Mesothelioma and Asbestos Attorney
Legal help for victims of asbestos exposure in Texas
Texas personal injury law firm serving clients in San Antonio, Laredo, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Brownsville, Harlingen, Crystal City, Carrizo Springs, Rio Grande City, South Padre Island and Bexar, Webb, Nueces, Hidalgo, Cameron, Zavala, Dimmit, and Starr counties.
As far back as the 30s and 40s, workers across many occupations have been exposed to products made of asbestos. Despite the fact that manufacturers knew the harmful effects of asbestos exposure, they did not warn workers of the hazards of being exposed to the substance. Exposed workers inhaled asbestos fibers which resulted in scarred lungs and in some cases caused a form of lung cancer, known as mesothelioma.
Although doctors will recommend radiation and chemotherapy as treatment, there is still no cure for mesothelioma. If you or a loved one are afflicted with mesothelioma, your medical expenses are astronomical and you may have cause to file a mesothelioma lawsuit against responsible parties. An experienced Texas mesothelioma attorney can answer your questions about asbestos exposure and determine if you have grounds to recover financial compensation.
The three types of mesothelioma
There are three main forms of mesothelioma:
- Pleural Mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs
- Peritoneal Mesothelioma affects the lining of the abdomen
- Pericardial Mesothelioma affects the lining of the heart
Personal experiences with the dangers of Meso
Growing up in a blue-collar family, attorney Michael De La Paz personally understands how big business needlessly exposes hard working people to dangerous products and chemicals for profit. His father worked at refineries and chemical plants along the Texas Gulf Coast—Corpus Christi to Beaumont. He was an industrial painter and sandblaster. Each day at work, he was exposed to chemicals and minerals like benzene, silica and asbestos. Although it was known among the medical community, product manufacturers, and distributors that these products could cause cancer and other lung diseases, his employers did not provide him with the proper personal protective equipment. After 20+ years of doing this type of work, Michael’s father developed asbestosis and silicosis. His earliest memories of his father were of a strong, athletic man that could run for miles with no problem. Michael’s last memories of his father include seeing a young 40 year old suffering from shortness of breath and frequent cough. Mr. De La Paz understands what your family is going through.
Experienced TX mesothelioma attorney stands by you through the whole process
At the Law Office of Michael R. De La Paz, we represent clients who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. During our free initial consultation we will determine your best legal options. As your Texas mesothelioma attorney, you can count on Michael R. De La Paz’s total commitment in taking every step necessary to hold responsible parties accountable for the harm they have caused you and to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. We are with you through the entire legal process until verdict or settlement is reached.
Discuss your case with a TX mesothelioma attorney today
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call our mesothelioma law firm at (210) 225-HURT (4878) or toll free
(800) 645-8553 to arrange a free consultation. During the consultation you can discuss your case with Mr. De La Paz and learn how we can help you. Spanish speaking clients, se habla español.
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The Law Office of Michael R. De La Paz has its principal office in San Antonio, Texas, however, we can represent your personal injury case no matter where you live in Texas, the U.S., or Mexico.