Savannah Mesothelioma Attorneys
Extensive Experience & Commitment to Clients Diagnosed with Mesothelioma in Georgia
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. It is caused by inhaling or ingesting asbestos particles and is commonly diagnosed in older patients who have come into contact with asbestos products through the course of their work. The most common form of mesothelioma, pleural mesothelioma, affects the lungs, resulting in coughing, chest pain, and shortness of breath. Presently, no cure exists for this aggressive disease, although it may be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Georgia, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages including medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. Based in Savannah, Tate Law Group, LLC is here to fight tooth and nail for the damages you need and deserve in the wake of such a devastating diagnosis.
Contact a Savannah mesothelioma attorney at (912) 234-3030 for a free consultation. Our attorneys can also accept cases across Georgia.
How Did I Get Mesothelioma?
A highly-carcinogenic mineral, asbestos is the only known cause of pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lungs. For most of the 20th century, asbestos was used as a flame retardant in thousands of residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Although asbestos is still not fully banned by the EPA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been regulating workplace asbestos exposure since 1971.
Companies that use asbestos are responsible for ensuring that employees are not exposed to this harmful material and that they have adequate safety equipment to handle it. Because mesothelioma can take 20 to 50 years to manifest symptoms, you may not learn about your employer’s negligence until after you've already developed mesothelioma, and by then it is often too late for injury victims to receive effective medical treatment.
Some of the most common occupations exposed to asbestos:
- Military personnel
- Chemical plant workers
- Auto mechanics
- Construction workers and carpenters
- Shipyard workers
- Firefighters and 9/11 responders
- Industrial workers
- Electricians and HVAC specialists
What are the First Signs of Mesothelioma?
If you believe that you’ve been exposed to asbestos on the job, it’s important to seek out early screening for the signs of mesothelioma and pay close attention to any respiratory symptoms. Because most mesothelioma cases involve the lining of the lungs, coughing and wheezing will be an early first sign of stage 1 or 2 mesothelioma.
Here are some of the most common symptoms reported with pleural mesothelioma:
- Pleural effusion (fluid in and around the lungs)
- Pain and aches throughout the chest and abdomen
- Night sweats
- Shortness of breath
- Respiratory issues (coughing, wheezing, pain in the lungs)
Can Mesothelioma Be Cured?
There is no known cure for mesothelioma, but the earlier the disease is caught, the better. With the help of surgery, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy treatment, patients whose mesothelioma is detected at stage 1 or stage 2 may survive longer and enjoy a better quality of life than those who are diagnosed in later stages.
What are the Most Common Types of Mesothelioma?
When most people hear the word "mesothelioma" they think of the most common form of the disease, pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lungs. There are, however, other types of mesothelioma that affect other parts of the body and different cell types:
- Peritoneal (abdominal) mesothelioma
- Pericardial (heart) mesothelioma
- Testicular (testicles) mesothelioma
- Epithelioid cell mesothelioma
- Sarcomatoid cell mesothelioma
- Biphasic mesothelioma (epithelioid and sarcomatoid cells)
What is an Asbestos Trust Fund?
Asbestos trust funds were created when hundreds of manufacturers declared bankruptcy during the first wave of mesothelioma lawsuits in America. These trust funds protected the rights of victims of mesothelioma to recover compensation for their illness. Although it can be difficult to secure fair compensation through an asbestos trust fund, ian experienced trial attorney from Tate Law Group can fight for your right to full compensation!
When to Involve an Attorney in Your Mesothelioma Case
Once diagnosed, you will be subject to a statute of limitations which will give you a limited time to file your lawsuit. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for both injury and wrongful death mesothelioma claims is only two years, so it's important to come to our Savannah mesothelioma lawyers for this complicated type of litigation. We will need to determine where and with whom your asbestos exposure first occurred and develop litigation strategies designed to help you secure maximum compensation for your losses.
Call Tate Law Group, LLC at (912) 234-3030 to discuss your case for free. You pay nothing unless we win on your behalf.
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