Asbestos Exposure and Related Illnesses

Asbestos exposure is the single biggest cause of mesothelioma in Texas and the nation. The U.S. imported a record 803,000 tons of raw asbestos in 1973, much of which was used to insulate buildings. Since then, the health hazards of asbestos have been exposed, the amount of asbestos being used has drastically dropped, and the substance is being removed whenever possible. The last asbestos mine in America closed in 2002, imports have dwindled to a few tons a year, and about 26 million tons are disposed of each year. 


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These are positive strides. However, while active installation of asbestos has mostly stopped and it is in the process of being destroyed, the material is still present in buildings and products throughout the country. And, new allegations of asbestos use in products continue to surface even today. The ongoing Johnson & Johnson baby powder litigation, alleging the company knew the product contained asbestos as early as 1957, is one example.

On Your Side

At Ted B. Lyon & Associates, our attorneys represent people and families whose lives have been damaged by cancer-causing asbestos. We are frequently involved in mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of clients, particularly in Texas, where we have developed a reputation for aggressive, strategic advocacy in asbestos injury and wrongful death suits. 

Strong Representation for People Made Sick by Asbestos 

Many of our clients come to us because their lives have been changed for the worse. Some are exhibiting symptoms of mesothelioma. Others are loved ones of people who have died of cancer. Reach out to us if you’ve been affected by:

  • Mesothelioma related to Asbestos exposure
  • Lung cancer

Our experience with asbestos and mesothelioma cases allows our attorneys to fight for your rights, even against powerful companies and insurers seeking to avoid responsibility. The best thing you can do is contact an attorney soon. Mesothelioma cases can take several months to get to trial. Once a case is underway, the defense typically tries various tactics to delay the proceedings. In other words, the sooner you get started, the better.

Our Texas Lawyers Help People Who Have Been Exposed to Asbestos

Based in Texas, the law office of Ted B. Lyon & Associates welcomes inquiries from anyone anywhere in the United States who has been exposed to asbestos. We’re also open to referrals from other attorneys. Call 877-Ted-Lyon / 877-833-5966 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a mesothelioma lawyer today.