Lawsuit Compensation And Medical Benefits For Miners Suffering From Mesothelioma In Louisiana
Asbestos was once widely used in mining operations in Louisiana, even when the product mined was not asbestos itself.
For many decades, industrial facilities relied on asbestos for fireproofing and many other applications, and especially in environments where the risk of fire could be potentially catastrophic to life and property.
Mines fit the bill, and not only was asbestos in use within mines, but refining operations for the extracted raw materials also relied on asbestos.
The problem in an environment like a mine is that asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral composed of dense layers of microscopic fibers, can easily experience damage, or simply degrade through normal wear and tear.
When the structure of a component containing asbestos is compromised, the material can emit clouds of dust full of these small, rigid fibers.
Workplace exposure to asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma.
Personal Injury Lawyer For Miners And Family Members In Louisiana Diagnosed With An Asbestos Related Disease
Nearby workers breathe them in, and some end up lodged in the small airways of the lungs, where normal cleansing functions like coughing can’t clear them.
While the exact mechanism of mutation isn’t well understood, it is known that over time – often several decades – the cells near asbestos fibers can become injured and even turn cancerous.
Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, and it is diagnosed when the tissues that line the organs or body cavities develop tumors.
Retired miners in Louisiana are likely at higher risk for mesothelioma based on their time in asbestos-contaminated mines and the refineries where the materials they extracted were refined.
If you worked as a miner and have developed an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma in Louisiana, there is help.
Call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.