Mesothelioma Lawyer in Texas

The Pursley Law Firm, Mesothelioma lawyer in Texas, would like to help you learn about the different types of asbestos Mesothelioma exposure. We have represented Mesothelioma victims in Texas including Houston, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, Galveston, Texas City, Austin and most of Texas. A Texas Mesothelioma lawyer at the Pursley Law firm will evaluate your claim at no charge to you.

Mesothelioma is a very serious type of cancer, often affecting the lungs, that is only known to be caused as a result of exposure to asbestos 10-50 years previous to the diagnosis. The mineral that forms the asbestos fiber has been around for thousands of years and it was the Greeks that named it asbestos, which is translated to mean inextinguishable. The most common type of Mesothelioma affects the pleura or lining between the lungs and chest cavity and this can often be a most serious and aggressive type of lung cancer. There is somewhat good news in that there are two types of Pleural Mesothelioma, cancerous and non-cancerous. However, the benign (non-cancerous) Mesotheliomas are not usually a result of exposure to asbestos. The more serious and unfortunately more common, cancerous (malignant) Pleural Mesothelioma is not always treatable depending on the stage of the tumor when it is diagnosed. There are several ways that cancerous Mesotheliomas can be treated, although there is not currently a complete cure. The treatments include chemotherapy and radiation, surgery, and some non-traditional alternative therapies that are also being researched.

Our Mesothelioma Attorney in Texas handles a variety of Mesothelioma claims arising from the following:

Asbestos, Silicosis, Pericardial Mesothelioma, Pleural Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Various time periods of exposure to asbestos fibers can cause Mesothelioma, whether only once, brief, or long term. While it is more common for it to develop in men, women are not exempt from the disease. Another type, though less common, is Peritoneal Mesothelioma. There is a thin membrane made of mesothelial cells that surrounds the organs in the abdomen. A tumor found in this peritoneum membrane is not completely curable, but there are various treatments available for the relief of symptoms. Treatment is urgent to prevent the tumor from spreading to other nearby organs in the abdominal cavity, such as the stomach. The rarest form of Mesothelioma is Pericardial, meaning the cancer is in the heart and surrounding tissue. Additional Mesothelioma information can be found at the National Institute of Health’s Medline Plus website. If you have any of the symptoms, such as pains in the chest, shortness of breath, weight loss, nausea or others described by the NIH, it is important you discuss these with a medical doctor, especially if know you had previous exposure to asbestos in which you may have inhaled the harmful fibers. It is important to note that not everyone who was exposed to asbestos will develop Mesothelioma. Some may not develop any serious lung problems or cancers in their lifetime. Others may develop asbestosis or other respiratory illnesses that are not fatal like Mesothelioma, but cause chronic discomfort and breathing difficulties.

Sadly, this disease is estimated to be diagnosed in 3,000 Americans every year and is almost 100% preventable. Even worse, the average lifespan of someone diagnosed with Mesothelioma is 24 months or less. It is expected the number of diagnoses will increase in the next 10 years. It is incomprehensible that many of the companies in the industries that used asbestos knowingly exposed their employees (and their immediate families) to this harmful substance.

If you need a Mesothelioma lawyer in Texas, contact the Pursley Law Firm. We have helped people with Mesothelioma in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and throughout Texas get the legal help they need.