Louisiana Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuit
Residents and workers in Louisiana were exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers with highest exposure years being between, 1920-1980. Mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers are typically diagnosed 10-50 years after initial exposure.
Thousands of asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout the state of Louisiana in buildings, residential buildings, industrial plants, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants.
Louisiana shipyard workers, construction workers, mechanics, power plant workers, mill workers, steel workers, railroad workers, pipefitters, plumbers, Insulators, electricians, and laborers are at higher risk than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
Global Asbestos Disaster Study Estimates More than 39,000 USA Deaths Annually from Asbestos-Related Diseases.
Specifically, asbestos contributes to 34,270 lung cancer deaths, 3,161 mesothelioma deaths, 787 ovarian cancer deaths, 443 larynx cancer deaths and 613 chronic asbestosis death. Source: www.adao.us
Louisiana Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots
More than 123,000 tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of Louisiana. High asbestos exposure was in Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, Calcasieu Parish, and Caddo Parish.
Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout Louisiana included; asbestos ceiling & floor tiles, asbestos mixed in paints, asbestos mixed in cement, asbestos used in boilers, asbestos used electrical wiring, roofing materials, plumbing pipes & gaskets, attic insulation, heating and air-conditioning products, car and truck brakes, welding equipment, fire retardant clothing & gloves, drywall, fiberboard, wallboard, asbestos tape, vinyl flooring, fireproofing materials, fireplaces, ovens, etc.
Louisiana Mesothelioma Asbestos Deaths
|Louisiana Asbestos-Related Deaths 1999-2017||5,092|
|Louisiana Asbestosis Cancer Deaths||491|
|Louisiana Mesothelioma Cancer Deaths||927|
|Louisiana Estimated-Asbestos Cancer Deaths||3,708|
Louisiana Asbestos-Related Deaths
|Allen Parish, LA – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Ascension Parish, LA – 116 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Assumption Parish, LA – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Avoyelles Parish, LA – 20 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Beauregard Parish, LA – 16 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Bienville Parish, LA – 00 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Bossier Parish, LA – 61 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Caddo Parish, LA – 126 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|De Soto Parish, LA – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|East Feliciana Parish, LA – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Evangeline Parish, LA – 17 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Franklin Parish, LA – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Grant Parish, LA – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Iberia Parish, LA – 62 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Jefferson Davis Parish, LA – 15 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Jefferson Parish, LA – 1,013 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Lafayette Parish, LA – 58 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Lincoln Parish, LA – 21 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Livingston Parish, LA – 86 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Morehouse Parish, LA – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Natchitoches Parish, LA – 19 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Orleans Parish, LA – 259 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Ouachita Parish, LA – 87 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Plaquemines Parish, LA – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Pointe Coupee Parish, LA – 56 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Rapides Parish, LA – 88 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Richland Parish, LA – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Sabine Parish, LA – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Saint Tammany Parish, LA – 254 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|St. Bernard Parish, LA – 78 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|St. Charles Parish, LA – 62 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|St. James Parish, LA – 45 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|St. John the Baptist Parish, LA – 22 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|St. Martin Parish, LA – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|St. Mary Parish, LA – 26 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Terrebonne Parish, LA – 55 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Union Parish, LA – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Vermilion Parish, LA – 72 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Washington Parish, LA – 35 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Webster Parish, LA – 59 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|West Baton Rouge Parish, LA – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
Source: EWG Working Group
Louisiana Mesothelioma Asbestos Exposure Information
Asbestos Cover up – Quotes from Asbestos Executives
Evidence in thousands of court documents have shown that asbestos companies hid and destroyed memos, documents and ignored doctor’s medical reports about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Despite all of the information about the deadly dangers of asbestos exposure available in the scientific and medical literature asbestos companies chose not to take any action to protect workers.
They chose profit over the safety of their workers and then lied and covered it up. This is why U. S. Courts are making asbestos manufacturers and companies pay millions to asbestos victims for their asbestos cover up.
- “…if you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products, why not die from it.” 1966 memo from an executive of the Bendix Corporation (now part of Honeywell)
- In early 1940s, the president of Johns-Manville called the managers of another company “a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis.” When asked by another company executive, “Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they drop dead?” he responded, “Yes. We save a lot of money that way.”
Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Louisiana Mesothelioma Statistics (Asbestos-Related Deaths)
- Louisiana ranks 20th in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
- The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in Louisiana is 13.8 per million.
- 540 Louisiana residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- 880 asbestos-related deaths were reported in Louisiana since 1979.
- Jefferson Parish, LA has more than 189 asbestos-related deaths and more than 113 Mesothelioma Deaths.
*Statistics on Mesothelioma and asbestos related deaths were compiled from CDC (Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics), and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and other cancer reporting sources.
Mesothelioma Facts and Statistics
- More than 20 million American workers have been exposed to asbestos.
- Mesothelioma cases are found in 9 out of every 1 million people.
- 3,000 new cases of Mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the U. S.
- Each year in U. S 10,000 Americans will die from an asbestos related disease.
- 30% of U. S. Veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their life time.
- 1 in 125 U. S. males who live over the age of 50 will die from an asbestos-related disease.
- Experts believe 60,000 Malignant Mesothelioma deaths will occur between 2010 and 2030.
Louisiana Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Military Veterans that have a 1 in 3 chance of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime. Veterans have the right to bring lawsuits against negligent asbestos companies for exposing them to toxic asbestos-containing products and materials.
