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What is Friable Asbestos and Why is it Important?

Materials which contain asbestos broadly fall into two categories: friable and non-friable. Non-friable asbestos encompasses materials in which the asbestos is bonded—firmly bound within the material, therefore unlikely to release any measurable levels of asbestos fibers into the air. Because of this, there is a much lower risk to the health of those who come [...]

By | 2019-04-10T15:24:01+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Asbestos|Comments Off on What is Friable Asbestos and Why is it Important?

3 Goals for Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2019

If you ever wonder why asbestos is still legal, you aren’t alone. This lethal mineral continues to kill more than 200,000 people worldwide… every single year. But 100% of those deaths are preventable. That’s why Global Asbestos Awareness Week takes place every year from April 1-7. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) designates this week [...]

By | 2019-04-03T15:42:17+00:00 April 3rd, 2019|Asbestos, Research|Comments Off on 3 Goals for Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2019

Asbestos Found in Local New Orleans School

You may know that asbestos is found in many industrial applications, so the danger of exposure is usually a concern for workers in shipyards, manufacturing facilities, oil refineries, and other industrial jobs. But many other public buildings contain asbestos, like office buildings, municipal buildings, and even schools and hospitals. A local New Orleans charter school, [...]

By | 2019-06-11T06:51:46+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Asbestos|Comments Off on Asbestos Found in Local New Orleans School

What’s the Average Louisiana Mesothelioma Settlement?

For those employees who have been exposed to asbestos through their workplace and have developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease in Louisiana, a mesothelioma settlement or verdict can allow you to deal with the expenses associated with your treatment, as well as replacing any lost income you may have experienced due to your illness.  The [...]

By | 2019-06-11T06:51:27+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on What’s the Average Louisiana Mesothelioma Settlement?

Louisiana Mesothelioma Settlements—Why You Don’t Hear About Most of Them

Those who live in the state of Louisiana—and have worked in the state for a significant length of time—may have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace, and prolonged exposure to asbestos may result in serious health issues such as mesothelioma. The state of Louisiana has a significantly higher mesothelioma death rate than other states, [...]

By | 2019-06-11T06:54:39+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Louisiana Mesothelioma Settlements—Why You Don’t Hear About Most of Them

The Importance of Nutrition When Fighting Mesothelioma

With the month of June designated as National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, it is important to recognize the importance of good nutrition when fighting serious diseases such as mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is caused from exposure to asbestos fibers, typically in the workplace. Industries such as shipbuilding, mining, some types of construction work and insulating are [...]

By | 2019-06-11T06:50:52+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on The Importance of Nutrition When Fighting Mesothelioma

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?