Asbestos

Mesothelioma is a devastating type of cancer. That results solely from a person’s exposure to asbestos fibers. What makes this particular type of cancer so dangerous is its long latency period. For instance, a person who developed the disease may go years, and even decades, before symptoms start to show. By the time these individuals begin to show symptoms, the disease has progressed to the point that it’s no longer treatable.

Even though most mesothelioma cases are incurable, much can be done to help victims manage their symptoms. These much-needed treatments are often costly; thus, victims will likely need treatment for the rest of their lives. Paying for such therapies is difficult to do without financial assistance. Therefore, a mesothelioma lawsuit can be a huge benefit to victims of this disease.

Through a successful mesothelioma lawsuit, you may be able to secure compensation. The compensation you receive can help pay for past and future medical bills, emotional trauma, and other losses you have suffered because of this disease.

If you or a loved one suspects that asbestos may have played a role in your condition. And you also believe another party is responsible for exposing you to asbestos. It would be best if you did not have to shoulder this condition’s financial burdens on your own. We can help you fight for the monetary compensation you need. To learn more about the experienced asbestos lawyers of Williams Hart. Contact us today.

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​Here at Williams Hart, we take your trust seriously. We are glad you have chosen us to represent your case. We have helped thousands of people file claims regarding asbestos and mesothelioma. The effects of asbestos exposure have harmed hard-working Americans for decades. Sadly, we know that many people are still living with the painful effects of asbestos exposure.

For over 35 years, we have fought to secure just settlements for people who have been harmed. Our experienced asbestos legal team is ready to process your claim. Each year we recover millions of dollars for our clients and look forward to working with you.

Thank you again for choosing Williams Hart.

Sincerely,
The Asbestos Team

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ASBESTOS LAWSUIT

Asbestos is a hazardous, cancer-causing material that can lead to dangerous health issues. Examples of these health issues are lung cancer, mesothelioma, and pleural disorders like asbestosis. During the 1970s and 1980s, its toxicity became evident as exposure led to thousands of Americans’ deaths and an untold number of others at risk.

Even though it’s a known toxic substance, asbestos is still not banned in the United States. Despite efforts of institutions such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety Hazard Administration (OSHA) to protect American workers’ health. Legislative action continues to be shot down in favor of asbestos producers. The last effort to ban this dangerous substance was in 1991. The United States Fifth Circuit Appeal Court in New Orleans struck down most of the Asbestos Ban and Phase-Out Rule. However, since then, no successful move has been made in banning asbestos in the United States.

Asbestos may affect you and your loved one in more ways than you think. If you have previously worked with asbestos, it is important you and your family discuss your situation with a medical professional as soon as possible.

If you have worked with asbestos and you think there is any chance of exposure. The following articles are available to you to gain a better sense of this toxic substance. These articles highlight ways a person could contact this harmful substance and the consequence of such exposure.

 

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ASBESTOS AND MESOTHELIOMA

​Mesothelioma is a rare cancer affecting the lining of the body’s internal organs. This disease occurs due to the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Asbestos can be found all over the world and is a popular material used in many industries. This dangerous mineral is used for its ability to conduct and control heat. Even after several studies showing the dangers of this mineral, asbestos remains on the market.

Asbestos can cause other disorders such as lung cancer and asbestosis. People who develop these conditions have just as much right as mesothelioma victims to file a legal claim. If you or a loved one suspects that asbestos may have played a role in your condition. Contact a Houston mesothelioma attorney right away to discuss your options. 

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Stages of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is the most severe health consequence that is likely to develop due to asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer with no known cure, but if it is diagnosed in its earlier stages then an individual may experience a greater duration...

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

If you or a loved one were injured in a work-related accident. You likely have many questions about your rights. Who is responsible? And how to take care of your family during your time of recovery?
 Check out any of the FAQs below or contact us today. 
How do I know if I’m eligible for worker’s compensation?

Your eligibility for worker’s compensation depends on two factors. First, if the accident occurred at work, and two, the employer purchased worker’s compensation insurance. In the state of Texas, private employers are not required to provide worker’s compensation coverage. However, even if they have purchased coverage; workers’ compensation benefits may not cover the full recovery cost. That’s when an employee would want to seek help from an attorney.  

What damages can I recover for my work-related injury?

An injured worker can recover costs related to medical treatment, lost wages, and other damages. If, say, a parts supplier or contractor is the negligent third party, and they caused the injury. In that case, the worker may be eligible for additional compensation.

How long do I have to file a work injury claim?

If you have a claim against your employer you must file your claim promptly. You should know that your time limit begins on the day of your injury. In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims is two years.s.

My loved one was killed in a work accident. Can I sue for wrongful death?

Damages awarded in a Texas wrongful death case can be broken down into the following three categories:

  1. Compensation for the decedent’s losses.
  2. Compensation for surviving family members’ losses.
  3. Punitive damages.

Compensation for Decedent’s Losses. This is the compensation that the decedent would have legally been entitled to collect from the defendant had they survived. Examples include compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering.
  • Medical Expenses.
  • Lost wages

Compensation for Surviving Family Member’s Losses. These are compensation for the losses the surviving family members suffered as a result of the untimely death. Examples include compensation for:

  • Loss of companionship, love, and comfort
  • Lost care, maintenance, and support
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Lost inheritance
  • Loss of consortium

Exemplary/Punitive Damages. If the wrongful death resulted from a willful act (or omission), gross negligence, or by very egregious behavior. Then the court may award exemplary damages to punish the defendant. This punishment would also deter others from engaging in similar conduct in the future.