Baron & Budd, P.C. – Dallas Mesothelioma Lawyers

Baron & Budd, P.C.

Dallas Office (Headquarters)
3102 Oak Lawn Ave #1100
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone:(214) 521-3605

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Dallas Mesothelioma Attorney

Baron and Budd was founded in Dallas, Texas more than 35 years ago. One of the pillars of the firm’s mission was to protect the rights of mesothelioma patients and their families. Today, our team of mesothelioma lawyers are proud to continue that tradition and serve the people in the local DFW community.

As Leading Dallas Mesothelioma Lawyers, Our Firm:

  • Achieved a $9 million mesothelioma cancer verdict for a Dallas family in 2011.
  • Helped close down a lead smelter in West Dallas that was poisoning the local community.
  • Convinced a Dallas county jury to award $8.4 million to a mesothelioma cancer patient’s family in 2012.
  • Handled some of the first asbestos lawsuits ever filed in the U.S.
  • Achieved the largest mesothelioma verdict ever in the state of Texas: $55 million.

Giving Back to the Dallas Community

Baron and Budd founder, Russell Budd, and his wife are highly involved in the local Dallas community. One of the organizations they work closely with is Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that gives Dallas families the opportunity for first-time home ownership. Budd has generously contributed to the “Building on Faith” project, a collaboration between the city of Dallas, the Dallas Faith Communities Coalition (DFCC) and Habitat for Humanity to build 100 affordable homes for families in West Dallas. Budd and his family have also personally donated land to help complete the Katy Trail, a popular jogging and biking path through the city of Dallas.

Areas of Practice Include

Mesothelioma LawsuitsSerious InjuryProduct LiabilityEmployment Law
Mesothelioma Veteran ClaimsTruck AccidentsHernia Mesh LawsuitsEmployment Discrimination
Asbestos ExposureBrain InjuryDefective Hip ReplacementEEOC Claims
Talcum Powder CancerSpinal InjuryEssureNonCompete-Employment Contracts
Xarelto Injury & DeathWork InjuryFatal/Serious Car AccidentsUnpaid Wages
Contaminated Heater CoolersOilfield InjuryPrilosec Kidney DiseaseWorkplace Harassment

 

and much more. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation.

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Our law firm headquarters is situated in the heart of Dallas, Texas. For over three decades, our attorneys have helped victims file claims in court seeking justice and financial compensation for injuries, negligence, unpaid wages, asbestos exposure, serious illnesses, drug side effects, and wrongful death. Each attorney at our firm is focused on one area of law, mastering the subtle nuances and intricacies of that set of laws to get results in Court when nobody else can. We handle mesothelioma asbestos claims, water contamination cases, class action lawsuits, whistleblower cases, and employment law for employees and entities alike.

Our law firm has earned our nationally-recognized reputation for its role in pioneering litigation against manufacturers and employers for exposure to dangerous substances and carcinogens like asbestos. In fact, our team of mesothelioma lawyers won the largest mesothelioma verdict in the country in 2011 for a client – $55 Million dollars. Further, in 2002, our team of asbestos litigators negotiated the largest asbestos trust fund settlement, $4 Billion, for victims exposed at asbestos products manufactured by Halliburton or one of its subsidiaries.

The firm, along with Budd, were honored with the inaugural “Friend of the Community” award by Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC) in 2012 for their generous contributions to the organization throughout the years. ASC brings together female Dallas lawyers to support local organizations.

Baron and Budd is also a platinum sponsor of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent non-profit organization that is dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of asbestos, offering support to patients and families and advocating for a global ban on asbestos.

Asbestos Exposure in Texas

Due in large part to the number of buildings built before 1989 (the year in which the majority of materials containing asbestos were federally banned) and Texas’ prolific oil refining and petrochemical presence , Texas residents suffer the country’s third highest number of mesothelioma related deaths. While undisturbed building materials generally do not present a hazard to occupants. However, deteriorating materials that have begun to crumble and expose asbestos into the air are potentially lethal. Unfortunately the latency period for developing mesothelioma after exposure is anywhere from 20 to 50 years, so it can be hard for people diagnosed many years later to pinpoint the exact source of exposure.  This is why a law firm like Baron & Budd that has represented mesothelioma patients for 40 years is necessary.

