Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney For Boiler Workers Diagnosed With Mesothelioma
Unfortunately, the people who made, installed, and tended boilers in Louisiana are some of the most likely workers in the state to develop asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.
Prior to the 1980s, boilers used asbestos and asbestos-containing components in every phase of their life cycle, and the people tasked with maintaining boilers on a day-to-day basis were in nearly constant contact with asbestos contamination in their jobs.
When asbestos components, which included everything from block insulation, air cell insulation, cement, adhesives, jackets, waxes, and tapes, were damaged, they would release dust into the boiler room. Many applications involved packing raw asbestos into pipe fittings, or cutting asbestos sheets to custom sizes for particular needs.
Lawsuit Compensation And Benefits For Boiler Workers In Louisiana Suffering From Asbestos Exposure
All of these tasks would have contributed to boiler rooms being contaminated with a thick layer of asbestos dust, which over a career, could fill the lungs of the people who worked nearby.
While asbestos provides superior fire protection, the long term health risks associated with asbestos can be catastrophic for workers.
As these fibers build up in the body, they have a variety of negative impacts. In the lungs, having the constant motion of inhaling and exhaling around these sharp, rigid fibers can leave scar tissue that ultimately degrades your ability to breathe.
Nearby cells, after years of abuse, can become cancerous, causing the lining of the lungs or abdomen to become riddled with cancerous tumors. This is mesothelioma, and affects boiler workers in Louisiana disproportionately.
If you worked with, on, or around boilers during your career and have developed mesothelioma, you may have rights to compensation for your injuries.
The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm work with Louisiana families like yours to make sure they have all the resources they need during this difficult time.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.