Personal Injury Attorney For Louisiana Steel Mill Workers Exposed To Asbestos
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by exposure to the mineral asbestos, which was widely used as an insulator and fire retardant until the 1980s.
For Louisiana steel mill workers of that era, there is a strong likelihood that you experienced workplace exposure to asbestos, which increases your risk of developing a number of asbestos-linked diseases, including mesothelioma.
Asbestos was put to use in countless applications in all types of buildings, machines, and components of each.
Shingles, floor and ceiling tiles, loose insulation, and as an add-in to cement blocks, adhesives, and drywall are just some of the dazzling array of parts that leveraged the unique characteristics of asbestos to reduce the risk or spread of fire.
In Louisiana steel mills, that danger was much higher than in a home or most commercial buildings.
The extremely high-heat environment near furnaces, forges, and other milling equipment made the need for extensive fireproofing much greater.
Lawsuit Compensation and Benefits For Steel Mill Workers Suffering From Mesothelioma In Louisiana
Workers in a steel mill, with no knowledge of the risk, were arriving to work each day at a site that was heavily contaminated by the microscopic, airborne fibers emitted from asbestos components when they were damaged or began to degrade because of age.
Even safety clothing like aprons and gloves included asbestos fibers, so pulling on or taking off the material meant to protect workers instead covered them in a carcinogenic dust that could go on to contaminate the workers’ homes.
Louisiana steel mill workers have rights to compensation when they develop mesothelioma from on-the-job exposure to toxic asbestos.
The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm can help you get all the help you need to fight mesothelioma and protect your family.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation.