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Louisiana Mesothelioma

Louisiana Asbestos Attorney

At The Throneberry Law Group, we help mesothelioma victims in Louisiana and throughout the rest of the country obtain the compensation they deserve. Some of the victims that we have helped in Louisiana have lived in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Metairie, New Orleans, and Shreveport.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our aggressive and dedicated legal team will fight for the most positive outcome for your case. Unlike many other attorneys who promise to help mesothelioma victims, our principal attorney understands just how devastating mesothelioma can be after losing his father-in-law to the brutal disease.

There are not any known asbestos deposits in Louisiana, but the state has the highest occurring rate of mesothelioma in the central and northern countries with 769 Louisiana residents dying of mesothelioma between 1999 and 2015. One of the reasons why mesothelioma death rates in the state are so high is that asbestos was a widely-used material in several of the state’s main industries. As home to the end point of the country's largest river, Louisiana has particularly large oil, shipbuilding, cement, agriculture, and power plant industries. Workers involved in these fields are at a heightened risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Louisiana Power Plants

Power plants in Louisiana depended on asbestos for many years due to the substance’s heat-resistant qualities. Asbestos was used in much of the heavy equipment found at power plants including boilers, steam pipes, and tanks. Some of the power plants in Louisiana where people are known to have been exposed to asbestos include the following:

  • Cajun Electric Power Cooperative
  • Little Gypsy Generating Station
  • Michoud Generating Station
  • River Bend Power Plant
  • Roy S. Nelson Power Plant
  • Thompson-Hayword Plant
  • Waterford Nuclear Power Plant
Louisiana Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure

For many decades, Louisiana has been heavily engaged in offshore oil refining, where asbestos was heavily used due to its ability to resist and contain fires. There are numerous oil refineries in Louisiana where people have been exposed to asbestos, including:

  • American International
  • BP Amoco
  • Calcasieu Refining
  • Calumet Refining
  • Cit-Con Oil
  • Citgo
  • Conoco
  • Convent Refinery
  • Exxon
  • Marathon
  • Mobil
  • Motiva
  • Murphy Oil USA
  • Orion Refining
  • Pennzoil
  • Placid Refining
  • Shell Chemical
  • Valero Energy
Asbestos Exposure at Louisiana Shipyards

Because it is located on the coast, Louisiana is home to a large number of shipyards. For many years, the shipbuilding industry used asbestos as a type of insulation in boats. Additionally, asbestos can be found in many different types of machinery at shipyards including in boilers, gaskets, and pumps. Some of the shipyards in Louisiana where individuals are known to have been exposed to asbestos include:

  • Avondale Shipyard
  • Bollinger Shipyards
  • Conrad Industries
  • Higgins Shipyard
Louisiana Steel Mills and Metalworks Known for Asbestos Exposure

Much like power plants, steel mills in Louisiana commonly used asbestos for many years due to the material’s ability to resist heat and fire. One of the steel mills in Louisiana where asbestos exposure is known to have occurred is the Bayou Steel Corporation.

Asbestos Exposure at Louisiana Chemical Plants

Chemical plants are yet another place where asbestos was utilized often due to the substance’s durable nature. Some of the chemical plants in Louisiana where workers are believed to have been exposed to asbestos include Olin Corporation, Thompson-Hayward Plant, and CONDEA Vista Chemical.

Residential Exposure

Louisiana has a significantly above-average rate of mesothelioma diagnoses compared to other states because there are so many structures in the state that contain asbestos, even today. This is because before it was decided that asbestos exposure leads to several types of deadly cancer, asbestos was used to manufacture common building materials like floor tiles and wall insulation. Asbestos is not dangerous, however, unless it is disturbed. If asbestos is moved, its fibers can lodge in the lining of a person’s abdomen, heart, or lungs and years or decades later can result in mesothelioma and other fatal diseases.

Speak With an Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer Today

After a loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma, it can be hard to know how to best proceed. If the condition has left a mesothelioma victim unable to travel, we will meet with you at a location of your choosing. During an initial consultation, we will also discuss your various methods to obtain the compensation that you deserve. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131. You can also schedule a consultation online.

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You are the reason my mother was able to cope with losing a loved one. You and your staff are always helpful and go above and beyond to help. You have been great to my family and especially my mother. My mother would always come out of your office with a peace of mind. R.S.
We are so appreciative of the results Michael Throneberry got for us! Michael Throneberry and the attorneys we worked with were focused on our peace of mind and seemed to care for my family and me as if we were family. They truly get it. We were thrilled with the result and would recommend this firm to anyone. M.S.
During one of my family's darkest and trying times, Michael Throneberry was there to provide help. His personal experience with mesothelioma made certain that he advised us like family. Thank you, you are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and let him help you during this trying time. He is a true 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. T.S.
Michael Throneberry gave me a whole new outlook on attorneys'! A very caring person who was more concerned with my health than a case. Truly unexpected! He explained possible conditions in english and even found the right doctors in my area. Prepared me for the right questions to ask the doctors so that I can understand my illness better. A great person and a great human being! Thank you. Greg