Georgia Asbestos Lawyer
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Georgia. Our principal attorney has intimate knowledge of this swift and devastating disease, from his proven advocacy on behalf of many clients and from the personal experience of his own father’s death.
Our dedicated team is focused on helping victims and their loved ones across Georgia including Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah and Marietta to name a few to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.
Individuals in Georgia may be exposed to asbestos at either their occupation, jobsite or home from asbestos containing materials. Occupations with a higher than normal likelihood to be exposed to asbestos include plumbers, pipefitters, boilermakers, steamfitters, electricians, mechanics and elementary school teacher. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in Georgia include power plants, military bases, older buildings and refineries
Power Plants in Georgia Known for Asbestos Exposure
Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. The power plants in Georgia with known asbestos exposure include the Bowen Power Plant in Cartersville and power plants in Rome, Macon and Waynesboro.
Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in Georgia
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is refining. People exposed to asbestos at these refineries may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. One such refinery in Georgia includes Young Refining in Douglasville.
Fort Benning Army Base and Asbestos Exposure in Georgia
Fort Benning Army Base is located southeast of the city of Columbus in Mucogee and Chattahoochee counties in Georgia. Fort Benning supports approximately 120,000 active duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees and civilian employees. Given official base designation in 1918, Fort Benning is the home of the United State Army Infantry and airborne schools as well as infantry enlistee school.
The Fort Benning facilities that were built prior to the 1980s and people living and working at the base prior to the 1980s could have been exposed to or came in direct contact with asbestos containing materials(ACMs). Others who may have been exposed to ACMs include those who built the facilities at Fort Benning. The at-risk occupations include constructions workers, welders, electricians, maintenance technicians, plumbers, mechanics, HVAC technicians.
Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Georgia
Individuals in Georgia are primarily exposed to asbestos at their workplace or at home while working with asbestos containing material (ACM). ACMs, for example, were used in the construction industry and a lot of construction materials in buildings and homes. ACM for construction material included wall board, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles to name a few. The problem arises during the renovation of older building and homes and the proper safety precautions are not in place to remove the ACMs.
The asbestos at the jobsite or contained in materials is most dangerous when it is disturbed or damaged because it can become airborne and when inhaled can attach to the mesothelial lining of the lung. This exposure can result in mesothelioma, the deadly form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen or the heart.
We Will Travel to You
Our lawyers will travel throughout Georgia to assist victims and families. We provide a free case evaluation and there are no attorney fees unless we trace the sources of asbestos exposure and hold those parties accountable for monetary damages.
We understand the medical urgency and the financial impact of mesothelioma, asbestosis or asbestos-related lung cancer. For experienced, personalized representation during this very trying time, call us at 888-506-1031 or contact us online for a free consultation.