Articles Posted in Mesothelioma and Asbestosis

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When a diagnosis of mesothelioma is made, the first question usually asked is “what are my treatment options?” Often, those with mesothelioma are hesitant to start chemotherapy, because of the perceived side effects which can often accompany the treatment.

While chemotherapy can still carry severe side effects, modern medicine has made cancer treatment far less miserable than it was even 10 years ago. There are different types of mesothelioma chemotherapy: systemic therapy (injections), intrapleural (directly into the chest) and intrapertioneal (into the abdomen) are the most common. Chemotherapy is the main treatment (along with radiation therapy) and slows the progression of the disease. This allows for a higher quality of life.
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Georgia mesothelioma attorney and work injury lawyer was recently featured in the Fulton County Daily Report, Atlanta’s daily legal newspaper, for the result achieved in the Bradley vs. Procter & Gamble and Fru-Con Constructionmatter. On January 1, 2011, Michael Bradley was injured while working on a pressurized system at the P&G facility in Augusta, Georgia. Jonah Flynn brought claims against the designers of the system upon which Mr. Bradley was working, as well as claims against the Procter & Gamble Company, the parent organization to Mr. Bradley’s employer, Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company. After lengthy discovery, the Mr. Bradley’s claims were favorably resolved.

FCDR Article-Flynn-Bradley Case.pdf
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Georgia mesothelioma lawyer Jonah Flynn was recently retained to represent the interests of the estate of a retired Dupont salesman who spent his career in and out of textile mills. Asbestos was heavily used in the manufacture of certain types of woven products, and much of what was made in textile mills from the 1940s to the 1970s was made with asbestos. This makes textile workers especially at risk of developing mesothelioma.

Asbestos exposure in textile mills occurred when raw asbestos was spun into yarn and then woven into woven products. There was also asbestos material in the textile mills themselves (i.e. asbestos pipe covering and insulation) which also can cause disease. Studies have shown that textile mill workers have significantly greater odds for developing asbestosis and mesothelioma.

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Six injured workers were seriously injured when a 6-inch pipe containing high-pressure steam burst at an Indiana County power plant. Three suffered severe work injuries and were taken to the burn unit at West Penn Hospital. Steam injuries, even though they do not involve contact with fire, can be very painful and cause deep second and third degree burns, necessitating long term care and a substantial workers’ compensation claim. Three other injured workers were taken to a local hospital.
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Georgia asbestos lawyers and Atlanta meso lawyers see clients exposed to asbestos not just at work, but unfortunately see people suffering from asbestos disease who were exposed to asbestos at home or at school. Recently, a mesothelioma risk was abated in North Carolina, where asbestos was found after carpet was removed.
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Tumor_Mesothelioma2_legend.jpgA retired plumber, who became a politician later in his life, died from mesothelioma, an asbestos cancer, recently. John McTaggart worked as a plumber and engineer, and was exposed to asbestos early in his working life. One of his last acts before death was to case a vote in a municipal election he was running in. He developed mesothelioma years ago, but it had been in remission until recently.

Families of loved ones who have been exposed to asbestos and are considering filing a Georgia asbestos lawsuit have many things to consider during a difficult and tragic times. Jonah Flynn is a Savannah mesothelioma attorney committed to representing workers and their families in Georgia asbestos lawsuits.

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A Georgia mesothelioma lawsuit can take months, or years, of hard work and effort to resolve, and when it does, the mesothelioma victim often has very little time to live. A chemical worker and electricain diagnosed with mesothelioma in West Virginia was awarded a substantial sum and now the company administering the settlement refuses to pay a lump sum, despite the fact that the worker is terminally ill and 85 years old. He will likely collect only a small portion of his award.

An experienced Georgia mesothelioma lawyer understands that, for victims of mesothelioma cancer and asbestosis, time is of the essence, and proper financial planning of an asbestos settlement is necessary for not only the claimant but also his family.

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Asbestos-warning.jpgMesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs and chest lining, has killed thousands of industrial workers and construction workers who worked with asbestos during their careers. Recently, the family of one such worker was awarded $2.25 Million in a mesothelioma lawsut in New York. Asbestos lawsuits, including mesothelioma lawsuits, have been filed for the last 30 years on behalf of refinery workers, paper machine operators, and those in industry who worked with asbestos.

Ronald Drabczyk was a repairman in an industrial plant, and repaired asbestos containing valves made by Fisher Controls. The jury found that Fisher had acted with reckless disregard with respect to Mr. Drabczyk’s safety, and was 100% liable for his death and punitive damages.
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