I was totally unaware about the toxic nature of asbestos until I read about it suddenly and then I started researching more about it because I had a hint that I was being exposed to this toxic substance on the job. I worked in a sawmill called White Smith Plant as a logger between 1965 and 1970. Then, I worked as a sandblaster/painter at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula until 89’. These jobs posed high risks of exposure because asbestos was used generously in our plants back in the 60’ s and ’70s.
When I started feeling discomfort in my right side, I went to my doctor at Mobile Infirmary. Then, I got diagnosed with cancer in the right lung in 2014 and with asbestosis in 2016. It was a turning point for me when I decided to seek legal assistance and found Environmental Litigation Group because they have proved to be really very helpful. They were eager to support me and provided me with various solutions. They helped me get through all the legal processes. If it all I hadn’t found them, I don’t know what I and my family would have gone through, they’ve been of great help.