Personal Injury Lawyer For Factory Workers With Mesothelioma And Asbestos Exposure In Louisiana
Regardless of what a particular factory manufactured, if a Louisiana factory was constructed before the 1980s, workers in all roles inside it were likely exposed to the mineral asbestos, which poses significant health risks to them later in life.
Asbestos was widely used in all buildings for many decades because of its superior ability to prevent the spread of fire and insulate against heat.
These characteristics made asbestos ubiquitous in buildings, machine components, insulation, boiler wrapping, pipe fittings, fire doors, safety equipment like gloves and aprons, and even the floor and ceiling tiles commonly used in industrial buildings.
Those who worked directly on machinery or who tended boilers in a factory may have had the highest amount of direct exposure to airborne asbestos fibers, but once an asbestos containing material is broken, the dust emitted is so fine that it can contaminate a wide area.
In a factory setting it’s likely that most work spaces featured some level of asbestos-contaminated dust, and that all factory workers suffered chronic exposure to asbestos.
Lawsuit Compensation And Benefits For Factory Workers Who Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma
When asbestos dust is inhaled, the rigid fibers of the mineral are so small that they can penetrate deep into the small airways of the lungs and become lodged in tissue.
Once there, they can cause a variety of health problems, including scarring of the lungs, lung cancer, and mesothelioma cancer.
In mesothelioma, the tissues that line organs like the heart or lungs, or body cavities like the abdomen, become infiltrated with cancerous tumors.
If you worked in a Louisiana factory and have developed mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer because of your asbestos related illness.
The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm fight for Louisiana families who have been injured by employer negligence, even when that injury took decades to develop.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.