Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana’

Widow’s damages determined by timing of asbestos exposure

3 Mar 2017 by under Legal

Florida dca map1 100x100 Widows damages determined by timing of asbestos exposure’s Fourth District Court of Appeals broke away from precedents set by other states last month, ruling a widow could not receive damages for the loss of her husband’s companionship after he died from mesothelioma.

According to the Daily Business Review, the court ruled 2-1 that construction worker John Kelly’s widow, Janis, cannot recover damages under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act for the loss of her husband’s companionship because his exposure occurred a few years before their 1976 wedding. The two had been married for nearly 40 years when he died in 2015 from mesothelioma, a deadly cancer linked to the inhalation or ingestion of asbestos. (more…)


Louisiana lawsuit claims man’s mesothelioma diagnosis linked to workplace asbestos exposure

27 Jul 2016 by under Legal

asbestos warning Louisiana lawsuit claims mans mesothelioma diagnosis linked to workplace asbestos exposureBeing exposed to a toxic substance while on the job is a familiar reality for many unsuspecting workers; however, it isn’t until someone is diagnosed with a deadly condition when it is revealed they’ve been working in an unsafe environment.

Gistarve Joseph Sr. has now filed suit against Huntington Ingalls Industries, American Motorists Insurance Co., American Employer’s Insurance Co., OneBeacon America Insurance Co., et al., upon learning he developed mesothelioma following years of exposure. The lawsuit was filed in ’s Orleans Parish District Court on June 8. (more…)


Breakthrough mesothelioma research could give patients with malignant diagnosis early treatment

29 Jan 2016 by under Research/Treatment

research test tubes 100x100 Breakthrough mesothelioma research could give patients with malignant diagnosis early treatmentKnown as one of the deadliest forms of cancer, is an incurable disease caused by . It affects the lining of the lungs or abdeomen, or, rarely, the heart. With a relatively long latency period, even up to as long as 40 years, many mesothelioma patients are faced with a death sentence when doctors determine their disease is malignant. However, new research from Australia could uncover the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma 4 to 10 years before the patient starts experiencing symptoms. (more…)


Asbestos inspection complete, demolition scheduled at Louisiana apartment complex

19 May 2015 by under News

Slidell Louisiana condemned apartments WVUE image 100x100 Asbestos inspection complete, demolition scheduled at Louisiana apartment complex of a condemned apartment complex in Slidell, La., received the green light to go ahead this week following the completion of an inspection to determine how much asbestos is present in the buildings. A licensed asbestos abatement company, Haltran Environmental Services, inspected the buildings and will work with contractor Holliday Construction LLC to safely demolish the structures. (more…)


Appeals court rules five-day asbestos exposure could have caused asbestosis

30 Dec 2014 by under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Appeals court rules five day asbestos exposure could have caused asbestosisLouisiana’s Fourth District Court of Appeals determined there was sufficient evidence to support Plaintiff Edward Alberes’ allegation that he contracted as a result of occupational exposure to . The ruling was announced Dec. 10 by Judge Terri F. Love, with Judges Edwin A. Lombard and Roland L. Belsome concurring. (more…)


Mesothelioma-related lawsuits recently filed in Louisiana due to workers’ exposure to asbestos

8 Jul 2014 by under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Mesothelioma related lawsuits recently filed in Louisiana due to workers exposure to asbestosSeparate lawsuits were filed in Louisiana recently due to the development of mesothelioma in two unsuspecting individuals – engineering clerk and , a former union president who is now deceased. (more…)


Asbestos-contaminated soil adds up to half-million-dollar headache for Louisiana parish

16 Jun 2014 by under News

jefferson parish logo 100x100 Asbestos contaminated soil adds up to half million dollar headache for Louisiana parishA plan to fill land at a construction project with excess soil from an project turned into a half-million dollar headache for Jefferson Parish, La., officials when it turned out the soil was contaminated with . Exposure to asbestos is linked to serious illnesses, including mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. When job site officials identified asbestos in the soil, the construction project had to be stopped until the hazardous material could be contained, properly disposed of, and the site cleaned and deemed safe for workers and the public. (more…)