Lawsuit Compensation And Benefits For Plumbers Who Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma
While new construction isn’t typically a danger to Louisiana plumbers when it comes to asbestos exposure and risk of mesothelioma, when you work in an older home, office, or industrial facility, you run the risk of dealing with a number of components that likely contain asbestos.
Because asbestos is so beneficial as a fireproofing agent, an insulator, and to halt certain chemical reactions, it was widely used in everything from gaskets, pipe block, and even the tapes that lined pipes, as well as drywall, flooring, and dozens of other components that people working in the plumbing trade might encounter on any job.
While asbestos has admirable qualities in terms of preventing fire, in the 1970s and 1980s, it became widely recognized as a hazard to human health and a carcinogen.
For plumbers, jobs that require sanding down old components, removing outdated pipes, or even cutting through old walls, floors, or ceilings, can carry the risk of exposure to airborne asbestos fibers.
Personal Injury Lawyer For Plumbers With Mesothelioma And Asbestos Exposure In Louisiana
Once inhaled, many of these small fibers can become trapped in your body, where they damage nearby tissue and can eventually cause neighboring cells to become cancerous.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lungs, abdominal cavity, heart, or other organ, and the only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.
The vast majority of mesothelioma cases can be linked to on-the-job exposure to asbestos, often in people who spent their careers in the construction trades.
While tougher regulations have improved workplace safety in recent decades, plumbers and others who work in unpredictable environments should take precautions to protect themselves, and talk to their doctors about their history of possible asbestos exposure.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Louisiana, call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.