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Hollywood, California

Asbestos Exposure in Hollywood, CA

Hollywood, home to more than 120,000 people, is a famous district in Los Angeles, California, situated northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Though incorporated as a municipality since 1903, Hollywood does not have its own municipal government; instead it has an appointed official that serves as “honorary mayor” for ceremonial purposes only.

By 1920, Hollywood became world-famous as the center of the film industry in the United States. In 1947, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, KTLA, began operating in Hollywood. In the 1950s, music recording studios and offices began moving into Hollywood. Today, however, much of the movie industry has dispersed into surrounding areas such as the Westside neighborhood, and the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, but significant auxiliary industries, such as editing, effects, props, post-production, and lighting companies remain in Hollywood, as does the back lot of Paramount Pictures. After many years of serious decline, when many Hollywood landmarks were threatened with demolition, Hollywood is undergoing rapid gentrification and revitalization. The Hotel Roosevelt, which opened its doors in 1927, completed a major renovation in 2005.

Hollywood, California’s history of construction and commercial renovation place it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers and others exposed to asbestos may be at risk for developing an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma cancer. You should know that asbestos law firms represent people from Hollywood who were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Hollywood

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Hollywood where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Averill-Morgan Company
  • Bank of America
  • Biochemical Laboratories
  • Brunswick Radio Corporation
  • CBS/Columbia Broadcasting System
  • Consolidated Film Industries
  • Decca Records
  • Guaranty Building
  • Hollywood Club
  • Hollywood Laundry
  • Melody Record Company
  • Radio Corporation of America
  • Rca Victor
  • Roosevelt Hotel
  • Southern Cali. Telephone Building
  • William Fox Studios

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Hollywood, California

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in California, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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