Frequently Asked Questions About Mesothelioma

The Buck Law Firm is led by attorney Rob Buck, who has practiced law in Georgia for more than 25 years. Our firm seeks justice on behalf of those suffering from mesothelioma. Here are some common questions and answers about this devastating disease and the recourse you can take.

What Is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer in the tissue around your organs. Often, it occurs in the tissue around a person's lungs.

What Causes Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, a material once used in construction materials and consumer products. Exposure occurs when a person breathes in the tiny fibers, which do damage to the organs over time.

Who Is At Risk For Mesothelioma?

People at risk for mesothelioma are those who have worked around materials containing asbestos, which was common in construction prior to 1978. Professions such as construction workers, miners, shipbuilders, auto workers, military members and other professions are at risk for direct exposure.

Their family members or those who share a home with them are at risk for indirect exposure. This occurs when a person with primary exposure to asbestos comes home in clothing covered in microscopic asbestos fibers, which then enter the air of their home, putting those inside at risk of mesothelioma.

When Do Symptoms Appear?

Because the damage from asbestos fibers to a person's organs occurs over a length of time, symptoms sometimes do not show up until decades later. Learn more about methods of diagnosis for mesothelioma.

What If I Don't Know Where I Was Exposed To Asbestos?

Our firm is familiar with the common sites in Georgia where asbestos has been found. We can use our knowledge and experience in previous cases to help you determine where you were exposed.

Contact Buck Law Firm for Your Free Consultation

Call us at 678-348-6020 or toll free at 888-594-9958 to schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyer about a potential mesothelioma claim. Or, to send an email, please complete and submit our secure online form. We return all phone calls and emails promptly. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Or, if your illness prevents you from coming to us, our attorney can travel to you.