Mesothelioma & Asbestos Law Firm In Louisiana


In Louisiana, understanding the intricate laws and regulations related to asbestos exposure is crucial for any mesothelioma lawyer. At Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen, our team of seasoned asbestos lawyers brings more than 40 years of experience to this area of the law.

We’re dedicated to navigating asbestos-related litigation and securing compensation for mesothelioma victims. From Baton Rouge to Shreveport, we’re passionate about seeking justice for families across Louisiana.

Filing Mesothelioma Lawsuits in Louisiana

The state of Louisiana allows individuals impacted by mesothelioma, or their family members, to file an asbestos claim within 1 year of diagnosis. This holds true regardless of your current location, employment or military service.

It’s important to act fast and contact an asbestos lawyer following diagnosis or death. Our team of mesothelioma lawyers can guide you through the legal process and determine the most helpful location for your lawsuit.

Our Louisiana Office

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

909 Poydras Street
Suite 2195
New Orleans, LA 70112


Mesothelioma Compensation in Louisiana

In Louisiana, individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma have several legal options to seek compensation. This includes:

  • Filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit
  • Submitting a claim to an asbestos trust fund
  • Applying for workers' compensation

Compensation can significantly alleviate the financial burden of medical bills, lost income and other expenses associated with mesothelioma.

Navigating asbestos litigation can be complex due to specific state laws and time restrictions known as statutes of limitations. This is why it's important to work with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer who is well-versed in Louisiana's asbestos laws.

Meet Our Mesothelioma Lawyers

With over four decades of experience, our nationally recognized asbestos lawyers have fought for Louisiana’s families in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and many other towns and cities across the state.

Louisiana Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma

In Louisiana, there is a 1-year statute of limitations for asbestos and mesothelioma claims. For personal injury lawsuits, this is 1 year from the date of diagnosis. For wrongful death claims, victims’ families have 1 year from the time a loved one passes away to file their asbestos claim.

Mesothelioma victims in Louisiana and their families are encouraged to act quickly to find an asbestos law firm. If you don’t act before the statute of limitations expires, you may lose your right to compensation.

Settlements for Mesothelioma Clients Living in Louisiana

The following table highlights settlements our mesothelioma lawyers have secured for Louisiana victims and families. Please note that each case is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. If you have any questions about your legal rights, please contact a dedicated mesothelioma lawyer.

State Disease Occupation / Exposure Age ~ Monies to Date
LA Mesothelioma Office Worker 68 ~$7,400,000
LA Mesothelioma JM Plantworker / Shipyard 51 ~$4,900,000
LA Mesothelioma Household / Office Worker 62 ~$4,900,000
LA Mesothelioma Household 72 ~$4,800,000
LA Mesothelioma Army / Machinist 77 ~$4,500,000
LA Mesothelioma Household / Nurse 69 ~$3,800,000
LA Mesothelioma Laborer 79 ~$3,600,000
LA Mesothelioma Household / Navy 76 ~$3,600,000
LA Mesothelioma Mechanic 58 ~$3,500,000
LA Mesothelioma Riveter / Welder 75 ~$3,500,000
LA Mesothelioma Engineer 73 ~$3,000,000
LA Mesothelioma Laborer 89 ~$2,900,000
LA Mesothelioma Household / Police 60 ~$2,900,000
LA Mesothelioma Drywaller 82 ~$2,800,000
LA Mesothelioma Shipyard 72 ~$2,800,000
LA Mesothelioma Welder 75 ~$2,800,000
LA Mesothelioma Navy 78 ~$2,600,000

Job Sites in Louisiana with Documented Mesothelioma Cases

Working with asbestos has put thousands of unsuspecting workers at risk for developing mesothelioma.

