Bay City Asbestos Lawyer
Why contact a Bay City Mesothelioma Lawyer
- You can be affected by Mesothelioma even if your exposure to asbestos was minimal
- A Bay City Mesothelioma Attorney from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund can seek financial compensation
- Your Bay City Mesothelioma Lawyer from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund has the experience needed to handle these difficult cases
- Speak to a Bay City Asbestos Attorney today call (855) 579-5299
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How a Bay City Mesothelioma Attorney Can Help You
A Mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating. Exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of cancers, but Mesothelioma is arguably the most insidious. Our Bay City Asbestos Lawyers have handled numerous cases where this toxic substance has forever altered someone’s life, but Mesothelioma is especially troublesome because even low levels of exposure can cause the disease.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with Mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos at work or at home, we can help. If your concerned about exposure to asbestos, your Bay City Mesothelioma Lawyer will first recommend that you contact your primary physician for an x-ray referral.
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What is Asbestos, and Who Can Be Affected By It?
Asbestos is a mineral used in a variety of construction materials used in Bay City, and has many other uses because of its fire-retardant and insulating properties. The danger lies in the microscopic fibers that can be inhaled, which damage the lungs and causes cancers, including Mesothelioma.
These fibers can also attach themselves to clothing, which means you can be at risk for Mesothelioma even if you are not working directly with asbestos. If you are exposed to asbestos in your Bay City home or on the job, you may not develop Mesothelioma for many years. This underscores why it’s so important to speak with a Bay City Mesothelioma Attorney immediately if you’ve been diagnosed with this terrible disease.
Contact a Bay City Mesothelioma Lawyer Today
At Ketterman Rowland & Westlund, we take a compassionate approach to difficult Mesothelioma cases. Your Bay City Mesothelioma Attorney has the experience needed to seek financial compensation if you or someone you love developed Mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos. Contact us today for a free Mesothelioma consultation in Bay City.
About Bay City TX
Bay City is located 90 miles southwest of Houston in the north central part of the county, is an incorporated community at the junction of State Highways 60 and 30, and is the county seat of Matagorda County. The community is named for its location on Bay Prairie, between the richly productive bottomlands of Caney Creek and the Colorado River. In 1894, it was founded, when a participant in a promotional organization known as the Enterprise Colonizing and Land Company and a Colorado mining millionaire named David Swickheimer in partnership with three men named Nicholas King, N. Vogelsang, and G. Magill established the Bay City Company. Matagorda was supplanted as the county seat partially as the result of the planning that Bay City would eventually cause, since the location for the new settlement was chosen was two cow pastures on Bay Prairie. A man named D. P. Moore and sold 320 acres to the Mensing brothers of Galveston. The location for the new settlement was one square mile, on which the promoters planned regular, wide streets. Transportation across the Colorado River was provided by Elliott’s Ferry.
Mr. Vogelsang and Mr. Magill handled the first issue of the Bay City Breeze, which promoted the new settlement prior to one even building being built in 1894. This newspaper was distributed all over the county and together with a promise from the promoter that a new courthouse would be built if the county government were relocated, the residents were convinced to support the new settlement. Matagorda County voters made Bay city the new county seat later that same year. Mr. Vogelsang, who was the editor of the newspaper, announced the victory in the Breeze, one week later, he also revealed that the new settlement didn’t yet actually exist.
The first building that was completed, which housed the Bay City Breezes printing presses, was the Town Company office. To serve as a makeshift courthouse, a small frame house that had been used as the grand jury room at Matagorda was relocated overland to Bay City. The dry goods store, owned by Mr. Moore was also relocated and housed the post office. In 1900, the first telephone in the community was installed and in 1903, the franchise was awarded to the Wharton-Bay City Telephone Company. Bay In 1901, construction of a rice warehouse was completed by City Rice Mills. In 1902, the first rice mill opened. At that time, other businesses included a lumberyard, a cotton gin, a broom factory, a brickmaking plant, a blacksmith shop, a laundry, a bakery, several a dry goods stores, drugstores, confectioneries, barbershops, two butcher shops, three saloons, three implement stores, and four groceries.
Bay City became the home of the Cane Belt Railroad in 1901, which was the first of many railroads that served the community. The Breeze had ceased publication by that time and had been replaced by the Matagorda County Tribune. Services in the community were held by Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Christian, Baptist, and Methodist congregations. Residents had the services of three teachers, six lawyers, four doctors, a dentist, and a two story, eight-room, frame building for the schoolhouse had opened. The year 1902 brought the incorporation of the community as a city. The population of Bay City was approximately 2,000 people. However, the roads were still made from planks, which weren’t replaced with streets until sometime later. The New York, Texas and Mexican Railway also arrived in Bay City in 1902. In 1904, oil was discovered in the county. The Saint Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway arrived that same year. The population of Bay City had reached 3,156 people by 1914, and was a flourishing community, which was served by three railroads, and the center of the largest rice-producing region in the country. There was a large cooling facility for vegetables and fruits, a municipal waterworks, an ice factory, a creamery, a nursery, a tile and brick factory, two rice mills, three banks, and four cotton gins in the community by 1914. The Bay City College and a library had been added by 1915.
A company of men from Bay City served on the border when the revolution developed in Mexico in 1916. During WW I, the community grew slowly and by 1920 had a population of 3,454 people. Until dams and levees were constructed next to the river in 1924, the community was flooded regularly. From 1920 through 1930, the population increased by about 600 people, and Bay City had 165 businesses during that time period. The community had six dairies, three hatcheries, two gins, two rice mills, a hollow tile factory, a bottling plant, and a canning factory by the 1930s. By 1940, the population of Bay City was 9,427 people as the community continued to grow steadily. In 1941, a United Service Organizations building was built. The community’s building program was increased by WW II. By 1949, a new high school and football stadium were completed. A new US Army Reserve building and a new public were completed during the 1950s. A barge canal was built to provide a link between the Gulf Intercostal Waterway and Bay City, and an airport was constructed from 1960 through 1970. Use of the river was improved by an inflatable rubber dam that impounded water for rice irrigation and the manmade port of Bay City was finished.
Businesses increased to 330 from 285 and the population increased by no less than 100 people during the next ten years. In 1960, the Celanese Chemical Company constructed a petrochemical factory that became the largest employer in the community. The population of Bay City increased to 19,684 people from 14,291 people from 1980 through 1990 and the number of businesses increased to 391 from 335. The city limits were expanded to include over six square miles during this time period. The community became a shipping center for the oil industry in the county during the early 1990s.