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New Orleans, Louisiana Personal Injury & Mesothelioma Law Firm

Helping Residents Across The State That Have Been Injured In An Accident Or Poisoned By Asbestos
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If you’re here at this website, it’s likely that you or someone you love has been seriously injured due to the wrongdoing of someone else – or at the hands of an uncaring business. Or even worse, a loved one has been killed. If that is the case, I’d like to explain how we can help you.

My name is Mike Gertler.  I am a managing partner and one of the founders of the Gertler Law Firm – a New Orleans Louisiana Personal Injury Law Firm.

Our firm is large enough to go toe-to-toe with big companies, yet small enough that we still offer personal service to our clients.

New Orleans Injury Attorney

For more than 35 years, this firm has successfully represented thousands of victims and families pursuing injury and wrongful death claims – not just in New Orleans and Metairie, but throughout the state of Louisiana, the Southeast and the country.

Need Professional Help With Your Injury or Accident Legal Matter?

Then contact the Gertler Law Firm for your FREE Consultation at 504-581-6411.

  • We really do welcome your call.
  • We will gladly talk with you over the phone without charge.
  • During the day, we’ll return your call promptly if we are not available when you call.
  • We will not pressure you in any way.
  • We make sure you don’t make the mistake of hiring the wrong injury attorney by giving you a Free copy of our popular guide – How To Choose A New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney.
  • And if for some reason we can’t help you, we will try to refer you to someone who may be able to help… that’s our promise to you.

In fact, on behalf of our clients, we have successfully obtained more than $100 million either through settlement proceedings or at trial for the injury victims we represented.  As you can imagine, based on those numbers, we’ve been very effective in helping our clients.  And we’ll strive to obtain excellent results for you.

As an Injury Attorney in New Orleans, I know that all injury victims and their families have many unanswered questions, such as:

  • How do I pay for a personal injury attorney?
  • How I am going to replace my lost wages if I miss work?
  • Can I receive compensation for my lost wages?
  • I have large hospital bills – How am I going to pay for them?
  • How will I make my house payment?
  • Who will take care of my children?
  • If I can’t work, will I lose my job?
  • What am I supposed to do if I’ve lost a spouse or family member?

If these types of questions, and others, are keeping you up at night, we’d like to help.

As New Orleans Personal Injury Attorneys, our sole purpose is helping injury victims, or survivors, receive the benefits and compensation they deserve.

Just below, you’ll see a list of injuries and accident areas we can help you with.  Keep in mind, these are not the only personal injury cases we handle.  Our law firm is ready to assist you with your specific injury or accident.

  • Mesothelioma is a rare cancer almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure.
  • A lawsuit filed on behalf of a victim who was killed as a result of negligence or other type of unjust action is referred to as Wrongful Death Claim.
  • Injury or damage sustained during the birthing process, to either the baby or the mother, can be pursued by a Birth Injury lawsuit.
  • Head Injury / Brain Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI is usually the result of a sudden, violent blow to the head which causes the brain to collide with the inside of the skull.
  • Manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.
  • Toxic Mold:
    The toxic varieties of mold give off harmful substances that can cause health problems as a result of exposure.
  • Rail Road/Train Accidents:
    Rail Road accidents often result in devastating injuries to railroad workers, passengers and innocent bystanders.
  • Medical Malpractice:
    Failure of a medical professional to meet the standard of accepted medical practices which causes serious personal injury or wrongful death.
  • Medical Negligence:
    Occurs when a healthcare provider such as a doctor, hospital, HMO, nurse, other individual or entity licensed to provide medical care or treatment does something that falls below the standard of care in the community.
  • Nursing Home Abuse:
    Abuse that occurs in nursing homes such as physical abuse, neglect or verbal/emotional abuse.
  • Nursing Home Negligence:
    Negligent actions taken against residents such as physical or drug abuse, psychological abuse, financial and sex crimes.
  • Electrical & Construction Related
    Burn Injuries:
    Often a result of electrocution or chemical exposure to those employed in the construction industry, manufacturing industry and the electrician trades.
  • Industrial Accidents & Injuries:
    Industrial and manufacturing sites are notorious for accidents where workers and contractors are injured or killed due to faulty machinery, explosions, electrical shock and other accidents.
  • Offshore Injury/Oil Rig Injuries:
    Injuries that occur at sea while working on an oil rig, oil drilling ship, semisubmersible, crew boat, or oil supply ship are protected by the Jones Act.
  • Shoulder Pain Pump Injuries:
    Pain Pumps used to minimize post-operative pain after arthroscopic shoulder surgery can cause cause painful and irreversible damage.
  • Defective Hip Replacement:
    Johnson & Johnson has recalled parts used in hip replacements.  Find out if you have a claim in New Orleans or elsewhere in Louisiana.
  • Dog & Animal Bites:
    A dog bite can carry disease and even cause death. It needs to be taken seriously by competent professionals.
  • Motorcycle Accident:
    Motorcycle accident injuries and lawsuits need careful evaluation and litigation experience.
  • Defective Knee Implants: Defective Knee Implants or incorrect procedures by your doctor can lead to long-term pain, loss of quality of life and additional surgeries.
  • Defective Hip Implants: Failed Hip Implants are extremely painful. Find out what rights you have if you’re struggling after this procedure.
  • Succession: A solid succession plan details what happens to your assets upon your death.
  • Wills: A properly structured will is the start of a solid Succession Plan.
  • Chiropractor Malpractice: Chiropractor treatment many times leads to serious injuries, even a stroke. Find out what your options are if you or a family member has been injured.
  • Streetcar Accidents: Injuries suffered in a Streetcar Accident can be severe and legal help will be needed to address those issues.
  • Bike Accident: If you’ve been hit by a car or truck while riding your bike, let us help.

