Asbestos Causes Cancer of Worker in Louisiana
Lloyd Mahe worked for more than 30 years at Sulpher as a welder, sandblaster, and pipefitter, from the 1950’s to the 1990’s, and now he has cancer caused by asbestos, according to this article. He has sued his former employers.
According to the article, Mahe claims “he handled or was in the vicinity of others using or handling asbestos-containing products at various facilities that led to him breathing in the dangerous fibers.”
Mahe now suffers from multiple cancers, in his esophagus, stomach, colon, lung, and pancreas.
The lawsuit he filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court names Eagle Inc., Reilly-Benton Company Inc., McCarty Corporation, Owens Illinois Inc., McDermott Inc., Freeport Sulphur Company, Freeport-MC Moran Energy LLC, Mosaic Global Holdings Inc. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as Defendants.
Asbestos exposure is very hazardous. According to the OSHA website: Asbestos fibers enter the body when a person inhales or ingests airborne particles that become embedded in the tissues of the respiratory or digestive systems. Exposure to asbestos can cause disabling or fatal diseases such as asbestosis, an emphysema-like condition; lung cancer; mesothelioma, a cancerous tumor that spreads rapidly in the cells of membranes covering the lungs and body organs; and gastrointestinal cancer. The symptoms of these diseases generally do not appear for 20 or more years after initial exposure.
Asbestos exposure is regulated for these construction related activities, according to OSHA:
• Demolishing or salvaging structures where asbestos is present.
• Removing or encapsulating asbestos-containing material (ACM).
• Constructing, altering, repairing, maintaining, or renovating asbestos-containing structures or substrates.
• Installing asbestos-containing products.
• Cleaning up asbestos spills/emergencies.
• Transporting, disposing, storing, containing, and housekeeping involving asbestos or asbestos-containing products on a construction site.
Have you been diagnosed with cancer as as a result of working in an asbestos laden environment? If you or someone you know thinks they have suffered such an injury, Nate Hansford can help. Contact Nate by phone at 770-922-3660.