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Asbestos Exposure: Mesothelioma Lawsuits In NJ

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It's hard to imagine that a material as deadly as asbestos has found its way into our homes and workplaces, as well as millions of items, throughout the years. Even though the majority of sources that once used asbestos has known been discontinued or removed, there are still many constructions, structures, and building that have it lingering.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Attorneys In New Jersey

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease, contact an asbestos lawyer from NJ Injury Guys today. We provide free, no-obligation consultations to mesothelioma victims and can help answer any questions you may have.

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How Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma

Thousands of people have been afflicted by mesothelioma over the course of the last several decades. It has been related to extended exposure to asbestos, whether in the office or elsewhere, and is an uncommon type of cancer known for its severity. Many of these victims have been able to obtain compensation for their medical bills and other damages by filing a mesothelioma lawsuit due to asbestos exposure.

Asbestos material was used in home construction between the 1940s through the 1970s as an insulator fire-retardant that was considered fairly inexpensive. When asbestos is not disturbed, it's relatively safe and not much of a concern to individuals living amongst it. But when the asbestos fibers separate, the fibers get released into the air, and when breathed in, they can make their way into the body, irritating organs, and lungs.

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What Are the Signs & Symptoms Of Asbestos Exposure?

After enough exposure, the victims of asbestos exposure will begin to develop the most common asbestos-related diseases, mesothelioma. Once a person is diagnosed with mesothelioma, the disease can cause flu-like symptoms, fluid build-up in the heart, chest pain, weight loss, and fatigue. Other related symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • A dry cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chest tightness
  • Fingertips and toes that become more rounded known as "clubbing"

Anyone who has experienced these symptoms for an extended length of time and has been exposed to asbestos should seek professional medical advice attention right away.

Occupations Exposed To Asbestos: Mesothelioma Law Firm

The most common way individuals become exposed to asbestos products is by working in industries that carry a high risk of exposure such as manufacturing, construction, and mining. Some of the most widely seen cases of asbestos containing products harming victims come from the following occupations:

  • Construction
  • Metalworker
  • Oil refinery worker
  • Structural engineer
  • Machinist
  • Warehouse worker
  • Custodian
  • Ceiling and floor manufacturer
  • Plumber
  • Electricians
  • Shipyard workers
  • Railroad workers
  • Asbestos miners
  • and so many more.

Mesothelioma risk is typically comparable to the length and duration of asbestos exposure. The higher the level of exposure, the higher the chance of respiratory damage. Asbestos victims that lead to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, may qualify to file a mesothelioma claim with an experienced mesothelioma attorney in New Jersey.

Can I Sue For Asbestos Exposure?

People who developed cancer after being exposed to asbestos began filing mesothelioma lawsuits as early as the 1970s. Thousands of asbestos victims in the workforce took legal action against the companies responsible for exposing themselves and their families to the dangerous material. Over 700,000 asbestos claims were filed in the early 2000s, resulting in large jury asbestos verdicts and settlements across the country.

Asbestos Litigation In NJ

It's not common knowledge that asbestos litigation has altered the American business and law industry in so many ways. Hundreds of businesses have filed bankruptcy after ongoing asbestos-related lawsuits filed over the years with tons of victims suffering a mesothelioma diagnosis. Interestingly enough, the majority of businesses that went bankrupt after mesothelioma lawsuits, have been required to set up asbestos trust funds for any future mesothelioma cancer patients.

Do you know someone who has developed lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos? If so, contact our mesothelioma lawyers today to learn more about how we can help by seeking compensation with an asbestos-related lawsuit in NJ.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits Caused By Asbestos Exposure

While a mesothelioma claim focuses on personal injury and negligence while the mesothelioma patients are still living, a wrongful death lawsuit for asbestos-related diseases is more suitable after the victim has passed. In the case of a wrongful death, the family of the loved one can file a wrongful death suit to pursue mesothelioma compensation that can help with burial and funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.

Mesothelioma Lawyer: Average Settlement?

Depending on the severity of the asbestos case, there are a series of items taken into consideration when seeking compensation for a mesothelioma settlement. The amounts received from the asbestos companies vary from case to case, but usually are separated by offering financial compensation to help cover medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Overall, there is really no way for an asbestos lawyer to give a specific number when handling a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Free Consultations From An Asbestos Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it's probable that long-term asbestos exposure contributed to the decline in health in the asbestos victims. Whether you believe your cancer was caused by asbestos exposure or another source, it's essential that you speak with a mesothelioma lawyer about your case. Law firms such as NJ Injury Guys have the tools and knowledge necessary to analyze your case and determine whether or not legal action is appropriate.

Most people just do not have enough knowledge of the law or these issues to make the best decision on their own, without the assistance of an asbestos attorney. To learn more about the legal process, schedule your free consultation with our legal team today. We are happy to help file a claim, navigate your legal options, or even educate you on the steps taken in order to pursue asbestos litigation.

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