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If You Think You May Have Been Exposed to Asbestos, Do This

Here in Louisiana we have a number of industries that have exposed workers to asbestos for years, and still do— including: shipbuilding, offshore drilling, oil refineries, construction, and power plants. But it’s not just jobs that pose an asbestos danger to many Louisianans. Even our weather can cause asbestos exposure. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the clean-up exposed many people throughout New Orleans area to asbestos. An Old Risk and a New Risk While we commonly think of asbestos exposure as a danger of the past when it was heavily used in the 1930s to the 1970s, unfortunately asbestos still lingers in...

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What is Mesothelioma?

Cancer. The word alone strikes fear into everyone’s heart. But some forms of cancer can be worse than others. Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that is found in the lining that protects the lungs, abdomen, and heart. The protective lining around these organs in the body is known as the mesothelium, which is where the cancer gets its name from. The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma cancer types are categorized by the organ tissue they effect. So, if  you inhaled airborne asbestos fibers and they lodged in your lungs or chest cavity causing cancer,...

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Hey! That’s Personal! Maintaining Privacy in Litigation

We all value our privacy. And in our modern world, it has become increasingly important to protect yourself from identify thieves and the like. But when you are involved in a litigation, you are required to disclose a lot of personal information, whether you like it or not. So does filing a lawsuit mean you lose your right to privacy completely? No. Your rights can still be protected. Discovery In litigation, we have procedures called “discovery.”  Discovery, in the context of a lawsuit allows both sides to find out (“discover”) facts and information about the opposing party’s case (i.e., plaintiff’s case-in- chief and the...

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What Makes Trucking Accidents So Dangerous?

Accidents between passenger cars and big commercial vehicles like 18-wheelers, tractor trailers or semis, are often fatal—to the people riding in the car. But why? What makes commercial truck accidents so dangerous? In short, it’s because the differences between passenger cars and big rigs make the dynamics of what happens when a car hits a truck (or visa versa) much different than when a car hits another car. Here’s what we mean. Sheer Mass They don’t call them “big rigs” for nothing. One of the most obvious dangers of trucking accidents is the sheer mass of the commercial vehicle. Loaded, an 18-wheeler or commercial truck...

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