Asbestos and Silicosis

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Our Houston personal injury law firm provides the highest level of legal expertise for victims of diseases caused by exposure to asbestos and silica and other work injury cases in Houston. Our attorneys represent individuals and families of those affected by silicosis and other respiratory diseases caused by exposure to asbestos.

Each year many people, especially workers become ill due to particles inhaled at the workplace. Silica particles and asbestos are each very dangerous and pose threats to the health of the people who inhale them.

Silicosis is an incurable disease of the lungs that occurs when people inhale crystalline silica. Silica dust can be found in locations containing rocks, concrete, and sand. Mines, construction sites, quarries, and ceramic workshops are a few places where people may be at risk for Silicosis. The severity of the Silicosis depends on the length of exposure and the type of silica particle inhaled. Thousands of people around the world die each year of Silicosis. Silicosis may be avoided if silica particles are not inhaled.

Asbestos exposure is dangerous to people of all ages, but it is very prevalent in certain occupations, such as construction. Repairing old homes and demolishing buildings can be very hazardous to the workers involved. Asbestos is a fireproof mineral that was widely used in the past, and can be found in homes, offices, and various other buildings. There has been evidence that asbestos may be found in the following products:

  • Cement sheets
  • Blankets
  • Cigarette filters
  • Insulation
  • Pipes
  • Roofing products
  • Tiles
  • Paint
  • Plastics
  • Industrial parts

People who work at construction sites, chemical and power plants, steel mills, and ship yards are at high risk for asbestos exposure. When people inhale asbestos they are at risk for Mesothelioma, which is a serious type of cancer that typically begins in the chest cavity.

If you or a loved one has Mesothelioma or Silicosis as the result of asbestos and silica exposure contact the Houston chemical accident attorneys at The Huff Law Firm.