Texas Asbestos Litigation Attorney
Mesothelioma Claims From Asbestos Exposure
Time is critical if your loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Costly medical treatments must begin immediately to slow this deadly cancer and treat the tremendous pain and suffering.
The Tylka Law Firm will help you throughout this ordeal. We act promptly to trace the source of asbestos exposure to get your family member approved for medical care and to seek compensation from the negligent entities.
From our office in League City in Galveston County just outside of Houston, we handle personal injury and wrongful death claims for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases and cancers, on behalf of victims across Texas and throughout the United States. We extend a free consultation, and you can reach us 24 hours a day at our emergency line (713-829-6048).
Texas Mesothelioma Law Firm Serving the Houston and Galveston Area
Mesothelioma is ultimately fatal, although aggressive treatment in the early stages may extend life for several years. Unfortunately, it is commonly diagnosed in later stages, and those victims deteriorate quickly. We are committed to getting our clients access to treatment to gain precious months or years of life and to make them as comfortable as possible.
Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma (cancer of the lining around the lungs or internal organs) and asbestosis (a debilitating lung disease). The trick of mesothelioma litigation is not the medical connection, but identifying how the person was exposed. This task is more difficult because the symptoms sometimes do not develop until 10, 20 or even 40 years after exposure.
Tracing Asbestos Exposure
We are familiar with the occupations linked to asbestos exposure and work closely with clients and family members to trace the person's work history and/or military service. It is not possible - or necessary - to prove that a certain job led to the disease. If the person was exposed to known asbestos-containing materials, we can sue the employer associated with the greatest or most recent exposure and the manufacturers and suppliers of those products.
For much of the 20th century, asbestos was widely used in industrial boilers and turbines, building materials and electrical wiring, fireproof coatings and hundreds of products and machines. Those most likely to have experienced heavy or prolonged workplace exposure include:
- Navy personnel aboard ships and submarines
- Shipyard workers and ironworkers
- Chemical plant and oil refinery workers
- Railroad employees
- Factory workers
- Plumbers, electricians and remodelers
- Auto mechanics
Mesothelioma can also develop from secondary exposure, such as wives and children who inhaled asbestos dust brought home on work clothes, or people who breathed airborne asbestos fibers disturbed in renovations of older homes. We are confident we can trace the source of exposure if you never worked in the occupations above.
When Justice Matters ... We Will Be There for Our Clients
We know that mesothelioma is a painful way to die and traumatic for the entire family. We help clients reach medical professionals who specialize in treatment of asbestos disease, and we commit the full resources of our firm to seeking compensation and justice.
The Tylka Law Firm provides a free initial consultation and takes cases on a contingency basis - no attorney fees or costs of litigation unless we secure compensation on your behalf. Hablamos Español.