Asbestos & Mesothelioma Attorney in Houston, Texas
Mesothelioma is a rare and incurable form of lung cancer that develops in the protective lining around the body’s internal organs. Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma in the United States. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or if you have already lost a loved one due to the disease, you should know that you may be entitled to financial compensation.
The Fostel Law Firm, PLLC is ready and willing to assist individuals and families as they seek justice. If you have suffered due to a mesothelioma diagnosis or asbestos exposure, we can help you take action.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a substance that was mined and used extensively in the late 1800s and throughout the 20th century for construction and other industrial applications. Asbestos was initially banned in the US in 1978, but was not phased out until over a decade later. Despite being discontinued, it remained in products that were in existence for years afterward. Due to its pervasive use, millions of individuals were exposed to asbestos in a variety of ways, including:
Occupational Exposure - Construction, military, and many other industrial lines of work resulted in frequent exposure to asbestos
Secondary Exposure - Family members of workers in asbestos-heavy occupations were at risk due to asbestos dust and fibers brought into the home
Product Exposure - Certain materials like joint compounds, gaskets, and other products previously contained asbestos
Environmental Exposure - Many older buildings constructed prior to the banning of asbestos may contain the harmful substance even today
The total number of asbestos-related deaths in the United States has been projected to exceed 200,000 by the year 2030. This is largely due to the extended latency of mesothelioma, which can develop even 40 to 50 years after an individual is exposed to asbestos.
Who is Liable for Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma cases can fall into different categories, with different legal options. Your course of action can differ depending on your unique scenario. These different cases can determine who is liable and who can be sued. Examples of different classifications and liability include:
In certain states, a mesothelioma diagnosis can potentially make your employer at the time of exposure liable.
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma after handling products containing asbestos, the manufacturer of the product may be held accountable for the harm caused to you.
Working as a contractor on a job site that previously exposed or currently exposes you to asbestos could be a case of premises liability, with the owner of the property being held responsible.
Regardless of the cause, a skilled and experienced attorney can help you plot out the correct course to take legal action and seek compensation from the responsible party.
Why You Need an Attorney
In the aftermath of either a mesothelioma diagnosis or the death of a family member to the devastating disease, you may be left wondering where to turn and what you can do. In this time of distress and uncertainty, choosing an experienced attorney to explain the options available to you and guide you step by step through the legal process is a valuable asset. Don’t face this trying time alone. Put a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to work on your case. I can help you file your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.
The Fostel Law Firm, PLLC is a nationwide practice and is willing to review cases from any state for no charge. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact my office today to begin the process of holding the responsible party accountable with the help of an experienced asbestos and mesothelioma attorney.
ASBESTOS & MESOTHELIOMA ATTORNEY SERVING HOUSTON, TEXAS
With over 17 years of experience helping clients through personal injury cases, I have the skill and knowledge to guide you through your difficult situation and help you pursue fair compensation. When you or a loved one have been harmed due to the actions or negligence of another party, you have the right to take action. Call today to schedule a free consultation.