San Antonio Mesothelioma Lawyer

San Antonio has had a strong relationship with the U.S. military since Texas joined the Union in 1845. Three major military bases, Joint Base San Antonio’s Fort Sam Houston, Lackland, and Randolph, were active military installations between the 1920s and the early 1970s.  The military was a large-scale user of asbestos during this period of the 20th Century.

Asbestos-containing materials were prized for their fire and heat-resistant properties, as well as for being good conductors of electricity and flexibility. Asbestos was used to make insulation, wiring, brake pads, roofing and flooring materials for buildings, and even firefighters’ protective clothing. Unfortunately, however, an array of workers were exposed to the hazardous fibers, resulting in them experiencing the devastating symptoms of mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one suffer from mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, or asbestosis, you may qualify for substantial compensation. Currently, there is over $30 billion in asbestos trust funds, awaiting those who’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos illness.  Fill out our form to get a free Financial Compensation Packet. You’ll learn about the top mesothelioma lawyers in San Antonio, how to get paid in 90 days, how to file a claim for the asbestos trust funds, and more.

San Antonio Area Job Sites with Asbestos Problems

Because asbestos is an excellent fire retardant and insulator, the asbestos mining industry sold millions of tons of the minerals to various civilian industries. Several companies in the San Antonio area used asbestos, either as part of the manufacturing process or incorporating it into finished products.

The oil industry, which is one of the keystones of Texas’ economy, was a large scale user of asbestos before the U.S. government published studies linking the material to lung cancer and mesothelioma. The petrochemical business is particularly concerned about the dangers of fire and oil production and refining facilities, so asbestos was used in every well, refinery, and oil tank farm. Pipes, manifolds, valves, bench tops, safety clothing and electrical equipment all contained some form of asbestos in an effort to prevent disasters like the Texas City fire of 1947.

In addition, oil companies such as San Antonio-based Valero Energy used asbestos materials in their administration facilities. Valero’s Bexar County headquarters is one of the San Antonio area’s work sites most affected by asbestos contamination.

Even though Valero was founded in 1980, it inherited its job sites from LoVaca Gathering Company and its parent Coastal States Gas Corporation. Many of those job sites, including the San Antonio headquarters building and the Three Rivers refinery, contain asbestos, especially the subtype known as amosite.

Another San Antonio oil company with older facilities is Al Gonzalez Energy Management (AGE). AGE started operations in 1991, a decade after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its first reports linking asbestos exposure to severe health problems.

AGE inherited older facilities, including a refinery in San Antonio, from Howell Hydrocarbons and Chemical. These former Howell properties contain large deposits of asbestos which date from the 1940s and 1950s. The San Antonio refinery is currently owned by NuStar Energy L.P., which is a spinoff from AGE’s competitor Valero.

Additional Businesses Associated with Asbestos in San Antonio

Schools

  • Alamo Heights High School
  • Apprentice School
  • Bexar County Medical School
  • Camelot Elementary School
  • Northeast Independent School District’s Central Administration Building
  • Colonial Hills Elementary School
  • Columbia Heights Elementary School
  • Coronado Village Elementary School
  • Crockett Elementary School
  • Dwight Middle School
  • Edgewood Elementary School
  • Eisenhower Middle School
  • El Dorado Elementary School
  • Fox Technical High School
  • Garner Middle School
  • Gus Garcia Middle School
  • Hawthorne Middle School
  • Incarnate Word College
  • Jackson-Keller Elementary School
  • John F Kennedy High School
  • John Jays High School
  • John Marshall High School
  • Lanier High School
  • Burbank High School
  • MacArthur High School
  • Mark Twain Middle School
  • Oliver W Holmes High School
  • Palo Alto Elementary School
  • Rosedale Elementary School
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • San Antonio College
  • San Antonio Independent School District
  • Schenck Elementary School
  • Stewart Elementary School
  • Tox Technical High School
  • Trinity University
  • Will Jackson Middle School
  • Winston Churchill High School

Hospitals and Nursing Homes

  • Baptist Hospital
  • Bexar County Hospital
  • Brady Memorial Clinic
  • Buena Vista Clinic
  • Caduceus Nursing Home
  • Community Hospital
  • Golden Manor Jewish Home For The Aged
  • Hillside Manor Nursing Home
  • Kerrville State Hospital
  • Lackland Air Force Base Hospital
  • Lutheran General Hospital
  • Park North General Hospital
  • Robert B. Green Hospital
  • Rosa Verde Medical Facility
  • San Antonio Community Hospital
  • Santa Rosa Medical Center
  • South Texas Cancer Radiation Treatment Center
  • Southwest Methodist Hospital
  • Wilford Hall Military Hospital

Power Plants

  • Braunig Power Plant
  • Leon Creek Power Plant
  • Mission Road Power Plant
  • W.B. Tuttle Power Plant

Banks

  • Alamo National Bank
  • Bexar County National Bank
  • Broadway National Bank
  • Churchill National Bank
  • Citizens Bank
  • First Federal Savings & Loan
  • First National Bank
  • Frost National Bank
  • Main Savings
  • National Bank of Commerce
  • Northside State Bank

Other Businesses

  • City of Public Service Board
  • City Public Service Board
  • City Service Power
  • Coca Cola
  • College Park Apartments
  • CrossRoads Shopping Center
  • Crown Tower Office Building
  • Cummins Diesel Project
  • Data Point Terminal
  • Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway
  • Pioneer Flour Mills
  • Post Laundry
  • S W Research
  • Saint Benedict’s Convent
  • Sam’s Center
  • San Antonio City Water

San Antonio Legal Help

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. 

 

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