informing their employees and customers of the potential hazards in working with or using asbestos for any purpose are legally liable for the illnesses that can result from exposure to the chemical. It is their moral, ethical, and legal duty to inform those working with or exposed to asbestos of the dangers related to this dangerous toxin. It is also their responsibility to train their employees or other potential victims how they can safely handle asbestos and their cancer-causing fibers.
This makes the fibers more easily airborne and more easily inhaled by those who work in an environment in which asbestos is present. Since the connection between asbestos and mesothelioma was made in the 1960’s here in the United States, it has been banned from use by the government in many areas of business. One area of business in which it may still be commonly present, however, is construction. With the continual population growth in California, particularly in San Diego and Los Angeles, it is common to see large scale apartment complexes and individual homes going up all over these cities.
If you were unaware and uninformed that you were in danger of an asbestos-related illness such as mesothelioma, an asbestos injury lawyer in Los Angeles and San Diego will fight for your rights as a victim of another’s negligence.