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Asbestos Attorney Los Angeles

Every year, several hundred people throughout the United States are diagnosed with mesothelioma. The majority of these cases are linked to asbestos exposure. Asbestos has been mined and used since the late 1800s and due to its versatility and resistance to fire and heat. However, the thin asbestos fibers may easily be inhaled or swallowed, particularly by workers who dealt with these minerals on a regular basis. Even the families of workers may have been exposed if fibers were transferred onto the worker's clothing and therefore brought home where his or her family would be at risk of developing mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium, a membrane that covers and protects most of the body's internal organs. This disease is particularly complicated to deal with and legal action may be difficult, as it may take up to 20 or 40 years or possibly more for symptoms of mesothelioma to present. Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, and immediate medical treatment will likely be necessary for a victim to have the greatest opportunity of surviving. Of course, as with any medical condition and particularly cancer, the severity of the particular case will vary from one patient to another.

If a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is possible that asbestos is the cause. As such, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against a manufacturer, contractor or other company for occupational exposure or exposure to products containing asbestos. Talk to a lawyer from Los Angeles to our injury law offices can have a better idea of their rights and options for moving forward with a case.
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Actress Betty Garrett Has Died

Betty Garrett (May 23, 1919 – February 12, 2011) was an American actress, comedienne, singer and dancer who originally performed on Broadway before being signed to a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. While there, she appeared in several musical films before returning to Broadway and making guest appearances on several television series.

Actress Betty Garrett has died at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles from an aortic aneurysm, her son said. She was 91.

Garrett died early Saturday morning, her son, Garrett Parks told The Los Angeles Times.

On the small screen, Garrett was a regular on the sitcoms "All in the Family" and "Laverne & Shirley" and on the big screen, she played opposite Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, among others.

A week ago she went to dinner with friends and afterward taught a comedy class at Theater West, a nonprofit theater she helped found 50 years ago, the Times said

"She was a woman of boundless optimism," Miles Kreuger, president of the Institute of the American Musical, told the Times. "On the screen and on television there was just a wonderful sense of joy."

Garrett was born on May 23, 1919, in St. Joseph, Mo., and her career got a jump-start after a family friend arranged a meeting with dancer Martha Graham. Graham recommended her for a scholarship at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.

Soon she was acting on Broadway and in 1947 she moved to California to take roles in such films as "On the Town," "Take Me Out To the Ballgame" and "Neptune's Daughter."

In addition to her son Garrett, she is survived by another son, Andrew, and granddaughter, Madison.
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