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Asbestos/Mesothelioma

Asbestos/Mesothelioma

New Jersey Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawyers

If you worked in the construction, shipbuilding or manufacturing between 1940 and 1980, chances are you were exposed to asbestos.  Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious respiratory diseases and cancers, including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.  Asbestos-related diseases often have exceptionally long latency periods. It may take 10 to 50 years before you develop any symptoms.  At the New Brunswick law offices of Wysoker, Glassner, Weingartner, Gonzalez, and Lockspeiser, we protect the rights of workers, retired workers, and other individuals who have been exposed to asbestos.

Even if you retired 20 years ago, you may be feeling the effects of asbestos for the first time today. If you have been exposed to asbestos, you face a number of different health risks, including:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Esophagus cancer
  • Asbestosis

If you work or worked in the construction, manufacturing or shipbuilding industry and begin to experience any of the following symptoms, it is imperative that you contact our experienced asbestos litigation attorneys immediately so that we may investigate your claim and move quickly to preserve your right to compensation:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent Cough
  • Chest and/or abdominal pain

Occupational Exposure

During the early and mid-1900s, asbestos was one of the most commonly used materials in building and manufacturing trades.   There are a wide range of occupations where asbestos exposure was common, including:

  • Auto/Airplane Mechanics
  • Asbestos Remediation and Decontamination
  • Boiler Workers
  • Carpenters
  • Cement Plant Workers
  • Chemical Plant Workers
  • Construction Workers
  • Electricians
  • Engineers
  • Factory Workers
  • Firefighters
  • Insulators
  • Metal Workers
  • Oil refinery Workers
  • Paper Mill Workers
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers
  • Power Plant Workers
  • Shipyard Workers
  • Smelters
  • Steel Mill Workers
  • Textile Mill Workers
  • Welders

Second-hand exposure

Those who did not work directly with asbestos can also be affected by asbestos-related diseases. 

Secondary Exposure at Work

Workers who did not directly handle asbestos may also be at risk for asbestos-related diseases either because asbestos was present in the work atmosphere or in the products they have contact with.  These occupations include textile workers, building engineers, longshoremen, building inspectors, warehouse workers and teachers. 

Secondary Exposure at Home

The spouses and children of workers who were exposed to or worked directly with asbestos may also have inhaled asbestos fibers that were brought home on the worker's clothes or body.  The constant inhalation of the fibers from washing or from having daily contact with the worker's clothes can result in the development of asbestos-related diseases years later.

Asbestos Litigation

We have been handling asbestos claims for over 30 years. We have a vast array of resources at our fingertips to help us protect your rights, no matter when you were exposed. We will represent you and go after the companies that made, sold, and used the asbestos products that led to your ailment. We can help you take care of your medical needs and get the financial compensation you deserve. 

Contact Us

If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos, you should contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible because there is a statute of limitations regarding asbestos claims.  

Contact us today for a free initial consultation regarding your mesothelioma or exposure to asbestos.

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