Texas Asbestos Lawsuits
The State of Texas leads the United States in the size of its domestic oil industry. Because of the highly flammable nature of petroleum, many oil refineries and other industry sites were built with large amounts of asbestos to protect against heat and fire. As a result, millions of oil industry or refinery workers at companies such as Amoco, Chevron, Exxon, Fina, Gulf Oil, Shell, Mobil Oil and Lyondell may have been exposed to asbestos on the job.
Asbestos exposure can lead to a number of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other diseases. As a result of these health risks, companies stopped using asbestos products for parts and construction during the 1980s. However, because it may take decades for the first symptoms of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases to appear, many workers who were exposed to asbestos on the job years ago are only now being diagnosed with asbestos related conditions.
In addition to employees of the Texas oil industry, workers in some of the state’s other large industries may also face an increased risk of illnesses caused by exposure to asbestos. Workers in the Texas Gulf Coast shipping industry may have been exposed to asbestos in the construction of vessels or in commercial shipyards located at Baytown, Galveston, Port Arthur and other sites.
Other cities in Texas—such as Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Pasadena and Beaumont—are home to the state’s large electrical power, construction or chemical industries. Workers in these industries may also have been exposed to asbestos products used on-site or from the construction materials with which the sites were built.
If you have worked at a Texas oil refinery, shipyard or shipbuilding site, electrical power plant, chemical plant or construction site and were exposed to asbestos, you may be eligible for asbestos testing at no out of pocket expense in order to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries. To speak with a lawyer about you case, contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form to the right of this page.