Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
Asbestos was once a widely used material for building and manufacturing. The material offers excellent resistance to fire and heat, it absorbs sound well, and it is relatively inexpensive to acquire. Consequently, people who worked in the construction and manufacturing industries were greatly exposed to asbestos, including workers who build ships and other types of floating vessels at shipyards. With time, however, asbestos began to fall out of favor when illnesses were linked to exposure to the material. Shrader & Associates, L.L.P.—with offices in Houston, Texas and Glen Carbon, Illinois—has become one of the foremost law firms in the provision of resources for people seeking to file shipyard asbestos exposure claims.
Perhaps the best known illness linked with asbestos is mesothelioma. Although a rare form of cancer, it is lethal precisely because of its rarity. Even after inhaling or ingesting the material, it takes a rather long time—in most cases 20 to 50 years—for the signs to show up. Over time, the mesothelium, which is the protective lining that covers internal organs like the lungs and heart, develops malignant tumors. Symptoms of mesothelioma include chest pain, shortness of breath and coughing.
With shipyard workers in particular, approximately 14 of every 1,000 workers out of the 4.3 million that insulated World War II ships died from mesothelioma. This does not include the number of those who succumbed to asbestosis, a chronic inflammatory condition also caused by exposure to asbestos.
Because of the dangers it presents to those exposed to the material, the United States has come up with years of legislation to regulate the use of asbestos, or ban it outright. Shrader Law & Associates L.L.P. now provides consultation services for those suffering from asbestos-related diseases. Attorneys with the firm take the time to review the specifics of the victim's claim. Then the lawyers will guide the clients accordingly: advising them of their rights to be compensated for their suffering and to file a claim in the court of law. It is usually up to the clients to decide on whether proceeding with a legal case is ultimately worth it. Shrader & Associates, L.L.P. is already well known for their efforts to secure compensation for people suffering with asbestos-related ailments.
Based in Houston, TX, Shrader Law & Associates L.L.P. specialize in representing people suffering from the effects of exposure to asbestos. The firm has also worked on claims involving other substances or products like vinyl chloride, thickening gel and pharmaceuticals. For consultation, Shrader Law & Associates, L.L.P. can be reached by dialing 713-782-0000.