Mesothelioma Lawyers For Marathon Oil Refinery Employees
There is help for Marathon Oil workers & retirees who spent years at the Garyville, Louisiana, refinery and later developed mesothelioma.
Unfortunately, even into the 1970s, oil refineries were constructed with materials that included significant quantities of asbestos.
Everything from tiles in floors and ceilings, countertops, even protective clothing would have included asbestos, and over time, asbestos fibers would be liberated through damage or simple wear and tear.
Once breathed in, these tiny, rigid fibers can become lodged in the small airways of the lungs, irritating surrounding tissue and ultimately leading to diseases including mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a cancer unique to individuals who’ve experienced asbestos exposure, usually chronic exposure in the workplace. Mesothelioma can take years or decades to develop once a person has been exposed.
For this reason, most sufferers are older men, but there are many cases where wives and children of those who worked in asbestos-contaminated sites, like the Marathon Oil Refinery in Garyville, Louisiana, have also developed this devastating disease.
Mesothelioma Compensation & Benefits For Marathon-Garyville Refinery Workers
The good news is that when you’ve been hurt on the job, you have rights, and that includes when the injury only reveals itself many years later. In the case of mesothelioma, many companies have established trust funds to assist employees and former employees who become sick from exposure to this carcinogen.
Marathon Oil workers and retirees are entitled to pursue lawsuits and claims against the company for Mesothelioma, but there are time limits for these cases in Louisiana, so it’s important that you act quickly.
The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm can help you file professional, complete claims so you can get the resources you need quickly to preserve your health and protect your family. Call us today at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.