Mesothelioma Lawyer in Houston

The Pursley Law Firm, Mesothelioma lawyer in Houston, wants to help you learn more about the dangers of asbestos and how it can cause Mesothelioma. An experienced Mesothelioma lawyer at the Pursley Law Firm in Texas will evaluate your claim to determine if you have an asbestos exposure case, at no charge to you. Our law firm has helped Mesothelioma victims in Texas including Houston, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Galveston, Corpus Christi and beyond.

Asbestos is a popular material used in many forms most widely in the United States between the 1920's and 1970's until it was largely banned by Congress with the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. There are still some forms of asbestos used today as detailed by the New Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2003 which did not get through Congress. It was a popular substance because of its incombustible and chemical-resistant properties. With such a high heat tolerance, it was very popular in building materials like insulation, drywall, spackle, ceiling tiles, vinyl floor tiles, and sheetrock; brake linings, shipyard materials, fire proofing materials, and many more. Asbestos even made its way into some household appliances. The common forms of asbestos first used were made from impure magnesium silicate mineral compounds which were fibrous, but other types were created from other silicate mineral compounds found in mines and other sources.

Asbestos is not directly dangerous to humans when it is in its chemically bonded form, only when that bond is broken, the fibers then get airborne, and are then inhaled, is it known to be harmful to humans. Whether it's a one-time only exposure or long term exposure to the inhaling of the fibers; it can take anywhere from 10-50 years to develop asbestos related illnesses after the initial exposure. Some people may never develop these illnesses and it is more common for men than women to develop them. While in the majority of cases, it was an occupational hazard that the men were exposed to, women and children that were family members were easily exposed by the dust that the men had on their clothes and would get into the household air and floors for the other family members to inhale and increase their exposure. The American Lung Association has identified Mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer as common types of lung disease and cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

OSHA (The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration) has outlined guidelines for dealing with the potential risk of exposure in the workplace today. You can get additional information more specific to your situation on the OSHA website. A Statute of the state of Texas also has a specific program for preventing new installation of asbestos containing materials, dealing with asbestos in the workplace and allowing cities to test for asbestos as a means of control in the State Health Services program. If you know you have past exposure to asbestos, it is important for you to see a medical professional because early diagnosis of some asbestos related illnesses is possible and imperative for early treatment of the symptoms. If you have already been diagnosed and feel that an asbestos attorney in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin or throughout Texas could help you determine your right to covered medical expenses or compensation for damages as a result of the asbestos exposure, please contact us. One of our asbestos attorneys in TX will be able to answer your questions.

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