Personal Injury Lawyer For Industrial Laborers With Mesothelioma And Asbestos Exposure In Louisiana
Unfortunately, industrial workers like smelters, welders, millwrights, molders, as well as the workers who maintain the heavy machinery used in industrial settings, may be at higher risk for mesothelioma cancer than those in many other professions in Louisiana.
Prior to the 1980s, nearly every commercial and industrial facility in the United States was built from and stocked with an enormous number of asbestos-containing materials, including floor and ceiling tiles, concrete blocks, insulation around industrial ovens, blast furnaces, and other hot equipment, and even safety equipment like gloves and aprons.
All of these uses were intended to improve plant safety and reduce the risk of fire, protecting life and property.
The problem with asbestos is that complications from asbestos exposure often aren’t detected for many years or decades, but in an environment saturated with asbestos-containing materials, eventually some of those components will begin to degrade.
Once that happens, small clouds of fine asbestos dust will contaminate an area and be inhaled by nearby workers.
Industrial Workers Who Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma Can Get Lawsuit Compensation And Benefits
As an industrial facility aged, more and more components would have contributed to this chronic background level of contamination, and workers wouldn’t even know they were inhaling a dangerous carcinogen.
Once asbestos fibers are inhaled, they can become lodged in body tissue like the lungs, and can cause localized damage and irritation.
Over many years of exposure, workers’ lungs can become badly scarred by these fibers, and nearby cells can become cancerous.
When the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdominal cavity become infiltrated with cancerous tumors, the condition is known as mesothelioma, and only asbestos is known to cause it.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma and worked in an industrial facility in Louisiana, there is a strong likelihood that your disease is linked to occupational exposure to asbestos.
The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm help Louisiana workers and their families get the compensation they deserve when they’ve been hurt by employer negligence.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.