Standard Oil El Paso is a location where asbestos exposure may have occurred if you worked there without protection.
Asbestos companies such as Standard Oil in El Paso and across the United States, recognized the dangers of asbestos but continued to manufacture it; asbestos was used in numerous buildings and workplaces, including Standard Oil.
Asbestos exposure has been linked to the development of serious respiratory diseases and cancers, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other conditions. Asbestos exposure is most commonly related to occupational, environmental and secondhand factors.
It wasn’t until the mid-20th century that researchers officially established the connection between asbestos exposure and serious respiratory conditions While federal asbestos exposure limits were imposed in 1972, an estimated 10,000 people in the United States continue to pass away each year from related illnesses.
Mesothelioma is difficult to diagnose, due to the disease’s long latency period — sometimes, the onset of symptoms can come 50 years after the initial asbestos exposure. Many workers don’t get sick until they are retired and have not been exposed to asbestos for many years. Mesothelioma is also difficult to diagnose because its symptoms can resemble common, less severe respiratory illnesses.
The symptoms of mesothelioma include:
- Chest pain and persistent cough
- Shortness of breath and painful breathing
- Loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss
- Fluid accumulation around the lungs
If you lived in El Paso or live in El Paso and worked for or at Standard Oil and were exposed to asbestos and later were diagnosed with Mesothelioma you may have a claim. Call Alex R. Hernandez Jr. to see if you qualify, 888HDZLAW8.