Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer for Workers of Avondale Industries Shipyard Being Exposed to Asbestos
It is very likely that as a retiree from Calumet Lubricants Princeton Refinery in Princeton, Louisiana, you will be eligible for compensation if you’ve developed mesothelioma.
There is only one known cause of mesothelioma in adults, which is exposure to asbestos, and which almost always happened in the workplace.
This is especially true for oil refinery workers, because oil refineries are heavily dependent on the unique characteristics of asbestos.
It is a high quality insulator and fireproofing agent, and also slows down certain chemical reactions that can cause injuries to workers.
Because of this, asbestos was used in a vast array of components in oil refineries like the Princeton Refinery, from floor and ceiling tiles to safety equipment and protective clothing.
While asbestos seemed like a good idea at the time, the problem for workers in these facilities is that asbestos breaks easily, and the small fibers become airborne where they can be breathed in.
Once inside the body, the fibers resist being cleared through actions like coughing, and over years and decades can cause the cells around them to become cancerous.
Lawsuit Compensation and Benefits for Workers of Calumet Lubricants Princeton Refinery Who Have Been Diagnosed With Or Died From Mesothelioma
Tough regulations began to go into effect in the 1970s and 1980s to protect workers from these outcomes, but there is ample evidence that companies were generally aware of the dangers posed to their workers by asbestos much earlier, and that few if any took steps to safeguard their employees.
When you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma after retiring from Calumet Lubricants Princeton Refinery, you may be entitled to compensation to help you get the best medical care available and protect your family financially.
The Gertler Law Firm works with Louisiana families who’ve been hurt by employer negligence, making sure that those responsible are held to account for the pain and suffering they’ve caused.
Call us today at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.