At the New Orleans law firm of Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson, we represent sailors, railroad employees, shipyard workers, petrochemical industry workers, longshoremen, miners, foundry workers, U.S. Navy personnel, construction workers and others who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, silicosis, pneumoconiosis, asbestosis, emphysema, COPD, so-called “black lung” and other chronic or potentially fatal conditions caused by on-the-job exposure to hazardous substances.
Our team of experienced attorneys handle these cases in Louisiana, Mississippi, throughout the Gulf Coast and nationwide. The multilingual, international scope of our practice makes Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson a logical choice to represent foreign and international workers who suffer from mesothelioma and other toxic exposure-related illnesses.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that has been linked to an exposure to asbestos, a substance that was widely used in a variety of industrial and construction applications, particularly fireproofing, and even consumer products, for many years. Silicosis is caused by the inhalation of silica dust, which produces scarring in the lungs that can lead to shortness of breath, chronic coughing and heart disease. Pneumoconiosis is a lung disease that is caused by long-term inhalation of dust. Pneumoconiosis is often thought of as a coal worker’s disease, but substances—including asbestos dust, bauxite dust, silica dust and even cotton dust—can also cause this disabling condition.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another serious, life-threatening condition caused by occupational toxic exposure, call Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson at 504-523-6496 or contact our firm by e-mail to schedule a consultation with an experienced New Orleans mesothelioma lawyer. We work hard to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.