Lawsuit Compensation and Benefits for Workers of Standard Brewing Company Who Have Been Diagnosed With Or Died From Mesothelioma
If you worked for Standard Brewing Company in Louisiana and have developed mesothelioma cancer in later years, there’s a strong possibility that asbestos contamination in the workplace is the source of your disease.
Prior to the 1980s, industrial facilities like major breweries, bottling plants, and packaging facilities used asbestos widely in everything from fire doors and safety clothing to pipe fittings, wrappings for boilers and other heating components, and even as components in interior furniture, floor, and ceiling tiles.
Asbestos was everywhere, and when parts that contain asbestos are broken or degrade over the course of their lifetime, small clouds of fine dust are released into the air. When these small particles are breathed in by the people working nearby, they can stay in the lungs forever.
Mesothelioma Lawsuit Attorney For Standard Brewing Company Employees Exposed To Asbestos
Breweries like Standard Brewing in Louisiana require extreme temperatures for the boil phase of beer making, but even in the ancillary tasks like bottling or even facilities maintenance, asbestos components would have shielded machines, heaters, and pipes, and played a role in nearly every aspect of plant design.
Workers likely experienced a constant, low-grade exposure to asbestos, punctuated by events that would have led to higher levels of exposure less frequently.
When asbestos fibers become stuck in the body, they cause irritation to nearby cells. While the mechanism isn’t fully understood, in some people, this eventually causes cells around the fibers to undergo changes that cause them to become cancerous.
When the lining of the lungs, abdominal cavity, or other organ or cavity of the body becomes infiltrated by tumors, this is mesothelioma. Mesothelioma’s only known cause in adults is exposure to asbestos, and nearly all cases of mesothelioma in the United States can be traced back to the workplace.
If you worked for Standard Brewing Company in Louisiana and are suffering with mesothelioma today, call The Gertler Law Firm at 504-581-6411.
We represent Louisiana families whose lives have been affected by an employer’s choice to maintain a contaminated worksite that endangered their entire workforce.
We can help you get the resources you need to fight mesothelioma, and the compensation you deserve.