As is the case in other states, mesothelioma cases in Georgia often have their origins in asbestos exposure that took place decades ago. Asbestos was a common component of many manufactured products years ago. It is still legal in the United States to use asbestos products as long as human beings are protected from direct exposure to it. However, in past decades, employers often took few or no precautions when assigning people to work in close proximity to such products.
Were You Exposed To Asbestos On The Job In Georgia?
Mesothelioma cases in Georgia and elsewhere often date back to times when the people who contracted the disease were exposed to asbestos on the job. In Georgia, contaminated work environments may have included textile or paper manufacturing facilities, food processing plants, transportation facilities (such as airports), chemical processing plants, agricultural product storage facilities, schools, hospitals and office buildings. Asbestos-contaminated work environments have been located in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens, Sandy Springs and Macon, as well as in rural areas.
Mesothelioma As An Outcome Of Asbestos Exposure Has Been Known For Many Years
Beginning in about the 1930s, professional literature had begun spreading the word that exposure to asbestos triggers development of mesothelioma in many people. As the years went on, more and more news came out about asbestos and mesothelioma. For example, experts have demonstrated that secondhand exposure through close family members' clothing and hair is a common way that many people develop mesothelioma.
Put our knowledge and experience on your side if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. From our law offices in Cleveland, Ohio, attorneys at Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, devote their talent, experience and persistence to helping mesothelioma sufferers recover compensation. We also file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of surviving family members of individuals who have already died of mesothelioma. Our attorneys have recovered nearly $1 billion for asbestos and mesothelioma clients throughout the United States.
For more information about asbestos, mesothelioma and help for sufferers of mesothelioma in Georgia and elsewhere, see the following pages of this website:
- What is mesothelioma?
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- Mesothelioma and asbestos FAQ
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