Category: Environmental Injury

The first reported asbestos-induced disease was identified in London before World War I from an asbestos textile worker. An autopsy identified the presence of the fibers in the worker’s lungs. But it wasn’t until 1924 when the first case of “asbestosis” was reported in medical journals. Many asbestos manufacturers were aware of the serious health […]

Zika Virus

By now, many people in the U.S. have heard of the Zika virus, as it dominated the airwaves for much of late 2015 and early 2016. The sudden conversation regarding the virus may make it seem like Zika has only been around for a short time, but it was actually discovered in Uganda back in […]

On an active oil platform, the risk of a rigging injury is just part of the job. On some platforms, though, the risk is out of proportion, usually because critical safety procedures are not being followed properly. Whenever a serious accident occurs, such as an explosion or fire, investigators inevitably find safety infractions, some of […]

Chemical Plant

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 […]

A high-pressure explosion claimed the lives of two West Texas oil field workers and injured nine others in Loving County, Texas on the morning of Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Loving County authorities identified the two dead as Robert Andrade Magdaleno of El Paso, Texas, and Amos Ortega of Artesia, New Mexico. Both workers were independent […]

A flash fire explosion occurred this past Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Georgia-Pacific Plant in Corrigan, Texas, which is about 100 miles north of Houston, Texas.  At least seven workers suffered severe trauma and burns from the explosion that occurred in the “bag house,” where sawdust collects, at the plywood mill in Polk County. […]

Oil Rig

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 […]