Lawsuit Compensation And Benefits For Employees Of Avondale Shipyards In Louisiana Who Are Suffering From Mesothelioma
It is possible that your mesothelioma can be traced back to your time as an employee at Avondale Shipyards in Algiers, Louisiana.
Unfortunately, the shipbuilding industry as a whole has been a primary user of asbestos, which is the only known cause of mesothelioma.
If you worked in building or retrofitting ships, or in many other capacities at the facility, you may have experienced a chronic exposure to the small fibers of asbestos that can infiltrate the lungs and capillaries of the body, where they can provoke nearby cells to become cancerous over a period of many years.
When mesothelioma is diagnosed, it is usually attributable to workplace exposure, either directly, or through second-hand exposure of family members to asbestos-coated work clothes.
Because Avondale Shipyards is one of the largest shipbuilding facilities in the United States, and because it works on a number of military vessels, the Algiers facility likely utilized large amounts of asbestos in a number of different applications, designed to insulate components and reduce the risk of fire on vessels.
Mesothelioma Lawyer For Employees And Families Who Have Been Exposed To Asbestos From Avondale Shipyards
From gaskets to boilers to wall insulation, asbestos was applied nearly everywhere in the construction of a ship, or components were made of materials that included asbestos.
This means that the environment that workers occupied was often heavily contaminated with asbestos fibers, and in earlier decades, workers were rarely provided with adequate safety equipment or educated about the risks posed to their loved ones when they got home.
The Gertler Law Firm works with Louisiana families who are facing a mesothelioma diagnosis after working at Avondale Shipyards in Algiers.
We help people get the resources they need to fight their disease and leave a legacy to their loved ones.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.