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We Provide Aggressive Representation and Compassionate Support for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cancer Victims
At the Throneberry Law Group, we are dedicated to providing clients with the most compassionate and engaged legal representation possible. Unlike many other law firms, our principal attorney lost his father-in-law to mesothelioma and understands firsthand just how life-changing the diagnosis of a loved one can be.
We have helped numerous victims in Texas obtain the compensation they deserve from parties responsible for their exposure to asbestos. Some of the individuals whom we have helped have lived in Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
The Centers for Disease Control report that Texas has a particularly high mesothelioma rate. 2,191 people in Texas died of mesothelioma between 1999 and 2015. The counties of Jefferson and Orange have much higher mesothelioma death rates than other counties in the state. Workers who are engaged in the oil refinery, shipbuilding, military, manufacturing, and chemical plant industries are at significant risk of being exposed to asbestos, but all workers in Texas including office workers and teachers are at risk of exposure.Asbestos Exposure at Texas Oil Refineries
Out of all the states, Texas has one of the largest oil industries. Prior to the discovery that prolonged exposure to asbestos can lead to several deadly types of cancer, asbestos was commonly used in a variety of machinery due to the substance’s heat-resistant properties. Some of the oil refineries in Texas where it has been determined that workers were exposed to asbestos include the following:
The power plant industry also valued asbestos for many years due to the substance’s durable qualities. Some of the power plants in Texas where workers risked asbestos exposure include Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, H.W. Pirkey Power Plant, and Oklaunion Station.Texas Shipyards and Asbestos Exposure
Due to its border along the Gulf of Mexico, Texas has a significant shipbuilding industry. Before it was determined that exposure to asbestos could result in several types of deadly cancer, ship builders utilized asbestos in numerous ways and in many types of machinery such as pumps and boilers. Some of the shipyards where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include:
The chemical industry in Texas also heavily relied on asbestos material in the construction of buildings as well as fire-resistance in machinery. One of the chemical plants in Texas where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos is Dow Chemical in Galveston.The Risk of Asbestos Exposure for Texas Residents
There are eight known asbestos sites in Texas, including two former mines. There are also still many buildings that contain asbestos from the period when the substance was commonly used in construction to act as a heat and fire resistor. As a result, many people in Texas are exposed to asbestos on a daily basis. While mesothelioma is rarely dangerous in its resting state, the material can be quite deadly if it is moved or disrupted in any way. If a person inhales asbestos fibers, the material can end up embedded in the internal lining of a person’s vital organs and lead to several deadly forms of cancer.Contact a Compassionate Mesothelioma Attorney
Our mesothelioma attorneys are committed to making sure that mesothelioma victims obtain the compensation that they deserve. If you are worried about traveling to our office, do not worry because our attorneys are prepared to travel to meet you anywhere in Texas that is convenient. We also understand that many mesothelioma victims know that they have a legal case, but are not certain about how they will pay for an attorney. At the Throneberry Law Group, we do not ask for any fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation from the party that injured you. Contact our law office today by scheduling an online appointment or calling (888) 506-1131.