Louisiana is known for its oil refineries, chemical companies, and other heavy industry. While these businesses contribute a lot to the local and state economy, they can also cause harm to local communities through exposure to toxic chemicals. In fact, cancer rates in the land around the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans are so high that it’s been nicknamed “Cancer Alley.”
In this area of Louisiana, thousands of people are exposed to deadly chemicals every year, and some of them develop serious diseases and cancer from this exposure. In addition, these chemical factories and refineries have experienced more immediate public health emergencies, such as fires, explosions, and other contamination events.If you or your family has been impacted by one of the heavy industrial factories dotting the Mississippi, you could be eligible for financial compensation. Call the toxic tort lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys for a free legal consultation today.
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