Lubbock is situated in the northwestern part of Texas, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado. With a population of nearly 230,000 occupying approximately 123 square miles, Lubbock is the 11th most populous city in Texas, and the seat of Lubbock County. Lubbock is many things--the Hub City of the South Plains (comprised of Lubbock and Crosby Counties), the home of Buddy Holly as well as a number of other nationally renowned musicians, the cotton capital of Texas, a major health care center, and the center of a burgeoning wine industry. Lubbock boasts a strong and diverse economy of emerging markets and industries. Lubbock was built on, and continues to be, the hub of agriculture, health care, and education. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University, which was established on February 10, 1923, as Texas Technological College. Lubbock High School has been recognized for three consecutive years by Newsweek as one of the top high schools in the United States.
As the economic center of a 29 county region with more than 600,000 people, Lubbock boasts a strong and diverse economy grounded in agriculture, health care, education, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, and government. Lubbock’s central location provides easy access to the Southwest, the Rocky Mountains, and the Great Plains Region. The Lubbock area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world and is heavily dependent on irrigation water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the world’s largest water table aquifers. Some of Lubbock’s top employers in Lubbock are Texas Tech University, Covenant Health System, Lubbock Independent School District, University Medical Center, United Supermarkets, City of Lubbock, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
Lubbock, Texas has had an ongoing history of manufacturing throughout the 20th century, in industries known to have used asbestos-containing products. Workers and others exposed to asbestos are at risk for developing an asbestos-related disease. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Lubbock, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Lubbock
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Lubbock where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Bailey Boiler Works
- Bayless Elementary
- Citizens National Bank
- Clowe & Cowan, Inc.
- Estacado High
- Farmers Co-Op Compress
- Hotel Lubbock
- Howell Insulation Company
- Jackson Delinting Manufacturing Company Inc
- Lubbock High School
- Lubbock Manufacturing Company
- Lubbock Municipal Power and Light Department
- Luwter Inc.
- Municipal Power Plant
- National Linen Service Corporation
- Plains Cooperative Oil Mill
- Red Raider Inn
- Reese Air Force Base
- Southwestern Public Service Company
- Texas Mechanical Contractors
- Texas Tech College
- Texas Tech Library
- Texas Tech University
- Texas Technical College
- Viking Insulation Company, Inc.
- Wortman Contractors
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Lubbock, Texas
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Texas, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.
Asbestos Related News in Texas
The city of Devine, Texas, has warned its residents that high levels of asbestos has been present in their drinking water for at a year or longer.
A Phase II clinical trial testing a new treatment for mesothelioma is now open to patients at Baylor College of Medicine Treatment Center.