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Macon, GA Mesothelioma & Asbestos
Mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer, is caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Exposure to asbestos puts you at risk for the disease. Unfortunately, many workers have been placed in situations in which repeated exposure is the norm.
If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos, contact our Macon office today. With over $9 billion won across practice areas, you can rest assured knowing we have a long track record of success helping clients.
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What Are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?
Your risk for mesothelioma begins the first time you are exposed to asbestos. However, symptoms can take decades to appear, so it’s important to closely monitor your health after your initial exposure. If you have noticed any of the following symptoms, you may want to contact a medical professional:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal pain
- Unexplained weight loss
- Difficulty swallowing
- Loss of appetite
These symptoms could be warning signs of other illnesses, so it’s important to undergo an evaluation regardless. Mesothelioma primarily affects those 65 and older, but exposure to asbestos can cause health problems at any age. Even if you were exposed to a small amount of asbestos many years ago, you still carry the risk for mesothelioma.
Which Occupations Pose a High Risk?
Due to its widespread use in plastics and insulation, asbestos is a risk in many occupations. While a low amount of exposure is dangerous, those who have been exposed for longer carry a much higher risk of developing mesothelioma. The following occupations have been found to carry the highest risk of asbestos exposure:
- Construction/industrial workers
If you believe your job has placed you in an environment where you were exposed to asbestos, contact our Macon office today.
Should I Call a Lawyer?
Mesothelioma can be prevented with the proper safety measures. Unfortunately, many employers act negligently and put their employees’ well-being at risk.
Our firm understands the price for pain is infinite, which is why we’ll fight for your full and fair compensation. Other firms may charge expensive fees for their assistance, but not Morgan & Morgan. Our team operates on a contingency, meaning we get paid when you do. Our fee comes out of the favorable settlement or jury award so you never have to worry about paying out of pocket for our services.
How Can I Get Started?
You shouldn’t have to take home a life threatening illness for doing your job. If you or a loved one have developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure, we understand and are here to help. Our team of experienced asbestos law attorneys are ready and eager to take your case every step of the way.
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