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Dallas Mesothelioma Lawyer

Dallas, the third largest city in Texas, is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. With a real GDP over $504bn, Dallas became the fifth largest economy in the U.S. in 2014. The major industries are financial services, commerce, oil & gas production, healthcare, medical research, pharmaceuticals, transportation, information technology, and communications.

Because of the different industries which had been functional in the city since 1856, Dallas has an unfortunate legacy of asbestos-related diseases. Many people who worked in various job sites in Dallas have been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases like lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Don’t forget that you might be eligible for considerable financial compensation if you or any of your family members have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related medical conditions. Currently, there is approximately $30bn in asbestos trust funds established for those who have developed asbestos-induced diseases. We are ready to help you locate a top mesothelioma lawyer in your city.

Asbestos Exposure in Dallas

Dallas has been a main hub for business and industry for many decades. Initially it was a major center of cotton industries. Later, after the evolution of the internal combustion (IC) engine, oil extraction and refining became the keystone of the economy of Texas. As Dallas was close to several major oil deposits, it became an ideal place for business tycoons such as Clinton Murchison and H.L. Hunt. At the same time, other industries also grew in Dallas. These industries include railroad, construction and manufacturing.

Unfortunately, the emergence of Dallas as a big industrial city coincided with asbestos boom times in the nation. Asbestos, a naturally occurring silicate mineral composed of numerous tiny fibers, is a deadly human carcinogen. However, its dangers were not fully known to everyone until the 1980s. So, until the mid-1980s, asbestos was used as an ingredient in numerous commercial products because of its cheap availability and excellent physical properties such as resistance to fire and heat. Here are some examples of asbestos-containing products: cement; corrugated sheets; insulation; floor tiles; ceiling tiles; fireproofing panels; roofing shingles; coatings; automobile brakes and clutch parts; gaskets; lubricants; mastics; paints; varnishes; ornamental products; and pipes.

Despite all its beneficial properties, asbestos is an extremely dangerous mineral. Asbestos fibers are released into the environment when products containing the mineral are disturbed, broken or deteriorated. These fibers are easily inhalable. Inhalation of asbestos fibers could cause devastating medical conditions such as lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis etc.

The major users of asbestos and asbestos-containing products in the city were oil corporations, construction companies, power plants, power distribution facilities, machinery manufacturers, railroads, automobile repair shops, and government agencies. As all these industries heavily used asbestos until the EPA started regulating the handling of asbestos in the 1980s, many former workers suffered repeated exposure to the cancer-causing mineral at many job sites in Dallas. Some of these job sites are:

  • A.F. Holman Boiler Works
  • A.H. Belo & Company
  • A.P. Green Fire Brick of Texas
  • Acme Insulation and Supply Company
  • American Airlines
  • Babcock and Wilson
  • Chance-Vought Aircraft
  • City of Dallas Water Department
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises Dallas
  • Dallas Ceramic
  • Dallas Division of Fuller-Austin Insulation
  • Dallas Dressed Beef and Packing Co
  • Dallas Electric Light and Power
  • Dallas Ice Factory Light and Power Company
  • Dallas Industrial School
  • Dallas Gas Co
  • Dallas Consolidated Electric St. Railway Co
  • Dallas Railway Co
  • Diamond Alkali
  • Drilling Service
  • Essary Insulation
  • Eugene B. Smith and Co
  • Gulf Oil Co
  • Holman Boiler Works
  • Holmes School
  • Iola Portland Cement Co
  • Jones-Blair Paint Co
  • Texas Power and Light Co
  • Oak Cliff Paper Mills
  • Parker-Fallis Insulation
  • Pearson Plumbing
  • Parkland General Hospital

Medical Assistance in and Near Dallas

Here are some NCI-Designated cancer treatment centers in and around Dallas:

Cancer Therapy and Research Center

University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center

7979 Wurzbach Rd
Room U627, Urschel Tower
San Antonio, TX 78299
Phone: 210-450-1000, Cancer Information Line: 1-800-340-2872

 

Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center

Baylor College of Medicine
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-798-1354

 

Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center

University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center
2201 Inwood Rd
Dallas, TX 75390
Phone: 214-645-4673


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-792-2121

 

Legal Assistance in Dallas

If you are an asbestos exposure victim, you could be eligible for significant financial compensation. We are ready to help you find a leading mesothelioma lawyer in your city. For additional information, please call us at 1-800-706-5606 or fill out and submit our online contact form.