ELSM's mesothelioma lawyers have represented clients who worked at the following major job sites with documented asbestos exposure in Louisiana:

  • Allied Chemical Corporation - North Baton Rouge
  • American Cyanamid Company - Westwego
  • Avondale Shipyards, Inc. - Avondale
  • Borden Chemical Company - Geismar
  • Cities Service Refinery Corporation - Lake Charles
  • Dow Chemical Powerhouse - Plaquemine
  • Esso Standard Oil Company - Baton Rouge
  • Exxon Refinery - Baton Rouge
  • Freeport Sulphur Company - Harvey
  • Gulf States Utilities Company - Saint Gabriel
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation - Baton Rouge, Chalmette
  • Louisiana Power & Light Company - New Orleans, Westwego
  • Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation - Lake Charles
  • Ppg Industries Inc. - Lake Charles
  • Shell Oil Company - New Orleans
  • Shell Refinery - Norco
  • Standard Oil Company of Louisiana - Baton Rouge
  • Todd Shipyard - New Orleans
  • United States Naval Station - New Orleans

Asbestos exposure has occurred in many other jobsites in Louisiana as well. We can work with you or your loved one who was exposed to asbestos while on the job no matter where in Louisiana you live and work, either currently or in the past.

ELSM Clients Living in Louisiana

The lawyers of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen have represented mesothelioma clients all over the state of Louisiana. Our clients live in the towns and cities of Louisiana listed below:
Top Louisiana Cities and Towns Where ELSM Clients Live

Baker, LA 1 Baton Rouge, LA 4
Bogalusa, LA 1 Bossier City, LA 1
Bridge City, LA 1 Calhoun, LA 1
Coushatta, LA 1 Covington, LA 1
Elm Grove, LA 1 Folsom, LA 1
Franklinton, LA 1 Gonzales, LA 1
Harahan, LA 1 Harvey, LA 1
Houma, LA 1 Jena, LA 1
Kenner, LA 2 Kentwood, LA 1
Lacombe, LA 1 Lafayette, LA 1
LaPlace, LA 1 Leesville, LA 1
Loranger, LA 2 Mandeville, LA 1
Marrero, LA 9 Metairie, LA 1
Monroe, LA 2 New Orleans, LA 3
Prairieville, LA 1 Pride, LA 1
River Ridge, LA 1 Roanoke, LA 1
Ruston, LA 1 Saint Martinville, LA 1
Shreveport, LA 2 Theriot, LA 1
Thibodaux, LA 3 West Monroe, LA 2
Westwego, LA 1

Total number of Louisiana towns and cities represented by ELSM: 39

Louisiana Asbestos Laws

In Louisiana, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is responsible for enforcing state and federal asbestos regulations. These laws are designed to protect the public and the environment from the harmful effects of asbestos exposure.

Under Louisiana's asbestos laws, any renovation or demolition project that involves the disturbance of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) must comply with specific procedures. These include a thorough inspection for the presence of asbestos, notification to the DEQ, and proper removal and disposal of ACMs by licensed professionals. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in significant fines and penalties.

Additionally, Louisiana law requires that workers who handle asbestos receive proper training and certification. This ensures that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to handle asbestos safely, minimizing the risk of exposure.

It's also important to note that Louisiana has a unique set of laws when it comes to asbestos litigation. The state follows a "single lawsuit" rule, which means that all claims related to asbestos exposure must be filed in a single lawsuit. This includes claims for personal injury and wrongful death.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sue for mesothelioma in Louisiana?

Yes, individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure can file a lawsuit in Louisiana. This also applies to family members of deceased mesothelioma victims who wish to file a wrongful death claim. It's important to note that Louisiana follows a "single lawsuit" rule, which means all claims related to asbestos exposure must be filed in a single lawsuit.

How do I file a mesothelioma claim in Louisiana?

Filing a mesothelioma claim in Louisiana involves several steps. First, you should contact an experienced mesothelioma lawyer. Your lawyer can assist you with gathering all relevant medical records and evidence of your asbestos exposure, file a formal lawsuit in the appropriate court, and handle all aspects of the legal process.

What is the statute of limitations for mesothelioma claims in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, the statute of limitations for filing a mesothelioma claim is 1 year from the date of diagnosis, or 1 year after a wrongful death from an asbestos-related disease. This strict timeline makes it necessary for victims to seek legal advice as soon as possible after diagnosis or death.

Can family members of mesothelioma victims file a claim in Louisiana?

Yes, family members of mesothelioma victims can file a wrongful death claim in Louisiana. This is typically done by the surviving spouse or children of the deceased. Like personal injury claims, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is 1 year from the date of the victim's death.

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