Some of the most common sources of asbestos in older buildings include:

  • Vinyl Floor tiles
  • Drywall compounds and textures;
  • Paints;
  • Coatings and adhesives, including window putty;
  • Pipe insulation
  • Shingles

Industrial Sites Often Expose Workers to Asbestos

Workers at industrial sites engaged in chemical manufacturing, chemical refining and petrochemical industries may have been exposed to dangerous amounts of asbestos (see our list of jobs with highest risk of asbestos exposure). Oil refineries and chemical plants have been known to utilize asbestos containing products throughout their plants.  Also, the shipbuilding, ship repair, maritime industry and our military branches, especially the Navy, are other jobs that continually exposed workers to asbestos.

Sites of Asbestos Exposure in the DFW Area

Schools, libraries, county offices, homes, and commercial buildings have all tested positive for asbestos in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Large structures such as the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza and the Dealey Plaza most likely contain materials produced with asbestos and most residential homes built prior to 1978 may be contaminated in one way or another. Sadly, a number of children may have been exposed within Dallas area public schools containing window putty manufactured with asbestos, despite EPA regulations requiring school districts to replace or encase any materials known to contain asbestos.

Some Schools Where Asbestos is Known to Have Been Used :

  • Robert E. Lee Elementary
  • South Oak Cliff High School
  • Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary School
  • E. B. Comstock Middle School
  • W. T. White High School
  • W. H. Atwell Middle School
  • George W. Truett Elementary School
  • K. B. Polk Elementary School
  • L. G. Pinkston High School
  • Clara Oliver Elementary School
  • Bryan Adams High School
  • William M Anderson Elementary School
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary School
  • T. W. Browne Middle School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Herbert Marcus Elementary School
  • W. A Blair Elementary School
  • K. B. Polk Elementary School
  • Julius Dorsey Elementary School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School

If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma and attended one of these schools, we highly suggest that you contact an attorney at Baron & Budd to investigate an asbestos claim.

The Dallas County Criminal Courts, Annex & Records Buildings are removing asbestos-contaminated materials with the help of certified abatement contractors in late 2016 and 2017. The project will be completed according to strict OSHA requirements and is not expected to place any occupants at risk of asbestos exposure, as each removal area will remain tightly sealed and quarantined throughout the duration of the removal process.  However, past disruption of asbestos containing materials during renovations and other projects may have exposed Dallas County Criminal Justice employees, inmates, attorneys, and visitors at risk of exposure to asbestos.

Were You Diagnosed with Mesothelioma in Dallas?

If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in the DFW area, seek medical treatment and contact an attorney specializing in Mesothelioma claims right away. Having the right legal team on your side can significantly ease both short and long term financial strain involved in the process. Anyone diagnosed with mesothelioma may be eligible for financial compensation from an Asbestos Trust Fund, a VA claim, or a lawsuit for exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma lawsuits and trust fund claims can cover related medical expenses in addition to pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of future income and the loss of a loved one.

A Dallas mesothelioma law firm like Baron & Budd with extensive experience handling these cases can make the difference between a considerable settlement or cash award and extreme financial hardship for you and your family. 

Serious Car & Truck Accident Lawyers

The string of fatal car accidents along I-20 in the DFW area has caused numerous injuries and deaths and may lead to a significant number of personal injury and wrongful death claims. 259 people lost their lives on Dallas county roadways during 2015 while another 1,462 experienced serious, incapacitating and catastrophic injuries. Our team of experienced car and truck accident attorneys can help you file a lawsuit for injury or death involving an auto accident in north Texas.

Accidents Involving Large Trucks Can Produce Catastrophic Results

Due to their sheer size and weight, traffic accidents involving large trucks tend to be far more serious than those involving passenger vehicles alone. Fatalities and/or injuries such as brain or spinal cord damage, paralysis, loss of limbs or broken bones and internal organ damage can occur in car accidents involving commercial trucks. Some of the most serious accidents with 18 wheelers involve underrides, overrides, jackknifes, and rollovers.

Trucks that are not properly maintained are more likely to experience a tire blowout, brake failure or other mechanical failure resulting in serious injury and sometimes death. Distracted driving caused by texting or using cell phones, driver fatigue and negligence on the part of the motor carrier, trucking company or component manufacturer may be contributing factors to the accident and all are potential grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

 Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area

We’ve included some helpful resources for people with mesothelioma in the DFW area. If you know of a local resource that we missed, please let us know and we will add it to our list.

