Georgia is the very first state to mine asbestos commercially. It is known for using asbestos in a wide variety of industrial products until the 1980s. Asbestos was used heavily by almost all power plants, automotive companies and manufacturing facilities in the state. Numerous former Georgia workers have contracted malignant mesothelioma and other conditions linked to prolonged asbestos exposure. Between 1999 and 2008, approximately 450 people died in the state because of various asbestos-related diseases.
Hire a Georgia Mesothelioma Lawyer
If you or a family member has contracted mesothelioma or other injuries linked to asbestos exposure, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation from mesothelioma trust funds. An experienced Georgia mesothelioma lawyer can help you get this payout in just 90 days.To meet a leading Georgia mesothelioma lawyer, please call us today at 800-793-4540 or submit our online contact form.
Georgia Statute of Limitations for Asbestos/Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Under Georgia Code Ann. § 9-3-20 et seq., Georgia plaintiffs have to file an asbestos suit within 2 years of the time of diagnosis or discovery of the illness. Wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within 2 years of the actual death date of the asbestos victim.
Georgia Job Sites with Asbestos Problems
Though Georgia has a number of deposits of naturally occurring asbestos (NOA), most of the asbestos-related deaths in the state directly stem from occupational hazard. Especially, manufacturing plants in the state has put numerous workers at risk.
Georgia Pacific is known for extensively using asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in numerous products including cardboard boxes, tissues, and papers. Employees of the company had to deal with these materials on a regular basis. In addition, the company acquired Bestwall Gypsum Corp in the 1960s. Bestwall Gypsum was the manufacturer of a product which contained chrysotile asbestos.
Georgia Pacific has faced numerous lawsuits for allegedly exposing employees to hazardous asbestos products and causing them injuries including mesothelioma.
Keebler Co is a cookie and cracker manufacturing company in Atlanta. In 1989, the company was charged for allegedly failing to prevent numerous workers from breathing in airborne asbestos fibers. The charges were issued after the Centers for Disease Control determined that one of the ovens of the company was emitting harmful asbestos fibers into the environment.
Other Georgia Job Sites Known for Asbestos Exposure
There are plenty of job sites in Georgia known for heavy asbestos use. Most of these sites have put employees, contractors and/or the general public at the risk of developing asbestos-related injuries.
- Charmin Paper Products Co
- Coats and Clark Incorporated
- Cobb Heating and Air Conditioning Co
- Coil Insulation Co
- Firestone Tire & Rubber Co
- Georgia Alabama Power Co
- Georgia Growers Distilling Co
- Georgia Power Co
- Herck and Co
- J.P. Stevens & Co
- Lykes Brothers Incorporated
- Merck and Co Incorporated
- Merck Chemical Division
- Miller Brewing Co Incorporated
- Georgia Plywood Corp
- J. P. Stevens and Co
- Mohasco Industries Incorporated
- Southeast Paper Manufacturing Co
- Brumby Chair Co
- Dobbins AFB
- Georgia Manufacturing & Public Service Co
- Kennesaw Mills Co
- Kerby Saunders
- Mead Containers
- Mead Paper Co
- Mechanical Associates Inc
- Merillat Industries, LLC
- Metropolitan Eye Hospital (Atlanta)
- Miss Georgia Dairies, Inc.
Medical Assistance in Georgia
Victims suffering from any asbestos-related disease have to find the best treatment options. The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer care facility which has physicians, researchers, healthcare specialists, and cancer experts focusing on malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions. It is the one and only NCI-designated cancer center in Georgia.