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 progn... 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.
Avoiding a Trucking A... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on November 30, 2017
A fire can obviously cause a tragic loss of life and severe injuries, but it can be incredibly traumatic even if no one is hurt. If this ever happens to you, it’s important that you have a plan in place to deal with the aftermath. Here are some house fire prevention safety tips as well as other information that will hopefully help should you experience this type of troubling event.
Home Fire Safety TipsOne of the most significant house fire safety tips is to make sure you have smoke detectors throughout your home. Test the... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on November 15, 2017
Each Louisiana lawyer with Irpino, Avin & Hawkins is passionately committed to fighting for the little guy. While attorneys often have a reputation for only caring about the interests of huge companies, the opposite holds true for our firm. For more than two decades, we've built a long track record of success based on our expertise in many different areas of the law. Get to know us a little better by learning more about some of our team members.
Anthony D. IrpinoNew Orleans lawyer Anthony Irpino founded the ... Read more
Written by IrpinoLaw on November 1, 2017
November is National Family Caregivers Month, but there’s really never a bad time to celebrate those who bravely take on the incredible responsibility for caring for someone who has suffered a catastrophic injury or a devastating illness. This is a time to not only raise awareness of the people who care for others, but also to make sure they get the support they need and to ensure they know their rights. Raising Awareness National Family Caregivers Month began in 1994, and President Clinton signed the first Presidential Proclamation recognizing the... Read more