Personal Injury Attorney For Railroad Workers With Mesothelioma And Asbestos Exposure In Louisiana
While the modern rail environment is considerably safer than it used to be when it comes to asbestos exposure, those people who worked on the railroads should let their doctors know about their risk of mesothelioma from workplace exposure to asbestos.
Like nearly all industrial workers, railroad workers prior to the 1980s worked in environments where asbestos was widely used.
From locomotive engine components, wrappings, and adhesives, to various components used in the construction of rail yards and associated facilities, workers in many roles would have routinely encountered and even worked with asbestos.
Others may not have had direct contact with the mineral, but because of its unique characteristics, they still may have experienced chronic, low-level exposure with consequences that were not apparent until years later.
Lawsuit Settlements And Benefits For Railroad Laborers Who Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma
Asbestos is one of the best insulators and fireproofing agents available, and because it can be mined as a natural resource and then woven or mixed into forms as distinct as loose insulation or cement blocks, it became one of the preferred building materials for all types of construction, from industrial to residential.
Asbestos was used in drywall, gaskets, adhesive tapes and wrappings, floor and ceiling tiles, and even protective equipment like gloves and aprons.
Until the 1980s, asbestos was everywhere, and for those who worked in close proximity to high-heat elements like machine and engine parts, the fine dust that asbestos emitted was a constant presence.
When this dust is inhaled, it can cause tremendous damage to the tissues of the lungs, including scarring and, eventually, cancer, including mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma’s only known cause in humans is exposure to asbestos dust, and nearly all cases can be traced to workplace exposure.
If you were a railroad worker in Louisiana and have developed mesothelioma, call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 to learn about your rights to compensation from an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.