Benefits And Lawsuit Compensation For Electricians Who Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma
Because of both the type of work that Louisiana electricians do, and the job sites where they often perform their jobs, electricians here and throughout the United States tend to have a higher risk of being exposed to dangerous products like asbestos than those in other professions.
For decades, asbestos was used widely in home, business, and industrial developments.
When electricians worked on new construction, they were often exposed to airborne fibers at contaminated job sites with numerous asbestos containing materials.
This would include insulation, pipe fittings and wrappings, adhesives, floor and ceiling tiles, and even concrete blocks and some paints.
Personal Injury Lawyer For Electricians With Mesothelioma And Asbestos Exposure In Louisiana
Even after better regulations took effect in the 1970s and 1980s to protect people from asbestos, electricians still found themselves in a position where their work required them to cut into walls and work with electrical material that often included asbestos containing material.
In all of these situations, working with asbestos containing materials causes small amounts of asbestos dust to be emitted into the air, where it is breathed in by those nearby.
Once inhaled, the small, rigid fibers of asbestos can become stuck in lung tissue, where they will remain.
Over many decades, asbestos fibers can wreak havoc on body tissues, causing scarring of the lungs, lung cancer, and even mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs or abdominal cavity.
If you worked as an electrician in Louisiana and have developed mesothelioma, the attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve and the resources you need to fight back.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 and speak to an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney for free.