Lawsuit Compensation and Benefits For Carpenters Who Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma
Among the professions that exposed workers to asbestos, and increased their risk of mesothelioma, construction ranks very high.
While many people are aware that those who installed insulation, boilers, and heating apparatus were often working directly with asbestos, others on job sites were just as likely to encounter airborne asbestos fibers.
For carpenters before the 1980s, construction projects included direct contact with asbestos containing materials.
Even after better regulations came into effect after 1980, carpenters were often called upon to remodel older buildings.
This involved numerous existing components that included asbestos, from removing asbestos-insulated walls to pulling down ceiling tiles made from asbestos to demolishing flooring that included asbestos fibers.
Personal Injury Attorney For Carpenters Exposed To Asbestos In Louisiana
Louisiana carpenters haven’t yet been proven to develop mesothelioma in greater rates than the general population, but research that exists implies that carpenters in general are more likely to develop the disease than those in most other fields.
Construction occupations in general tend to produce higher levels of occupational diseases like mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
While the purpose of asbestos was to protect people and property from fire, the result of its widespread use has unfortunately been significantly negative health outcomes for people in a number of professions.
For carpenters in Louisiana, those outcomes may include an increased risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
You should talk to your doctor about your history of occupational exposure to asbestos.
If you’re a Louisiana carpenter who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation and learn about your rights to compensation.