Local Mesothelioma Treatment Centers

Treatment for mesothelioma requires specialized equipment as well as highly qualified medical professionals familiar with the disease.  There are two mesothelioma treatment centers in Dallas:

  • The Chest Cancer Research and Treatment Center – A specialty group within The Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas.  Located at 3501 Junius St, Dallas, TX 75246. Contact them at 214-820-0111.
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center – The University Hospital Radiation Oncology (Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center) and Medical Oncology Clinic are located at 2001 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75390-9125 on the first and second floors, respectively. Contact them at 214-645-8300. 

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Available in the Dallas Area

Patients who may be eligible for and interested in participating in a clinical trial for experimental mesothelioma treatments have options in the Dallas area. Current availabilities include:

Dr. Kemp Kernstine
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390
214.645.7700

Dr. Joan H Schiller
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
2201 Inwood Rd. Suite 106
Dallas, TX 75390
214.645.4673

Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
6000 Harry Hines Blvd. NB8.206
Dallas, Texas 75390
214.648.4900

Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5253 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75390
214.645.8300

Arlington
Buick Oldsmobile
General Motors Assembly
General Motors Corp
Spanish West Apartments
U.T.A.
Vandergriff Community Center

Athens
Forest Grove Steam Electric Station
Harbison-Walker Refractories
Lone Star Gas Company
Texas Power and Light Company
Texas Utilities Services, Inc.

Avinger
AEP Southwestern Electric Power
Lone Star
Southwestern Electric Power Company
Southwestern Public Service Company
Swepco
Wilkes Powerhouse
Wilkes Steam Plant

Bastrop
Bastrop Park
Lower Colorado River Authority
Pathfinder Manufacturing
Sim Gideon Power Plant
Sim Gideon Steam Plant

Bogata
Rivercrest Power Plant
Texas Utilities Company
TXU Electric Company

Bryan
Bryan Municiple Electric System
Elf Atochem North America, Inc.
International Shoe
Power Plant
RC Dansby Steam Plant
Roland C. Dansby Power Plant

Carrollton
Bayfield Industries
Country Place Court
Emtex Division
International Paper Company

Carthage
Champlin Oil & Refining Company
Chicago Corp
Conoco Plant
United Gas Pipe Line

Corsicana
American Rock Wool Corp
Corsicana Power and Light Company
Corsicana Gas and Electric Company
Fire Engineers Inc
Kent Middleton Refining Company
Wolf Brand Products Company

Denison
Ag Processing, Inc
Coldstream Products Company
Conway Oil Company
Katy Industries
Safeway Stores, Inc.
WJ Smith Wood Preserving Company

Denton
City of Denton – Municipal Generating Station
College of Industrial Arts
Community Food Room
Denton Power Plant
Municipal Power Plant

Diboll
Precision Insulation
Southern Pines Saw Mill
Temple Eastex Incorporated
Temple Industries
Temple Inland Papermill

Easton
Southwestern Electric Power Company – Knox Lee
Southwestern Gas & Electric Company

Edgewood
Amoco Production Company
Edgewood Plant
Pan American Gas Plant
Pan American Petroleum

Fort Hood
Fort Hood
Systek Flight Training

Grand Saline
Morten Salt Company
Southern Salt Company
Wilderspin and Martin

Greenville
Brown-Olds Plumbing & Heating
City of Greenville S.E. Plant
Greenville Electric Dept
Greenville Electric Utility System
Texas Aluminum Extrusion Plant

Haskell
Paint Creek Power Station
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
West Texas Utilities Company

Henderson
Anderson Hickey
H.B. Fountain Sheetmetal & Roofing
Henderson Clay Products Plant
Sinclair Oil and Gas Company

Jefferson
Blackburn Syrup Works
Lake Bauter Powerhouse
Southwestern Electric Power Company
Wilkes Power Plant

Karnack
Longhorn Ordnance Works
Thiokol Chemical Corporation
Thiokol Plant
Universal Match

Kilgore
Baker Hughes
Boraco Wax Company
East Texas Salt Water Disposal Company
East Texas Salt Water
Hercules Gasoline Company
Kilgore Plumbing
Petrolite Corporation
Skelly Oil Refinery
Southport Petroleum Company

