Lawsuit Compensation and Benefits For Hairdressers Who Are Suffering From Mesothelioma In Louisiana
Unfortunately, people who worked as stylists and hairdressers in Louisiana before the 1980s are believed to have experienced chronic levels of asbestos exposure, largely linked to the heat shields used in hand-held and bonnet-style hair dryers.
Over many uses, the heat shields would begin to break down, so when the driers were turned on, they forced small fibers of the mineral asbestos into the air.
For the most part, workers in a salon wouldn’t even have known they were inhaling a toxic dust, but many years of chronic exposure to asbestos can result in the development of mesothelioma, a form of cancer caused by inhaled or swallowed asbestos fibers.
When the fibers are inhaled, they are small enough that they can reach deep into the lungs.
They are rigid, so once lodged into the small airways, the fibers are nearly impossible for the body to expel.
Nearby cells are forced to deal with the chronic trauma of a foreign object, which can lead to inflammation, irritation, and eventually, mutation into cancer cells.
Personal Injury Attorney For Hair Stylists Exposed To Asbestos In Louisiana
When the lining of the lungs or abdomen develops cancerous tumors, the condition is known as mesothelioma, which is always caused by asbestos exposure in adults.
There is clear evidence that the manufacturers of asbestos-containing devices knew of the hazards to human health long before that information was communicated to the public who purchased and used their products.
When you’ve developed mesothelioma in Louisiana, you have a right to seek compensation from those responsible for your asbestos exposure.
The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm fight for people who’ve been hurt by the negligent decisions of others.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.