Louisiana Mesothelioma Fund: Benefits & Compensation From Mesothelioma Lawsuits

What do you do when you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma and you’ve been told what the Mesothelioma survival rate is?

Or perhaps you want to know what rights you have after a family member or relative passed-away after suffering from this terrible disease?

It’s okay to have questions because not many people know what to do.

A lot of people struggle with issues like:

  • What rights do mesothelioma victims have?
  • Do we need a mesothelioma attorney?
  • How do family members initiate a lawsuit and file Mesothelioma claims?
  • How do I pay for an attorney to get mesothelioma benefits and compensation?

My name is Mike Gertler and I am the managing partner with the Gertler Law Firm, a New Orleans Personal Injury Law Firm that has been helping Louisiana families work through the legal process and access the benefits available to victims and their family members from Mesothelioma Trust Funds.

We were the first law firm in Louisiana to successfully obtain a judgment in Louisiana for mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos – and we’ve continued that success with mesothelioma lawsuits for more than 35 years.

And I would like to help you too.

On this website, we’ve answered many of the questions that family members have regarding the unique care, needs and health issues that confront mesothelioma victims and their families.

If you scroll up and to the right, you’ll see a search box. All you need to do is type in your question, and most of the answers or topics related to your question will be right at your fingertips.

Although we hope to have the answer to your mesothelioma question right here, sometimes that is not possible.

So here’s what I recommend if you can’t locate the answer to your question – or you just want to speak with an attorney with more than 3 decades of helping families deal with this deadly disease to find out what you should do next.

Call us at (504) 581-6411…. if the call is long distance, use our toll-free number at 1-855-GERTLER.

We’ll discuss your situation in detail, and try to answer your questions…. for free. We’ll even meet with you face-to-face if your situation is one which we think we can help you resolve and go into more details regarding a lawsuit and how we can help you with the mesothelioma trust fund claim process.

When you call our law firm, this is our promise to you.

  • We really do welcome your call.
  • We will gladly talk with you over the phone without charge.
  • During the day, we’ll return your call promptly if we are not available when you call.
  • We will not pressure you in any way.
  • And if for some reason we can’t help you, we will try to refer you to someone who may be able to help… that’s our promise to you.

If you have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma, after working in a factory, or as a pipefitter or automobile mechanic, or you have lost a family member that was exposed to asbestos while in the military, particularly the Navy, spend a few minutes here getting answers to your questions. And when you need more help, or an answer to a question that’s not covered on this website, please do call and speak to a lawyer at our firm.

New Orleans Attorney Mike Gertler

More Information About Asbestos & The Causes of Mesothelioma

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is the name applied to six distinct fibrous materials that are naturally occurring, meaning they are found in soil and rock formations. Asbestos fibers are not hazardous unless they are in highly concentrated forms, like those used for commercial or business purposes.

How Can You Be Exposed To Asbestos?

Exposure to asbestos can only be from breathing in asbestos fibers. These fibers can remain lodged in the lungs for decades and may result in an individual contracting mesothelioma during their lifetime. Even family members of those who work with asbestos are at risk.

Who is at risk for asbestos exposure?

Almost everyone has been exposed to asbestos at some time in their life. Higher levels of asbestos are more common near:

  • An asbestos mine or factory.
  • A building being torn down or renovated that contains asbestos products.
  • A waste site where asbestos is not properly covered up or stored to protect it from wind erosion.
  • An area containing naturally occurring asbestos that has been disturbed through activities that crush asbestos-containing rock or stir up dust in soils that contain asbestos fibers.

In indoor air, the concentration of asbestos depends on whether:

  • Asbestos was used for insulation, ceiling or floor tiles, or other purposes, and whether these asbestos-containing materials are in good condition or are deteriorated and easily crumbled.
  • Activities in the house, such as repairs and home improvements have disturbed asbestos-containing materials.
  • Asbestos has been brought into the home on shoes, clothes, hair, pet fur, or other objects.

Outdoor air concentrations of asbestos can also contribute to indoor air asbestos levels.

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How long do you have to file a lawsuit in Louisiana after being told you have Mesothelioma?

When should you file a lawsuit in Louisiana after you, or a family member, is told about their Mesothelioma?

Call us when a family member has been told they have mesothelioma and you want to have a New Orleans Mesothelioma Attorney begin the process of pursuing benefits and compensation.

For more information, see our Law Firms Mesothelioma FAQ’s where many common questions that New Orleans, Louisiana residents have asked us and are answered by our attorneys.

How To Reach Us

Contacting a New Orleans Injury Lawyer is really very simple – all you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

Please call our office at 504-581-6411…. if the call is long distance, use our toll-free number at 877-581-6411.

The call or meeting is confidential – and absolutely FREE.

And if we pursue your personal injury case, this firm operates on a contingency fee basis – meaning we do not charge for our services unless we secure a settlement for you or are successful in the courtroom.  You will also not have to pay for any costs or expenses related to your case if there is no award or settlement.

I thank you for visiting our website…. and if you need the help of an experienced and successful New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney, please do call.