Mesothelioma Attorney in Los Angeles, California
Malignant mesothelioma is an extremely rare type of cancer with only one established cause – asbestos exposure. When a person is diagnosed with mesothelioma, the question is not IF they have been exposed to asbestos, but rather WHEN they were. Most of the time, however, people with mesothelioma have no idea how and when they were exposed to asbestos and need help figuring it out. That is why finding a law firm with a legitimate track record of success and the ability to speak directly to an experienced lawyer is so important.
Some basic facts about asbestos…. it is a mineral mined from the earth and was used in over 3000 products historically. It was called the “magic mineral” due to its fireproof and indestructible nature while also being uniquely flexible. It is microscopic and cannot be seen by the naked eye. It also contains no “onion properties” which would naturally warn people they are breathing in a dangerous substance. Scientists determined it to be a potent cancer-causing agent as early as the 1950s. This news was well known by the industry, but despite this asbestos knowledge companies continued using it in their products for decades without ever warning consumers of the hazards.
Mesothelioma most commonly occurs in the linings of the lungs (pleura) and the stomach cavity (peritoneum) but can also happen in the linings of the heart (pericardium) and the testicles in males (tunica vaginalis). Mesothelioma typically occurs 30 – 40 years after exposure, but it is a dose-dependent disease and each exposure in a person’s lifetime increases their risk. Truth is, there is no safe level of asbestos exposure when it comes to cancer and mesothelioma.
Sadly, most of the legal advertisements you see on TV and online are from lawyers who have never ever stepped foot in a courtroom. They are simply marketing firms who sign up clients and then immediately refer the cases out to trial lawyers with a history of success – like Mark Bratt – to investigate, file, and ultimately try the cases to verdict. Don’t waste your time with those inexperienced middle-man marketing law firms who are only looking to get a referral fee – instead, call The Bratt Law Firm today to speak directly to Mark Bratt who is one of the most experienced mesothelioma trial lawyers in the country. He has won over $150 million in verdicts and settlements for mesothelioma victims and their families over the past 15 years. We know how to fully investigate your case and will leave no stone unturned. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and needs an honest and straightforward assessment of your case from a mesothelioma lawyer with verified results – then give us a call. We have offices in Los Angeles and Culver City, but also serve the areas of West Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills, California.