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What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?

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New Orleans Class Action Lawsuits

Class action lawsuits can be confusing. We've put together this brief guide to help explain how class action lawsuits happen in New Orleans.

What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit occurs when a certain number of people who have suffered similar injuries from a product or as a result of an action as a group sue the maker of that product or the individual company or companies whose actions led to their injuries. Class action lawsuit examples include defective products, harmful medications, employment practices an...

Medical Malpractice — Childbirth Injuries

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They joy of having a child is incredible, but if your child is injured or killed during birth due to medical malpractice, the effects can be devastating. If this tragedy has happened to your family, get in touch with a childbirth injuries lawyer with Irpino, Avin & Hawkins as soon as you can. We will do whatever we can to make sure those responsible for your suffering are forced to face full accountability.

Common Childbirth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

Unfortunately, several different injuries can occur during the birth of a ch...

The Difference Between Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers’ Compensation

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If you aren’t sure about the differences between Social Security and workers’ comp, you’re by no means alone. A lot of people have a hard time. It can also, in many instances, be hard to determine how regular Social Security and Social Security disability insurance differs. A New Orleans Social Security lawyer with Irpino, Avin & Hawkins can help clear up these complexities. In fact, Social Security disability insurance in New Orleans is one of our specialties. Here’s ...
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Mesothelioma Trust Funds in New Orleans

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. For many years, the dangers of asbestos were known to companies who continued to use this material in construction, manufacturing, transportation and other industries. While there is a clear link between mesothelioma and asbestos and clear evidence of negligence, there are several factors in these cases which make it challenging for mesothelioma patients to get the compensation they rightfully deserve. The latency period for mesothelioma is twenty to fifty years, meaning it may not be diagnosed for decades after exposure. The long period means many types of evidence may have been destroyed, and it can be more challenging to establish exactly when and how a person was exposed to asbestos. In addition, mesothelioma h...
Asbestos Exposure in New Orleans Shipyards

Asbestos Exposure in New Orleans Shipyards

For years, asbestos was used widely in the shipyards and shipbuilding industries of New Orleans and the United States. Asbestos can handle high temperatures and is resistant to fire. Since a fire at sea is a disaster, asbestos was widely used on ships to keep vessels safe. In addition, asbestos naturally resists corrosion and was used for critical ship systems, including insulation. In fact, workers in shipyards and the shipbuilding industry who worked in the time between World War II and the Korean War were very likely to be exposed to asbestos. Asbestos exposure in New Orleans shipyards is rampant. The material was used to insulate pipes, boilers, incinerators and other areas. In many cases, these areas were not ventilated very well, meaning asbestos dust was trapped in the ship an...