Asbestosis & Mesothelioma Lawyers in Beaumont, Texas
Chemical Exposure Attorneys Serving Texas – Legal Protection After Asbestos Exposure
In earlier years, asbestos was a common product used in building construction. It is very fire-resistant, it has excellent thermal and electrical insulation properties and for many years it was considered one of the best insulation materials available. Unfortunately, after being placed in numerous businesses, shipyards and chemical plants, the dangers of asbestos were discovered.
At Waldman Smallwood, P.C., we have over 50 years of experience representing individuals suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma and other diseases resulting from chemical exposure. Our lawyers represent clients throughout Beaumont, Nederland and all of Southeast Texas. Contact our firm online or call us toll-free at 800-833-9151 to schedule your free initial consultation.
Dangers of Asbestos Exposure
Scientists and health care professionals have known for years that exposure to asbestos can be dangerous or even fatal. Nonetheless, employers have continued allowing individuals to be exposed to chemicals. Auto mechanics, construction workers, shipyard workers and electricians are at the highest risk for developing asbestosis because they directly handle asbestos materials while performing their jobs.
When asbestos fibers are inhaled for an extended period, the consequences can be deadly, causing irreparable harm to the lungs and respiratory system. Although symptoms of asbestosis can take over 30 years to develop, people who exposed to asbestos for longer time periods and in areas with less ventilation often develop asbestosis or mesothelioma sooner.
Symptoms of Asbestosis and Mesothelioma
Symptoms of asbestosis and mesothelioma include difficultly breathing, a dry cough and extensive scarring of the tissues of the lungs. When clients contact us, we have them tested with breathing tests and lung x-rays. Working with medical experts, we have proven that exposure to asbestos in the workplace has caused them to develop asbestosis or mesothelioma.
If you lost your income because you were unable to work, we may be able to help you receive the benefits you need. We help clients receive compensation for lost wages, medical treatment, and pain and suffering directly related to their asbestos exposure. Contact our firm online or call 800-833-9151 to learn more about the protection our attorneys offer.