Exposure to Asbestos
One of the first questions that your doctor may ask you when you are diagnosed with mesothelioma is, "when did you work with asbestos"? Mesothelioma is a signature disease, whose recognized cause in North America is asbestos exposure. Many victims don't even know about their exposure to asbestos when asked this question by their doctor, because most asbestos containing products made no mention of their asbestos content.
Asbestos is a very fibrous material that was commonly used in manufacturing and home construction in America up until the 1970's. Unfortunately, its fibrous nature is exactly what makes the product so dangerous. These fibers can break into microscopic pieces that can easily enter the lungs. Because the dangers of asbestos were learned about all the way back in the 1920's, asbestos exposure should have always been avoided. When workers have been exposed, these victims should be entitled to compensation from the company who failed to keep them safe or to warn about the danger of asbestos in their products.
Unfortunately, many companies responsible for asbestos exposure have excellent attorneys who will try to deny or minimize their liability for the damages caused by their actions. For this reason, it is pertinent to hire a quality lawyer with experience fighting against large corporations.
Mesothelioma is a devastating disease that can take up to 60 years to appear and has only a 9% five-year survival rate once people have been diagnosed. If you have been exposed to asbestos, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Georgia mesothelioma lawyer at your earliest convenience. A top attorney like Rob Buck of The Buck Law Firm can help you claim damages owed so you can get back to enjoying the rest of your life as soon as possible.
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