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Asbestos exposure can be a serious health risk

Every day, Georgia residents wake up, get dressed and go to work. They work in schools, office buildings, industrial complexes, construction sites and numerous other environments. Regardless of the environment, the employee expects that the work location will be a safe environment. When concerns such as asbestos come to light, it is anticipated that the concern will be handled quickly and efficiently.

Yet, employees at one East Point city building claim that asbestos concerns within their building have not been properly addressed. Reports suggest that the possibility of asbestos within the building have been known for some time; however, the building was purchased and employees were given work space within the building. According to employee reports, some employees have suffered from rashes and respiratory conditions as a result of working in this environment.

In this situation, there appears to be an ongoing investigation into the employee concerns and possible asbestos contamination within the building. Yet, there are multitudes of older buildings throughout Georgia. As these buildings undergo renovation and even basic upkeep, asbestos is often discovered. This can quickly lead to an unsafe work environment.

Asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems. In addition to the immediate problem of breathing the dust and other concerns associated with asbestos infected buildings, there is the long-term potential of devastating illness. If the Georgia worker believes that an illness is the result of asbestos exposure, it may be time to take legal action. Experienced legal counsel can review the circumstances and medical reports to determine appropriate legal strategy.

Source: cbs46.com, "City of East Point employees fear asbestos in city building", Adam Murphy, March 28, 2018

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