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Texas Mesothelioma

Texas Asbestos Lawyer

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:

  • AGE Refining
  • Amaco Refinery
  • BP Amaco
  • Chevron
  • Citgo
  • Clark Refining
  • Crown Central Refining
  • Esso Oil Refinery
  • Exxon
  • Fina Oil
  • Gulf Oil Refinery
  • LaGloria Oil
  • Marathon
  • Mobil
  • Monsanto Refinery
  • Phillips
  • Pride Refining
  • Ultramar Diamond
Asbestos Exposure at Texas Power Plants

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:

  • American Bridge Shipyard
  • AMFELS Shipyard
  • Barbas Cut Docks
  • Bloodworth Bond
  • Brown Shipyard
  • Boats of Freeport
  • Galveston Docks
  • Houston Shipyards
  • Kane Shipbuilding
  • Naval Station Ingleside
  • Orange Shipbuilding
  • Port Adams Shipyard
  • Trinity Marine Group
Asbestos Exposure at Texas Chemical Plants

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.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
You are the reason my mother was able to cope with losing a loved one. You and your staff are always helpful and go above and beyond to help. You have been great to my family and especially my mother. My mother would always come out of your office with a peace of mind. R.S.
★★★★★
We are so appreciative of the results Michael Throneberry got for us! Michael Throneberry and the attorneys we worked with were focused on our peace of mind and seemed to care for my family and me as if we were family. They truly get it. We were thrilled with the result and would recommend this firm to anyone. M.S.
★★★★★
During one of my family's darkest and trying times, Michael Throneberry was there to provide help. His personal experience with mesothelioma made certain that he advised us like family. Thank you, you are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and let him help you during this trying time. He is a true 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. T.S.
★★★★★
Michael Throneberry gave me a whole new outlook on attorneys'! A very caring person who was more concerned with my health than a case. Truly unexpected! He explained possible conditions in english and even found the right doctors in my area. Prepared me for the right questions to ask the doctors so that I can understand my illness better. A great person and a great human being! Thank you. Greg