When Insulation Causes Cancer

Asbestos was used as an all-purpose insulator nationwide for decades. For almost the last 50 years, the mineral has been restricted and banned from use due to the health problems it causes. The fibrous material was found to cause several forms of cancer, including mesothelioma, and other serious issues after inhalation. Even though it has been banned and there have been major efforts to remove as much asbestos as possible, it has yet to be completely eradicated.

The legal team at Didriksen, Saucier, Woods & Pichon, PLC, is ready to help you pursue compensation if you or a loved one has developed medical problems due to asbestos exposure. This dangerous mineral causes extremely severe problems, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. Let us seek justice on your behalf – even if you were also a cigarette smoker.

What Diseases Can Asbestos Be Responsible For?

When even a single asbestos fiber is inhaled, it may come to rest in the lungs. The fibers begin to incubate and may become the source of any of several catastrophic medical problems. These problems include mesothelioma, a very rare, extremely aggressive form of cancer for which there is no current cure. If you or a loved one has suffered any of the following, it may be the result of asbestos fibers:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Testes cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Pleural plaques
  • Pleural thickening or effusion

Cancer caused by asbestos exposure takes a very long time to develop, especially mesothelioma, which can take between 30 and 50 years to incubate. All these issues require extensive medical treatment, and, even when treated, are often fatal.

Be sure to visit your doctor regularly to maintain a clean bill of health. If you develop any of these conditions, consider times when you or the people around you may have been exposed to asbestos. Growing up in an old building or having family members that may have carried the fibers home on their clothing are common means of exposure.

Attorneys Experienced In Rare Conditions

Asbestos-related cancers affect tens of thousands of individuals each year, especially in Louisiana. Didriksen, Saucier, Woods & Pichon, PLC, in New Orleans, Louisiana, wants to be on your side if you have been exposed. Call a lawyer at our office at 504-586-1600 or send an email with the details of your issue.