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Attorney For Benefits And Lawsuit Compensation For Blacksmiths Who Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma

Conditions today are much safer than in the past, but traditionally, blacksmiths in Louisiana and elsewhere have experienced a high level of asbestos exposure as part of their profession.

Because of the high-heat conditions in and around a forge, it was standard practice to use asbestos insulation and asbestos-containing materials near the forge to reduce the risk of fire.

Tools often included asbestos, and protective equipment like aprons and gloves were often woven from asbestos.

All of these uses were designed to enhance the safety of blacksmiths and those working nearby, but all of these uses ended up putting workers at risk for future illness.

While no one can say whether an individual will develop mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease, even after chronic exposure, it has been documented that blacksmiths experience a high rate of pleural abnormalities, and that the chances of pleural abnormalities increases with the length of time you’ve been in the profession.

Personal Injury Lawyer For Blacksmiths With Mesothelioma And Asbestos Exposure In Louisiana

For people who worked as blacksmiths in earlier decades, there are good odds that you were routinely exposed to asbestos-containing materials, and that some portion of asbestos fibers ended up in your body.

Over time, asbestos fibers that have been inhaled or accidentally swallowed can cause the cells around them to mutate into cancer cells.

When the lining around the lungs or abdominal cavity develops cancer, the condition is called mesothelioma, and asbestos is the only known cause of the disease.

If you worked as a blacksmith in Louisiana and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have rights to compensation.

The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm are experienced mesothelioma attorneys who make sure that families like yours are protected.

Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.