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If you live in Ascension Parish and were diagnosed with mesothelioma, we’re sorry to tell you that you are not the only one. Unfortunately, abnormally high numbers of people in the Ascension Parish area, including the towns of Prairieville, Sorrento and especially Gonzales, may have been exposed to dangerous, cancer-causing asbestos while on the job. Over time, this dangerous exposure to asbestos may have caused the development of mesothelioma cancer in a number of local residents.
Mesothelioma is a very rare cancer with no cure. It is also a pervasive and often deadly cancer that causes immense pain in both the individual who suffers from the cancer and their family members. Our mesothelioma lawyers are some of the most experienced in the country, and we are now focusing our efforts in towns like Gonzales, Sorrento and Prairieville in order to help workers who were hurt by asbestos get the help they desperately deserve.
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, it may be due to asbestos exposure that you got while working in one of the many refineries and plants along the Mississippi River. You also may have been exposed to the dangerous toxic substance, asbestos, when your parent or loved one came home from work — even wives who washed their husbands’ work clothes and daughters who hugged their parents after work were put at risk. Sadly, countless individuals in the area may have been exposed to asbestos and the risk for developing mesothelioma has grown astronomically in the area. The root of the problem is that the people who were in charge of keeping our communities and workers safe — the refineries and plants — so often failed to put our safety first, sometimes even knowingly exposing workers to asbestos when there were other alternatives or safety measures that could have been taken.
The refineries and plants that populate the Mississippi River, including OxyChem, Honeywell and Aire Liquide, help pay our bills and feed our families. For many of us, it’s the same job our grandfathers took, the same one our fathers and mothers did for years. But just because that’s how “things have always been” doesn’t mean it’s right that these companies may have exposed us to a horrible contaminant — and it certainly doesn’t mean that these powerful corporations, many of them global in scale, should get away with injuring the workers they depend on.
This isn’t about being ungrateful or not accepting fate for what it is, but it is about protecting our families and about protecting our future. How many more BP Gulf Oil Spills do we need? How many more mesothelioma victims? Our mesothelioma lawyers believe that exposure to asbestos is just another case of dangerous negligence in a long line of abuses by these ever-growing — and potentially increasingly dangerous — companies.
We are currently talking with people from Ascension Parish who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or whose family or loved ones have suffered from the terrible cancer. A mesothelioma lawsuit is a powerful tool to both protect your family and get compensation to pay for expensive medical bills, loss of work and more.