Personal Injury Lawyer For Auto Mechanics Suffering From Asbestos Exposure
Unfortunately, those who worked in auto repair and maintenance prior to the 1980s in Louisiana were exposed to asbestos and have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma.
Many automotive components used asbestos heavily in earlier decades to reduce the risk of fire from fast-moving parts where friction caused significant heat build-up.
Brakes in particular did, and still do, use asbestos, and performing brake jobs before proper safety equipment and procedures were known meant that entire garages would routinely be contaminated with asbestos fibers.
When you work in an asbestos-contaminated job site like an auto repair shop, you can’t help but inhale tiny, free-floating fibers of asbestos.
These fibers are so small, and so rigid, that they can be transported deep into the small airways of the lungs, where they get stuck and remain permanently.
Medical Benefits And Lawsuit Compensation For Car Mechanics Diagnosed With Mesothelioma
There are a number of diseases associated with asbestos exposure, including scarring and hardening of the lungs, making oxygen transport difficult, and mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos fibers in the body.
Former car mechanics in Louisiana should let their doctors know about their history of exposure, and report any symptoms of respiratory problems, sleep disturbances, or signs like unexplained fevers right away.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we work with families like yours to ensure that your rights to compensation are protected when you’ve developed mesothelioma based on workplace exposure to asbestos.
Remember, mesothelioma is only caused by asbestos exposure, and the vast majority of cases can be directly traced back to job site contamination. There is help when you have mesothelioma in Louisiana.
Call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 and speak to an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney for free.