Representing Victims of Asbestos-Related Diseases
Asbestos is a material that was popular in the manufacturing of many different products, including insulation, shingles and drywall, as well as many other products because of its resistance to heat and fire. It wasn’t until many years later that the dangers associated with asbestos exposure became known.
When inhaled, the microscopic asbestos fibers get into the lungs and can lead to a variety of serious conditions and health problems. Products containing asbestos have been banned for many years, but the dangers of asbestos continue to impact people who become exposed to it. If you or a loved one is suffering from an illness that can be tied to asbestos exposure, it is important that you seek the advice of an experienced attorney with the ability to protect your interests.
Georgia Asbestos Exposure Lawyer
At the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm in Atlanta, we are prepared to represent clients in any type of case involving asbestos-related injuries and illnesses. Many of the clients we represent include construction crews involved in the demolition of old buildings that were built using products containing asbestos. We also represent people who were exposed to asbestos during demolition, including people who lived or worked near a demolition site where harmful materials were not properly handled or cleaned up.
Two of the most common conditions associated with asbestos are mesothelioma and asbestosis. Victims of these conditions can face years of hardship and are often entitled to seek compensation from the negligent parties. When you hire our firm, we engage the appropriate experts in order to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. It is our commitment to help you secure the maximum level of compensation available for the harm you have suffered.
Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that occurs when inhaled asbestos fibers attach themselves to the protective lining of your lungs. Some common symptoms of mesothelioma can include persistent chest pain, chronic cough, shortness of breath, night sweats and digestive trouble.
Asbestosis: Asbestosis is a condition that develops as the result of exposure to asbestos. Also referred to as “diffuse pulmonary fibrosis,” asbestosis occurs when asbestos fibers attach themselves to the interior walls of the lungs where scar tissue develops, making the lungs less efficient and breathing more difficult. In some cases, this type of scarring can lead to the development of the tumors that cause mesothelioma.
Call for a Free Consultation With an Attorney
Contact our office today to discuss your asbestos-related illness with an Atlanta mesothelioma lawyer and learn more about your legal options. You can reach us by phone or via e-mail. We take most cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you.
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