Asbestosis & Mesothelioma
Texas Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawyers
Asbestos is one of the most insidious and prevalent dangerous substances in the world. A naturally occurring substance, asbestos was used in thousands of products prior to—and in some cases, after— 1980. Its effects can be deadly and can take 30 to 40 years to appear.
There are an estimated 3,000 new mesothelioma diagnoses in the United States each year alone. Some studies suggest that this figure is steadily rising, even though the use of asbestos was alleged to have ended around 1980.
Unlike lead or mercury, asbestos can be harmful by inhaling or ingesting its particles and fibers. Direct exposure to asbestos is dangerous, but even indirect exposure can be harmful. The children of parents who work in industrial settings can suffer the effects of asbestos by being exposed to fibers on their parents’ clothing. This is commonly referred to as “bystander asbestos exposure,” which is similar to the effects of second hand smoke.
Asbestos causes asbestosis and mesothelioma, which are forms of cancer. While asbestos has been largely eliminated from new products since approximately 1980, asbestosis and mesothelioma remain common and deadly today, because:
- Millions of older products that are still being used today contain asbestos.
- Exposure to asbestos 10, 20 and 30 years ago continues to cause new cases.
- Baby boomers exposed to asbestos long ago are reaching an age where asbestosis and mesothelioma start to appear.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma, contact the experienced mesothelioma attorneys at Zehl & Associates. We have successfully obtained substantial recoveries for hundreds of our clients who were exposed to asbestos on the job or at home.
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Studies show that 99.98 percent of asbestosis and mesothelioma cases develop from exposure to asbestos. Asbestosis and mesothelioma most commonly strike electricians, shipyard workers, chemical and mechanical engineers, welders, pipe fitters, boilermakers, insulators, carpenters, sheet rockers, drywallers, and general laborers trades people in refineries, chemical plants, shipyards and other industrial settings. Recently, an increased number of school teachers have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. This increase is believed to be a result of teachers working in school buildings that contain asbestos.
Legal challenges in pursuing damages for asbestosis and mesothelioma include identifying the correct defendant and proving when and where you were exposed to asbestos. Many people suffering from asbestosis and mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos multiples times over many years. We have successfully built hundreds of persuasive cases and recovered millions of dollars for victims through negotiation, settlement and litigation. To discuss your claim, call the mesothelioma attorneys at Zehl & Associates LLP now.
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If you or a loved one are suffering from asbestos exposure or mesothelioma, contact the Texas Mesothelioma Lawyers at Zehl & Associates today.
All consultations are free, and, if requested, we can always travel to you at no cost. And because we exclusively work on a contingency-fee basis, you pay nothing unless we win your case and recover damages.
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