Lawsuit Payments And Benefits For HVAC Mechanics Who Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma
Because of the nature of the job sites where Louisiana HVAC Mechanics work, their risk of exposure to asbestos is higher than workers in many other professions.
HVAC systems and components are found throughout homes and businesses, outside of them, on roofs, and in attics and other enclosed areas.
In older construction buildings, especially residential buildings, asbestos-containing materials may still be in use.
Prior to the 1980s, asbestos was widely used in insulation, shingles, adhesives, drywall, and hundreds of other applications in a building.
Ductwork was commonly wrapped in insulation containing asbestos.
All of these circumstances contribute to a heightened risk of asbestos exposure for HVAC Mechanics in Louisiana.
Asbestos is an extremely useful mineral that was widely used for decades because of its excellent insulating and fireproofing capabilities.
Personal Injury Lawyer For HVAC Mechanics With Mesothelioma Cancer And Asbestos Exposure In Louisiana
Asbestos is also flexible, and can be cut, woven, or impregnated into various shapes and compounds, so it saw use in gaskets, tapes, as blankets that cover boilers, as automotive brake pads, inside floor and ceiling tile in homes, and in countless other applications.
Until the 1980s, asbestos was present in essentially all buildings and was in use throughout American industry.
Around this time, scientists began to understand that while asbestos can prevent fire, it can also cause significant long term health problems for those who work with it or are otherwise exposed to it.
As asbestos ages or is broken, microscopic fibers of the mineral are released into the air, where they can be inhaled.
Over time, these fibers can cause scarring in lung tissue, or even mutate nearby cells to become cancerous.
Cancer of the lining of the lungs or other organs or body cavities is known as mesothelioma, and it is only caused by asbestos exposure.
As an HVAC Mechanic, you may experience routine exposure to asbestos, which can increase your chances of developing asbestos-linked diseases like mesothelioma.
Talk to your doctor about your risk factors and pay attention for symptoms that may indicate early-stage mesothelioma.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Louisiana, you may be entitled to compensation.
The Gertler Law Firm works with Louisiana families facing a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Call 504-581-6411 today for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.