August 1, 2012 – Georgia mesothelioma lawyers from the national asbestos litigation firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”) provide, personalized service to residents of Georgia who were affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
Georgia Mesothelioma Lawyers from LK Are Fighting for Justice for Residents of Georgia
ATLANTA, Georgia, August 1, 2012 – Georgia mesothelioma lawyers from the national asbestos litigation firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”) offer personalized service to residents of Georgia who were affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
Georgia Mesothelioma Cases
Every year, thousands of men and women across the country are diagnosed with mesothelioma, including many in Georgia. Even more are diagnosed with lung cancer and asbestosis. All of these asbestos-related diseases could have been prevented if workers had been properly protected from exposure to asbestos.
Georgia is home to several specific industries that significantly contribute to asbestos exposure. The textile industry in Dalton and other locations as well as the shipbuilding industry in and around Savannah have caused huge numbers of workers and their families to be exposed to asbestos.
Asbestos has been used in commercial and industrial facilities across Georgia for decades. This includes locations such as:
Figure 1. Common asbestos exposure sites in the State of Georgia.
- Allied Chemical Company in Brunswick
- American Cyanamid in Savannah
- Proctor & Gamble in Macon
- Armstrong Cork Company in Macon
- Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta
- Bibb Manufacturing Company in Forsyth and other cities
- Cargill in Gainesville
- Celanese Corporation in Rome
- Grady Hospital in Atlanta
- Hunter Air Force Base in Savannah
- Mobil Oil Refinery in Augusta
- Swift Cotton Mill in Columbus
Indeed, many workers were exposed to asbestos from companies headquartered in Georgia, including:
- Georgia Pacific
- Georgia Kraft Company
- Georgia Power Company
Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”) is one of the nation’s premier law firms featuring highly acclaimed mesothelioma lawyers with decades of experience in the areas of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma law. LK has litigated precedent-setting cases and obtained significant rulings and judgments, which have included some of the highest awards in mesothelioma, asbestos, and personal injury litigation.
Mesothelioma Litigation: Experience, Skill, and a Record of Positive Case Outcomes
With attorneys licensed in Georgia and with experience litigating mesothelioma cases throughout the State, the Georgia mesothelioma lawyers at LK provide personal attention to its clients in the Southeast, along with the best experience, skill, and resources we bring to every case.
For more information about asbestos, mesothelioma, and LK’s practice in Georgia and the Southeast, please contact an LK attorney by calling us now or having a “live chat” on this page.
ATTENTION: Mesothelioma has no known cure and often causes severe pain, suffering,
and other types of damage, such as loss of consortium, and loss of income.
Additionally, due to the exceedingly high cost of mesothelioma treatments,
many families exhaust savings and accumulate financial debt in order to
pay for the medical expenses of their family member.
Under the law of most states, pain and suffering from mesothelioma may be compensated through the award of money damages, usually obtained with the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys. In some states other types of damages may also be recovered.
Asbestos litigation affords mesothelioma victims the opportunity to receive financial compensation and hold accountable the companies that caused their asbestos exposure.
IMPORTANT: If you or your family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer as early as possible to determine if you have a mesothelioma case and to:
- Preserve your rights to bring a legal action against the responsible parties within the limited time frame allowed by law, known as statute of limitations;
Obtain maximum compensation in your case by being able to:
- Preserve evidence and establish facts of the asbestos exposure while the claimant is still alive and able to provide information;
- File and resolve a lawsuit against the responsible parties before they file for bankruptcy or, if they already have, to obtain compensation before their bankruptcy trust funds run out of money;
- Expedite your case, as courts tend to give higher priority to mesothelioma lawsuits where the claimant is still alive.
Can Mesothelioma Be Cured?
Unfortunately, this asbestos-related cancer is incurable. Countless workers in Georgia were exposed to asbestos during their years of work and developed mesothelioma years or decades later.
What Are Some of the Most Common Places Workers Were Exposed to Asbestos?
Asbestos was used extensively in many industries, including but not limited to:
- Steel workers
- Industrial sites
How Do I Know if my Condition is Asbestos-Related?
If you worked in an industry where asbestos was present and have developed a serious lung condition, it is imperative that your doctor is aware that you were exposed to asbestos and schedules any tests to help confirm that your condition was due to exposure.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Mesothelioma Claim?
Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, with no other cause. The exposure is the result of negligence. The result of your claim will reflect the experience, skills, and knowledge of your attorney who has the resources to investigate your claim and seek damages from all liable parties. The value of a settlement will in large part, be the result of the dedication of your lawyer.
Do All Lawyers Who Advertise Actually Litigate Mesothelioma Cases?
The law firms promoting their services in TV ads may not have experience litigating asbestos claims. They may be creating an advertising campaign, after which they refer the client to another firm. At Levy Konigsberg, our legal team has real-world experience and a favorable track record in litigating, settling, and trying these cases in court.
Will Workers’ Comp Pay Benefits for Mesothelioma?
The workers’ compensation system was established to protect both employer and employee. While you may be eligible for benefits through the system, the amount in benefits is rarely enough to even cover the basics of living. A mesothelioma attorney in Georgia can identify any third party entities, such as manufacturers and suppliers, that may open the door to recovering far more compensation.
Where Does the Compensation Come From for Mesothelioma?
Access to all sources of compensation is an urgent matter for those who suffer from this terrible disease, or a family who has lost a loved one. Compensation may be recovered from the asbestos trust funds established by companies in the industry. Some companies were forced to file bankruptcy, but in the process, were required to establish trust funds to pay out future claims. Other companies may still be in business or have been purchased by another entity. Your law firm should have the resources to seek out all potential liable parties when filing a mesothelioma claim.
Are All Claims Paid About the Same Amount in Damages?
The value of a mesothelioma claim can vary from millions of dollars to a lower amount. The value of a claim will reflect several points including whether:
- Detailed testimony and evidence of asbestos exposure is available.
- The company is still in business or solvent.
The amount available in mesothelioma trust funds applicable to the particular asbestos exposures is also an important factor in determining sources of financial compensation.
Can the Family File a Wrongful Death Claim?
If your loved one died from mesothelioma, the close family members (such as spouse and children) can usually file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation.
Do the Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts Pay Settlements to All Mesothelioma Victims?
To be eligible for payments from a specific trust, it is often necessary to present certain evidence, including proof that the exposure to asbestos occurred while working for the company that established the trust, and that the exposure took place on an “approved work site,” which are locations recognized by that trust. Some victims can access funds from several trusts and could be eligible for significant amounts in compensation.
Are All Companies that Manufactured or Sold Asbestos Bankrupt?
Many companies that exposed workers to asbestos are still operating. Some of these companies are among the largest, most profitable businesses in the USA. Some have been brought to justice, and some have not yet taken responsibility for exposing workers to this deadly substance. A company that is currently operating can be named in a lawsuit to seek compensation when asbestos exposure can be proven with evidence. In these cases, it is imperative that you have legal representation from a talented litigator with extensive experience and a track record of achieving positive case outcomes.
Call Our Mesothelioma Hotline Today.
Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline at (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry. Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.
NOTE: While our offices are located in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Georgia, many of our mesothelioma lawyers are licensed to practice law in a number of U.S. states and have the capability and extensive experience of representing mesothelioma clients throughout the United States. You are encouraged to contact us with any questions.
Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline or by submitting an email inquiry. Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.
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