On August 29, Quincy A James, a former police commissioner from Pasadena, California, passed away from mesothelioma. James was diagnosed with the lung disease only four months earlier. According to authorities, he was likely exposed to asbestos in th 1950s when he worked for 7 years as a pipefitter to pay for his education.
Asbestos exposure can lead to deadly mesothelioma. Unfortunately, the symptoms of the disease generally do not present for several decades after exposure. This makes it incredibly difficult to diagnose and treat, making the prognosis for mesothelioma patients grim. In many cases, mesothelioma stems from working around asbestos materials.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the California mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.