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Houston, TX Mesothelioma & Asbestos
Asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems, including the deadly cancer mesothelioma. Unfortunately, you only need to be exposed to asbestos once to be at risk for illness.
You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for a paycheck. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos, contact our Houston office today. Complete a free, no-risk case evaluation to get started.
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What Are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma can manifest years after the initial point of exposure. The inhaled asbestos fibers remain in the body, so your risk for illness remains over your lifetime. However, mesothelioma symptoms can appear quickly as well, so it’s important to monitor your health.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should contact a medical professional:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
While these symptoms are somewhat nondescript and could be signs of other illnesses, it’s important to get yourself checked anyway. Mesothelioma mostly affects those 65 and older, but younger individuals are still at risk for the deadly cancer.
Which Occupations Pose a High Risk?
The extensive use of asbestos in the construction industry has put many workers at risk, even if they don’t work directly with the harmful material. Even though employers knew of the potential danger asbestos carried, they knowingly exposed their employees to the mineral. Extensive exposure carries a significant risk, but even minimal exposure can lead to illness, too.
Here are a few occupations that tend to be high-risk:
- Industrial workers
- Construction workers
Should I Call a Lawyer?
Prior to legislation that banned the use of asbestos, employers knew the potential danger of the material yet exposed their employees to it anyway. This unethical behavior has put millions of hardworking individuals at risk for serious health concerns, which is unacceptable by any means.
It may seem overwhelming to fight back against the at-fault party by yourself, but that’s where we come in. Our experienced asbestos attorneys are ready and eager to give your case the attention it deserves and secure your well-deserved compensation. You shouldn’t settle for less than full and fair compensation, and neither will we.
How Can I Get Started?
If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma as a result, contact our Houston office today. Other law firms may carry expensive price tags for their services, but we’re the opposite. Our fee is taken out of the jury award or favorable settlement we obtain, so you never have to worry about affording top-notch representation. With over $15 billion won for our clients and an extensive network of more than 800 trial-ready attorneys, you can rest assured knowing you’re in capable hands.
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