Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on February 28, 2018There's nothing more relaxing or enjoyable than a peaceful boat outing on the lake or in the Gulf. Unfortunately, there are times when a boat ride can lead to tragedy. In 2015 alone, nearly 20 people died and more than 60 were injured in more than 100 boating accidents. A boat accident lawyer in Louisiana with Irpino, Avin & Hawkins will be there for you if you are ever involved in this type of event. Here are a few tips on staying safe, whether you're behind the w... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on February 26, 2018Asbestos exposure at NOLA job sites has been an issue for many generations of workers, leading to many cases of a rare and aggressive form of cancer known as mesothelioma, which attacks the lining of the lungs, heart and other organs. Since New Orleans is a port city with access to the Mississippi River and the Atlantic Ocean, there are many shipyards in the area. The region also has many historical industries linked with asbestos exposure. New Orleans has been the site of shipbuilding, manufacturing, chemical plants, petroleum refining and other industries considered high risk for mesothelioma. Some of the job sites linked to asbestos exposure in the city include the New Orleans Acid and Fertilizer Company, New Orleans Civic Center and City Hall, Rheem Manufacturing Company, New ... Read more
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, 2018There’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 New Orleans Car AccidentObviously, you need to always be completely aware of your surroundings when you're on the road. You... 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