There are 21.5 million current living Veterans according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have the greatest risk of developing Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer. Navy Veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War have the highest incidence of Asbestos-related diseases.
The U.S. Military used thousands of asbestos-containing products in their ships between the 1920-late 1970’s. 14 in every 1,000 WW II shipyard workers died of an asbestos-related disease compared to 18 in every 1,000 combat related deaths.
- Mesothelioma primarily occurs in Veterans between the ages of 55-75.
- Asbestos was listed as the top contaminant at 32 U.S. Army base closures during the 1990s.
- A recent study showed that as many as 30-40% of Mesothelioma victims is U. S. Veterans.
Louisiana Mesothelioma Verdicts and Settlements
A Mesothelioma claim is a lawsuit filed on behalf of a victim or surviving family members because of hazardous exposure to asbestos. Here is a list of some noteworthy Louisiana Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts.
List of Louisiana Mesothelioma settlements and verdicts listed in asbestos lawsuits, court documents, and news sources.
- $6 Million was awarded in 2013 in Baton Rouge, LA to an electrician who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos due to Dow Chemical’s negligence.
- $12 Million was awarded in New Orleans, LA shipfitter and ironfitter against Westinghouse Electric Corp. and Mundet Cork Co.
- $5 Million was awarded in 2011 in New Orleans, LA to a former canning factory worker against Rexam Beverage Can Co., John Crane Inc, and Haveg Inc.
- $6 million was awarded in New Orleans, LA to a carpenter affected by lung cancer in the case against A.P. Green.
- $4.3 million was awarded in New Orleans, LA to a mechanic affected by mesothelioma in the case against Entergy New Orleans.
- $3.6 million was awarded to a former cell service employee of Hebert Brothers Engineers, Inc and at the chlorine plant at the Dow Plaquemine, LA.
- $3.2 Million was awarded in East Baton Rouge, LA to a former pipefitter and welder diagnosed with mesothelioma in the case against Anco Insulations.”
- $2.3 million was awarded in New Orleans to a plumber and pipefitter suffering from malignant Mesothelioma against A.W. Chesterton Company.
- $1.5 Million was awarded in New Orleans in 2011 to former shipyard worker affected by mesothelioma against Avondale Shipyards, Cajun Insulation, and Union Carbide Corp.
Mesothelioma Verdicts & Settlements Nationwide
- $10.2 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Paper Mill worker suffering from pleural Mesothelioma.
- $8 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a man diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Noneconomic damages and $1.5 Million for Loss of Life.
- $7.5Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a woman that developed peritoneal Mesothelioma from laundering her husband s work clothes.
- $5 Million Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Navy Boilerman who developed Mesothelioma during his service.
- $4.8 Million was awarded to a 65-year-old former plant worker who was exposed to asbestos in the household and at work.
- $4.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a union insulator that developed malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.
- $3.2 Million was awarded to a 61-year-old retired maintenance worker.
- $2.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a union pipefitter man who died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- $2.6 Million Shipyard Worker Mesothelioma Settlement: For the family of a 72-year old shipyard worker with Mesothelioma who suffered secondhand exposure.
- $2.1 Million was awarded to a 73-year-old Navy veteran and former pipefitter.
- $1.8Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a carpenter that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 68.
- $1.8 Million was awarded to a 75-year-old Navy veteran and retired warehouse worker.
- $1.5 Million was awarded to a 60-year-old insulator and plant worker who fell victim to mesothelioma.
- $1.5 Million was awarded to an 85-year-old former maintenance worker and electrician exposed to asbestos on the job.
- $1.4 Million was awarded to a 57-year-old furnace operator and plant worker.
- $1.4 Million was awarded to an 81-year-old former Marine and HVAC affected by mesothelioma.
- $1.2 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 76-year-old carpenter that developed malignant Mesothelioma.
- $1.1 Million was awarded to a 75-year-old Army veteran and retired Laborer.
- $1.1 Million was awarded to an 82-year-old Navy veteran and former engineer exposed to asbestos on the job.
- $1 Million Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Navy veteran machinist that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 71.
Louisiana workers, military veterans, and residents have the right to sue asbestos manufacturers and companies that exposed them to Asbestos. There is more than 30 billion in 60+ asbestos trust funds for people diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
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Asbestos Exposure in Louisiana
Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. building trades between 1930-1980. More than 3,000 commonly used products in Louisiana contained toxic asbestos fibers and materials.
Louisiana Workers and Residents that were exposed to asbestos are at higher risk (7 times) than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
It can take 10-50 years after initial asbestos exposure before symptoms of Mesothelioma may appear. People that were exposed to asbestos in Louisiana decades ago are walking time bombs. There is no clear way of knowing if a person will develop Mesothelioma, but most people diagnosed are around 70 years of age.
If you worked in an industry in Louisiana that exposed you to deadly asbestos fibers a Mesothelioma lawyer can help you seek compensation for medical expenses resulting from a Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
When asbestos is disturbed, broken apart, cut, decayed, or damaged, it releases tiny asbestos microscopic fibrous particles that can cling to the skin, hair and clothing. These asbestos fibers are easily transferred to others where they can accumulate in the lining of lungs that cause Mesothelioma lung cancer.
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Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer
Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.
Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.
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Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.
Mesothelioma Latency Period
Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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