Texas Mesothelioma Lawyer Publishes List of TX Asbestos Exposure Sites

Holly C. Peterson, Texas mesothelioma lawyer at the nationally-renowned asbestos litigation law firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”), publishes an extensive list of some of the common asbestos exposure sites in TX.

Houston Texas Mesothelioma LawyerHOUSTON, TEXAS, April 23, 2013 - Mesothelioma lawyers from the national asbestos litigation firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”) are continuing to help Texas mesothelioma patients and their families obtain legal compensation from companies who manufactured, sold or used asbestos-containing products.

LK’s litigation team vigorously advocates for the legal rights of Texas mesothelioma patients and their family members.

Each year, approximately three thousand men and women across the country, including many in the Lone Star State, are diagnosed with mesothelioma, an aggressive asbestos cancer. According to the non-profit agency Environmental Working Group (“EWG”), based in Washington, D.C., up to 1,000 Texans a year will die from all asbestos diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis, between 2015 and 2020.1

As of 2005, the National Center for Health Statistics ranked Texas 5th in the nation for the most deaths from malignant mesothelioma2. The NCHS shows that thousands of Texans have died from asbestos-related disease – including mesothelioma – and the number is expected to rise in the next few years. According to 2002 data, the number of mesothelioma and asbestosis deaths in Texas has more than tripled since 1989. The number of mesothelioma deaths in past decades is likely underestimated, as mesothelioma only became a federally-recognized cause of death in 1999; hence, many mesotheliomas were classified as other cancers and underreported.

Asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis, are preventable if workers are protected from exposure to asbestos.

The Centers for Disease Control explains that asbestos (a commercial name given to a variety of six fibrous minerals) has “been used for decades in thousands of commercial products, such as insulation and fireproofing materials, automotive brakes and textile products, and cement and wallboard materials.”

Due to the state’s abundant oil and gas resources, as well as busy ports and vast geography, Texas residents have been exposed to asbestos at industrial facilities, refineries, oil fields, power plants, shipyards, chemical plants, mechanic shops and auto assembly plants, among other sites. Many of these asbestos exposure sites are located in and around the two largest cities in Texas – Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth, and many individuals living near hazardous jobsites were exposed to the toxin. Over 600,000 tons of asbestos-contaminated vermiculite was imported to the Texas Vermiculite (WR Grace & Company) site near Dallas and shipped throughout Texas from 1963 until 1992. However, the asbestos problem in Texas extended beyond urban areas into the oil fields, refineries and manufacturing facilities and even farms of more rural areas. Exposure to the toxin occurred as far east as Jefferson and Texarkana, west to El Paso, south to Brownsville and in the Northern Panhandle. In Texas, and across the country, many people also developed mesothelioma from non-occupational asbestos exposures, such as automotive work and home renovations, or from “second-hand asbestos exposure,” which occurred when work clothes contaminated with asbestos were worn home.

Holly C. Peterson, a Texas mesothelioma lawyer, Houston native and graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, represents clients nationwide, has taken mesothelioma cases to trial in multiple jurisdictions and obtained millions of dollars for LK clients. Ms. Peterson shares a few of the many jobsites in Texas at which asbestos exposure may have occurred:

