Texas Asbestos Lawyer
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Texas. Our principal attorney has intimate knowledge of this swift and devastating disease, from his proven advocacy on behalf of many clients and from the personal experience of his own father’s death.
Our dedicated team is focused on helping victims and their loved ones across Texas including Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Anotonio to name a few to recover compensation for mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer.
Individuals in Texas may have been exposed to asbestos at by virtue of their occupation, jobsite or home. Occupations with a higher than normal likelihood to be exposed to asbestos include plumbers, pipefitters, boilermakers, steamfitters, electricians, mechanics, chemical plant workers, shipyard workers and refinery workers. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in Texas include refineries, shipyards, chemical plants, metal works and power plants.
Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in Texas
The petroleum industry in Texas has a history asbestos usage. Asbestos was widely used in the petroleum industry because of it heat resistant properties and asbestos was durable, flexible, strong and inexpensive. As a result, asbestos was widely used as gaskets, insulation and employee uniforms. People exposed to asbestos at these oil refineries may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Oil refineries in Texas include:
- Pride Refining in Abilene
- Amaco Refinery in Texas City
- Gulf Oil Refinery in Bay City
- Mobil in Beaumont
- Esso Oil Refinery in Baytown
- Fina Oil in Big Spring and Port Arthur
- Phillips in Borger and Sweeney
- Lyondell Citgo in Houston and Citgo in Corpus Christi
- Shell Oil Refinery in Pasadena and Shell Deer Park Refining
- BP Amaco in Texas City
- Monsanto Refinery
- Ultramar Diamond in Sunray and Three Rivers
- Crown Central Refining
- Clark Refining
- Chevron in El Paso
- AGE Refining in San Antonio
- LaGloria Oil in Tyler
All major oil companies operate or have operated in Texas and have used asbestos in some capacity.
Power Plants in Texas Known for Asbestos Exposure
Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. The power plants in Texas with known asbestos exposure include Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, H.W. Pirkey Power Plant in Hallsville and Oklaunion Station.
Shipyards in Texas Known for Asbestos Exposure
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is the ship building industry. Marine construction and repair workers and military personnel often worked around or with asbestos. Some of the asbestos containing materials often found on the jobsite were boilers, insulation, turbines, pumps, gaskets and cement. Shipyards in Texas include:
- American Bridge Shipyard
- AMFELS Shipyard
- Barbas Cut Docks
- Bloodworth Bond
- Brown Shipyard
- Boats of Freeport
- Galveston Docks
- Houston Shipyards
- Kane Shipbuilding
- Naval Station Ingleside
- Orange Shipbuilding
- Port Adams Shipyard
- Trinity Marine Group
Chemical Plant Asbestos Exposure in Texas
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is chemical manufacturing. People exposed to asbestos at these chemical plants may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. One such chemical plant includes Dow Chemical in Galviston, Texas.
Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Texas
Individuals in Texas are primarily exposed to asbestos at their workplace or at home while working with asbestos containing material (ACM). ACMs, for example, were used in the construction industry and a lot of construction materials in buildings and homes. ACM for construction material included wall board, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles to name a few. The problem arises during the renovation of older building and homes and the proper safety precautions are not in place to remove the ACMs.
The asbestos at the jobsite or contained in materials is most dangerous when it is disturbed or damaged because it can become airborne and when inhaled can attach to the mesothelial lining of the lung. This exposure can result in mesothelioma, the deadly form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen or the heart.
We Will Travel to You
Our lawyers will travel throughout Texas to assist victims and families. We provide a free case evaluation and there are no attorney fees unless we trace the sources of asbestos exposure and hold those parties accountable for monetary damages.
We understand the medical urgency and the financial impact of mesothelioma, asbestosis or asbestos-related lung cancer. For experienced, personalized representation during this very trying time, call us at 888-506-1131 or contact us online for a free consultation.