What To Do if You Receive an Asbestos Exposure-Related Diagnosis

Have you been exposed to asbestos in the past at your Louisiana job site, and have been diagnosed with a related illness?

If so, you need to reach out to our Louisiana asbestos attorneys to file a personal injury lawsuit now to compensate you for your medical expenses and other damages.

Time is of the essence because our state’s asbestos laws have a one-year statute of limitations for filing an asbestos lawsuit after being diagnosed with an asbestos exposure-related illness.

What is Asbestos Exposure?

Asbestos is known to the state of Louisiana to be a dangerous material. Any time a product that contains asbestos is disturbed, such as being drilled, sanded, or cut, you’re at risk for asbestos exposure. That’s because these activities release microscopic asbestos fibers into the air, which you can easily inhale or get on your clothing.

Asbestos exposure isn’t only dangerous to those working on job sites with asbestos. Because asbestos fibers can stay on a worker’s clothing for hours. This means that family members and other loved ones who come in contact with workers exposed to asbestos after they’ve come home from work are at risk for inhaling the dangerous material and developing a related medical condition as well.

What Illnesses are Associated with Asbestos Exposure?

Asbestos exposure can cause a variety of serious illnesses in workers who were at Louisiana job sites where asbestos was present. These illnesses include:

  • Asbestosis
  • Atelectasis
  • Diffuse pleural thickening
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pleural plaques
  • Pleuritis

What Occupations Are Most At Risk for Asbestos Exposure?

There are a variety of common occupations in Louisiana where a worker may be exposed to dangerous asbestos fibers. These types of jobs and job sites include:

  • Carpenters who use asbestos products
  • Chemical plants
  • Fabrication manufacturers
  • Fishery Docks
  • Insulators
  • Millwrights
  • Oil refineries
  • Painters
  • Pipefitters
  • Pipelines
  • Power plants
  • Rubber plants
  • Salt plants
  • Shipfitters
  • Some hospitals
  • Steam plants
  • Sugar factories
  • Welders
  • Wiring companies

As you can see, there’s a huge variety of occupations and job sites where you may be exposed to asbestos and later develop a related illness.

Where in Louisiana Can I Be Exposed to Asbestos?

Asbestos is believed to exist at job sites in over 150 Louisiana cities. From New Orleans to Shreveport and pretty much everywhere in between, you’re at risk for asbestos exposure if you work in one of the high-risk professions or job sites.

While our asbestos law firm is based in New Orleans, we help workers with asbestos litigation all across the state. Wherever you were exposed in Louisiana and wherever you live now, we can help you with your case.

Your Next Steps After Receiving an Asbestos Exposure-Related Illness

Louisiana asbestos law recognizes that it’s not your fault if you are diagnosed with one of the above-mentioned illnesses related to asbestos exposure. The law also acknowledges that you deserve compensation for your own going medical bills, loss of wages due to treatments, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.

However, our state has a strict one-year statute of limitations for filing an asbestos lawsuit after you receive a related diagnosis. This means as soon as you are diagnosed with an illness related to asbestos exposure, you need to immediately reach out to an asbestos attorney like the ones at our New Orleans-based law firm for a consultation on your case.

Reach Out to Us Today for a Free Consultation

We know how unfair your diagnosis is, and that you are likely experiencing significant medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. We want to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your asbestos-related medical condition.

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At our law firm, we believe asbestos litigation starts with very carefully listening to our potential clients. We want to get to know you, understand what your at-risk job was and how you were related to asbestos, and learn how your resulting medical condition is impacting your life. We care about you and want to get to know you so we can help you as much as possible.

To schedule a free asbestos lawsuit consultation, call our New Orleans-based law firm today at (504) 299-1214.