Houston, Texas Cancer Lawyers
If you are an industrial worker or construction worker who has cancer, your disease may be the result of exposure to asbestos or products that contain asbestos.
Many people worked for decades in industries which subjected them to asbestosis exposure. Even if your exposure was many years ago, it could have caused your present illness and you might be entitled to compensation.
The injury lawyers at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, PC, can represent clients from anywhere in America who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and are seeking compensation for their suffering or the suffering of loved ones.
Causes of Mesothelioma
- Asbestos fiber concentration in the air
- Your breathing rate
- The amount of time you are exposed to the asbestos
- Weather conditions
- Whether or not you used protective equipment to avoid exposure
When you are exposed to asbestos, you will probably inhale asbestos fibers. Although asbestos fibers are very small, they remain in your body. Over time, they can agitate the airways and lungs, affecting your ability to breathe normally. They also irritate the linings that surround the body's essential organs.
Results of Asbestos Exposure
Irritation by asbestos fibers can result in many serious and deadly health concerns, including:
- Mesothelioma, cancer of the linings that surround your lungs, abdomen, or heart
- Asbestosis, scar tissue inside your lungs that is subject to frequent infection and other health risks
- Other cancers
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Colon cancer
Mesothelioma thickens the linings around your internal organs, which impacts their normal function. However, there is often thirty to forty years of latency after you are exposed to asbestos before the disease is diagnosed. Mesothelioma can act quickly and is usually fatal.
Protecting Your Rights
You deserve to be compensated by the company that exposed you and your family to the asbestos that caused your disease or the disease of a loved one. Our experienced firm is ready to negotiate a settlement or litigate a compensation solution that will help your family through a stressful time. Michael P. Fleming, Former Harris County Attorney is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His Houston injury law firm is AV (highest) rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Contact one of our Houston personal injury lawyers at your earliest convenience. We will listen to your concerns, evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options.