Detailed Information about Your Legal Options
Asbestos Exposure Austin
If you are suffering adverse effects of asbestos exposure, contact an attorney with the Mundy Firm serving Austin, Georgetown, Round Rock, and San Marcos.
Beginning in the 1800s, asbestos was mined and used in commercial consumer and industrial products. Its use expanded greatly after World War II. Asbestos is the cause of mesothelioma, a particularly potent form of cancer that afflicts many who were exposed to asbestos while its use was still widespread. Even exposure as short as a few days or sometimes even less can cause mesothelioma.
The Mundy Firm based in Austin asbestos mesothelioma lawyer can give you detailed information about your legal options regarding mesothelioma compensation rights.
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral fiber which has caused a massive epidemic of death. Asbestos is the overwhelming cause of mesothelioma. For all practical purposes it is the only cause of the disease. Cigarette smoking does not cause mesothelioma.
What Are the Dangers of Asbestos?
Asbestos causes scarring (fibrosis) of the lungs which is termed “asbestosis.” Asbestosis can lead to death.
Asbestos is one of a short list of proven human carcinogens. Asbestos causes mesothelioma, lung cancer and other cancers. An estimated 2,500 people per year die from mesothelioma alone. This number of deaths each year due to asbestos is the equivalent of the attacks on the World Trade Center, and these asbestos deaths continue to occur, year after year.
Many people mistakenly think companies should not be held responsible for the asbestos deaths they cause because the hazards of asbestos were not known. Tragically, the hazards of asbestos have been well known since at least the 1930’s. The hazards of asbestos were so well known that in 1938, the United States’ government published a “Public Health Bulletin” warning of these dangers. As another example, and only one of many, during the 1930’s some companies formed the “Konicide Club” to meet and discuss the hazards of industrial dusts such as asbestos.
If you live in Austin or any Texas area and have or suspect you have asbestos-related mesothelioma, we urge you to contact a Mundy Firm attorney immediately to review your rights for compensation for you and your family. Recent Texas "tort reform" and court precedent significantly limits citizens rights and imposes substantial legal hurdles, which make time of the essence in beginning mesothelioma claims for compensation.
I Have Been Exposed to Asbestos — What Should I Do?
After exposure to asbestos, symptoms of mesothelioma can take from 10 to 50 years to manifest. Therefore, if you have had prolonged exposure to asbestos or asbestos-containing products, it is very important that you have a thorough medical examination on an annual basis by a physician experienced with asbestos exposure. Report your asbestos exposure to your doctor. Should your examination result in a diagnosis of mesothelioma, the timelines for pursuing compensation are onerous. While we would like to represent you, whoever you contact, please do so as soon as possible after a diagnosis of mesothelioma as your lawyer will need as much time as possible to protect you and your family's right.
We would be honored to have you contact our firm in Austin to speak with a qualified asbestos mesothelioma attorney.
The Mundy Firm asbestos mesothelioma trial lawyers have recovered significant mesothelioma actual payments for victims of asbestos exposure. Each case is unique, now more so than ever.
If a lawyer "guarantees" you a particular result, please get up and run out of their office. The legal environment and laws are evolving so quickly now that honest lawyers experienced in asbestos litigation are very reluctant to guarantee clients anything other than they will work diligently and do the best they can, so please be realistic when talking with anyone who "guarantees" results.
In talking with lawyers about potential compensation, the State Bar of Texas requires lawyers to report results based on net actual recovery to the client after deduction of expenses and fees. Also, inquire about the estimated case expenses, and whether a contingent fee is calculated on the amount of recovery after expenses have been deducted.
Your Mundy Firm lawyer will fight to achieve justice and actual compensation for you and your family.