Category: Environmental Injury

Four workers died, and a fifth injured in a chemical leak in the early morning hours of Saturday at the DuPont Chemical Plant located on Strang Road in La Porte, Texas.  Authorities are investigating the cause of the methyl mercaptan chemical spill in the Crop Protection Unit.  Specifically, they are examining a possible valve malfunction […]

The link between asbestos and mesothelioma is conclusive, so much so, doctors consider the presence of the cancer to be a “sentinel” tumor, or a strong sign that a person has been exposed to the material even if the patient is unaware of it.  Researchers who have studied thousands of case histories have asserted that […]

If someone has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, an experienced attorney in the Houston area, such as Terry Bryant, may be able to help them receive compensation.  Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by inhaling microscopic asbestos fibers that are floating in the air. It is responsible for the destruction of the protective lining of […]

In mesothelioma litigation, a person who has cancer from exposure to asbestos hires specialized attorneys to seek compensation for damages. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that attacks the linings of some of the internal organs of a person. This disease is very deadly and moves quickly once it starts. However, it can take […]

The linkage between mesothelioma and asbestos has been firmly established by doctors and the vast majority of patients suffering from this form of cancer have been exposed to the material at some point. It was a popular building material in the late 19th century and wasn’t phased out until the 1980s. It was also used […]

Asbestos lawsuits are often filed when exposure to the material has resulted in major health complications. This is an active field of law, because the substance was extremely popular in many applications throughout the 20th century. Many construction workers, firefighters, miners, electricians, shipyard workers and manufacturing laborers have been diagnosed with conditions related to the […]

What is most deadly about asbestosis is not its chronic nature, but the likelihood it will lead to fatal conditions like lung failure or cancer. This disease is caused by exposure to asbestos, a silicate material used in the early to middle 20th century and prized for its resistance to heat and tensile strength. After […]

An E-coli outbreak has been reported in Brazos County.  Eight persons have contracted the strain O157:H7.  Two of these are young brothers from the Bryan College Station area, who remain in Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX.  The remaining six are adults and have not been hospitalized. E. coli is a harmful bacterium that inhabits […]

In the news yesterday, the ExxonMobil refinery in Beaumont, TX was the scene of a fire where 12 plant workers were injured, with most suffering extensive burns. The fire occurred near a hydrotreater heat exchanger and the workers were welding a section of the heat exchanger as part of maintenance work at the refinery.  The […]

Though it may seem a bit specific, an asbestos attorney who specializes in this particular type of personal injury claim will prove to be invaluable when attempting to achieve some sort of compensation to aid in the physical or emotional trauma that’s commonly associated with this toxic material. Asbestosis and Mesothelioma are two of the […]