Asbestos exposure at Louisiana job sites
The following types of industries and sites have been identified as workplaces in Louisiana where workers were likely to have been subjected to asbestos exposure. Please note, this is only a partial listing and other places of employment might also be applicable.
If your type of work is not listed here and you feel you have worked with asbestos in your Louisiana workplace, please contact us for further information on what action you can take next.
Identified workplaces in Louisiana where asbestos exposure may have occurred:
- Salt Plants
- Chemical Plants
- Certain fabrication manufacturers
- Power Plants
- Rubber Plants
- Oil Refineries
- Louisiana State University
- Sugar Factories
- Wiring or cable companies
- Steam Plants
- Fisheries Docks
Specific companies that have documented cases of employee asbestos exposure in Louisiana include:
- A number of companies at the Port of New Orleans
- Anco Insulations
- Asbestos Corporation Limited
- Cities Services
- Eagle, Inc. (formerly Eagle Asbestos & Packing)
- Equitable Shipyard
- Foster Wheeler
- Hopeman Brothers
- McCarty Corporation
- PPG, Hercules, Inc.
- Reilly Benton
- Shell, Exxon
- Union Carbide Corporation
I believe I have been exposed to asbestos, what do I do next?
If you have worked at any of the Louisiana job sites listed, asbestos exposure could put you at risk for developing certain asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, and it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention.
Whatever your reason for visiting our website, we would like to assure you that you still have the right to decide what happens next. The first step we recommend you take is to ascertain where and when you may have been exposed to asbestos. The more information you can recall from your place of employment, the better our mesothelioma lawyers will be able to help build a case for you.
Some of the information you may need to review with your attorney includes:
Where were you employed?
How long were you employed?
What were your job title and key responsibilities?
Were you aware that you were working with asbestos or the related health injuries that might arise from working with asbestos?
Have fellow employees commented on ill health?
Have you worked with asbestos?
Research suggests there is a direct link between working with asbestos and that it is a leading cause for certain medical problems such as mesothelioma or lung cancer. That’s why, in the 1980’s, the U.S government overruled the use of asbestos in the home and workplace and deemed it a hazardous material.
If you were employed before 1980 in the State of Louisiana, usually in the fields of construction, oil, shipyards, and paper mills, you may have potentially been dangerously exposed to asbestos.
Time to make the first step
Perhaps you already know of your exposure and would like to know what your rights are? Or maybe a loved one suggested this site for more information.
However you found yourself in this situation, we would like to offer you our full sympathy, support and experience to help guide you through this difficult time, and it is time to contact us to take legal action.
Our fully qualified Louisiana mesothelioma lawyers stand ready to gather the facts about your case and use our experience to ensure your rights are fully protected during this difficult time.