When a spouse is sickened by mesothelioma, the costs associated with mesothelioma treatment in Louisiana can overwhelm a family’s finances, even when they’re well insured. When the fight ends, funeral costs are another blow to a family already dealing with grief.
Family members should know that mesothelioma is caused by just one source – exposure to asbestos, usually in the workplace, and usually over a period of years. Mesothelioma has a latency period that can span many decades, meaning that your loved one may have worked in a job where he or she inhaled asbestos fibers day in and day out even decades before they got sick, but however many years have gone by, that workplace exposure is what caused their mesothelioma cancer.
Because of the extreme danger to human health posed by asbestos, it has been highly regulated in the United States since the 1970s and 1980s. Some applications continue to be used, and many workers who are now approaching retirement still face risks from exposure early in their working lives.
Many companies whose products or services were heavily reliant on asbestos have created trust funds to provide for past workers who develop diseases like mesothelioma based on their time with the employer. Families have a right to make a claim to these funds in order to allow survivors to live a life comparable to what they would have shared with their deceased spouse.
Mesothelioma should not impoverish the loved ones of those sickened by workplace exposure to asbestos. The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm can help you recover medical and funeral costs when you’ve lost a loved one to asbestos-related disease in Louisiana. Call us today at 504-355-0057 for a free consultation.