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Where do I find the source of my asbestos exposure in Louisiana?

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Asbestos is well-known as a health hazard. It can cause conditions like lung disease, particularly mesothelioma, a condition that is nearly exclusively caused by asbestos exposure. Therefore, if you are suffering from a condition like mesothelioma, and you don’t know exactly what caused it, it’s safe to say that you may have been exposed to asbestos. There are several ways you may have been exposed to asbestos without knowing it.

Could your job be the cause?

If you are wondering how you were exposed to asbestos in Louisiana, you have to look back at your life, examining where you and your loved ones spent time. Did you work at somewhere like a:

  • Shipyard
  • Chemical plant
  • Paper mill
  • Power plant

Industrial facilities like these are known to cause risk for asbestos exposure. Some examples of Louisiana employers that may fit this criteria include Shell, Exxon, Texaco, BP, Murphy Oil, Monsanto and Occidental.

Were you involved in a natural disaster?

Areas of Louisiana are still recovering from Hurricane Katrina, and recent weather events have only added to the devastation. This upheaval uncovered a lot of asbestos that is present in many older buildings. If you lived in the area during or after Hurricane Katrina or another natural disaster like it, you may have been exposed to asbestos through the air or the water.

Did your spouse or family member fit one of these criteria?

You can receive secondhand asbestos exposure through your loved one. For instance, if your husband worked in a place where he was exposed to asbestos, and then came home, he brought asbestos particles on his clothes, skin and hair. You may have been exposed simply by living with him.

How to move on from asbestos exposure

A lawyer who has experience in mesothelioma and asbestos cases can also help you nail down the source of your exposure, simply because they will understand more sources of exposure. Additionally, a lawyer can provide peace of mind: You can know that someone is looking out for you and your family’s financial well-being.

Disclaimer: The answer is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should not be relied on as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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