  • A H Belo and Co;
  • A. Courchesne;
  • A.P. Green of Texas;
  • A/S. Steelmaker;
  • Acme Laundry Co;
  • Aeronautics & Missiles Division;
  • Aerospace Medical Division;
  • Alamo Industries, Inc;
  • Alamo Mfg Co;
  • Alamo Polymer Corp;
  • Alamogordo Lumber Co;
  • Aluminum Co of America;
  • American Permanent Ware;
  • American Smelting & Refining Co;
  • American Smelting and Refining Co;
  • Amoco Chemical Corp;
  • AP Green;
  • AP Green F B Co Of Tex;
  • AP Green of Texas;
  • Armco Steel Mill;
  • Armstrong Cork Co;
  • Asarco (American Smelting and Refining Company);
  • Atofina Petrochemicals Inc;
  • Auroco Chemicals Corp;
  • Austin Contracting;
  • Austin White Lime Company;
  • Austin White Mine Co;
  • Aztec Mfg Co;
  • Badger Company Inc;
  • Bayfield Industries;
  • Bethlehem shipping company;
  • Bethlehem Shipyard;
  • Bethlehem Steel;
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard;
  • Border Steel;
  • BP Amoco;
  • Brazo Lime;
  • Brush Electric Light and Power Co;
  • Buick Oldsmobile;
  • Byron Jackson;
  • C.S. Burt and Co;
  • Carthage Hydrocal Inc;
  • Celanese Chemical Company;
  • Central Brick & Tile Co;
  • Chance Vought Aircraft;
  • Chance Vought Corporation;
  • Chevron;
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical;
  • Citgo;
  • City Of Brownsville Light and Water Works;
  • City Of Galveston Pumping Plant;
  • Cleco Toos;
  • Coastal States Petrochemical;
  • Coastal States Refing Company;
  • Coca Coal Company;
  • Colanese Chemical;
  • Collins Radio;
  • Col-Tex Refining Co;
  • Copolymer Plant;
  • Corn Products;
  • Corn Products Company;
  • Cosden Petroleum;
  • Cotton Belt Gin Saw;
  • Dallas Ceramic;
  • Dallas Ind. School District;
  • Dallas Industrial School;
  • Dallas Lightweight Aggragate;
  • Dallas Power & Light Co;
  • Deer Park Manufacturing Complex;
  • Diamond Alkali Co;
  • Dixie Lead Co;
  • Dominy Heat Treating;
  • Dow Chemical;
  • Dresser Industries Inc;
  • Drilling & Service;
  • Drilling Service;
  • El Paso and Southwestern Railroad;
  • El Paso Electric Co;
  • El Paso Electric Railway Co;
  • El Paso Ice and Refrigerator Co;
  • El Paso Milling Co. Ltd;
  • El Paso Natural Gas Co;
  • Emtex Div;
  • Emtex Division;
  • Esso;
  • Exxon;
  • Exxon Mobile Corp.;
  • F. Hollister Company;
  • F.W. Glitsch & Sons;
  • Falstaff Brewing Corp;
  • FB Ashland Chemical;
  • FB Ashland Oil;
  • Ferris Brick Co;
  • Fina;
  • Fina Oil and Chemical;
  • Fina Oil Co;
  • Fire Engineers Inc;
  • Frank Hollister;
  • Frito Lay Co;
  • GAF;
  • Galveston and Electric Co;
  • Galveston Cotton and Woolen Mills;
  • Galveston Dock;
  • Galveston Electric Co;
  • Galveston News;
  • Galveston St. Railway Co;
  • Garland Heat Treating;
  • Garland Meat Treating;
  • Garner Heat Treat Inc;
  • General Electric;
  • General Motors;
  • General Portland Cement;
  • Glitsch and Sons Fritz;
  • Global Octanes Corp;
  • Goodyear Chemical Co;
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company;
  • Green Valley;
  • Grogan Brothers;
  • Gulf;
  • Gulf Oil;
  • Gulf States Asphalt Company;
  • Gulf States Refinery;
  • Gulf States Utilities;
  • Gulfport shipping company;
  • Hast Brothers Inc;
  • Holman A P Boiler Works;
  • Houston Chemical Co;
  • Houston Lighting & Power Co;
  • Houston Lighting and Power Co;
  • Humble Oil;
  • Humble Oil & Refining Company;
  • Humble Oil Co;
  • Industrial Glass Corp;
  • International Shoe;
  • J.W. Glitsch & Sons;
  • Jones Blair Paint;
  • Jtt-Tx Chevron;
  • Koch Refinery;
  • L G Pinkston High School;
  • Ling-Temco-Vought, Inc;
  • Lone Star Cement Corporation;
  • Lone Star Heat;
  • Lone Star Industries;
  • Lonestar Industries;
  • Lovers Lane Methodist Church;
  • LTV Vought Aeronautics;
  • Lubrizol Corp;
  • Lyondell Chemical;
  • Magnolia Oil;
  • Magnolia Petroleum Company;
  • Marilyn Embroidery;
  • Master Tank;
  • Master Tank & Welding;
  • Mercantile National Bank Bldg;
  • Merchants and Planters C and W Co;
  • Merchants and Planters Compress Co;
  • Minnesota Mining & Mfg Co;
  • Mobil;
  • Mobil Chemical & Refinery;
  • Mobil Chemical Company;
  • Mobil Oil;
  • Mobil Oil Co;
  • Monsanto Chemical Co;
  • Monsanto Chemical Company;
  • Monsanto Co;
  • Monument Plant;
  • Moores Bluff Rice Co;
  • Murray Co;
  • Murray Rubber Company;
  • National Cylinder;
  • National Cylinder Gas;
  • National Dial Building;
  • National Flame Treating;
  • National Forge;
  • National Lead Company;
  • National Supply Division;
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Co Of Am;
  • Neuhoff Brothers, Packers, Inc;
  • Ohio and Texas Sugar Co;
  • Old River Rice and Irrigation Co;
  • P.H. Robinson Generation Station, Hwy. 146 South;
  • Parker Brothers Company;
  • Pathfinder Manufacturing;
  • Pennsalt Chemicals;
  • Peoples Ice and Manufacturing, Co;
  • Peter Paul Inc;
  • Petro-Tex Chemical;
  • Phelps Dodge Refining Corp;
  • Phillips Butadiene;
  • Phillips Carbon Black;
  • Phillips Company Polymer;
  • Phillips Petroleum Co;
  • Phillips Petroleum Company;
  • Phillips Research;
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass;
  • Port Arthur Refinery;
  • PPG Industries;
  • PPG Industries Corpus;
  • PPG Industries Inc. - Metropolitan Sales Office;
  • PPG Refinery;
  • Precision Metal Molding;
  • Proctor & Gamble Mfg Co;
  • Raybestos Division;
  • Reed Roller Bit Company;
  • Reed, Baker, Camco Roller Bit Oilfield Tools Plant;
  • Republic Transcon Inc;
  • Republic Transcon Industries;
  • Restland Memorial;
  • Restland Memorial Park;
  • Reynolds Metals Co;
  • Reynolds Sherwin Plant;
  • Rohm and Haas Co;
  • San Jacinto Rice Co;
  • Seaboard Transportation and Shipping Co;
  • Security Engineering;
  • Security Engineering Div;
  • Security Engineers;
  • Shamrock Oil & Gas Corp;
  • Shell Energy North America;
  • Shell Oil;
  • Sinclair Petrochemicals;
  • Sinclair Refinery;
  • Sinclair-Koppers Chemical Plant;
  • South Texas Nuclear Plant;
  • Southern Alkali;
  • Southern Lead Co;
  • Southern Pacific Terminal Co;
  • Southwest Airmotive;
  • Southwestern Oil & Refinery Co;
  • Southwestern Portland Cement;
  • St. Pauls Hospital;
  • Standard American Dredging Co;
  • Stanolind Oil and Gas Co;
  • Sun Oil;
  • Sunset High School Addition;
  • Sunshine Biscuits Inc;
  • Suntide Refinery;
  • Suntide Refining;
  • Suntide Refining Co;
  • Superior Oil;
  • Texaco;
  • Texaco Oil;
  • Texaco Refinery;
  • Texas Bitulithic Company;
  • Texas Butadiene & Chem. Corp;
  • Texas Chemical;
  • Texas City Refinery;
  • Texas Gulf Sulfur;
  • Texas Instruments;
  • Texas Metal Works;
  • Texas Power;
  • Texas Power & Light Company;
  • Texas Rice Milling Co;
  • Texas Tank Inc;
  • Texas Tool Traders;
  • Textube Incorporated;
  • Theo. Hamm Brewing Co;
  • Thorpe Insulation -Beaumont Branch;
  • Todd shipping company;
  • Trinity Steel;
  • Trotti & Thompson, Inc;
  • Union Carbide;
  • Union Oil Company of California (UNARCO);
  • United Carbon;
  • United Heat Treating;
  • Universal Atlas;
  • Universal Atlas Cement;
  • Uvalde Asphalt Company;
  • Vacuum Heat Treating;
  • Varel Manufacturing;
  • Verson Manufacturing Company;
  • Veterans Administration Hospital;
  • Vitalic Battery;
  • W.T. Carter & Bros. Lumbar Co;
  • W.T. White High School;
  • Warren Petroleum;
  • Western Electric Company;
  • Weyerhaeuser Company;
  • Wyatt Industries Inc;
  • Wyler Industrial Works;
  • Zenith Cleaners.

