Mesothelioma Attorney For Motiva Enterprises Norco Refinery Employees Exposed To Asbestos
Workers and retirees from Motiva’s Norco Refinery in Norco, Louisiana have a right to seek compensation when they’ve developed mesothelioma, and there’s a very good reason for that.
While many cancers have a number of causes, or no known cause, mesothelioma is a distinct type of cancer that has only one cause: exposure to asbestos.
Because asbestos was used widely in various industrial capacities, especially oil refining, nearly all cases of mesothelioma in the United States can be traced to workplace exposure to asbestos.
In oil refineries like Motiva’s Norco Refinery, asbestos was widely used because it provided an immediate layer of safety to those who worked in the plant.
Lawsuit Compensation and Benefits for Workers of Motiva Enterprises Norco Refinery Who Have Been Diagnosed With Or Died From Mesothelioma
Asbestos acts as a fireproof insulator, but can also slow or stop certain chemical reactions that can lead to injuries.
Safety clothing equipment was often made from asbestos, but so were more mundane items like countertops, ceiling tiles, and flooring.
So while these safety measures were implemented with good intentions, it’s also become clear that industries were aware of the dangers posed by asbestos long before regulations came into place to improve worker safety.
Rather than develop policies and procedures, including providing equipment like respirator masks to workers and removing as much asbestos as possible from the environment, companies simply continued on, leaving a deadly legacy for workers and their families.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we help Louisiana families who’ve been injured by employer negligence through toxic exposure to asbestos in the workplace.
These cases are particularly heartbreaking because so many of our clients worked hard in very physical occupations, and once they were ready to finally retire and enjoy their golden years, they or their spouse began to develop worrying symptoms that eventually led to a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Our attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve for injuries you had no choice but to sustain as an employee at Motiva’s Norco Refinery.
Call us today at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.