What Exactly Is Asbestos and Why Is It So Dangerous?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that was widely used from the beginning of the industrial revolution until the late 1980s. Asbestos was especially popular in the construction, manufacturing, oil refining, shipbuilding, and chemical plant industries due to its absorption and resistance to damage from heat and chemicals. Today, there are still thousands of products on the market that contain asbestos.
In order to create many of the asbestos products, the mineral would be crushed down and combined with other materials, leaving tiny asbestos particles floating in the air and sticking to clothing. Repeated inhalation of the asbestos fibers has been proven to cause serious illness such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and other diseases.
While asbestos exposure can occur anywhere there are asbestos products (even in the household), the majority of asbestos-related disease cases come from laborers who routinely handled or made asbestos products for a number of years, or worked in an environment where these products were frequently used.
Baton Rouge Workplace Illness Attorneys
If you have worked in a hazardous job where you came into contact with asbestos, and now have a related disease, Pourciau Law Firm can help. Through experience, skill and dedication, our lawyers will assemble solid evidence to prove that your illness was caused by asbestos exposure. We offer aggressive representation with compassion and understanding as you and your family go through this difficult time. Contact our firm to learn more about how we can help you.
Products Which Commonly Contained Asbestos Until the Late 1980s
- Brake linings
- Brake pads
- Ceiling panels and tiles
- Popcorn ceiling texture
- Ceiling insulation
- Electrical breakers
- Electrical panels
- Insulating cloth
- Floor tiles
- Carpet mastic
Heating and Cooling System Products
- Boiler insulation
- Ductwork insulation
- Furnace insulation
- Pipe and pipe covering
- Pipe insulation
- Tank insulation
Kilns and Ovens
Roofing and Chimney Products
- Chimney lining
- Spackling compounds
- Wall insulation
Contact Our Louisiana Asbestos Exposure Attorneys
From offices in Kenner, Louisiana, Pourciau Law Firm represents asbestos and mesothelioma clients in communities throughout the state. Contact our law firm at 800-903-6720 to schedule a free initial consultation with a dedicated Louisiana asbestos exposure attorney.
Our office is located in the Iberia Bank Building and operates between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Our attorneys are also more than happy to meet with you at your home or hospital during or outside our operating hours. Asbestos and mesothelioma cases are all taken on a contingency basis, and we accept credit card payment for estate planning services.
Obtaining Justice for Louisiana Asbestos Victims