GALANTE & BIVALACQUA
EXPERIENCED LOUISIANA MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS LITIGATORS
The diagnosis of mesothelioma is devastating. Most patients experience a whirlwind of emotions, including confusion, anger, and anxiety. Going into a legal battle on top of that can be even more overwhelming.
We’re here to help. At Galante & Bivalacqua, we’ve worked with mesothelioma victims and their families for over 10 years – to obtain compensation and justice for victims of asbestos exposure.
We have a solid track record of providing aggressive representation to match this aggressive disease, including securing multi-million dollar recoveries for our clients.
We believe that too many people have already suffered from this terrible disease, and that too many companies and decision-makers are still turning a blind eye to these dangerous circumstances.
That’s why we want to help you and other victims of asbestos cover-ups to seek compensation for your injuries.
Because there are strict rules regarding the deadlines for filing a claim, it is important to speak with attorneys who are experts in handling mesothelioma cases, to understand your legal rights and to determine whether compensation is available for the suffering and loss brought about by mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS EXPOSURE
What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a small group of aggressive, malignant cancers that affect the mesothelium lining of the body’s organs.
The most common form of this cancer is pleural mesothelioma, which affects the chest and lungs. In most cases, patients with pleural mesothelioma have between four to 18 months to live.
How Is Mesothelioma Contracted?
The overwhelming majority of cases appear in individuals who have been exposed to asbestos (a popular building material and insulator used in homes and commercial buildings for decades).
By the 1970s, it was used in over 3,000 different applications or products.
How Does Asbestos Cause Mesothelioma?
When a person is regularly exposed to asbestos and asbestos dust particles, tiny carcinogenic fibers filter through the lungs and throughout the body.
Once inside the body, asbestos exposure can take anywhere between 20 to 50 years to develop into mesothelioma.
Who Is at Risk for Developing Mesothelioma?
Because it was also frequently used in commercial industries, metal workers, chemical workers, construction laborers, asbestos miners, and first responders are particularly vulnerable to mesothelioma.
There is also a large class of military veterans suffering the ill effects of asbestos exposure. Those who served during any period between the 1930s and 1970s have a high exposure risk.
DO YOU HAVE A CASE?
Although reports addressing the toxic nature of asbestos surfaced as early as the 1890s, manufacturers continued to include it in thousands of products well into the 1970s.
Due to the intentional nature of these cover-ups, mesothelioma victims may have the right to seek compensation for their injuries.
Because there are strict rules regarding the deadlines for filing a claim, it is important to speak with attorneys who are experts in handling mesothelioma cases.
If you or a loved one is suffering from Mesothelioma, we are ready to assist you with compassionate counsel and experienced representation.
We start by carefully reviewing your medical records and your exposure history. Our firm has vast experience at most industrial, maritime and commercial facilities in Louisiana where asbestos exposure likely took place over the past century.
Our internal records we have accumulated over 15 years of practice allows us to quickly and accurately evaluate your mesothelioma matter. Galante & Bivalacqua believes that representing mesothelioma victims in litigation matters requires a constant attention to investigation and the investigatory process will be an ever-present part of litigating your matter.
CHOOSING A MEDICAL EXPERT
If the initial review indicates a potential claim, the next step is to identify a medical expert. This expert plays an important role in the prosecution of an occupational exposure and disease matter.
Fortunately, Galante & Bivalacqua, LLC has many years of valuable experience with both local and national experts that allow us to quickly identify the right experts for your matter. Occupational exposure and disease cases require a number of experts in several different fields and we are able to acquire the services of those experts very quickly.
FILING A LAWSUIT
The circumstances of exposure are key to understanding how and where your mesothelioma lawsuit should be filed. These are key decisions that we will discuss with you and provide our legal guidance.
Additionally, Galante and Bivalacqua has developed key knowledge regarding which defendants should be part of your case. In some instances, this results from information the client provides. In other cases, we have developed existing evidence at particular worksites that allows us to further identify responsible defendants.
LITIGATING YOUR CLAIM
The litigation of an occupational exposure and disease matter like a mesothelioma case takes a devoted attention and a unique understanding of Louisiana Law.
We are very well versed in these areas and are a local firm who prides itself on understanding Louisiana Law and servicing local clients. We are prepared to litigate your claim aggressively in an area of law that we know very well and have a combined thirty (30) years of experience in occupation exposure and disease.
Your matter will be investigated litigated by local lawyers with local ties. We find this to be a successful recipe for occupational disease cases.