Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on February 16, 2018Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral which for years was used in industrial and construction applications. Someone who has been exposed to asbestos may not develop mesothelioma for many years. Mesothelioma latency periods refer to the time it takes for the disease to develop and manifest.
Understanding the Latency Period of MesotheliomaThe latency period for someone who has been exposed to asbestos can be anywhere from twenty to fifty years. The exact time it takes to develop the disease depends on a number of factors, including:
- Exposure. The greater the exposure and the longer the exposure took place, the more likely it is that someone will develop mesothelioma sooner.
- Genetics. Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on February 15, 2018
There’s never a good time to have an automobile accident, and even if everyone’s okay, it can leave a lasting emotional scar. However, it’s important that you have a plan in place so you know what to do should you ever be involved in one. Here are some prevention tips for when you need to contact a car accident lawyer in New Orleans and what to do if you’re at fault and if another party is to blame.
Preventing a Car AccidentObviously, you need to always be completely aware of your surroundings when you're on the road. You might be a great driver, bu... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on February 6, 2018If you live in New Orleans and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, your medical team will offer some options for treatment. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, and since it is a serious medical condition, you will want to carefully review all your mesothelioma treatment options in New Orleans to choose the right one for you. When you're first diagnosed, your medical team will discuss the New Orleans mesothelioma treatment appropriate for you. Doctors and others involved in your care will make recommendations for treatment based on a number of factors, including your prognosis, the stage of cancer, the location of tumors, your overall health and other factors. You do not want cost to be a factor in your treatment. If you have been diagnosed with... Read more