Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

Lung Cancer Due to Asbestos Exposure

Posted on March 31, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Lung cancer is one of America’s biggest killers. With tens of thousands of death each year attributed to lung cancer, and thousands more diagnoses of the disease made each year, it’s safe to say that it is one of the deadliest forms of cancer out there. There are various causes of lung cancer, with asbestos exposure being a prime culprit.  Asbestos-induced lung cancer usually develops through prolonged exposure to the mineral asbestos.  It is responsible for thousands of deaths each year. The History of Lung Cancer and Asbestos Asbestos is naturally occurring mineral that has been used in various industries for centuries. Because slaves often mined asbestos in Roman times, the Romans referred to asbestos-related lung problems as “slaves’ disease.” Beginning in the 1930s, American industry became acutely aware of the dangers of asbestos lung cancer.  Studies quickly confirmed what researchers had theorized, with the many independent research papers confirming…
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Mesothelioma – Your Right to Make a Second Claim

Posted on March 2, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that develops around the tissue on the surface of the lungs or abdomen, creating a cancer of the mesothelium cells in the body. These particular cells are present on the exterior surface of the majority of internal organs. Most cases of mesothelioma are found in the chest, affecting the lining of the lungs, and is called pleural mesothelioma. The second most common form is known as peritoneal mesothelioma and this affects the abdominal cavity. An even rarer form of the disease can affect the heart too, and is known as pericardial mesothelioma. Malignant mesothelioma is a very serious and aggressive form of cancer, and is the worst asbestos- related illness. Regular exposure to asbestos is the leading cause, and can take 20-50 years to develop after exposure. Mesothelioma has no known cure and the outlook can be bleak for those diagnosed….
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In Remembrance of John O. Roark

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

We have some tragic news to pass along to our readers. On Saturday, January 23, 2016, John O. Roark, one of our attorneys, passed away at the age of 75.  This loss is sad news for the people of Central Texas, who Roark championed in law and in life. Aside from his legal activities, Roark was longtime leader with the Texas Horsemen’s Partnership Chairman and National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA). Roark had an extensive background in law when he began working with our firm. He was a was a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and a municipal court judge in Nolanville. For more information about Roark’s life, you can view his obituary by clicking here. We are forever grateful for…
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