Personal Injury Lawyer for Engineers Who Experienced Work Related Asbestos Exposure In Louisiana
Depending on the engineering specialty and the industry and role in which you worked, your career in engineering may have exposed you to dangerous levels of airborne asbestos fibers, which can increase your risk of developing mesothelioma.
From overseeing construction projects to improving the design of components or consumer items, prior to the 1980s, many aspects of engineering has the potential to expose engineers to asbestos.
When asbestos fibers become airborne, as they routinely did in commercial and industrial applications, they can be inhaled by nearby workers, where they can become trapped in the small airways of the lungs.
While the precise mechanism isn’t well understood, it is known that over the course of many years, proximity to asbestos fibers can provoke changes in nearby cells, eventually leading to cancer.
When the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdominal cavity develops cancerous tumors, this is known as mesothelioma.
Lawsuit Compensation And Benefits For Engineers In Louisiana Who Are Suffering Because Of A Mesothelioma Diagnosis
Most cases of mesothelioma are clearly linked to workplace exposure to asbestos, and the majority of those who develop the disease are retired men.
There have been cases of so-called second hand exposure to asbestos, where family members develop the disease because of exposure to contaminated clothing when a loved one arrived home in the evenings.
The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm work with families who’ve been affected by asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma in Louisiana.
You have rights when workplace exposure to toxins has stolen your health. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.