Personal Injury Attorney For Louisiana Toll Collectors Exposed To Asbestos
Despite decades of improved regulations and education, mesothelioma remains a risk for people who work in toll booths on Louisiana roads.
Toll collectors are exposed to vehicle emissions during the most inefficient phase of engine operation, when the engine and brakes work together to decrease momentum and slow the vehicle down.
There are countless particulates that are emitted during slow down, idling, and then the sudden acceleration phase at the end of the exchange, and one of the most dangerous is microscopic asbestos fibers that are released from the brakes and clutch assemblies.
Because of the volume of vehicles that may pass through a toll booth in a day, toll collectors may be exposed to dramatically higher levels of cancerous asbestos than those in other professions.
Asbestos is a mineral that has been used as an insulator and fire retardant for centuries, but which has been linked to a variety of dangerous diseases in humans.
In the 1970s and 1980s, tough new regulations curtailed asbestos use throughout the United States, but some applications, like automotive brakes and clutch assemblies, continue to rely on the material.
For most people, the risk of exposure to dangerous amounts of asbestos dust is remote, but some occupations, including toll collectors, still carry the risk of chronic exposure to asbestos.
Benefits And Lawsuit Compensation For Toll Collectors Who Have Been Diagnosed With Or Passed Away From Mesothelioma
Once inhaled, asbestos fibers can become lodged in the lungs.
These small, sharp, rigid fibers damage nearby tissues, and over many years can cause a series of problems like scarring in the lungs, and even cancers like lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Toll collectors should make sure their doctors understand their risk of asbestos exposure, and monitor for symptoms as appropriate.
If you’re a Louisiana toll collector who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may have rights to compensation.
The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm work with Louisiana families like yours to get all the resources they need when battling mesothelioma.
Call 504-581-6411 and speak to an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney for free.