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Why contact a Pasadena Mesothelioma Lawyer
- You can be affected by Mesothelioma even if your exposure to asbestos was minimal
- A Pasadena Mesothelioma Attorney from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund can seek financial compensation
- Your Pasadena Mesothelioma Lawyer from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund has the experience needed to handle these difficult cases
- Speak to a Pasadena Asbestos Attorney today call (855) 579-5299
How a Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena home or on the job, you may not develop Mesothelioma for many years. This underscores why it’s so important to speak with a Pasadena Mesothelioma Attorney immediately if you’ve been diagnosed with this terrible disease.
Contact a Pasadena Mesothelioma Lawyer Today
At Ketterman Rowland & Westlund, we take a compassionate approach to difficult Mesothelioma cases. Your Pasadena 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 Pasadena.
About Pasadena TX
A man from Galveston named John Burnet was the founder of Pasadena, which is located in southeastern Harris County between Deer Park and Houston just off State Highway 225. Pasadena was so named because of its lush vegetation. In 1894, after arriving in Pasadena, the La Porte, Houston and Northern Railroad opened the region for the development as a farming community. A land promoter named Cora Bacon and a retired banker from Kansas named Charles Munger played significant roles in organizing the early community. A woman named Clara Barton, of the American Red Cross, bought 11.5 strawberry plants for the farmers on the Gulf Coast, following the 1900 Galveston hurricane. Pasadena was rapidly established as the strawberry capital of the area. All of southeast Harris County came to be known as Pasadena Acres by the 1920’s. The farmers in the community also sold other produce such as cucumbers, cape jasmine flowers, and cantaloupes, in addition to strawberries.
In 1893, a union Sunday school was established. Adults attended the union church in the close by town of Deepwater. In 1896, the Methodists established the first church in Pasadena. In 1898, the Baptists followed with a church of their own. Until the Baptists completed their own church building in 1906, both congregations shared the use of the schoolhouse. In 1894, a private school was established and, by 1895, had become a part of the Harrisburg Common School District. An independent school system was established by the residents of Pasadena in 1899, which was the first in Harris County. In 1924, with the building of the Pasadena High School, which was a four-year high school program, was established. In 1935, both the South Houston and the Genoa school districts were consolidated into the Pasadena system. A union Sunday school was organized in 1893. Adults attended the union church in the nearby community of Deepwater. In 1907, the Methodists constructed their building. Shortly thereafter, the Assembly of God church was organized, who also built their own church building.
The year 1923 brought the incorporation of Pasadena by the vote of the residents. Then, in 1924 elected to dis-incorporate. In 1928, they once again voted to incorporate. The community still owned approximately one half of the property that Mr. Burnett had initially planned for his settlement. Gas utilities, electricity, and water had only recently been introduced to Pasadena at the time of incorporation. It was on the southern bank of Buffalo Bayou, which came to be known as the Houston Ship that Mr. Burnett had planned his community. In 1906, when the founder of the Texaco Company, named Joseph Cullinan, relocated his company to Houston, he bought 200 acres in close by Pasadena. While he promoted other properties next to the ship channel, that included this location, he operated an experimental farm for 20 years. By 1920, the Crown Oil, Texaco, and Sinclair, currently known as ARCO, oil companies had all built their refineries in the region.
It wasn’t until the 1930’s, when the war in Europe resulted in a major increase in the ship channel industries that the transition to an industrial economy from a farming economy occurred. In 1940, the population of Pasadena was 3,436 people and in 1950 increased to 22,483 people as the result of the postwar boom. Pasadena annexed the communities of Red Bluff, Middle Bayou, and Deepwater. In 1980, the area increased to 58.6 sq. mi. from 1.7 sq. mi. in 1893. That year the population of the community was 112,560 residents. The population increased to 122,805 in 1993 and Pasadena had 2,147 businesses. The population had increased again to 141,674 by 2000 and had 3,709 businesses. The ship channel industries were the primary employers in Pasadena. The Lyndon B. Johnson and the Bayport Industrial District are both located in adjacent Clear Lake. Also located in Pasadena are the Texas Chiropractic College and the San Jacinto College. Musical entertainment ranges from performances by the Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra to the fare at Gilley’s Country and Western Club. The major tourist attractions include the San Jacinto Strawberry Festival, the Pasadena Rodeo, the Armand Bayou Nature center, the Bay Area Museum, and the Pasadena Historical Museum.
These days, on the 106 acre Pasadena Municipal Fairgrounds Complex and Convention Center, the Pasadena Strawberry Festival is continuing to celebrate the heritage of this community, with the help of more than 500 volunteers. The Pasadena Strawberry Festival attracts more than 45,000 visitors.
The attendees of the Pasadena Strawberry Festival also love to eat their cake. One year the last slice of cake sold some five hours before the end of the day. The directors of the festival directors elected to auction it off, and it sold for an amazing $100. In future years, the Pasadena Strawberry Festival will just have to have more cake on hand for hungry Strawberry Festival attendees.