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Surprising places you may have been exposed to asbestos

Like many people, you may think that asbestos was banned a long time ago. But asbestos is still around in a lot of surprising places. The risk of exposure to this deadly chemical can happen in some surprising places. Your Home  Even if you have a newer home, many construction materials still contain asbestos. Cement [...]

By | 2019-06-11T06:50:26+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Asbestos|Comments Off on Surprising places you may have been exposed to asbestos

Can a Blood Test Detect Asbestos Exposure

Even in 2018, there is still no cure for mesothelioma. By the time patients are diagnosed with mesothelioma, they usually only have a few years left to live. Yet discovering mesothelioma earlier can lead to better treatment options that could help patients live longer, healthier lives with this incurable disease. But is there a way [...]

By | 2018-05-31T12:28:06+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Asbestos|Comments Off on Can a Blood Test Detect Asbestos Exposure

Why Attorneys Refer Out Louisiana Mesothelioma Cases

When mesothelioma patients seek legal help, they are often running out of time. This deadly disease often progresses rapidly and patients need the peace of mind knowing that their case is being handled by a skilled lawyer with experience handling mesothelioma cases. Oftentimes, however, they may contact a general practice or personal injury attorney - [...]

By | 2018-02-02T09:58:30+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Why Attorneys Refer Out Louisiana Mesothelioma Cases

Can any Louisiana lawyer handle a mesothelioma case?

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma, can your family attorney or any general practice attorney handle your mesothelioma case in Louisiana? The answer is yes, they can. However, before you make that decision, you may want to consider a few crucially important factors. Experience in Louisiana’s Asbestos Related Fields Asbestos litigation [...]

By | 2018-02-02T09:54:07+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Can any Louisiana lawyer handle a mesothelioma case?

To Treat or Not to Treat

The early days of a mesothelioma diagnosis are full of stress and confusion. Oftentimes, families have endured weeks if not months of bouncing around between medical professionals trying to get a definitive diagnosis. Then, when they finally do get a confirmed diagnosis, the patient gets a death sentence as well. Despite the untold amounts of [...]

By | 2017-12-18T20:14:21+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on To Treat or Not to Treat

How do I know if I have mesothelioma?

How do I know if I or a loved one has mesothelioma? It’s not an easy disease to diagnose. Mesothelioma is statistically a rare disease, so most of the people who will see it’s symptoms first (such as your local family doctor), may not recognize the disease or may misdiagnose it as something else. You [...]

By | 2017-11-03T14:11:46+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on How do I know if I have mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma Exposure in Louisiana

If you live and work in the state of Louisiana, and have done so for a significant length of time, you may have been exposed to asbestos in your workplace. Some of the latest figures put the number of residents in the state of Louisiana that died from mesothelioma—a disease caused by asbestos exposure- at [...]

By | 2017-10-03T08:51:08+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Mesothelioma Exposure in Louisiana

Mesothelioma Linked to Shipyards in Louisiana

Asbestos is a substance which is found under the ground, and is a fibrous, crystalline mineral. Asbestos is mined, then compacted in mills into a powder which contains microscopic fibers. Originally, asbestos was used in factories, as well as in shipyards, as a heat insulator and fireproofing material, as well as in many other applications. [...]

By | 2017-10-02T10:23:27+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Mesothelioma Linked to Shipyards in Louisiana

Asbestos Exposure Doesn’t Just Happen at Work

Most of us associate asbestos exposure with a workplace in which items containing asbestos are manufactured. While it is true that the majority of those who develop mesothelioma—a cancer caused by repeated exposure to asbestos— were directly exposed to the substance, there are those who develop mesothelioma from “secondhand” exposure.   “Shaker cases” of mesothelioma [...]

By | 2017-09-27T16:54:38+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Asbestos|Comments Off on Asbestos Exposure Doesn’t Just Happen at Work

I’ve Been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma: What Are My Treatment Options?

For literally decades, mesothelioma—a disease which stems from exposure to asbestos—has been causing injury and death, even though scientists have known for more than 70 years that asbestos has potentially deadly effects on the human body. In 1973, the EPA banned the use of spray-on asbestos for insulation and fireproofing. Later, the agency banned the [...]

By | 2017-09-27T16:52:23+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on I’ve Been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma: What Are My Treatment Options?