With strong roots in the New Orleans area, Clay Fostel has been representing injured workers and their families in the State of Louisiana for nearly 20 years. The vast majority of his practice has focused almost entirely on helping victims of asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma. Prior to joining The Cheek Law Firm, for many years Clay was in charge of managing one of the largest asbestos dockets in the country for a prestigious national firm; and to this day he feels honored to represent hundreds of exceptional men and women who have been struck down by mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma victims have often worked in settings such as Industrial facilities, shipyards, commercial/residential construction, automotive shops, oilfields, or in other settings where the use of asbestos was prevalent. Washing the clothing of a family member who worked with asbestos can also increase your risk of developing mesothelioma. Family members living with anyone who worked with asbestos can be at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma and possibly other asbestos-related diseases. This is because asbestos dust can be brought into the home on the clothes of anyone who worked with or around asbestos-containing products.
Exposure to asbestos is the most common risk factor for mesothelioma, and it is the only recognized cause by many health and environmental organizations around the world. In the United States, asbestos is considered the major cause of malignant mesothelioma and has been considered “indisputably” associated with the development of mesothelioma. A history of asbestos exposure exists in almost all cases of mesothelioma. Call us today for more information about mesothelioma or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation with Clay or any of our lawyers.