Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer for Workers of Calumet Lubricants Being Exposed to Asbestos
As a former employee of the Calumet Lubricants Shreveport facility, you may be entitled to compensation if you’ve developed mesothelioma.
Like many older refineries, Calumet’s Shreveport refinery was constructed during a time when asbestos was widely used as an insulator and fireproofing agent.
Asbestos has other characteristics that are helpful in a setting like an oil refinery, including an ability to slow certain chemical reactions.
As a result, asbestos was used in numerous applications throughout refineries in Louisiana, and was even available in a form that could be sprayed onto surfaces, where it would harden.
As this material aged, it became more likely to crumble, releasing small rigid fibers into the environment where they could be inhaled or swallowed by people working nearby.
When asbestos fibers enter the body, they are rigid enough that they can become lodged in small airways or blood vessels, where the normal cleansing mechanisms of the body are insufficient to remove them.
Over a period of years or decades, asbestos fibers irritate nearby cells, and can eventually provoke them to turn cancerous.
Lawsuit Compensation and Benefits for Workers of Calumet Lubricants Who Have Been Diagnosed With Or Died From Mesothelioma
Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, and nearly all cases can be linked to workplace exposure to asbestos, either directly in an employee or former employee, or as a second-hand exposure in the family members of the employee.
Louisiana families have a right to compensation when they’ve been injured by employer negligence.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we work exclusively with people who’ve suffered harm to help them get the financial security they deserve. This means you can focus on what really matters: fighting mesothelioma, and protecting your loved ones now and in the future.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 to speak to an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney for free.