Jonah Flynn is a Georgia mesothelioma attorney and founding partner of the Flynn Law Firm. Jonah Flynn represents victims of asbestos cancer from all corners of Georgia, including Savannah, Brunswick, Augusta, Waycross, Columbus, and Macon. Prior to opening the Flynn Law Firm, Atlanta mesothelioma lawyer Jonah Flynn represented asbestos defendants. Now he represents those who have been victimized by asbestos cancer.
As a leading Georgia asbestos lawyer, Jonah Flynn provides aggressive representation to those diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma—diseases which remain common today.
Asbestos has been used for more than 2,000 years, and beginning in the late 1800’s it was known that those working with the material became sick or died.
The latest statistics show that between 1980 and 2000, more than 8,000 men and 1,000 women died from mesothelioma, one of several diseases associated with asbestos exposure. Between 2,000 and 3,000 new cases of malignant mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States each year.
Asbestos is a microscopic threadlike fiber which comes from a common mineral found throughout the world. It is mined and used in consumer products and construction materials because of its strength and flexibility and its heat-resistant properties. While the dangers of asbestos have been known since the early 20th century, many companies ignored the warnings about asbestos and knowingly exposed their employees. The American Cancer Society estimates that as many as 8 million people in the United States have been exposed to asbestos.
If asbestos becomes airborne or dust like, it can be breathed into the lungs and deposited there. Asbestos particles in the lungs can cause terrible – even fatal – diseases that can take decades to develop symptoms after exposure.
Although the harm caused is not apparent at first, asbestos exposure can lead to diseases including mesothelioma (a malignant form of cancer in the lining of the chest or abdominal cavities), asbestosis (a fibrous scarring of the lungs) and lung cancer.
In addition, exposure can also heighten the risk of stomach, gallbladder, and larynx and kidney cancer.
Usually, a period of 10 to 40 years or more passes before the asbestos victim exhibits the first symptoms. In the workplace, there is no “safe” level of asbestos exposure.
Most victims of asbestos disease or injury are people exposed to high concentrations of asbestos in industrial settings over extended periods. Workers in the following industries and professions have historically been at high risk: asbestos mining; manufacturing of asbestos-containing products such as insulation; insulators, pipefitters, paper makers; shipbuilders; welders, plumbers, railroad employees; carpenters, and electricians. The children of parents who worked in these trades may have been exposed to asbestos on their parent’s clothing, and are at risk for developing mesothelioma or asbestos today. Jonah Flynn, a Georgia asbestos attorney, has experience litigating asbestos claims related to a variety of trades and work sites.
Mesothelioma and asbestosis cases often present several unique challenges during litigation. Because these diseases develop over periods of time ranging up to 40 years, establishing a cause-and-effect link between current disease and specific exposure to a product or work environment can sometimes be difficult. Jonah Flynn, an experienced Georgia mesothelioma attorney, will aggressively prosecute your asbestos lawsuit and make sure that the companies which made the asbestos containing products you were exposed to are held responsible.
If you or a loved one have questions about asbestos or mesothelioma, contact Jonah Flynn, an Atlanta mesothelioma lawyer. The Flynn Law Firm provides free initial consultation. Georgia mesothelioma attorney Jonah Flynn is available for appointments on weekends or during the evening.
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