Louisiana Insulation Plant Workers May Be At Risk for Health Problems
Due to Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos-related diseases were first identified in the late 1920s by medical professionals. Despite this fact, the production of asbestos-containing material (ACM) was not banned as it should have been. While regulation of asbestos was put into place under the Clean Air Act of 1970, a number of U.S. workers continue to be at high risk for asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. People at risk include those who worked at Louisiana insulation plants.
Where Exposure May Have Occurred
Employees and former employees of insulation plants who have developed health disorders due to asbestos exposure can fight for fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering (physical and emotional), and any other related losses. At Landry & Swarr, our focus is on fighting for the rights of victims who are dealing with the consequences of wrongful asbestos exposure. We are dedicated to helping victims and their families to establish the link between asbestos exposure and their development of related health disorders.
In the not-so-distant past, insulation plants produced fireproof insulation that typically contained asbestos as a primary component. This type of fireproof insulation was sold under a variety of brand names but was widely known as vermiculite. Asbestos breaks down over time making it easier for the particles to become airborne. When that happens, workers are far more susceptible to ingestion of the toxic fibers. Family members of workers at Louisiana insulation plants were also at risk for exposure to asbestos since the fibers would unknowingly be brought home from work on clothing and other materials.
Unfortunately, many workers have since died from asbestos exposure in Louisiana insulation plants. However, many others who are currently dealing with mesothelioma or other diseases associated with asbestos exposure may be able to more effectively manage their health conditions. In the meantime, it is important to seek fair compensation for all costs associated with the disease.
Getting Legal Help
The evidence linking certain medical conditions with asbestos exposure is becoming much more difficult to dispute, which puts asbestos victims in a good position for receiving fair compensation for any and all related expenses. Contact us right away if you would like to discuss your case with a qualified attorney with experience in Louisiana oil field asbestos cases. We will be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.