Behind the compassionate and tireless legal representation at The Throneberry Law Group is a principal attorney who understands first-hand just how sudden and life-changing the effects of losing a loved one to mesothelioma can be. We care so deeply about fighting for the victims of mesothelioma that we provide legal representation throughout the country, including in the state of Georgia.
We have helped mesothelioma victims located in areas like Atlanta, August, Columbus, Marietta, and Savannah receive the compensation they deserve from that parties that responsible for their asbestos exposure.
Before the 20th Century, Georgia was largely a farming community, but in the last hundred years it has become a booming center of industry. Unfortunately, many workers in the state are exposed to asbestos on the job and at home. While workers engaged in the state’s paper mills, power plants, and military bases are at significant risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma, all workers including government office workers and elementary school teachers are at risk of being exposed to asbestos.Georgia Power Plants and Asbestos Exposure
Before the 1980s, power plants and other facilities across industries relied on asbestos as a building material because of its heat and fire resistance qualities. Some of the power plants in Georgia where workers are believed to have been exposed to asbestos include those located in Cartersville, Macon, Rome, and Waynesboro.Asbestos Exposure at Georgia Refineries
Before the dangers associated with asbestos exposure became well documented, oil refineries throughout Georgia used asbestos due to the substance’s heat-resistant nature. One of the refineries in Georgia where asbestos exposure is known to have occurred is Young Refining located in Douglasville.Fort Benning Army Base and Exposure to Asbestos
Located southeast of Columbus, Fort Benning was designated as an official military base in 1918, and asbestos was used in various structures and facilities throughout the base before regulations were passed prohibiting use of the dangerous substance. Not only are construction workers like electricians and mechanics who performed repairs at the base in danger of being exposed to asbestos, the base’s approximately 120,000 active duty military members, reserve component soldiers, and other various groups are also at risk of being exposed to asbestos.Georgia Residents Who are Exposed to Asbestos
It might come as a surprise, but many Georgia residents are exposed to asbestos in either their home or workplace. One of the reasons why such a large number of people are exposed to asbestos is that asbestos was once used to build many of the structures throughout Georgia. Because asbestos is not dangerous unless it is disrupted, the substance can still be found in many buildings throughout the state. Once asbestos is moved, its fibers come loose and are at risk of being inhaled and ending up in a person’s lungs. Many people who are exposed to asbestos are not aware of it until years later when they are diagnosed with a deadly medical condition like mesothelioma.Compassionate Mesothelioma Lawyers
You should not hesitate to pursue a mesothelioma action if you are diagnosed with incurable disease. If you are unable to travel, our attorneys will meet with you anywhere in Georgia. During an initial consultation, we will begin deciding the source of your mesothelioma exposure as well as your various options to obtain compensation. We understand just how devastating mesothelioma exposure can be and we will remain committed to fighting for the best possible outcome for your case. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131 or scheduling an appointment online.