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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mesothelioma cancer can be linked to the use of asbestos found in a variety of construction materials.  Prior to 1978, asbestos use was especially popular in insulation materials due to the substance being highly durable, impervious to heat and cold, and fire resistant. Despite its good qualities, asbestos is very harmful to the human body, […]

Medical researchers have been clear on the link between lung cancer and asbestos for some time. This silicate, which was used extensively for decades, is the primary cause of mesothelioma and other serious health problems. The problem arises from how the silicate forms and how it is used. As the mineral develops, it generates millions […]

When an asbestos attorney gets involved in a case, it is typically after the victim has been diagnosed with a deadly condition, like mesothelioma. This material is part of the silicate family of compounds, all of which are mined and removed from large chunks of rock. Its physical structure consists of thousands of tiny fibers […]