Personal Injury Lawyer For Oil Refinery Workers With Mesothelioma And Asbestos Exposure In Louisiana
Of all the facilities that relied on asbestos, oil refineries may have experienced the greatest short term gains from the mineral.
As a fireproofing agent, asbestos played a critical role in protecting life and property in oil refineries in the past, but asbestos was also used in refineries because of its unique ability to slow or stop certain chemical reactions.
In an environment with as much risk as an oil refinery, mitigating the danger of catastrophic events is paramount.
To that end, refining companies relied on asbestos for decades, resulting in a heightened risk of mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos-linked diseases among the people who worked there.
Because asbestos can be so beneficial in insulating hot components and preventing fires, it was literally woven or fabricated into numerous components used in commercial, industrial, and even residential buildings.
Shingles, flooring, drywall, adhesives, insulation, and countless other materials used throughout industrial facilities contained asbestos, which can easily become damaged or worn and produce a fine airborne dust, even when properly used.
Lawsuit Compensation And Benefits For Oil Refinery Workers Who Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma
For workers, this means that wide areas of a refinery’s interior were contaminated with microscopic asbestos fibers which could be inhaled.
Even safety equipment like gloves and aprons included asbestos, meaning that employees whose job it was to maintain and repair the facility may have experienced the greatest exposure.
The problem is that when asbestos is inhaled, it can become trapped in the lungs or other body tissue.
Over time, these sharp fibers damage nearby tissue and can cause a range of diseases, from scarring of the lungs to cancers like mesothelioma.
When the lining of the lungs or other body tissue or cavity develops cancerous tumors, this is mesothelioma, and only asbestos is known to cause mesothelioma.
If you worked at an oil refinery in Louisiana and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there is help for you and your family.
The Gertler Law Firm works with hard working Louisiana families like yours who have been hurt by the choices their employers made.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation to learn about your rights to compensation in Louisiana.