New Jersey ranks eighth in the nation for mesothelioma cases and deaths. Mesothelioma is a disease that results from long-term exposure to asbestos, a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment.
A key reason why New Jersey is high on the list of states struggling to deal with mesothelioma and asbestos exposure is that during the 20th century, New Jersey was a leading industrial center. While asbestos is now widely recognized as a dangerous substance, it was once used extensively throughout New Jersey industry, including the shipyards, factories, and construction trades.
Because of its remarkable insulating and heat-resistant properties, workers routinely handled asbestos until the 1970s to make many common products, including the following:
As soon as you or a loved one is diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, the dedicated, knowledgeable New Jersey asbestos lawyers at Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler (BRBS) can help you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against former employers, manufacturers, or other responsible parties.
While it is a natural substance, breathing in asbestos fibers can cause a buildup of scar-like tissue in the lungs called asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other cancerous diseases. Between the decades of 1940 and 1970 when asbestos use was prevalent, many workers were unaware that the asbestos substances they were handling or inhaling posed a serious health risk.
The unfortunate truth about mesothelioma is that the disease can be prevented if employers follow safety regulations and provide safe working conditions for their workers. But for many New Jersey workers, the damage is done. Since the symptoms of mesothelioma can take decades to appear, many are now being newly diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases long after they worked in the factories, shipyards, and construction sites across New Jersey.
Now stricken with asbestos-related diseases, these workers are facing high medical expenses for treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, while their incomes and quality of life deteriorate. Your BRBS mesothelioma lawyer in New Jersey can review your work history to identify the source or sources of your asbestos exposure. Surviving family members can also file wrongful death claims if loved ones died from asbestos-related diseases.
If you or a loved one became ill as a result of exposure to asbestos or injured in any way due to the negligence of others, please call our mesothelioma lawyers in New Jersey at 215-569-4000 or fill out our online contact form for help in securing the financial settlement you deserve.