Our Mesothelioma Lawyers Work for Victims’ Rights After Exposure to Asbestos

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Are you or someone you know now suffering from the viscous cancer Mesothelioma because of asbestos abuse?
 
The past employer who was careless about the environment should be held responsible and should be paying the price. Learn more by reading on or call us if you’re ready to talk.

The dangers of asbestos exposure are well known; exposure to airborne particles is the only known cause of mesothelioma. The link between asbestos and mesothelioma has been recognized for decades, but the manufacturers of asbestos products failed to warn users about that link, exposing millions to deadly asbestos fibers.

Despite the known dangers, the use of asbestos continued to expand in the 20th Century. It was used in the manufacturing of vehicles, as insulation, and in all types of construction materials, including cement, shingles, tiles, stucco, siding, and other products. It was used to insulate pipes and boilers, as a tank lining, and in numerous applications in the shipbuilding industry.

Even today, asbestos use is not banned in the USA, but federal regulations place restrictions on its manufacture, use and disposal, and legal protections are in place for workers who could be exposed, whether in manufacturing, removal, construction, mining or other industries.


What Is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an incurable form of cancer that is linked to asbestos exposure. It can be caused by inhaling microscopic asbestos particles. Mesothelioma may take from 10 to 60 years to develop after the initial exposure to asbestos. 
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Most people who develop mesothelioma are exposed to asbestos particles at their job or to asbestos dust from a family member’s work clothes. The aggressive cancer usually shows up in the lining of the lungs and chest cavity, but it also may occur in the tissue surrounding other organs. The two most common forms of mesothelioma are pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma. A mesothelioma diagnosis is grim news; the average life expectancy after diagnosis is 12 to 21 months.

Louisiana Asbestos Exposure

Nearly every person living and working in Louisiana has been exposed to asbestos at some point because it is used in so many products. Workers in these industries face exposure to asbestos fibers because of asbestos products in their workplace:

  • Asbestos mining
  • Floor installation/removal
  • Construction trade
  • Plumbing trade
  • Electrical trade
  • Shipbuilding, shipyard workers
  • Asbestos textile workers
  • Oil refinery workers
  • Salt plant workers
  • Katrina cleanup workers

There are various job sites that are known to have exposed workers to asbestos, including oil refineries in Shreveport, Princeton and Lake Charles, the Port of Baton Rouge, in Plaquemine and other locations throughout the state. Call our firm at once if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.


Treatment For Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma victims have a longer survival rate if the cancer is detected in its early stages. Some tumors can be successfully removed. The age and health of the patient is also an important factor in recovery.

Once mesothelioma has been diagnosed, health care professionals must determine if the cancer has spread. Various tests, including a CT scan, PET scan, and Endoscopic Ultrasound are performed to determine the condition of the lungs and the other parts of the body. The extent of the cancer and its spread will be the determining factor in how a case of mesothelioma is treated medically. The treatments vary, based upon where the cancer is found and the stage of the progression of the disease.


Treatment Options For Mesothelioma Include:

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  • Surgery to remove the cancerous area and the tissues surrounding it
  • Surgery to remove part of the lung covering and lining of the chest and outside surface of lungs
  • Surgery to remove an entire lung lobe as well as lining of the lungs, the diaphragm, and the lining of the heart
  • Removal of fluid from the lung lining and chemicals used to create scar tissue in this area so that fluids can no longer build up in the area
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy

Recent advances in medical science for the treatment of cancers may be used and mesothelioma patients may choose to seek out a clinical trial as an option.


Contact Our Louisiana Mesothelioma Attorneys

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If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have limited time to take action. Neblett, Beard & Arsenault represents mesothelioma victims throughout the state of Louisiana and can assist you immediately. We come to you. We will handle all of the critical details, including access to Social Security Disability benefits on an expedited basis.

Our goal is to help you navigate the legal system claim and protect your right to fair compensation.

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have limited time to take action. Contact us at (318) 561-2500 today to schedule a consultation.


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Louisiana injured accident victims have rights, and the attorneys of Neblett, Beard, and Arsenault want to help fight for them. Our attorneys understand that serious accident injuries can have a long-lasting impact on your life, and we will work hard to help you obtain compensation for your medical costs, property damage, lost time at work, and pain and suffering.
Personal injury cases can arise from a wide variety of accidents and other situations. Car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, exposure to toxic substances, and more are all avoidable circumstances that can lead to the unnecessary injury to a victim. Often, victims suffer serious injuries that leave them facing a difficult recovery or even a permanent disability. When that happens, victims should be able to focus on their health and recovery, not the complex and often frustrating details of a legal case.
When you are injured or become ill because of a dangerous drug, defective medical device, or a toxic consumer product, you are very likely not the only person to suffer. When a product harms a large number of people, a court may determine that the case can be filed as a mass tort action, which saves time, effort, and money for each individual plaintiff. Our mass tort attorneys are prepared to take on major manufacturers to get you the compensation you deserve.

Why Neblett, Beard & Arsenault Is Your Best Choice

You have a lot of choices when it comes to personal injury attorneys in the South Central U.S., so why choose us? Our results speak for themselves. Through our commitment and dedication, we are able to negotiate maximum settlements for our clients and we take pride in holding negligent parties responsible for the injuries they have caused. At Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, you can expect:

  • Experience in all areas of injury law. Our team of 17 attorneys has handled every type of personal injury claim—from motor vehicle accidents to nursing home abuse—and we will match our experience to your specific case. You can rest assured that we understand the best approach for your unique claim and we will pull out all the stops to fight for you.
  • Commitment to clients. We value each and every one of our clients as an individual and our entire team—from our friendly receptionist to our highly skilled attorneys—will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. You will always feel like you are our top priority and we will see your case through to the end.
  • Maximum results. Our many years of experience and knowledge of the law allow us to evaluate the strength of your case and adopt the best strategy to pursue the maximum settlement available. If more than one party may be held responsible for your injuries, we will file multiple claims to make sure you get every penny you are owed to help you recover and support your family.

While our large staff and comprehensive services offer the advantages of a big law firm, our personalized service and individual attention give our clients the feeling of a small town family firm. With Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, you get the best of both worlds!

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