Creosote Exposure Lawyer
Have you been diagnosed with cancer after living in the 5th Ward/Kashmere Gardens area in Houston? If so, your cancer may have been caused by exposure to the dangerous wood preservative creosote. The 5th Ward/Kashmere Gardens area has been deemed a cancer cluster due to creosote contamination.
At The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian, our knowledgeable creosote lawyer will meet with you in a free consultation to review your case. Our attorney can explain your legal right to compensation and help you fight to hold those responsible for your exposure accountable. Contact us now to get started.
What Is Creosote?
Creosote is the name used for a variety of chemical mixtures. It can be created in many ways, but it is usually derived from coal tar, beechwood, or from the leaves of the creosote bush (Larrea Tridentate). The most common use of creosote in the United States is as a wood preservative. Creosote naturally repels water and has antiseptic properties that reduce rot.
Unfortunately, creosote is also a carcinogen, meaning it causes cancer. Like asbestos and many other chemicals that were commonly used in manufacturing and industrial settings, the long-term consequences of creosote exposure were not revealed to the public until it was too late.
Most Common Cancers Associated with Creosote Lawsuits
Creosote is commonly associated with:
- Lung and Bronchus Cancers
- Esophagus Cancers
- Larynx and Throat Cancers
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Urinary Bladder Cancers
- Nose and Nasal Cavity Cancers
- Breast Cancers
Creosote exposure can cause other forms of cancers as well as some neurological disorders. For most adults, a period of 10 to 40 years can elapse between exposure and the development of a clinically diagnosable case of cancer.
What Is a Cancer Cluster?
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists define a cancer cluster as a greater than expected number of cancer cases occurring within a group of people in a geographic area over a defined period of time. Put more simply, it’s a neighborhood where lots of people seem to develop cancer.
5th Ward/Kashmere Gardens Is a Cancer Cluster.
The Englewood Rail Yard in 5th Ward/Kashmere Gardens has been contaminated by creosote since 1950. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services found that the 5th Ward/Kashmere Gardens area in Houston, Texas, is a cancer cluster. If you or someone you love lives or used to live in this area and has now developed cancer, you need to speak with a creosote attorney as soon as possible.
How Can Our Houston Creosote Lawyers Help?
The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian has experienced creosote attorneys who are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. We will launch an immediate investigation into your case to determine who is responsible for your exposure and how your life has been affected. We will demand payment for your:
- Medical bills
- Future treatment needs
- Accommodations to your home
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity for the future
- Pain and suffering
Do not hesitate to contact a creosote lawyer to discuss your case. Even if you were exposed many years ago, you may still have a right to recover compensation.
Talk to a Houston Creosote Attorney Now
Speak to one of our knowledgeable lawyers about your right to file a creosote lawsuit today. No one should have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence. Call us today for a free consultation.