Killeen
Fort Hood
Main Fire Station

Lake Creek
Foster Wheeler Corporation
Superior Oil – Recycling Plant
Texas Power & Light Company
Txu Corporation

Lone Star
AEP Southwestern Electric Power
General Dynamics Corporation
Lone Star Steel Mill
Lone Star Technologies Inc
Lone Steel Company
Red River Army Depot
Reilly Tar & Chemical Company
Southwestern Electric Power Company
Textar Corporation

Mcgregor
Alliant Techsystems
Bluebonnet Ordnance Plant
Hercules Incorporated
McAx Corporation
Phillips Petroleum Company
Rocket Fuels Div
Rocketdyne Division

McKinney
Dallas and Sherman Interurban Railroad
Lone Star Cotton Mill
Steel Resource
Texas Power & Light Company
Texas Textile Mills

Mesquite
Lake Hubbard Steam Plant
Luminant-Lake Hubbard
Texas Utilities Company
TXU Electric Company

Midlothian
TXI Chaparral

Mineral Wells
Baker Hotel
Crazy Well Hotel
Mineral Wells Electric Light Power and H. Company
Mineral Wells Ice Plant
Perry Equipment
R. W. Miller Power Plant

Mount Pleasant
Luminant-Monticello Ses
Monticello Steam Plant
Raymond International
Texas Utilities Company
TXU Electric Company

North Abilene
Phillips Pride Refining

Palestine
Calhoun Packing Company
Glass Containers Corp
Knox Glass
Knox Glass Bottle Company
Palestine Electric Light Company
Texas Power and Light Company

Paris
Babcock & Wilcox Company
Campbell Soup Company
Cummer Manufactruing Company
Mccuistion Hospital
Southern Ice and Utilities Company

Pittsburg
AEP Welsh Power Plant
Southwestern Electric Power Company
Welsh Generator Station
Welsh Power Plant
Welsh Steam Plant

Rockdale
Alcoa Aluminum
Alcoa Rockdale
Aluminum Plant
Industrial Generating Company
Texas Power & Light Company

Rusk
Stryker Creek Power Plant
Texas Penetentiary
Texas Utilities Generating Company

Savoy
Luminant-Valley Ses
Texas Power & Light
Texas Utilities Company
TXU Corporation
TXU Electric Company
Valley Steam Electric Station

Sulphur Springs
A.P. Green Fire Brick Company
A.P. Green Refractory
Borden Inc
Carnation Company
National Guard Armory
Rockwell Manufacturing Company

Sunray
Continental Carbon Company
Diamond Shamrock Corporation
Mckee Plant
Panhandle Power & Light Company
Shamrock Oil & Gas Corporation
Ultramar Diamond
Ultramar Diamond Shamrock
Valero Mckee Refinery

Sweeny
Amoco Production Company
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Conocophillips
J.S. Abercrombie Company
Old Ocean Refinery
Pan Am Petroleum
Phillips Petroleum Company
Sweeny Refinery

Terrell
National Gas Equipment Company
North Texas Insane Asylum
Terrell State Hospital
Texas Midland Railroad Company

Trinidad
Lone Star Gas Company
Phoenix Utility Company
Texas Construction Company
Texas Power & Light Company
Texas Utilities Company
Trinidad S. E. Station Tex
TXU Electric Company

Waskom
Arkansas Fuel Oil Company
Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company
Arkla Energy Resources
Fabsteel
Tri-State Brick & Tile Company
Waskom Fabrication Company

Waxahachie
Larkin Packer Company Inc
Owens Corning Fiberglass Corp
Tyler Refrigeration Company
Western Electric Company
Wintergarden Ornam Nurse

Weatherford
Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.
Gulf Refinery
North Texas Generating Lake Weatherford Plant
North Texas Steam Plant
Standard Asbestos Manufacturing
Insulating Company
Star Insulation
Weatherford Lake Power Plant

Wichita Falls
Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
Aviation Mechanics School
Bailey Meissner Company
Rusty Cunningham Plumbing
Sears Roebuck Shopping Center
Sheppard Air Force Base

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Asbestos Materials Found In Dallas

The DISD Asbestos Coverup

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