Louisiana Oil Field Workers at Risk for Serious Health Problems
Due to Asbestos Exposure
As any oil field worker knows, there are many risks associated with his or her job. One of the less obvious risks is exposure to asbestos, which can lead to a form of cancer known as mesothelioma.
In Louisiana, where there are many oil field workers, there have been numerous legal cases involving victims of asbestos exposure. As Louisiana’s top asbestos attorneys, we focus on providing first-rate legal assistance for oil field workers and their families who are dealing with occupational diseases related to asbestos exposure.
A Brief History of Asbestos Use in the Oil Field
In the past, oil workers wore clothing that was made of asbestos fibers, which worked to protect workers against potential fires. However, the regular exposure to asbestos caused many of these workers to develop mesothelioma. Today’s pipefitters still run a significant risk of asbestos exposure due to the ACM (asbestos-containing material) that was typically used to insulate piping. While ACM-insulated equipment provided protection from fire and heat, the material becomes brittle with age causing it to flake off into dust that infiltrates the surrounding air. The majority of people who develop mesothelioma are workers who have been exposed to asbestos fibers and dust. Click here to learn more about asbestos exposure.
Getting Legal Help
The attorneys at Landry & Swarr provide experienced assistance to families who have lost a loved one due to asbestos exposure or who are currently dealing with the effects of an occupational disease. Our full focus is on representing individuals and their families who are dealing with occupational diseases, including conditions that have developed as a result of asbestos exposure.
Our attorneys have the comprehensive knowledge and first-hand experience in mesothelioma cases that has allowed us to serve countless families in the state of Louisiana who are choosing to fight for their rights. Our goal is to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve from the companies and industries responsible for your exposure or the exposure of a loved one wrongfully exposed to asbestos while working in a Louisiana oil field.