Texas Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawyers
Mesothelioma Injury Attorneys
The Mesothelioma lawyers at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. in Houston accept cases throughout Texas and all of the United States. Our experienced, dedicated attorneys are dedicated to helping you and your family seek the compensation you deserve for your disease. Michael P Fleming, former Harris County Attorney is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Email Mike Immediately or call 713-221-6800 if you have any questions about mesothelioma.
Types of Mesothelioma
Thousands of Americans worked around products containing asbestos during their careers without being told that even casual contact with the substance can result in serious diseases. Mesothelioma is a life-threatening cancer that attacks the lining of your abdomen and the lining that surrounds each of your internal organs. Caused by exposure to asbestos, the disease takes several forms:
- Pleural mesothelioma, cancer of the linings around the lungs
- Peritoneal mesothelioma, cancer of the abdomen lining
- Pericardial mesothelioma, cancer of the lining around the heart
The most common type of this disease is pleural mesothelioma. The resulting tumor has a severe impact on your ability to breathe, and it can spread to organs around the lungs, causing additional complications.
Peritoneal mesothelioma is less common but more aggressive. Its tumor spreads to other internal organs, including the pancreas and stomach. Because of its ability to affect so many other parts of your body, life expectancy is short.
Pericardial mesothelioma is the type that is most rare. It occurs when fluid accumulates inside the sac that surrounds the heart. The excessive liquid disrupts the heart's rhythm, causing chest pain and breathing disorders.
Texas Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers
The law firm of Michael P. Fleming & Associates is dedicated to helping those who suffer from mesothelioma and their loved ones seek compensation. We believe that the more you know about the causes and remedies for your disease, the more likely you will be to take action.
Industries Creating Products Containing Asbestos
In July of 1989, the United States banned all new uses of asbestos, because exposure to this fibrous material is the primary cause of mesothelioma, a form of cancer in the internal linings of organs in the human abdominal cavity.
However, most of the industries using asbestos prior to 1989 are still allowed to use it, under strict government regulation. The industries that continue to expose workers to asbestos include:
- Asbestos mining
- Building demolition
- Cement product manufacturing
- Consumer garden products (vermiculite)
- Construction product manufacturing (roof shingles, piping, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles)
- Automotive product manufacturing (brake parts)
You May Be At Risk
Although mesothelioma and related lung cancer, asbestosis, or heart disease may not become evident for decades, you may be at risk for developing these devastating medical conditions if you have been exposed to asbestos. This is one reason why at least 20 countries have banned the sale and import of asbestos.
Michael Fleming, former Harris County Attorney, has been in practice for more than 23 years. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
In addition to being board certified as a specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law and well-known as the former Harris County Attorney, Michael P. Fleming has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer for many years. His Houston law firm is AV rated by Martindale - Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been featured in H-Texas Magazine's Top Attorneys in Houston issue which features the best Houston lawyers and law firms. He is also one of the small percentage of attorneys in the entire country to have had the privilege of arguing and winning a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Fleming is also licensed as a Solicitor by the Law Society of Ireland and can assist with any personal injury or business matters in Ireland through his affiliated Solicitor firm in Dublin, Ireland.
If you have a serious personal injury, wrongful death or litigation matter in Houston, Austin or anywhere else in Texas, contact an attorney with the qualifications, experience and reputation you can trust. Michael P. Fleming is a personal injury lawyer with the qualifications and experience you deserve.
Contact the Houston personal injury lawyers at the Michael P. Fleming & Associates law firm for an initial consultation about your mesothelioma concern. We will evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options.
Nearly 2,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in America. If you have worked in an asbestos-rich environment or used asbestos materials, you should contact a mesothelioma physician to arrange for diagnosis and treatment options.
To explore the possibility of compensation for your exposure to asbestos and your resulting physical suffering, contact the Houston personal injury lawyers at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. We will be happy to meet with you in your home, evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options.