Lawyers dedicated to providing high quality legal services to people in the San Diego area as well as the entire country.
Firm founder, Melinda Helbock, has extensive knowledge and experience in a broad range of legal matters.
She works with a network of qualified attorneys throughout the nation to bring successful resolutions to cases involving personal injury, pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, environmental hazards, medical malpractice, employment law and real estate law. The attorneys of The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C. are equipped with the knowledge, the skills, and the resources to handle the most complex cases.
Personal Injury : What You Need to Know If you are injured by the negligence of another person or company you might need to hire a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury is one of the biggest areas of civil litigation.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is extremely hazardous. During the twentieth century, it was widely used in the U.S., because of its durability and strength. After many industry workers and navy veterans were exposed to large amounts of asbestos, it was discovered that the mineral, when broken down, is extremely toxic.
Asbestos is made of tiny fibers. When the mineral is disturbed from its natural state, the fibers separate into microscopic strands. The fibers can become lodged in the lining of a person’s lungs and organs as he/she breathes in, often without even knowing. Over time, the fibers cause irritation, inflammation and scarring that can lead to the development of fatal illnesses, including:
- Lung cancer
- Other cancers
Today, asbestos is no longer used. However, it still lives in products that were produced and used in the twentieth century. People are still feeling the effects of this deadly mineral and will for years to come. Some symptoms of asbestos diseases can take 30 to 50 years to develop.
- Mesothelioma and Personal Injury