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Baton Rouge, LA Mesothelioma & Asbestos Exposure Attorney

Mesothelioma, or malignant mesothelioma, is a rare, incurable form of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society and the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus, asbestos exposure is the main cause of mesothelioma.

Here in Louisiana, we have oil refineries, offshore drilling platforms, shipyards, and other industries known for posing serious health risks to their workers, including asbestos-related diseases. These industries drive our economy, but the workers are its backbone, and all too often, negligent manufacturers put these individuals at risk.

Manufacturers of asbestos-containing products have known about the health risks associated with their products since the 1930s when doctors first began to warn factory owners, mine owners, and asbestos manufacturers of its danger to workers. Despite the warnings, companies continued to design, manufacture, and sell asbestos-containing products without providing workers with adequate protective gear. As a result, workers continued inhaling the asbestos fibers. It wasn’t until the late 1970s that the public first became aware of the dangers of asbestos and asbestos-related products. But by then, it was too late for many shipbuilders, plumbers, electricians, plasterers, ironworkers, machinists, boilermakers, miners, oil drillers, steelworkers, laborers, and pipefitters.

Because mesothelioma has such a long latency period, workers who were exposed to asbestos 10, 20, and even 50 years ago are just now beginning to experience the symptoms of malignant mesothelioma.

If you believe you were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma, please call the Louisiana injury attorneys at Day Law Group at 225-200-0000 to schedule a FREE legal consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

Who Is At Fault?

In addition to the manufacturers of asbestos products, we now know that distributors, suppliers, contractors, and premier owners (particularly big oil companies) were aware of the dangers of asbestos exposure. Even with this knowledge, these negligent companies did nothing to protect their own employees, nor the contractors who worked at their facilities.

If you are facing a life-changing diagnosis, you may be able to hold these institutions accountable. Our Louisiana mesothelioma lawyers are passionately committed to helping our clients stand up for their rights and get the compensation they deserve. We can hold manufacturers and employers accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MESOTHELIOMA?

Malignant mesothelioma affects the mesothelium, which is the special tissue that lines your lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs. The cancer typically starts in the lungs, but it can also start in the abdomen or any internal organs.

The disease develops after exposure to asbestos particles and takes a long time to develop.

Symptoms usually include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Pain under the rib cage
  • Pain, swelling, or lumps in the abdomen
  • Unexplained weight loss

If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately – especially if you know you have been exposed to asbestos. Once you have a diagnosis, consider taking legal action.

CONTACT DAY LAW GROUP TODAY

Reach out to DAY LAW GROUP today for a consultation by contacting us at 225-200-0000 or by sending us an email through the online contact form.

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