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The Cheek Law Firm Successfully Defends $5.5 Million Verdict for Mesothelioma Victim's Family

Posted by Laura Elkin | Jun 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Cheek Law Firm is proud to announce that the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a $2,750,000 wrongful death verdict for each daughter of David Stauder, a pipefitter and mesothelioma victim. Stauder v. Shell Oil Co., 2022-CA-0593 (La. App. 4 Cir. 06/03/2024). This decision marks a significant victory for the Stauder family and a critical affirmation of the jury's original award in a post-Pete landscape.

Plaza Tower: A Reminder of Asbestos Risks in New Orleans

Posted by Laura Elkin | May 24, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Plaza Tower, a once-proud landmark of New Orleans, now stands as a somber reminder of the risks associated with asbestos exposure. At The Cheek Law Firm, we are deeply concerned about the potential health hazards posed by decaying buildings like the Plaza Tower, which contains asbestos. ...

Understanding Mesothelioma and Its Impact on the Body

Posted by Laura Elkin | May 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

Mesothelioma is a devastating form of cancer that primarily affects the mesothelium, the protective lining covering many internal organs. For those exposed to asbestos, this cancer can develop in several key areas of the body: 1. Pleural Mesothelioma (Around the Lungs) 2. Peritoneal Mesothelioma (In the Abdominal Cavity) 3. Pericardial Mesothelioma (Around the Heart) 4. Mesothelioma of the Tunica Vaginalis (Around the Testicles)

University of New Orleans Announces EmpowHer Privateers, “Fireside Chat” with Gayle Benson for Inaugural Event April 8, 2022.

Posted by Cheek Law | Mar 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

NEW ORLEANS – University of New Orleans Athletics will launch its EmpowHer Privateers initiative this year to support its women student-athletes with a focus on leadership development through scholarships, mentorship, and educational experiences. Attendees will be treated to a “Fireside Chat” wit...

2022 Super Lawyers "Rising Star" Recognition

Posted by Cheek Law | Jan 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Cheek Law Firm, LLC is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has selected both our founding attorney, Lindsey A. Cheek and our associate, Jeanne Arceneaux as Rising Stars for 2022. Super Lawyers uses a multiphase selection process to select attorneys for their annual list. Each candidate i...

Mesothelioma Patients in a COVID-19 World

Posted by Lindsey Cheek | Oct 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for everyone. We've seen almost 750,000 cases in Louisiana and more than 14,000 deaths over the last 18 months. For those living with a chronic disease like mesothelioma, COVID-19 can be particularly dangerous. So, it's important to understand the risks and ...

Occupations at High Risk for Asbestos Exposure

Posted by Lindsey Cheek | Oct 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

We've all heard that asbestos exposure is “bad,” but do you know why? Asbestos is the main cause of pleural mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the lungs or abdominal cavity lining. The main risk factor for mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, which is usually work-related. Asbestos exposure...

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2021

Posted by Cheek Law | Sep 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

In 2010, the U.S. Congress first declared September 26th as National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Mesothelioma is a devastating disease, a type of cancer of the tissue that lines the lungs, abdomen, and other organs. The main cause of this hard-hitting cancer is asbestos exposure, making awareness...

EmpowHer Privateers Postponed

Posted by Cheek Law | Sep 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Gayle Benson will be keynote speaker for Inaugural Event NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Athletics has postponed the EmpowHer Privateers Brunch to the Spring of 2022. EmpowHer Privateers is an initiative supporting female student-athletes with a focus on leadership development through scholarships, mentorship, and educational experiences. New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owner/Chairman Gayle Benson will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural brunch.  In accordance with the City of New Orleans' COVID-19 guidelines, the event's new date will be released at a later time.  "We will announce a date for the rescheduled event as soon as those details have been finalized," said Tim Duncan, Vice President of Athletics & Recreation.  The EmpowHer Privateers Brunch is sponsored by The Cheek Law Firm, one of the largest female-owned law firms in the state. 

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure in Louisiana

Posted by Cheek Law | Sep 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

While you may have heard about the dangers of asbestos, many people in Louisiana don't know what it is, how people are exposed, or what harm asbestos can cause. Asbestos is a mineral found in rocks and soil composed of soft, flexible, lightweight fibers. Because it is heat resistant, manufacturer...

Supporting a Loved One with a New Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Posted by Lindsey Cheek | Aug 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

If a loved one is facing a new mesothelioma diagnosis, you undoubtedly have many questions. You may be frightened and wonder where you can turn for answers. But most importantly, you're probably wondering how you can best support the one you love through this disease. Through support, communicati...

Elmiron and Retinal Damage: What Does the Science Say?

Posted by Cheek Law | Aug 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

What is Elmiron? Elmiron is the only FDA-approved oral treatment for a bladder condition known as Interstitial cystitis (IC). This chronic illness causes pain in the bladder and pelvis and affects around 1 million people in the United States, most of which are women. There currently is no cure...

New Orleans Athletics Announce EmpowHer Privateers, Gayle Benson Keynote Speaker Presented by The Cheek Law Firm for Inaugural Event August 27

Posted by Cheek Law | Jun 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

For Immediate Release   NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Athletics will launch its EmpowHer Privateers initiative this Fall to support female student-athletes with a focus on leadership development through scholarships, mentorship, and educational experiences. New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Owne...

What Happens to Asbestos Once It's Inhaled?

Posted by Cheek Law | Jun 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

More than 3,000 people a year in the U.S. are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer of the pleural lining of the lungs or abdomen caused by exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, it can take twenty years or more to diagnose as asbestos slowly damages the lungs. In this post, we'll discuss asbestos ...

Can I Still Get Compensation for Mesothelioma if I Smoked?

Posted by Cheek Law | May 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

We hear about the dangers of smoking all the time. You may even have grown up with anti-smoking campaigns like “Be smart, don't start!” These campaigns have worked too. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 13.8% of Americans smoked in 2018, down from 20.9% in 2005. ...

COVID-19 Update

Posted by Lindsey Cheek | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

To all our clients, friends, family, and colleagues: In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the global impact it has had on society, we hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy. First and foremost, our hearts go out to those that have been affected by this unprecedented ...

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