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Houston Asbestos Attorney

Asbestos - Are You At Risk?

It has been reported that over 10,000 people in the United States die each year from asbestos-related illnesses. If you have worked or are currently working in the construction industry or in building and equipment maintenance, you are particularly susceptible to exposure to airborne asbestos fibers. Marc Whitehead & Associates, specializing in Texas work injury claims, is a reliable and responsive firm to contact if you need a Houston asbestos attorney.

Asbestos is a fiber that has been widely used throughout the country in building and construction. After asbestos was repeatedly linked to a number of health problems, many asbestos products were banned by the Environmental Protection Agency and its use drastically restricted. Because many manufacturers continued to use asbestos despite the restrictions, asbestos fibers can still be found in many locations, including old homes, schools, shingles, paints, flooring, and others. When the asbestos fibers are disturbed during construction or renovation, they become airborne and dangerous when inhaled.

Asbestos injury is difficult to detect, as it often has no symptoms. Years after asbestos exposure, patients develop chest cancer, abdominal cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer.

Asbestos litigation has become mired in the courts as over 600,000 cases have been filed against asbestos manufacturers. The majority of manufacturers have filed bankruptcy as a result of the proliferation of lawsuits, and Congress has attempted to pass legislation to provide compensation to victims and limit liability. Exacerbating the problem is the difficulty victims often have identifying where they were exposed. Someone working in a number of construction locations may have asbestos-caused lung cancer, but it is impossible to determine the proper defendant. The consequences are that victims are often uncompensated or under-compensated because of the lack of funds or the inability to identify the proper defendant.

It is essential that you have a Houston asbestos attorney who understands the current status of asbestos litigation in the courts and in Congress. If you believe you or someone you know suffered a work injury after asbestos exposure, call or email a Houston work injury lawyer at Marc Whitehead & Associates right away. You and your family may be entitled to collect substantial money damages.

If you need knowledgeable, quality personal injury legal advice, trust the Houston personal injury attorneys at Marc Whitehead & Associates.

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Marc Whitehead & Associates – Attorneys at Law, L.L.P.
5300 Memorial, Suite 725 | Houston, Texas 77007
Houston: (713) 228-8888
Fax: (713) 225-0940
Toll Free: (800) 562-9830

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Toll Free: (800) 562-9830

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