Category: Mesothelioma

Houston’s Historic Maxwell House Coffee Plant & Asbestos

In April 2018, Atlantis Coffee Solutions, owner of Houston’s classic Maxwell House Coffee Plant, announced it was going out of business and would be shuttering the establishment this summer. Layoffs of the plant’s 279 workers began in June. The one-million-square-foot facility had a longstanding history in Houston, opening in 1946 and stretching across 18 acres […]

Houston's Maxwell House Building and Asbestos

Asbestos-related mesothelioma cancers continue to afflict hundreds of thousands of Americans, even though asbestos was removed from general public use decades ago. Today, it’s the cleanup of this carcinogenic substance, used in the past as a commercial insulation substance, which continues to devastate the lives of many. Today, we welcome the restoration of classic buildings […]

Most people assume that tobacco smoke is the primary cause of lung cancer, however, asbestos related lung cancer has become more prevalent in recent decades. In fact, roughly 4,800 people die each year as a direct result of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is fiber-shaped group of minerals that was once used in everything from building construction […]

The historical legacy of asbestos and lung cancer is far reaching. Not long ago, the material was used quite widely in a myriad of industries. Now it is commonly known that the material is carcinogenic, posing a major health hazard. What is asbestos and how does it cause harm? A compound made up of six […]

Although lung cancer and mesothelioma share a lot of the same characteristics, and are both deadly diseases that require extensive medical treatment, they are caused by different factors and progress in different ways. It can be difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint the cause of a tumor, especially when it takes decades to detect them […]

A Texas area mesothelioma lawyer regularly assists workers who spent time in the construction, shipbuilding, aviation and oil & gas industries, all of which have a major presence in the Bayou City. For these workers, they have received some of the worst news possible – that they are facing one of the most aggressive cancers […]

Over the decades, millions of workers have been exposed to asbestos, and injury attorneys are helping many of them fight back against negligent material manufacturers and employers. At first, material manufacturers and employers claimed ignorance of the substance’s dangers, but the fact is that its risks have been known for a long time. And even […]

Lung cancer and asbestos are clearly connected, and even though researchers have known there was something dangerous about the material for more than a century, the reality is worse than many realized. Comprised of millions of tiny crystal fibers, this silicate used to be a mainstay in the construction, aerospace, and automotive industries for many […]

People may file injury claims for any number of reasons, but when asbestos is involved, a lawyer should be involved as well. This silicate was, and still is, found in buildings around the world, but now researchers are becoming aware of how deadly the material can be when a person is exposed to it. And […]

When someone becomes ill due to asbestos exposure, injury lawyers know how devastating the situation can be. Most people are aware that the substance is dangerous to be around, but not many realize just how dangerous it is. When it is disturbed, this material releases a cloud of microscopic fibers that move around in the […]