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Asbestos And Mesothelioma Litigation Lawyers In Gilroy California

Gilroy is the southernmost city in Santa Clara County, California, United States, and in the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 41,464 at the 2000 census. Gilroy is well known for its garlic crop; the Gilroy Garlic Festival which occurs annually, featuring various garlicky foods including garlic ice cream. Gilroy also produces mushrooms in considerable quantity. Gilroy's nickname is "Garlic Capital of the World," although Gilroy does not lead the world in garlic production. While garlic is grown in Gilroy, its nickname comes from the fact that Gilroy Foods processes more garlic than any other factory in the world; most pickled, minced, and powdered garlic come from Gilroy. Approximately eight miles northeast of Gilroy, via Gilroy Hot Springs Road, lies the famous Victorian resort Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, a California Historical Landmark. Gilroy also is home to the Gilroy Premium Outlets, a large shopping center consisting entirely of outlet stores. Long-time local landmarks include Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, formerly Treehaven, Hecker Pass... A Family Adventure, (a venue for corporate picnics and birthday parties). The park is located along California State Route 152 west of town. Past Gilroy Gardens on Highway 152 about twelve driving miles west of town is Mount Madonna County Park. Another large presence is the Gilroy Foods plant at 37°00′06″N 121°32′27″W / 37.00167°N 121.54083°W / 37.00167; -121.54083. Cattle, garlic, and strawberries, occupy acres toward Hollister and San Martin.

What is asbestos and mesothelioma litigation?

Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos, once regarded as a miracle mineral, was popular due its lightweight but tough characteristics as well as for its heat-resistant properties. This naturally occurring mineral was used in many commercial and consumer products, from construction materials such as cement, roofing shingles and insulation, to consumer and industrial applications such as hair dryers, automobile brake pads and pipe insulation.

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer which forms in the lining of the chest or abdominal cavities on the mesothelium - the sac lining the internal body cavities. Mesothelioma cases involve those who have suffered adverse health effects from exposure to asbestos on the job, in consumer products, or in the environment.

Asbestos and mesothelioma litigation are a type of toxic tort litigation.

Answers to asbestos and mesothelioma litigation issues in California

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Federal court opinions concerning asbestos and mesothelioma litigation in California