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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Galena Park, Texas

Galena Park is a city situated on the north bank of the Houston Ship Channel in eastern Harris County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. Galena Park is a highly industrial area home to approximately 10,500 residents.

Galena Park, originally named Clinton until the city was incorporated in 1935, settled as a farming and ranching community in 1835. By the late 1800s Galena Park evolved into a railroad center along the new Port of Houston. With the inception of the oil industry in the early 1900s, the Galena Park transformed into a refinery center and experienced rapid growth. The first refinery there was built by the Galena Signal Oil Company of Texas, which was later bought out by Texaco. Another refinery, established by C. D. Keen and W. C. Woolf of Shreveport, Louisiana, was eventually acquired by Gulf Oil Corporation. Other important early industries in the city included the United States Steel Company. Beginning in the late 1930s, with the development of Houston as a major port, Galena Park grew rapidly. However, in the early 1980s, the economy of Galena Park began to suffer. Due in part to the new technology used to haul ship cargo; prior to the early 1980s a team of workers who took up to one week to load cargo off of a ship stayed in the port city and contributed to its local economy, but with the new technology ship cargo could be unloaded in less than one day. Another reason for the declining economy was due to significant layoffs from steel mills. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Galena’s economy was once again jeopardized when sea port administrators tightened security rules that governed whether sailors could leave ships docked at port.

Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at many jobsites in Galena Park, Texas. Consequently, asbestos exposure has been an issue for workers and others placing them at risk to develop mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. Mesothelioma information including top doctors and cancer centers near Galena Park are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Galena Park and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Other Asbestos Exposure Sites in Galena Park, Texas

If you worked at any of these companies and/or job sites in Galena Park, Texas, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

  • Amerada Hess Corporation
  • American Plant Food
  • Chemical Exchange Industries
  • Cimarron Elementary
  • Fidelity Manor
  • Galena Park Middle School
  • Gatx Storage Terminal
  • General American Transportation Corp
  • Green Valley Elementary
  • Gulf Chemical Company
  • Hess Terminal
  • Index Chemical
  • M & M Furnace Company
  • Mc Arthur Elementary
  • Northshore High
  • Northshore Middle School
  • Occidental Chemical Corp
  • Super Chick Restaurant
  • Tex Mark, Inc
  • U.S. Gypsum Plant
  • Velsicol Chemical Corporation

Mesothelioma Doctors near Galena Park, Texas

We have gathered below a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice within a 100-mile radius of Galena Park, Texas. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 10.4 miles

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, Unit 432
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 10.4 miles

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030
Distance: 10.4 miles

Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 10.4 miles

Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 10.4 miles

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030
Distance: 10.4 miles

Galena Park, Texas Mesothelioma Cancer Centers

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Galena Park, Texas. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, areas of expertise and how to contact the cancer center.

Houston, TX 77030
Distance: 10.4 miles

Houston, TX 77030
Distance: 10.4 miles

Locate Cancer Support Services Near Galena Park

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services near Galena Park, Texas for your convenience.

Texas Treatment Support Services

  • Long-Term Housing

    • The Ballard House
      Distance: 29.9 miles
  • Patient Transport

    • RR Transportation
      Distance: 15.4 miles

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Galena Park

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Galena Park, Texas and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a lawsuit to hold those responsible accountable. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Texas.

Legal Help for Galena Park Residents with Mesothelioma

Dean, Omar & Branham, LLP is a law firm dedicated to using the legal profession to make our community safer. When someone is badly hurt because someone else did not act reasonably, we are here to help provide whatever justice the legal system can give the family who has been wronged.

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM's experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

At Gori Julian and Associates, P.C., we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

Simon Greenstone Panatier Barlett, PC Our is comprised of experienced trial attorneys who possess knowledge and familiarity with asbestos-related diseases. We believe that those injured by careless asbestos exposure have the right to fair recompense for their suffering, and we are committed to holding the reckless companies responsible.

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