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Mesothelioma Lawyers Georgia

Map of asbestosis and mesothelioma deaths in GeorgiaGeorgia is 26th in the nation for asbestos-related deaths with 549 deaths from 1979 through 2001 alone. Several industries prominent in Georgia have historically put workers at risk of asbestos exposure, including paper mills, power plants, textile mills and other manufacturing facilities. Each of these industries runs machinery and creates products at very high temperatures. Previous to the 1980’s, asbestos was widely used in industrial plants because of its heat and fire-resistant properties and its heightened resistance to chemical degradation. Exposure to asbestos needlessly put workers at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. Because asbestos takes years or even decades to affect the body and patients do not typically demonstrate symptoms of an asbestos-related illness for at least ten years, it is likely that a high number of asbestos-related deaths will continue to occur in Georgia.

We strongly urge anyone diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease or an heir, if that person has passed away, to contact a mesothelioma lawyer to determine if an asbestos-related lawsuit is appropriate. If you or someone close to you has mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in Georgia, attorneys Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason can help. Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason are mesothelioma lawyers with over 30 years of experience. We can explain your legal rights and help you understand what to expect from a mesothelioma lawsuit. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlement compensation for mesothelioma patients and their families. We provide a free mesothelioma case evaluation, and there is no up front cost for our services.

Asbestos Exposure in Georgia

Georgia is home to many heavy industries, including paper mills, power plants, textile mills and other manufacturing facilities. All are known high-risk industries for asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases. Additionally, Georgia has many older buildings. Most public buildings constructed prior to 1980 incorporated asbestos-containing materials to help prevent fires. Before its dangers were widely known, asbestos was commonly used in shingles, flooring, pipefittings and even HVAC systems. Homes built prior to 1980 may have also used a variety of asbestos-containing products during construction.

Asbestos was used in paper mills to insulate and protect machinery during the paper making process. A pleural cancer study found that the majority of fatal asbestos exposures in paper mills occurred in maintenance workers who were responsible for the upkeep of the intricate paper making machinery. Maintenance workers were particularly at risk of inhaling loose asbestos fibers when they opened up the machinery to check that the passageways were clear and the heating elements were working properly.

Asbestos exposure was virtually unavoidable in power plants built prior to 1980. Due to its insulating and fire-retardant qualities, power plants used asbestos to protect equipment exposed to high temperatures, such as boilers, generators and turbines. Pumps and valves were often sealed with asbestos containing gaskets, and pipes were insulated with asbestos. Power plants tended to have fireproof roof structures and floors, and asbestos was the material of choice. When floors and ceilings were repaired, asbestos dust was distributed throughout the powerhouse, putting everyone at risk for asbestos inhalation.

Workers in heavy industries sometimes wore protective gear, including gloves and facemasks, made from asbestos fibers to protective them from heat-creating elements. When asbestos is inhaled or ingested, the thin fibers that make up this mineral can cause asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma.

If you worked in any of these industries, companies and/or jobsites in Georgia, there is a possibility that you were exposed to harmful asbestos. If you need sound legal advice or representation due to this exposure, contact mesothelioma lawyers Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason.

  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Power Plants in Cartersville, Rome, Macon and Waynesboro
  • The US Army Base in Fort Benning
  • Atlanta Journal Building
  • Georgia Paper Mills

Our Attorneys Can Help Victims of Mesothelioma in Georgia

If you or members of your family have been affected by asbestos cancer in Georgia or any state in the U.S., contact Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason. Our mesothelioma attorneys are experts in mesothelioma lawsuits. We have over thirty years of success providing mesothelioma legal representation to clients across the United States. We will provide a free case evaluation and can fly to Georgia to meet with you in person. There is no up front cost to you for our services.

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