Lawsuit Compensation And Benefits For Paper Mill Workers Who Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma In Louisiana
Unfortunately, for Louisiana workers who’ve spent their careers working in paper mills, there are reasons to believe that they have a higher risk for developing mesothelioma based on workplace exposure to asbestos.
Though strict regulations in the 1980s have made the occupation safer, older paper mills were constructed the way most industrial facilities were built in those times, with heavy use of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials.
Insulation, siding, machine parts, gaskets, pipe fittings, floor and ceiling tiles, and countless other components were made of or with asbestos, even including protective equipment like gloves and masks.
While asbestos does an excellent job in preventing and stopping fires – an important safety feature in the highly flammable environment of a paper mill – the problem for workers is that exposure to asbestos can lead to significant long term health problems, including asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.
Personal Injury Attorney For Louisiana Paper Mill Workers Exposed To Asbestos
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that develops on the internal linings of organs or body cavities.
The only known cause of mesothelioma in adults is exposure to asbestos, which is prone to degradation in industrial uses, where it produces a fine dust that is readily inhaled by workers.
Asbestos fibers are very small and rigid, and once in body tissue, they can become permanently lodged, irritating nearby cells and ultimately causing changes to them that result in cancer.
Louisiana paper mill workers and those who’ve retired from the profession should talk to their doctors about their history of asbestos exposure.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Louisiana, you may have rights to compensation that can help you get the treatment you need and protect your family for the long term.
Call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.