Our Houston Asbestos Attorneys Work Nationwide to Fight This Toxin
The first known documented death that can be attributed to
asbestos exposure was in 1906. In the early 1900s, researchers began to see an unexpected
large number of early deaths and lung disease among workers in asbestos
mines. The first asbestosis diagnosis was made in England in 1924. By
asbestosis came to be considered an “occupational disease” in the United
Kingdom. Industry and the government in the United States gradually followed
suit and recognized asbestosis as a compensable occupational disease over
the next few decades.
Asbestos is still a rampant problem worldwide. You should call (877) 958-7920
for a qualified Houston asbestos lawyer
if you were exposed.
Corporate Cover-Ups Raise Concerns
The United States government, as well as the asbestos industry have been
rightfully criticized for failing to adequately warn or protect the public
of the known dangers of asbestos exposure, or to reduce exposure to the
deadly substance. In the late 1970s court documents began to surface that
proved the asbestos and insurance industry executives had known of the
very real hazards associated with exposure to asbestos dangers since the
1930s and had taken affirmative steps to hide this information from the public.
Today in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates
any product that contains 1% or more of asbestos. Many products that people
have encountered over the past several decades fall into this classification,
and even today the use of asbestos is still not entirely banned in the
United States. Because the products that have contained asbestos over
the years have been so varied and many, a large number of people continue
to be affected by asbestos related diseases such as
lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
Find Out What Your Legal Options Are—Call (877) 958-7920.
Without the help of an experienced Houston asbestos attorney, a person
who was exposed to asbestos may never know the source of that exposure.
For example, Kent, the first filtered cigarette on the market, used asbestos
in its “Micronite” filter between the years 1952 and 1956.
The fact that this product contained asbestos is usually unknown to the
consumer who was exposed.
Our firm has the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate and
examine each case to determine every potential source of asbestos exposure
that a person may have had over his or her lifetime, an essential part
of every asbestos lawsuit.
If you have shown any symptoms of asbestos exposure, call (877) 958-7920
today. You can still seek justice years after initial exposure.