The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of Georgia is dedicated to providing the best possible legal and medical assistance to those stricken with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer. Anyone wishing to discuss their legal and/or medical options should call (888) 891-2200 to speak directly with an attorney from The Steinberg Law Group.

The Mesothelioma Options Help Center of Georgia has endorsed The Steinberg Law Group because of their vast experience in handling mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cases. With offices in New York, California and Texas, The Steinberg Law Group has a national footprint that helps win the best possible financial compensation for clients.

Typically, asbestos exposure will have occurred sometime between the 1950s and the 1980s. Some of the most prevalent professions that encountered large quantities of asbestos include power plant workers, maritime workers, industrial workers, plumbers, pipefitters, electricians, mechanics, machinists, miners, railroad workers and construction workers, to name a few. Since the latency period for mesothelioma patients is approximately 50 years, most people diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer in 2021 were exposed decades ago.

In 1894, Georgia became the first U.S. state to commercially mine asbestos. Northern Georgia near the base of the Appalachian Mountains is a mineral-rich area containing 17 former asbestos mines, most located in Rabun and White counties. The abundance of natural asbestos in Georgia helps explain why so many industries in Georgia used asbestos during the late nineteenth and most of the twentieth centuries. Specifically, residents of Georgia who worked in shipyards, paper mills, power plants and military bases are at a heightened risk of developing mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer.