Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on December 30, 2017Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer linked to exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral that was mined in the early and middle part of the twentieth century and used in industries ranging from automotive to the aerospace sector. Asbestos was also widely used in buildings because it was resistant to flame and to heat. In the late nineteenth century, it was discovered that asbestos can cause a form of cancer known as mesothelioma. Despite this, asbestos continued to be used and not all workplaces used proper techniques and precautions to keep employees from getting exposed to this mineral.
How Patients Get MesotheliomaWith many forms of cancer, there is no clear known cause. There may be contributing factors, such as genetics, but there is no real reason to expla... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on December 15, 2017Mesothelioma is a devastating diagnosis to receive. This aggressive and relatively rare form of cancer is usually associated with exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that resists heat and fire. Because of these properties, it was long used in building materials and in industrial applications. Eventually, it was uncovered that it could lead to mesothelioma, but by then many workers had already been exposed. Asbestos is at its most dangerous in the form of a fine powder. During the manufacturing process or when construction is underway, the mineral can evolve into a fine powder and is easy to breathe in. Mesothelioma, if it occurs, can take 20 years or more to develop. This cancer attacks the lining around organs, particularly that of the lungs. The Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on December 15, 2017
More than 80 people died in truck accidents in Louisiana in 2016. When a big rig hits a car or any other vehicle, the results are often devastating. While there are ways to prevent them, the unfortunate fact is that far too many people suffer life-altering effects when accidents occur. If this ever happens to you or a loved one, a New Orleans truck accident lawyer may be able to help. Here’s some information on ways to avoid a trucking accident and the action you should take if it ever happens to you or someone close to you.