Georgia is a state that has an abundance of naturally occurring asbestos in the southern Appalachian region. Numerous asbestos deposits can be found throughout northern areas of the state as well, most of which are along the borders of North and South Carolina. This means that people living in cities and towns located near these asbestos deposits are at risk for asbestos exposure. Those who actually work in the power plants that are found sprawled across the state have an even higher risk of asbestos exposure due to more direct, daily contact.
Because of Georgia’s history of heavy involvement with the Civil War, numerous homes have been turned into historic sites. These historic homes typically contain asbestos. In addition to these homes, industrial factories and power plants also run the risk of containing asbestos. These sites and Georgia’s naturally produced asbestos leaves many at risk for asbestos exposure and a higher risk of developing mesothelioma.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other asbestos illness, contact our experienced Georgia mesothelioma lawyers today. We offer a private, no-obligation case consultation provided to you in a timely manner.
Asbestos Deaths in Georgia
Over 540 deaths caused by asbestos have occurred in Georgia. Over half of these deaths were caused by mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is the cancer of the lung linings, caused by asbestos inhalation. When these fibers are inhaled, they attach to your lung’s lining and begin to sit dormant for up to 50 years before showing any symptoms of this rare lung cancer. All counties in Georgia were affected by at least one case of asbestos-related death.
Legal Resources for Georgia
Georgia courts placed a limit as to how many asbestos-related cases are seen each year due to the numerous claims filed. There have been instances when the courts decided to compile four cases into one trial in order to speed up the process.
As with any lawsuit, the clarity and exactness in legal jargon can be overwhelming when trying to understand as you sort through your potential claim. We encourage you to speak with one of our experienced Georgia mesothelioma attorneys to help you determine your case’s eligibility as there is a possibility that a discovery rule can help in your case or even provide you with an extended, specified amount of time. This discovery rule may not apply to all civil cases, so it is encouraged that you contact us to determine how much time you have.