According to EWG, below is a map depicting asbestos-related deaths in Texas since 1979:

Texas asbestos deaths

According to EWG, below is a map of Texas showing the ratio of deaths from asbestos-related diseases to total deaths in the state:

Texas asbestos death ratio

If you or your loved one are Texas residents or were exposed to asbestos while working in TX, and were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Please contact LK’s Texas mesothelioma lawyer Holly C. Peterson at 1-800-MESO-LAW (1-800-637-6529) or submit an online request for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

ATTENTION: Mesothelioma has no known cure and often causes severe pain, suffering, and other types of damage, such as loss of consortium, and loss of income. Additionally, due to the exceedingly high cost of mesothelioma treatments, many families exhaust savings and accumulate financial debt in order to pay for the medical expenses of their family member.

Under the law of most states, pain and suffering from mesothelioma may be compensated through the award of money damages, usually obtained with the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys. In some states other types of damages may also be recovered.

Asbestos litigation affords mesothelioma victims the opportunity to receive financial compensation and hold accountable the companies that caused their asbestos exposure.

IMPORTANT: If you or your family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer as early as possible to determine if you have a mesothelioma case and to:

  • Preserve your rights to bring a legal action against the responsible parties within the limited time frame allowed by law, known as statute of limitations;
  • Obtain maximum compensation in your case by being able to:
    • Preserve evidence and establish facts of the asbestos exposure while the claimant is still alive and able to provide information;
    • File and resolve a lawsuit against the responsible parties before they file for bankruptcy or, if they already have, to obtain compensation before their bankruptcy trust funds run out of money;
  • Expedite your case, as courts tend to give higher priority to mesothelioma lawsuits where the claimant is still alive.

Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 1-800-MESO-LAW (1-800-637-6529) or by submitting an email inquiry (see form above). Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

NOTE: While our offices are located in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Georgia, many of our mesothelioma lawyers are licensed to practice law in a number of U.S. states and have the capability and extensive experience of representing mesothelioma clients throughout the United States.

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1 http://www.ewg.org/research/slow-death-texas;
2 http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2008-143/pdfs/2008-143a-viii.pdf.

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