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Louisiana Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mesothelioma is a deadly and aggressive cancer with only one known cause—asbestos exposure. Louisiana ranks among the top 10 states nationwide for mesothelioma cases. The New Orleans area, in particular, is surrounded by shipyards, plants, and refineries, many of which exposed employees, contractors, and others to asbestos over the past decades.

Louisiana Mesothelioma Attorneys at The Gori Law Firm

If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have legal options. A Louisiana mesothelioma lawyer at The Gori Law Firm can review your case and help you obtain compensation.

Filing a Louisiana Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Initiating a mesothelioma claim starts by scheduling a case evaluation with a seasoned Louisiana asbestos lawyer. Your attorney will review your situation, including your medical records, occupational history, and other circumstances, to determine where your asbestos exposure occurred and who is responsible.

Seeking immediate legal assistance is imperative. Louisiana’s statute of limitations is only one year following the initial diagnosis. Waiting too long can prevent you from recovering the damages you’re due.

There are several potential paths to recovering compensation. In some cases, we may be able to pursue multiple options.

We may be able to file a lawsuit against those responsible for your asbestos exposure. Such parties might include the manufacturers and distributors of asbestos-containing products. Our attorneys have in-depth information on asbestos-containing products and job sites where asbestos use was common, including facilities owned by Dow, Exxon, Shell, and Avondale.

When the dangers of asbestos became evident, many asbestos manufacturers and producers faced a wave of lawsuits and realized future operations could not continue. Therefore, they filed for bankruptcy protection. However, bankruptcy courts required many of them to establish trust funds for future asbestos exposure victims. Over $30 billion remains in trust funds for mesothelioma claims.

All branches of the U.S. military used asbestos materials extensively in bases, equipment, buildings, ships, and aircraft. Many veterans were exposed to asbestos during their service and later developed mesothelioma and other illnesses. If you have developed service-connected mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases, you may be entitled to VA disability compensation, health care, pensions, and other benefits.

If a loved one has died from mesothelioma, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death claim can compensate certain surviving family members for funeral and burial expenses, medical costs, loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and more.

Why Choose The Gori Law Firm?

The Gori Law Firm is acclaimed nationwide for its effective legal representation in mesothelioma claims. Since 2008, we’ve helped thousands of clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars in asbestos exposure lawsuits and settlements.

Our attorneys in our Louisiana office are known for their dedication to their clients, including local families and individuals harmed by the terrible effects of mesothelioma. We represent clients throughout the New Orleans area, including the French Quarter, Central City, Carrolton Area, Mid-City, Lakeview, Gentilly, and Algiers.

While our local office is small, you’ll get our large law firm’s full support and resources. Our team ensures we have everything necessary to bring our clients’ cases to a successful conclusion. We also believe in maintaining open communication with our clients.

Our Featured Louisiana Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorneys

Gori Law Firm’s Louisiana office has passionate attorneys committed to the local community leading it. We see the impact that asbestos exposure has on mesothelioma victims and their families, and we work to protect their rights.

Attorney Ivan Cason

Ivan Cason

Ivan Cason specializes in asbestos litigation. A native of Missouri, he obtained his B.A. from the University of Central Missouri in Political Science and Journalism and a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois, and Louisiana.

Attorney Kevin Milano

Kevin Milano

Kevin Milano is a Louisiana native born and raised in New Orleans. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Orleans and a J.D. from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. He specializes in asbestos litigation.

Our Louisiana Settlements and Verdicts

Our extensive experience, resources, and in-depth understanding of asbestos law empower us to build the strongest claims possible for our clients. Since our firm’s founding in 2008, our talented Louisiana lawyers have recovered over $4 billion for those suffering from diseases caused by asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma Treatment Options in Louisiana

Treatment for mesothelioma varies based on factors specific to you, including the stage of the disease and its concentration in your body. This cancer is rare and aggressive. Unfortunately, it is often diagnosed at an advanced stage, so surgical removal may be impossible. Other treatment options may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. 

Some health care facilities offer clinical trials that let people with mesothelioma try new types of treatment. Healthcare facilities with mesothelioma programs or treatment services in Louisiana include:

How Was I Exposed to Asbestos in Louisiana?

For decades, asbestos was widely used throughout the United States to take advantage of its durability and heat resistance. As a result, asbestos exposure can occur in various locations, from offices and warehouses to your garage and kitchen.

Louisiana Job Sites and Industries with Asbestos

Workplace asbestos exposure is all too common. While asbestos isn’t as prevalent on job sites as it once was, some Louisiana workplaces and industrial sites still have asbestos-containing products on their premises. Workers in factories, refineries, mills, power plants, industrial plants, construction sites, and shipyards are often at higher risk of exposure.

Non-occupational exposure to Asbestos

However, not all asbestos exposure occurs in the workplace. While federal and state laws have restricted the use of asbestos products, it can still be widely found today, particularly in older homes. 

For example, homes built before the late 1970s may have been constructed with drywall, tapes, and joint compound mixes that contain asbestos. These materials, if left undisturbed, are not as hazardous. However, if you tear them out while renovating your home, asbestos fibers can be released into the air and threaten your health. 

All sorts of household products historically contained asbestos, including:

Louisiana Mesothelioma Law Firm FAQs

Clients often have questions about the claims process. Here are some typical questions and their answers.

Do I Need a Louisiana Asbestos Lawyer?

The law does not require that you hire a lawyer for a mesothelioma claim. However, such claims are highly complex and require significant knowledge of the law and medicine. You must link your disease to exposure to a particular site or product. Our Louisiana asbestos attorneys are well-versed in the claims process and understand the requirements to file a lawsuit and succeed. We have a proprietary database of asbestos products and job sites known for exposure. We can determine who is responsible for your exposure and pursue the maximum compensation available for your case.

Yes, if you file the claim within one year of your loved one’s death. Spouses, children, parents, grandparents, and brothers or sisters may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.

The amount your Louisiana mesothelioma case is worth will vary widely based on factors specific to your situation. Important factors include:

  • The stage and severity of the disease
  • Your life expectancy
  • The pain and suffering you experience due to your illness
  • The types of claims you’re eligible for
  • The financial fallout caused by your diagnosis, including medical expenses and lost wages
  • The extent of your asbestos exposure

Our knowledgeable Louisiana mesothelioma lawyers can help you determine the value of your case. We can then aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.

Since the Louisiana statute of limitations is only one year from diagnosis or death, speaking with an attorney as soon as possible is essential. The Gori Law Firm understands the time constraints and will take care to prepare your case in a timely fashion.

Visit Our Louisiana Mesothelioma Law Office

If you’ve recently received a mesothelioma diagnosis, it’s critical to seek legal assistance from a competent attorney with experience handling mesothelioma claims. Our Louisiana asbestos attorneys have the expertise you’re looking for, and we’ll support you through the entire legal process.

To speak with our Louisiana mesothelioma attorneys and visit our New Orleans office, call (866) 989-3926 or complete our online intake form.

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