Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Our Areas of Practice

Mesothelioma
&  Asbestos
Legal
Malpractice
Oil, Gas &
Environmental
Criminal
Law
Class Action
Lawsuits
Product
Liability
Maritime
Law
Opioids

Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Mesothelioma is a life-threatening form of cancer that can be debilitating to those it affects. This type of lung cancer is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos, which often happens in the workplace. For over 40 years, the attorneys of MB&C have represented workers throughout Louisiana who have been exposed to asbestos and are suffering from lung cancer; recovering over 30 million dollars for our clients and their families.

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Legal Malpractice

Over the past three decades, the team at Martzell, Bickford & Centola has been representing both individuals, as well as attorneys and judges in legal malpractice claims. We represent individuals who have been represented by an attorney who has acted negligently, as well as defending attorneys and judges facing claims involving ethical breaches of the rules of professional conduct and the code of judicial conduct. We have a proven track record handling legal malpractice disputes and will work diligently on your behalf.

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Oil, Gas & Environmental

For over twenty five years, Martzell, Bickford & Centola has successfully represented both governmental entities and individual landowners with mineral interests in their claims against various energy companies for environmental damages caused to their lands. The firm has also represented thousands of holders of royalty and overriding royalty interests for underpayment and/or miscalculation of royalties due to them by various drilling and production companies.

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Criminal Law

For over 30 years, Martzell, Bickford & Centola has defended clients charged with criminal conduct ranging from traffic violations and drug charges to white collar conspiracies, in municipal, state, and federal courts. Our defense team approaches each case with the seriousness and sensitivity that our clients deserve and with the hard-nosed zealous representation that both our clients and prosecutors respect.

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Class Action Lawsuits

Class actions are complex lawsuits that some attorneys choose not to handle. With multiple plaintiffs, it takes a significant amount of preparation, diligence and persistence in order to effectively represent clients in a class action. At Martzell, Bickford & Centola, we handle a broad range of class-action lawsuits and have a team of attorneys who have the knowledge and trial experience necessary to take on even the most complex of cases.

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Product Liability

Manufactures who put products on the market for consumers to use should make certain that the products function properly and do not have the possibility of causing harm. Unfortunately, in many instances defective products cause serious injuries and fatalities. If you or a loved one has been injured from a defective household or consumer product, you can turn to the team at Martzell, Bickford & Centola for guidance and strong legal representation.

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Maritime Law

Many injuries on vessels and boats cause catastrophic injuries that change a victim’s life forever. At Martzell, Bickford & Centola, we have been representing victims of serious injuries in maritime/seamen cases for more than 30 years. We have represented employees who have suffered from all types of injuries, ranging from toxic exposure such as asbestos to brain and spinal cord injuries. We are widely recognized for our legal abilities and are ready to help you.

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Opioids

The opioid crisis, which is the center of ongoing concern and debate, is one of the most catastrophic health epidemics in the history of the United States. Millions of Americans are struggling with addiction to prescription painkillers and harder drugs. However, in many cases, this dependency began with legal drugs, like OxyCotin, prescribed by doctors to treat pain after medical procedures or discomfort from certain conditions. As a result of negligent prescription and marketing practices, the opioid epidemic now costs U.S. citizens and taxpayers billions of dollars a year. Now, individuals and government entities have begun fighting back by filing lawsuits against the doctors and pharmaceutical companies that contributed to this crisis.

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At Martzell, Bickford & Centola, we are not just lawyers. We pride ourselves in being three things: A friend, an advocate, and a fighter.

Scott Bickford, Co-founder & Principal
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Scott R. Bickford Principal
Lawrence J. Centola Principal
Spencer R. Doody
Jason Z. Landry
Neil F. Nazareth
Christopher H. Carbine
Scott R. Bickford Principal
Lawrence J. Centola Principal
Spencer R. Doody
Jason Z. Landry
Neil F. Nazareth
Christopher H. Carbine

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