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Are you wondering whether or not you or a loved one should contact mesothelioma lawyers? Houston locals, and many Texans, often hesitate to seek out legal advice, but this is a hot-button issue that requires fast action. There is a clearly identified link between asbestos exposure and cancer, specifically a particularly dangerous type of cancer called malignant mesothelioma. Lawyers Houston residents trust can provide free legal consultation and help you or a loved one in this difficult time. The science and the law are clear: On-the-job asbestos exposure is unacceptable, and if it has led to suffering, you are entitled to compensation.

If you are seeking justice and compensation for your suffering, contact Jim Adler & Associates today for a free case evaluation. Our law firm has qualified mesothelioma lawyers in Texas. Mesothelioma lawyer advice is easy to receive, and it’s free! Fill out our online contact form or call our law office at 1-800-505-1414 for a free case review.

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of highly fibrous minerals with separable, long, and thin fibers. Asbestos fibers have many industrial purposes due to their resistance to heat. They are also strong enough and flexible enough to be spun and woven. Due to the durability and fibrous nature, fibers that are lodged in lung tissue will remain for long periods of time and may cause asbestos-related cancers.

Asbestos comes in several general types, with the most common being amphibole and chrysotile. Amphibole fibers are generally considered more harmful to the human body because they stay in the lungs longer than chrysotile.

Asbestos in Work Environments

There are several environments and occupations in which one could be exposed to asbestos. Lawyer, Houston local, and legal expert Jim Adler should be contacted if you’ve contracted an asbestos-related illness or lung cancer after working in any of these relevant work situations, which are often linked with direct exposure.

Industries That Use Asbestos:
  • Automotive repair (brakes and clutches)
  • Construction
  • Industrial work
  • Manufacturing of asbestos products (insulation, roofing, building materials)
  • Maritime work
  • Mining
  • Oil refinement
  • Power plants
  • Railroads
  • Sand or abrasive manufacturing
  • Shipyards/ships/shipbuilders
  • Steel
Relevant Occupations:
  • Asbestos removal workers (abatement workers)
  • Auto mechanics
  • Boilermakers
  • Bricklayers
  • Building inspectors
  • Carpenters
  • Demolition workers
  • Drywallers (working with Sheetrock and joint compound)
  • Electricians
  • Floor covering manufacturers or installers
  • Furnace workers
  • Glazers
  • Grinders
  • Insulators
  • Iron workers
  • Laborers
  • Longshoremen/Merchant marines
  • Millwrights
  • Operating engineers
  • Painters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Asbestos diseases/Asbestos cancer

The Long Latency Period

Note that you may have contracted an illness many years (or even decades) after working in these environments. Contact someone for legal advice, even if it’s been several years since you’ve worked in a situation that would have led to exposure. Since the latency period has been known to be as long as 20 to 50 years, many people don’t know that they can still contact an asbestos attorney. Houston locals who were exposed decades ago can still consider a lawsuit now.

Related Illnesses
  • Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is cancer of the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers many of the body’s organs. Mesothelioma can be found in the sac lining the chest (pleura), the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum), or the lining around the heart (pericardium). The most common site of these malignant cells is the pleura, which is the outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity. There’s one very common type of mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos: lung cancer.
  • Asbestosis: Asbestosis is a fibrosis or scarring of the lung tissue. It is not a cancer but often does lead to cancers such as mesothelioma.

Common Symptoms

There are quite a few possible signs and symptoms of mesothelioma to look out for: shortness of breath, weight loss, chest pain, and loss of appetite. After cancer is detected, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other treatments are advised for patients. These are expensive treatments that many people may not be able to afford. A professional personal injury and asbestos lawyer with Jim Adler & Associates can help you seek a monetary award from those responsible to help with this expense and to compensate you or your loved ones for the pain endured.

When to Contact Mesothelioma Lawyers in Texas

Remember that even if it’s been decades since you’ve worked in an environment in which you were exposed to asbestos, you can still get in touch with an attorney. Getting in touch with one of our asbestos lawyers in our Texas-based law firm is easy and obligation-free. The experts at the Jim Adler & Associates law firm will get to know you individually and learn your personal story of asbestos exposure and related injuries. These personal injury lawyers are dedicated to pursing compensation from companies responsible for improperly manufacturing and using asbestos when they knew of its dangers.

Contact personal injury attorney Jim Adler, The Tough, Smart Lawyer®, today to seek the justice you deserve for your damages and injuries.

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