The Louisiana asbestos lawyers at Mansfield Melancon help people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma seek compensation. We understand the pain and stress, for both you and your family, that can come with this disease and we work aggressively to ease the financial burden.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral found in a wide variety of building and other products. The disease, which commonly forms in the lungs and chest, can be treated but there is currently no cure. It can take as much as 20 to 60 years for a person to develop mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos.
At Mansfield Melancon, we are seasoned personal injury attorneys with a strong track record of assisting people who have been injured by asbestos and other harmful products. We take particular pride in personalized legal representation. That means we take the time to communicate directly with our clients, understand each one’s unique individual situation and develop a legal strategy that is tailored to each of their needs.
Compensation for Mesothelioma
State law gives people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma the right to seek compensation from those responsible.
The money damages available in these cases includes compensation for past and future medical bills and missed wages, along with pain and suffering. In the tragic case that a person dies as a result of mesothelioma, his or her loved ones can seek similar compensation for wrongful death.
Because it can be decades from the time a person is exposed to asbestos to the time he or she shows signs of the disease, proving exposure is often a key part of these cases. That is one reason why it is vital to have a seasoned lawyer by your side.
There are a number of entities that may be legally liable for asbestos-related injuries. That starts with the companies that used asbestos in their products, from insulation material, concrete, cement, pipes and bricks to protective clothing, cigarettes and talcum powder.
Employers like construction and demolition companies that have allowed their employees to be exposed to asbestos without warning them of the risk or providing proper protection may also be legally responsible. Owners of buildings or other property containing asbestos who did not take adequate steps to avert the danger can also be held liable for any harm suffered by others.
Speak With Our Louisiana Asbestos Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our personal injury attorneys can help.
At Mansfield Melancon, our Louisiana asbestos lawyers help people get the compensation that they deserve by guiding them through the legal process with experience and personalized attention. We are dedicated to building the strongest possible cases for the people we represent.
Our offices are conveniently located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. You can reach us at our New Orleans location at 504-500-1108, our Baton Rouge location at 225-612-0800, or our Lafayette location at 337-409-0003.