Mesothelioma Attorney For Motiva Norco Refinery Employees Exposed To Asbestos
We help workers and retirees of the Motiva Norco Refinery (old Norco Refining) in New Orleans get the help they need to fight mesothelioma. Because the refinery was originally built in 1919, generations of workers spent years or decades at a jobsite where asbestos contaminated the air. Workers from Norco have been shown to have higher mesothelioma rates than the general population.
Mesothelioma in adults has only one cause, exposure to asbestos. This mineral was used widely in industrial applications and facilities for many decades, and oil refineries in particular made heavy use of asbestos’s fireproofing, insulating, and chemical retardant properties throughout their facilities.
The problem for workers arises when asbestos-containing components are damaged, which can send a cloud of small, rigid fibers into the air where they can be breathed in or swallowed. Once lodged in body tissues, the fibers cause irritation to nearby cells, and over a period of years or longer can provoke those cells to become cancerous.
While the exact mechanism for this isn’t well understood, it remains that workers or retirees from the Motiva Norco Refinery in New Orleans who develop mesothelioma can almost always trace the origin of the disease back to their time at the refinery.
Mesothelioma Lawsuit For Norco Refining Company Employees & Other Workers
The Gertler Law Firm works with individuals and families who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. We help ensure that you have access to all the funds available to those who’ve been injured by employers whose job sites were contaminated by asbestos.
When you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma after working at Norco Plant in New Orleans, protect your rights by calling us today at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans mesothelioma attorney.