Georgia Mesothelioma Attorneys
Who is at risk for asbestos exposure?
Virtually anyone may be exposed to asbestos. Those at the highest risk work in certain industries and work environments include:
- Oil refineries
- Steel mills
- Disaster response
- Asbestos removal
People who live in older homes or work or go to school in older buildings also have an elevated risk of asbestos exposure.
What illnesses are caused by asbestos?
Asbestos causes cancer and non-cancerous diseases. Most asbestos-related illnesses do not produce symptoms until 20 to 50 years after exposure.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which is caused, almost exclusively, by asbestos. Asbestos can cause other cancers including cancers of the:
Asbestos also causes asbestosis which is progressive scaring of the lungs and can be fatal.
Is mesothelioma fatal?
Yes, for most patients it is fatal. Mesothelioma kills most of its victims within a year of diagnosis. There is no cure for mesothelioma. Most patients are not diagnosed until the final stages when they can only benefit from palliative treatments. Palliative care treats the symptoms, improving quality of life and can extend life.
In the rare case of an early diagnosis it is sometimes possible to successfully remove all of the cancer.
What kind of compensation can I receive for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses?
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness or if you have lost a loved one to one of these illnesses you may be entitled to compensation for you losses including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one has mesothelioma or any asbestos-related illness, please call or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if our Georgia mesothelioma attorneys agree to handle your mesothelioma claim, they will work on a contingent fee basis, which means they only get paid for their services if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before the expiration of the statute of limitations. Please call our Georgia mesothelioma attorneys right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.