California Asbestos Lawyer

The Simmons Law Firm is a national mesothelioma law firm with an office in Los Angeles, California. We devote a high degree of personal attention to every case no matter where it originates. The firms asbestos attorneys regularly travel to clients throughout California, as well as the rest of the United States. Call our Los Angeles office at (310) 322-3555 for driving directions and to speak with an experienced mesothelioma attorney.

The mesothelioma attorneys at the Simmons Law Firm represent victims of mesothelioma cancer throughout the United States including the state of California. We have represented thousands of families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancer and have seen the suffering it causes firsthand. The Simmons Law Firm is dedicated to giving our clients the respect and attention they deserve, no matter where they live. If you or someone you love has mesothelioma, we will come to you.

Over the past decade, our asbestos attorneys have represented many clients throughout California, including families from the following locations:

As a nationwide firm, our asbestos attorneys have the resources and experience necessary to represent individuals and families against large companies in this complex area of litigation. Our firm has recovered over $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for thousands of families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases. Our asbestos attorneys have recovered over $130 million on behalf of mesothelioma and asbestos disease victims located in the state of California alone.*

* Please note that recovery results vary per client. The recovery amounts in each case reflect the specific facts of that case. Further, recovery amounts in past cases are not a guarantee of future results

You should know that California has a unique set of laws that could impact your ability to file a claim. For example, California has statute of limitation laws that restrict the time frame in which mesothelioma victims and family members can file a lawsuit. Rest assured our mesothelioma attorneys are prepared to help you understand the process for filing an asbestos lawsuit and guide you through the legal system. If youd like to talk to a California mesothelioma lawyer about a potential case, contact one of the nationwide asbestos attorneys at the Simmons Law Firm today.

If you have mesothelioma or lung cancer due to asbestos exposure, please contact our mesothelioma attorneys for a free case evaluation.

Asbestos is a deadly mineral that has been used in thousands of products. When microscopic asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they can cause a number of diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. Of the diseases caused by asbestos, mesothelioma is the most aggressive, attacking the internal lining of the lungs and abdomen. Mesothelioma typically does not develop until decades after the asbestos exposure occurred.

The San Diego Naval Station has been a major site of asbestos exposure for individuals who later developed mesothelioma. Sadly, many of our clients are Navy men. In fact, more than 30 percent of Americans that develop mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos during military service.

Most military divisions utilized the cancerous substance for insulation purposes, but more than 300 products containing asbestos were used by the military, primarily by the Navy from the 1930s through the 1970s. Every ship and shipyard built by the Navy before the mid-70s was fitted with numerous asbestos-containing materials. Products such as turbines, generators, pumps, valves, gaskets, packing, cements and pipe covering all contained asbestos.

The following is a partial list of California job sites and buildings that may have contained asbestos:

Camp Pendleton Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base U.S. Marine Base Field Medical School

Richmond Standard Oil Refinery Chevron Refinery Willamette Shipyard Shell Oil Refinery Richmond Kaiser Shipyards (#1- #4)

Wilmington ARCO Refinery (Atlantic Richfield Co) Consolidated Steel Shipyard Texaco Refinery Bethlehem Steel Union Oil Refinery ARCO Oil Company UNOCAL Oil Refinery Standard Oil

If you or a loved one has suffered from an asbestos-related disease, please contact us today for a free legal consultation.

Asbestos has been widely used in many industrial products including cement, brake linings, roof shingles, flooring products, textiles, and insulation. When microscopic asbestos dust particles becomes airborne, they can be inhaled or swallowed and can cause serious health issues.

Common work environments where a mesothelioma or cancer patient may have encountered asbestos include shipyards, oil refineries, sheet metal plants, automotive plants, construction sites, and many more. Here is a complete list of occupations that have been linked to asbestos exposure.