Louisiana Asbestos Lawsuit Awarded Nearly $6 Million

louisiana asbestos lawsuitIn August 2013, a Louisiana Asbestos Lawsuit ended in victory for the plaintiff by finding the Dow Chemical Company liable for its use of asbestos, which allegedly caused cancer in its workers. The state court in Plaquemine, also home to Dow, awarded damages totaling $5.95 million. The Louisiana Asbestos Lawsuit cited Sidney Mabile, former Dow worker who is now afflicted with terminal Mesothelioma, a cancer from asbestos exposure. Mabile, claims the lawsuit, is just one of thousands of workers at Dow, which is the largest chemical plant in the state, who were exposed to asbestos, leading to Mesothelioma. The Louisiana Asbestos Lawsuit also cited hundreds of future asbestos sufferers because they worked at the plant.

According to court documents, Dow Chemical lobbied against a proposed ban on asbestos use by the Environmental Protection Agency. It was apparently successful because the company continued to use raw asbestos in its operations in its U.S. plants and also fought any ban on asbestos in other countries. The Louisiana Asbestos Lawsuit also revealed that an inside analysis by Dow showed that removing asbestos from its operations and switching to another material would cost more than $1 billion.

If you suffer from Mesothelioma or a loved one has died from the disease or any asbestos-induced ailment, contact a Attorney Group for Louisiana right now. It is important to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible if you believe you have a claim, as this can weigh heavily on Mesothelioma victims, who typically have a shortened life span after a diagnosis.

With a settlement in place, and the often-deteriorating health of Mesothelioma victims, it is increasingly important to contact an asbestos lawsuit attorney. An attorney affiliated with Attorney Group for Louisiana could answer your questions and help you make a decision on pursuing a claim, all at no cost to you. Make a call today to a Attorney Group for Louisiana for a free consultation. Let us help to seek compensation from lost wages, pain and suffering, and possible early death . We will stay with you through the decision process.

A victim of a company’s negligence should not have to face that company alone. Large corporations are often prepared for lawsuits against their products or processes, so you should be too. Attorney Group for Louisiana can help take the guesswork out of finding an attorney, and make sure you are informed about your rights, and you do not have to pay a dime. If you believe you have a claim or even just have questions, contact Attorney Group for Louisiana today. We want to help you.