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Texas Mesothelioma FAQ

Every year in the U.S., approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer. The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, which has been used for decades in thousands of commercial products. Our team of trial lawyers are dedicated advocates for mesothelioma victims and their families in Texas.

What Is the Prevalence of Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Texas?

Texas ranks high in the nation for the number of deaths caused by malignant mesothelioma. People are exposed to asbestos at shipyards, refineries, oil fields, power plants, industrial facilities, chemical plants, auto assembly plants, mechanic shops, and other sites. Many asbestos exposure sites are located in or around Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth – the two largest metropolitan areas in Texas. Mesothelioma lawyers have compiled a lengthy list of Texas job sites where people may have been exposed.

What Is the Rate of Asbestos Exposure in the Oil Industry?

In the oil refining and petrochemical industries, exposure to asbestos particles is very high, as stated in a study published by the National Library of Medicine. Researchers found that up to 90% of workers had direct or indirect contact with asbestos. Hazards identified include inadequate health and safety training for workers and failure to inform about the dangers resulting from asbestos exposure.

Do Companies that Made or Sold Asbestos Products Still Exist?

In the past, thousands of companies sold or manufactured asbestos-containing products. Not all of them have gone bankrupt, by far. Many remain among the largest and most profitable corporations in the country. Solvent companies that made or sold products containing asbestos can still be held accountable if it can be proved that they caused asbestos exposure to people with mesothelioma.

What Are Your Options If the Responsible Company Declared Bankruptcy?

When an asbestos manufacturer declares bankruptcy, the court requires the company to establish a trust for asbestos exposure mesothelioma victims. To qualify for compensation, you will need to prove that you were exposed to that company’s asbestos-containing products and provide evidence that you were present at an approved worksite recognized by the bankruptcy trust. If you qualify, you could receive a substantial settlement.

Why Is It Important to Act Quickly After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis?

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is in your best interests to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible for several reasons:

  • Statute of limitations: A time limit is imposed by law, after which your claim is forever barred.
  • Preserve evidence: Establish the facts of your case to maximize your compensation.
  • Ensure compensation is available: File a lawsuit before the responsible party declares bankruptcy or before the bankruptcy trust runs out of funds.
  • Expedite your case: Courts give a higher priority with larger awards to mesothelioma cases with living claimants.

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Settlement?

Many clients receive settlements within a few months. However, time frames can vary from case to case. Our Texas mesothelioma lawyers know how to move a case through the legal system quickly, particularly for clients who are older or in poor health.

Do You Need a Lawyer?

Mesothelioma is almost always caused by asbestos exposure due to negligence. Asbestos manufacturers are responsible for the harm their products cause. Our experienced mesothelioma attorneys at Levy Konigsberg can help you hold at-fault parties accountable and recover compensation for your family’s financial security.

Our firm has a proven track record, and we will give your case the personal attention it deserves. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us at (800) 315-3806 to find out how we can help.


Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline or by submitting an email inquiry. Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

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