Mesothelioma Lawyers For Bollinger Shipyards Employees
Unfortunately, it is likely that if you spent years working at the Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, Louisiana, you were exposed to asbestos as you performed your routine duties.
In adults, there is only one known cause of mesothelioma, and that is asbestos that is inhaled or swallowed into the body, where it will become lodged in tissues like the small airways or capillaries.
Asbestos fibers are very small and rigid, so when they become stuck in the body, they cause irritation to nearby cells. Over the course of years, this irritation can cause inflammation and ultimately a number of diseases, including mesothelioma.
Shipbuilding is a trade where asbestos was heavily used in earlier decades, because of the risk of catastrophic damage from fire on ships.
Not only were workers in shipbuilding often injured by asbestos, but the US Navy has an unfortunate track record of former service members developing asbestos-related diseases as well. Asbestos may have saved lives from fire, but every year it costs lives from mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Compensation & Benefits For Bollinger Shipyard Workers
In Louisiana, workers who are injured by employer negligence are entitled to damage awards, but there are strict rules governing how and for how long these claims can be pursued.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma after working at the Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, you must act quickly to protect your rights and get the compensation you need to protect your family and fight for your health.
Call The Gertler Law Firm today at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney who understands what you and your family are going through right now.