Mesothelioma Attorney For Convent Refinery Employees
Retirees and former workers from the Convent Refinery (Motiva Enterprises) in Convent, Louisiana who develop mesothelioma may be eligible for compensation based on the negligence of an employer who exposed many workers to asbestos over a period of many years.
Because the refinery was built in the 1960s, it used materials fabricated from or with asbestos, which is an excellent fireproofing agent. Asbestos was widely used in many industries until the 1970s and 1980s, when it was definitively linked to illness in humans and tough regulations went into place to protect workers from the dangers asbestos poses.
At the Convent Refinery, workers are known to have been exposed to airborne asbestos fibers that entered the environment from broken materials, or the normal wear and tear of insulated moveable parts. Many items, such as protective clothing, were also made of asbestos.
While it prevented immediate harm from the risk of fire, people who routinely wore such equipment are too often experiencing late-in-life disease as a result of exposure.
When asbestos fibers enter the air in an environment like the Convent Refinery, they can be inhaled or swallowed by people working nearby. Asbestos fibers are very small, and can be breathed deep into the tissues of the lungs, or lodged into the tissues lining the stomach and intestines. Here, over a period of many years, they can cause irritation to nearby cells, ultimately causing tumor formation.
Mesothelioma Fund Attorneys For Convent Refinery Workers
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma after working at the Convent Refinery in Louisiana, don’t wait to protect your legal rights.
If a former Convent Refinery employee needs help, call The Gertler Law Firm today at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.