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Why contact a Pearland Mesothelioma Lawyer
- You can be affected by Mesothelioma even if your exposure to asbestos was minimal
- A Pearland Mesothelioma Attorney from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund can seek financial compensation
- Your Pearland Mesothelioma Lawyer from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund has the experience needed to handle these difficult cases
- Speak to a Pearland Asbestos Attorney today call (855) 579-5299
How a Pearland 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 Pearland 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 Pearland 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 Pearland, 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 Pearland home or on the job, you may not develop Mesothelioma for many years. This underscores why it’s so important to speak with a Pearland Mesothelioma Attorney immediately if you’ve been diagnosed with this terrible disease.
Contact a Pearland Mesothelioma Lawyer Today
At Ketterman Rowland & Westlund, we take a compassionate approach to difficult Mesothelioma cases. Your Pearland 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 Pearland.
About Pearland TX
Railroads have continuously played a considerable roles in the development of settlements since their introduction. The community of Pearland is no exception. A considerable amount of the early years of the community was based on the Santa Fe Railroad Depot. This depot was the hub of the social and business activities since the railroad was brought in new from the rest of the world, as well as necessary supplies and new people.
Some 2,560 acres of prime land that surrounded the Mark Belt outpost along the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe railroad line was purchased by a man named William Zychlinski in 1892. In 1894, Mr. Zychlinski platted out location for the new settlement and named east-west streets Orange, Plum, Jasmine, Broadway, Pear, and Walnut. The north-south streets were named Galveston, Park, Grand, Houston, Main, Sacramento, Texas, Washington, San Antonio, Pearland, and Austin. The Southern Homestead Company took over the promotion of Pearland to people in the farm-belt states a year later. The region was being promoted as having rich land that brought people from several states in the Midwest to settle in Pearland. A business district was established early on at the intersection of what is currently known as Broadway and Main. Basic businesses served the needs of the new community that included a hotel, printing office, lumber yard, general store, and a hardware store. The community of Pearland was also home to railroad depot and a wooden, four-room schoolhouse.
Almost all of the early community of Pearland was destroyed by the 1900 catastrophic hurricane, which was one of the most destructive natural disasters in North America. Nearly three fourths of the population was lost. Following the mass exodus, only one third of the children returned to school. The Allison-Richey Land Company started to promote the new development of Suburban Gardens, which was a model community west of the railroad tracks in order to attract people back to the region. There were many new residents that had relocated to the region some 15 years later, which repopulated the region. As the result of the weather and blight, that were many changes that had occurred. Farmers had to select new staple crops, as they were unable to grow strawberries, pears, or oranges. The new staple crop in the region became figs band the new growing economies were family owned dairies, hay, and cattle. Roads were built in order to connect with other close by communities, and in 1912, a two-story high school was completed.
In 1915, Pearland was struck by another hurricane. The damage to the community was just a damaging hurricane that struck in 1900. Businesses and homes were scattered in small pieces across the fields around the community and the top of the new high school was demolished. Much the same as the 1900 hurricane, people fled from Pearland. The cattle and hay industries dwindled as the result of these unforeseen circumstances and as the result of a new processing plant in Pearland, the fig industry was the only business that grew.
During this period of rebuilding Pearland, new infrastructure and modernization started. A public telephone booth was erected and phone lines were strung in 1917. Pearland was doing well economically by the late 1930s, with the increase in the production of rice and the discovery of oil just outside of Pearland. Pearland was the home of beer joints and dance halls. Pearland eventually grew back to about the same population as prior to the hurricane in 1900.
The Pearland Elementary School was destroyed by fire in 1944. At that time firefighting was done by people using buckets because at that time there wasnt any organized fire department. The Pearland Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1946, because the residents were determined to prevent this from happening again. There were 20 volunteer firemen onboard by 1947.
With the development of the Brazoria Improvement and Water Control District Number Three, the community took its first steps to become a town. This helped to generate the funds required for a sewer and water system. The Lions Club was responsible for many different improvements that included streetlights, sidewalk improvements, and the collection of garbage, during the 1950s. By 1960, the population had tripled that of the 1940 population, and the community now had a city marshal, a city council, and a mayor.
The year 1959 brought the incorporation of Pearland as a city and the City of Pearland started a somewhat continuous growth pattern outward in both population and land. The train station closed, and in 1980 was later relocated off site. City Hall was relocated from the old Townsite in 1987 and moved to Liberty Drive next to the train depot. Up until 2009, when the Chamber of Commerce relocated to a new location, the renovated depot served as the location of the offices for the Chamber of Commerce.
Generally, there is a continued pattern of high growth. The community of Pearland continues to become ever-increasingly desirable, as the Houston region continues to expand.