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Asbestos And Mesothelioma Litigation Lawyers In Atlantic North Carolina

Atlantic is an unincorporated community in eastern Carteret County situated along the Core Sound, located in what was known to early settlers of the area as Hunting Quarters. It is the location of US 70's eastern terminus and the ferry terminal for journeys to the Cape Lookout National Seashore. The Atlantic Navy Airfield (now closed) is located in Atlantic; it is now used as a satellite airfield for nearby military bases. Neighboring communities include Sea Level and Cedar Island; the nearest municipality is Beaufort, North Carolina. Atlantic is also home to Luther L. Smith and Sons Seafood. Commercial fishing has long been the primary means of earning a living in this community. Atlantic had the first Public Highschool in Carteret County. It was an incorporated community from 1905 until 1920. It had three different mayors during this time.

What is asbestos and mesothelioma litigation?

Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos, once regarded as a miracle mineral, was popular due its lightweight but tough characteristics as well as for its heat-resistant properties. This naturally occurring mineral was used in many commercial and consumer products, from construction materials such as cement, roofing shingles and insulation, to consumer and industrial applications such as hair dryers, automobile brake pads and pipe insulation.

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer which forms in the lining of the chest or abdominal cavities on the mesothelium - the sac lining the internal body cavities. Mesothelioma cases involve those who have suffered adverse health effects from exposure to asbestos on the job, in consumer products, or in the environment.

Asbestos and mesothelioma litigation are a type of toxic tort litigation.

Answers to asbestos and mesothelioma litigation issues in North Carolina

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