California Mesothelioma Lawyer

California may have a reputation for sunshine and laid-back living, but its extensive history of asbestos use has led to a grim reality: the state leads the nation in the highest number of mesothelioma deaths. Over 4,200 Californians died of the rare and fatal form of cancer between 1999 and 2015, and two California counties are among the 50 that the CDC has listed as having the highest mesothelioma death rate.

Though some residents’ illnesses may have arisen from naturally occurring asbestos deposits, the vast majority of the state’s mesothelioma victims worked in California’ shipyards, its oil industry, and its power plants.

Though some residents’ illnesses may have arisen from naturally occurring asbestos deposits, the vast majority of the state’s mesothelioma victims worked in California’ shipyards, its oil industry, and its power plants.

Exposure to the carcinogen was also a constant at construction sites, in auto repair shops, in manufacturing facilities, and countless other environments. In fact, California has multiple sites that have been designated as Superfund sites by the Environmental Protection Agency.

A diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma is a death sentence, and other asbestos-related diseases cause immeasurable pain and suffering, as well as death. When California residents are diagnosed with mesothelioma, they have immediate access to one of the country’s leading law firms. Simon Greenstone Panatier Trial Lawyers has a highly successful track record of winning multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for their clients. The firm’s diligent and strategic pursuit of justice is driven by its compassion for those who have suffered as a result of carelessness, negligence and recklessness.

Chris Panatier

Chris PanatierChris Panatier is a shareholder at Simon Greenstone Panatier. He has practiced law since 2001, exclusively focusing on victims of toxic exposures such as asbestos. Chris’ knowledge, dedication, and skill have resulted in total verdicts exceeding $150 million, including several that have been identified as top verdicts in California. Among his notable accomplishments were the first verdict against Colgate-Palmolive on behalf of a woman diagnosed with mesothelioma after having used the company’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder. More recently he successfully represented four people diagnosed with mesothelioma who sued Johnson & Johnson and were awarded $37.3 million.

Chris Panatier
3780 Kilroy Airport Way
Suite 540
Long Beach, California
Phone: 562-590-3400

Chris Panatier is a shareholder at Simon Greenstone Panatier. He has practiced law since 2001, exclusively focusing on victims of toxic exposures such as asbestos. Chris’ knowledge, dedication, and skill have resulted in total verdicts exceeding $150 million, including several that have been identified as top verdicts in California. Among his notable accomplishments were the first verdict against Colgate-Palmolive on behalf of a woman diagnosed with mesothelioma after having used the company’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder. More recently he successfully represented four people diagnosed with mesothelioma who sued Johnson & Johnson and were awarded $37.3 million.