Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyers in Corpus Christi, Texas
Mesothelioma brings severe damage and even death to victims who were exposed to asbestos. At the Bandas Law Firm, we have seen firsthand how those damages can affect the victim themselves as well as the family, friends, and loved ones.
Every year, about 3,000 cases of mesothelioma cancer are diagnosed and the vast majority of these trace back to work related exposure to asbestos. The United States government banned the use of asbestos in most ways by the 1970s. However, many structures still standing today contain the material. As a result, people are still exposed to it on a regular basis.
Mesothelioma is a cancer that occurs in the lungs when small pieces of asbestos fiber are breathed in and trapped. It is very aggressive and works very quickly as well. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, unexplained weight loss, pain under the ribs, lumps in the chest area, back pain, exhaustion, fever, sweating, etc. It is important that diagnosis is completed early or the cancer can be fatal. However, due to the nature of the disease, it is often only detectable when it has reached a late stage.
Here at Bandas Law Firm, we have experience and training to handle asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cases. We will be involved through every step of the process and we know what matters most: our clients. We understand that you have other things on your mind besides a lawsuit. You may be going through medical treatments or you may be grieving a lost loved one. That’s why we will handle everything including the filing process. This way, you will be free to handle what matters the most.
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is vital that you contact the Bandas Law Firm as soon as possible.
Types of Mesothelioma Lawsuits in Texas
Depending on how you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos, the mesothelioma case will be handled differently. The various types of cases you may have available to you include:
- Personal injury if you are the mesothelioma patient. This includes primary asbestos exposure, meaning you had direct contact with the material or secondary asbestos exposure, meaning you were in contact with someone who was in contact with the material.
- Wrongful death if you are a loved one of someone who is deceased. Because you only have a limited amount of time to file this type of case, you need to work quickly in the wake of your loved one’s passing.
You will need experienced attorneys to determine how your own mesothelioma case will need to be addressed. Again, that’s why it is vital to contact the Bandas Law firm as soon as possible.
What Will Happen
If you file a lawsuit, then it will be up to you and your attorneys to show that you had been exposed to asbestos in the first place. You will need to provide medical records, reports from other employees in your same occupation, proof that you employer knew asbestos was present, and much more. It can be overwhelming. However, when you have the Bandas Law Firm working with you, then we will be there through every step of the way, helping you gather the information needed. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, act as quickly as possible. Don’t wait until you have run out of time for a case.
Bandas Law Firm is a leading personal injury law firm in Corpus Christi, Texas that serves all of South Texas. Our law firm specializes in practice areas such as car accidents, truck accidents, oil field accidents and railroad cancer lawsuits. To schedule a consultation with one of our practicing attorneys, please give us a call at (361) 222-2222 or complete our inquiry contact form.