Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer for Workers of the Valero Meraux Refinery Being Exposed to Asbestos
Former workers at the Meraux Refinery in Meraux, Louisiana, may be entitled to compensation when diagnosed with mesothelioma even decades later.
Mesothelioma is a disease known to have a very long latency period, but only one cause: exposure to asbestos, usually in the workplace.
What this means from a practical standpoint is that you sustained injuries during your time as a Valero employee, even though the type and extent of the injury couldn’t be known for many years.
Louisiana law sets a “clock” for collecting damages from workplace injuries, which in the case of mesothelioma, begins when you are diagnosed.
Lawsuit Compensation and Benefits for Workers of the Valero Meraux Refinery Who Have Been Diagnosed With Or Died From Mesothelioma
It doesn’t matter if this is ten years or forty years after you’ve left Valero. The clock on getting help from Valero starts when you become aware of the injury.
The team at The Gertler Law Firm has years of experience helping Louisiana families when they’ve been injured by asbestos-contaminated workplaces like the Meraux Refinery.
Unfortunately, oil refineries are notorious for exposing workers to airborne asbestos because the material was used widely throughout the buildings.
Even protective clothing was often woven from asbestos, which has excellent insulating and fireproofing abilities, and can also slow down a variety of chemical reactions.
Companies like Valero chose to focus on short term goals at the expense of long term injuries to workers who spent every day in contaminated environments that would later cause many of them to develop deadly diseases like mesothelioma.
If you’re a former Valero employee from the Meraux Refinery and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, help is available.
Call The Gertler Law Firm today at (504) 581-6411 to speak to an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney absolutely free.