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Why is Asbestos Harmful?

In order to understand why asbestos is so harmful and why it causes such serious injuries, it is important to understand what asbestos is and how bodies react when exposed to these fibers.

If you have an asbestos-related illness, our Atlanta, Georgia, law firm provides representation in these complicated personal injury cases.

If a family member has passed away due to an asbestos-related illness, we can help you.

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring fibrous mineral. The greatest characteristic of asbestos is also its deadliest liability. During the height of the Industrial Revolution, asbestos ranked as an ideal material. It was easy to use, inexpensive, fireproof and electrically resistant. Many praised its virtual indestructibility. Despite efforts to downplay or hide information about its risks of serious injuries, we now know that asbestos is also indestructible once it invades our bodies.

When asbestos fibers become airborne, they are inhaled easily. Once inhaled, asbestos fibers settle in the lungs and cannot be expelled. The body defends itself from these foreign objects by encapsulating them. This results in what medical professionals call asbestos bodies. As more fibers are inhaled, asbestos bodies continue to accumulate. Asbestos bodies block and scar lung tissue, leading to a diagnosis of asbestosis.

Pleural thickening, which causes shortness of breath and affects the lungs’ ability to work properly, is sometimes another symptom of prolonged exposure to asbestos.

A person exposed to asbestos is at a higher risk of developing lung cancer, mesothelioma, laryngeal, colon or esophageal cancer.

Because asbestos-related symptoms do not present themselves right away, it is important that you contact a qualified personal injury law firm to protect you. Our personal injury law firm has the resources and experience to help you if you think you have been exposed to asbestos.

Our Atlanta law firm represents families from all over the state of Georgia in personal injury and wrongful death claims. We are committed to providing the support you need and the compensation you deserve.

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Attorneys Dan Jason and Claire Bradley Jason are Military Veterans with a combined 16 years on active duty as Captains and Judge Advocates in the United States Army. Dan served at several military installations, including as Trial Defense Counsel with the Army's 2nd Infantry Division, South Korea; and Group Judge Advocate with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command, Ft. Gillem, GA. Claire is an Operation Desert Storm Combat Veteran and served in a host of other installations. After moving into the Reserves, both attained the ranks of Major before their honorable discharges in 2002. Dan and Claire received several awards for their military service.