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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer as a result of asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to settlement funds.  Call us today to see if you qualify.  This is a free no obligation consultation.  Call Vanderhyde & Associates Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 or fill out our Contact Form below and a Mesothelioma Lawyer will contact you as quickly as possible to discuss your case.  There are no legal fees or costs unless you receive financial compensation.


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Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer, affecting the membrane lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, or testicles. While it is not considered to be a common form of cancer, each year an estimated 3,000 new cases are reported in the United States.  There are four main types of mesothelioma, of which the most common form is pleural mesothelioma. When pleural mesothelioma occurs, it affects the protective membrane that surrounds the lungs. This form of the disease accounts for as many as 75% of cases of mesothelioma. The next most common form of this disease is peritoneal mesothelioma, which affects the protective lining of the abdomen. Individuals can also suffer from rarer forms of the disease, including pericardial, which affects the membrane around the heart, or testicular mesothelioma, which affects the testicles.

The lining where the cancer strikes is known as the mesothelium, which has the duty of providing a protective lubrication so that the organs such as the lungs and heart can perform their internal movements of contracting and expanding. Healthy functioning of the heart, abdomen, and lungs requires the ability to move, and when mesothelioma occurs, it is detrimental to these movements.  Malignant mesothelioma is the diagnosis given when cancerous growths are found on the protective membrane. Benign tumors of the mesothelium are reported, but they are very rare. Malignant mesothelioma is often quite aggressive and there is currently no cure. However, there are several treatment options available to reduce the severity of symptoms and prolong life expectancy.

Strong evidence was found during the 20th century that shows a link between exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma diagnoses. Industrial work environments are the most common sources of asbestos exposure, and men in their second stages of life have the highest rate of mesothelioma malignancies. Women and children, however, are not immune to the disease, as they are exposed either on the job or through unseen sources of asbestos, including from secondary sources when asbestos particles are transferred from another person or carried on clothing.

Industries such as construction, the military, milling, mining, and demolition operations have been known to use or be a source of asbestos, a group of minerals. The particles of asbestos are microscopic and those who are exposed to it often have no idea of the immediate risks in the environment. The particles can then be inhaled, but the effects are often not seen for decades. Researchers have even found that the latency period for the disease is often between 20 and 50 years after exposure to asbestos. When exposed to high concentrations of asbestos for longer periods of time the latency period can be shorter, but it almost always is at least 10 years. This extensive latency period and the fact that symptoms can be gradually occurring can make accurate diagnoses more complicated. By the time the correct diagnosis of mesothelioma is made, the disease has often progressed to a later stage.



Below is a list of helpful resources in your area.

Asbestos Exposure Sites

  • Beaumont
  • Port Arthur Refinery
  • Dallas Consolidated St. Railway
  • Jackson Delinting Manufacturing Company Inc
  • La Gloria Corporation
  • Big Diamond
  • Erectors Constor
  • The Texas Commodore
  • Ppg Industries
  • Richardson Terrace Elementary
  • Brauning Power Plant
  • U. S. Post Office
  • Todd Shipyards Corporation
  • Arco Chemical
  • Bowie Elementary School
  • Southwestern Portland Cement Company
  • Bethlehem Steel
  • U.S. Gypsum Plant
  • Mobile Oil Refinery
  • Central Power & Light Company
  • Shell Chemical Plant
  • R M Williamson
  • Notre Dame of Dallas
  • Dickson Car Wheel Company
  • Woodward Street Office Building
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Deer Park High
  • Fort Sam Houston
  • River Oaks Apartments




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