Louisiana may be best known for the easy-going, culturally diverse environment that’s home to New Orleans, Mardi Gras, and jazz festivals, but the state’s location on the Gulf of Mexico also makes it one of the country’s busiest seaports and the site of oil refineries and shipyards. Unfortunately, that has led to a significant number of people being affected by asbestos-related diseases like malignant mesothelioma.
The state ranks 18th in the country for the number of asbestos-related deaths, with a reported 875 people succumbing to mesothelioma or other asbestos-linked illnesses between 1999 and 2013. Residents of Louisiana were exposed to asbestos in many different environments during the 20th century, including working in mines, shipyards and oil refineries, and even after the material’s use was significantly curtailed, first responders and others have continued to be placed at risk as a result of rescue, clean-up and rebuilding efforts related to damage from Hurricane Katrina and other significant storms.
Louisiana residents who are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases who have been the victims of corporate negligence have a significant advantage in their quest for justice: They have access to one of the country’s most notable national and international trial law firms. Waters Kraus & Paul has built a reputation for winning significant victories against asbestos companies whose negligence led to exposure to the deadly carcinogen, and their Baton Rouge, Louisiana office is headed by Lawrence G. Gettys, an attorney with a 20-year record of winning generous verdicts and settlements for his clients.
Lawrence G. Gettys
Clients who are represented by Mr. Gettys have the dual advantage of his extensive experience and the considerable resources and commitment to justice that Waters Kraus Paul brings to all of its clients. The firm has a well-deserved reputation for its dedication to hardworking people from all over the world who have been the victims of negligence. Each case that is brought to the firm has the oversight of one of its accomplished partners, as well as the support of in-house researchers, associate attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals. This single-minded focus means that Louisiana mesothelioma victims who choose their representation know that they have a powerful time working on their behalf.
Lawrence G. Gettys
9191 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810
Lawrence G. Gettys has represented thousands of victims of asbestos exposure who have been sickened by malignant mesothelioma or other life-threatening illnesses and has frequently expressed his satisfaction at being able to help these victims get the compensation that they deserve. His dedication to justice has resulted in numerous professional honors and awards. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Association for Justice and is active in the Baton Rouge and Louisiana Bar Associations.
Mr. Gettys graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi and earned his law degree at the Southern University Law Center, where he served on the Moot Court Board and was awarded the Best Brief. He has been admitted to the bar in both Louisiana and Texas.