Although the dangers of asbestos became common knowledge by the end of the 20th century, companies still mined, distributed, and manufactured products using asbestos.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
With exposure to a material commonly used for building houses, people are at risk of developing mesothelioma, one of the rarest yet deadliest and most aggressive cancers in existence. To help people learn more about this disease, in addition to providing legal recourse, Shrader & Associates, LLP—a law firm that has offices in Houston, Texas and Glen Carbon, Illinois—recently announced new resources regarding mesothelioma: its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Mesothelioma is linked to inhalation or ingestion of asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral that became a popular building material due to its affordability, insulation, and heat resistant capabilities. Although the dangers of asbestos became common knowledge by the end of the 20th century, companies still mined, distributed, and manufactured products using asbestos. As a result, more and more employees in the industrial sectors, where asbestos is most prevalent, contracted mesothelioma. Examples of such employees include miners, factory workers, navy shipmen, and warehouse and construction workers.
Mesothelioma occurs when the cells of the mesothelium—a protective tissue that lines many of the body's internal organs—begin to multiply at an unusually fast rate. This leads to the development of tumors, scar tissue, and excess fluid, all of which stiffen the mesothelium and hamper organ function. Although there are signs manifested as a result of mesothelioma—like shortness of breath, coughing, and fatigue—they can be easily mistaken for symptoms of another medical condition, making the disease hard to diagnose or detect.
Victims can consult with Shrader to find out whether they are eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit against the party believed to be responsible for asbestos exposure and consequent contraction of the disease. Each attorney at the law firm is dedicated to studying mesothelioma, including the devastating effect it has on victims and their loved ones. Although there is no cure for mesothelioma, attorneys can present treatment options to alleviate or manage the disease; they include chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, and surgery.
About Shrader & Associates, LLP:
Shrader & Associates, LLP mainly specializes in handling the cases of clients suffering from mesothelioma due to exposure to harmful substances—particularly asbestos— at workplaces. With offices in Texas and Illinois, the law firm also takes care of claims concerning other types of cancers, which include lung, colon, kidney, esophageal, and laryngeal cancer. Shrader prides itself in recovering more than $100 million in compensation for damages. The address for the Texas office is 3900 Essex Lane, Suite 390, Houston, Texas 77027, and the phone number is 713-782-0000.