The likelihood of someone contracting mesothelioma while working on a construction site in Louisiana is proportional to the amount and intensity of the exposure. That includes the size, shape, and chemical makeup of the asbestos fibers; and the source of the exposure.
However, this disease has been known to develop in people whose exposure has been minimal, but have a genetic predisposition to cancer. For those ultimately diagnosed with mesothelioma, it may be 20 to 50 or more years to the onset of symptoms, and risk does not appear to diminish with time.
If you have questions about Mesothelioma, call The Gertler Law Firm at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation.