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Two Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Hire the Big, Out-of-State Law Firm to Handle Your Louisiana Mesothelioma Case

You may have seen the frequent T.V. advertising by several big, out-of-state law firms that specialize in mesothelioma cases. While these advertisements may be appealing and may draw you in, keep in mind that choosing an attorney to represent you in a mesothelioma case —or in any case—is a very important decision. You want to make sure that you choose an attorney that is not only experienced in the area of law governing your case, but is someone you trust, feel comfortable with, are willing to work with, and feel confident that they will do a good job for you. Your...

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Two Louisiana Professions Likely to Expose You to Toxins

When you have a job that requires you to work around dust, fibers, chemicals or fumes, you are put at risk for developing an occupational disease. There are thousands of potentially dangerous workplace chemicals. Some studies have shown that 4% to 10% of all cancers in the United States are caused by work exposures. There are certain jobs are just inherently dangerous to workers because they have a high rate of physical accidents or because they necessarily expose workers to deadly toxins. Here in Louisiana, we have several important industries that are dangerous for workers on both fronts. Here are just 2 of...

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3 Things You Need to Know About Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may want to file a lawsuit. Here are some things you should know before you do. You Have a Time Limit in Which to File Your Lawsuit Even though it can take up to 40 years for the symptoms of mesothelioma to manifest themselves, when it comes to filing a lawsuit to recover for your injuries, you have to move fast. All states have what is called a “statute of limitations” for different civil wrongs. The point of the statute of limitations is to prevent a plaintiff from waiting forever to act on...

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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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