Benefits And Lawsuit Compensation For Construction Workers Exposed To Asbestos In Louisiana
People who worked in construction in Louisiana, especially before tougher regulations removed most asbestos products from the market, were most likely exposed to a variety of asbestos-containing components in their work, and suffered exposure to asbestos as a result.
Even after the regulations of the 1970s and 1980s, many buildings in Louisiana continued to contain insulation, drywall, roofing materials, and paints that included asbestos, so maintenance and renovations to homes, businesses, and industrial facilities would have allowed contamination long after the original products were no longer in use.
Construction is a dangerous job by itself, but to learn years or decades later that your time in the field may have resulted in toxic exposure to asbestos, and mesothelioma, is a devastating blow for any family.
Workplace exposure is the number one source of asbestos exposure, and most construction workers who develop mesothelioma encountered asbestos on construction sites over many years.
Lawyer For Construction Workers Who Are Suffering With A Mesothelioma Diagnosis In Louisiana
When asbestos-containing products are used, they tend to produce a fine dust that an installer or other nearby workers will inhale.
Within this dust are thousands of small, rigid fibers that become trapped in the lungs. Over time, the fibers cause irritation to the cells around them, and eventually those cells become cancerous.
In mesothelioma, the cancer spreads through the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or other organs or body cavities.
Mesothelioma can be extremely hard to diagnose and treat, so your doctor should know of your occupational exposure to asbestos and take appropriate precautions if you experience symptoms like unexplained fever, coughing, or sudden weight loss.
The attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm work with Louisianans who’ve been injured by employer negligence.
If you’ve developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease after a career in construction, you may have rights to compensation.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.