Corpus Christi, has a mix of industries, including military, oil production, maritime, petroleum, and manufacturing. Prior to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations, most of these industries relied on asbestos. Now numerous former workers in the city suffer from asbestos-related illnesses, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.
If you or a loved one suffer from mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, or asbestosis, you may qualify for substantial compensation. Fill out our form to get a free Financial Compensation Packet. You’ll learn about the top mesothelioma lawyers in Corpus Christi, how to get paid in 90 days, how to file a claim for the asbestos trust funds, and more.
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Corpus Christi Asbestos Facts
- Between 1999 and 2013 there were more than 200 asbestos-related deaths in Corpus Christi.
- The oil refining industry is a big part of the city’s economy, and it has also contributed significantly to asbestos exposure.
- The Corpus Christi Army Depot has also caused asbestos issues, resulting in lawsuits.
Corpus Christi’s Koch Refinery was built in 1952, a time when asbestos was used extensively in the refining industry. Koch used the hazardous mineral in numerous products and equipment, including:
- Construction products
- Gaskets and pumps
In 2000, Koch, along with four of its employees, were charged with 97 environmental violations, including breaking several federal laws. They were fined $10 million, which prompted them to change their name a few years later to “Flint Hills Resources,” in an attempt to appear more environmentally-sound.
Corpus Christi Army Depot
Since 1961, the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) has been repairing and reconstructing a aircraft and aircraft parts, including engines, helicopter wings, and more. Like many other companies and military bases, CCAD used asbestos in a variety of products and throughout its facilities.
In 2003, after an $83 million lawsuit awarded to the depot’s employees, former and current supervisors filed their own lawsuit, stating that asbestos exposure was a daily occurrence while working at CCAD. A total of 143 supervisors filed the lawsuit, shortly after 3,500 CCAD employees were awarded $83 million, in 2001, for the same exposure.
Corpus Christi Companies Associated with Asbestos
Several other businesses in Corpus Christi once relied on asbestos. Some of these buildings remain in use today.
- Amerada Hess Oil Refinery
- American Smelting & Refining Company (ASARCO)
- Humble Oil & Refining
- Coastal Corporation
- Corn Products Oil Refinery Plant (currently known as Ingredion)
- Corpus Christi Refinery
- Southwestern Oil & Refining Company
- Valero Refinery
- Champion Oil Refinery
- Driscoll Children’s Hospital
- Spohn Hospital
Power Plants and Stations
- Celanese Corporation Chemical Plant
- City of Corpus Christi Water Plant
- Lon C. Hill Power Plant/Station
- Nueces Bay Power Station (currently known as Nueces Bay Energy Center)
- Turning Basin Powerhouse
Other Job Sites, Buildings, and Businesses
- Berry Construction
- Coastal Iron Works
- Gulf Belting & Gasket Company
- J.T. Thorpe
- Gilman Fabrication Shop
- Reynolds Metals
- Precision Insulation
- Corpus Christi Naval Air Station (NAS)
- Central Power & Light (CPL)
- Borden Company
- American Bank Building
- American Minerals Spirits
- Diamond Shamrock
- Padre Staples Mall
Cancer Treatment in Corpus Christi
The Cancer Specialists of South Texas, P.A, is an innovative cancer treatment center with special emphasis on oncology and hematology. Treatment consists of cutting-edge technology.
625 Rodd Field Road – Corpus Christi, Texas 78421
(361) 993-3456 or (800) 852-0538
For additional treatment options, the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston’s University of Texas, backed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), offers diagnosis and treatment for all types of asbestos-related illnesses, including malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer.
1400 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 409
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 745-PAIN (7246)
Fax: (713) 745-0177
Legal Assistance in Corpus Christi
If you’ve been injured by asbestos, there is a good chance that you’ll qualify for considerable compensation. Don’t forget to fill out our form to get our free Financial Compensation Packet, filled with information on the leading asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys in your area. If you have questions or need additional assistance, contact us at 800-793-4540.
Page Reviewed and Edited by Texas Mesothelioma Lawyer Paul Danziger
Paul Danziger is the founder of Mesothelioma Lawyer Center, headquartered in Texas, but handling mesothelioma cases throughout the United States. He has focused on mesothelioma litigation for over 25 years, and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, and asbestosis. Paul Danziger grew up in Houston and earned a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.