If you’re planning on filing a lawsuit, you probably have what you believe to be evidence that you were wronged in some regard. Understanding evidence, however, does take some real legal knowledge. In fact, you may find that, upon meeting with your attorney, they don’t really believe that the things you consider to be evidence […]
Police Sued Over Privacy Violations
CNN reported that a police department in Washington is facing a lawsuit over violating the rights of inmates. The reporting details that 11 women and 1 man are suing a police department over alleged instances where the inmates—who were all arrested on suspicion of drunk driving—were recorded while they were undressing and using the toilet. […]
Frivolous Lawsuits Get too Much Publicity
The idea behind a lawsuit is to give a person who was wronged because of another person’s negligence away to get compensated. This can include suing manufacturers for putting dangerous products out on the market when they should’ve known better, suing motorists who are prone to driving dangerously and end up hurting or killing someone […]
Dog Bites and Liability
Unfortunately, many dog owners are not responsible with their animals. In fact, it’s quite reasonable to argue that the biggest cause of dog bites has nothing to do with dogs, but with the people who are in charge of taking care of those dogs. There are differences on a state-by-state basis as to how much […]
Daycare Worker Arrested for Raping Children
For parents with children in daycare, a nightmare scenario seems to be unfolding in Ohio. According to NewsOK, a daycare worker has been arrested on two counts of rape. The woman, according to the article, had engaged in sexual conduct with an infant and made a video of herself doing it. Police claim that they […]
Class Action Against LinkedIn Reveals Importance of TOS
If you’ve gotten emails that appear to be from a friend of yours but that were actually from LinkedIn giving a pitch for the website, you’re not alone. In fact, a lawsuit has been filed against the business social networking website alleging that the company breaks into email accounts, uses the contact list to send […]
Can You Sue a Company for Mishandling Your Information?
Today, it’s not uncommon for companies with whom people do very casual business – cellular phone companies, Internet service providers, etc. – to have some very sensitive information about their clients. For example, Social Security numbers are routinely used as forms of identification and many companies require that information in order to open an account. […]
Why Do Personal Injury Attorneys Turn Down Cases?
There are instances when a personal injury attorney may turn down your claim. This may leave you wondering if there is any hope for justice but, keep in mind the fact that civil lawsuits are not really about justice; they’re about compensation. If you’ve been turned down as a client by an attorney, some or […]
How Do You Sue on Behalf of a Child
Some of the largest jury awards are actually handed out to children. These occur in cases involving medical malpractice during birth, car accidents that permanently damage a child and in other cases. Obviously, a child cannot enter into a contract or take any other legal action of their own accord. Parents are the ones who […]
The Mesothelioma Trust Fund for Asbestos – Related Illnesses
Mesothelioma is an illness that arises from exposure to asbestos. In the United States, the Mesothelioma Trust Fund is set up to provide workers who have suffered injuries related to exposure to asbestos with a way to get compensation. This compensation can help them pay their medical bills, to deal with no longer being able to work and for the other expenses that this disease causes.
Mesothelioma Injuries Are Still Common
Asbestos is so universally known to be dangerous that it’s hard to believe that it’s still in use in some applications. This material, under a microscope, is made up of small fibers that, unfortunately, manage to hook into the lungs very easily. This is where the problems begin for exposed individuals.
Asbestos is responsible for 10,000 deaths every year, according to the Environmental Working Group Action Fund. It is widely considered to constitute one of the worst industrial accidents in world history and causes one out of every 125 deaths among American men over the age of 50. There is no blanket ban on the use of asbestos, despite this fact, and many workers are still at risk.
There have been lawsuits against asbestos makers that go back to the 1920s. The fact that asbestos is a dangerous substance is not new information. The substance is regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Clean Air Act of 1970. It is still used in automotive parts, however, and in some building applications, though there are some large-scale bans on its usage.
When You Might Have Been Exposed To Asbestos
The fact that asbestos is so dangerous is actually rather unfortunate. It’s an excellent material for heat protection, is highly resistant to fire and, for those and other reasons, it was used in myriad applications in industry and construction.
If you were involved in trades, particularly as a boiler tech, a pipefitter, a construction crew member and some other trades, you may be at risk for having been exposed to this substance. Mesothelioma is the lung cancer most associated with exposure to this substance, but there are others, as well. This has resulted in the most expensive tort in the history of the United States. There have been over 700,000 people who have filed claims and there have been over 8,000 companies that have been sued over their workers coming down with asbestos-related illnesses.
There is an extensive industry that does nothing but remove and clean up asbestos from old buildings. This substance was in heavy use from the late 1800s until the 1970s, so you may have been exposed if you worked in a building that dated from that era.
If you are experiencing Mesothelioma or other lung cancers that may have resulted from exposure to this dangerous substance, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney. Whether your exposure was in Texas or not, a personal injury attorney in Houston can represent you and help you to seek compensation for your injuries, financial damages and your pain and suffering as a result of your exposure.
Contact Texas Personal Injury Lawyer, Blaine A. (Bat) Tucker at 713-771-5453 for a FREE case Review