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Mesothelioma Lawyers New Jersey

Map of asbestosis and mesothelioma deaths in New JerseyAsbestos was a commonly used product in New Jersey and the rest of the United States. It is cheap to produce, easy to find, fire proof, and extremely durable. However, if inhaled or ingested, the thin fibers that make up this mineral can cause various diseases, including mesothelioma.

There are numerous environmental and job sites throughout the state of New Jersey where workers have been exposed to asbestos.  Particular sites where exposure is more likely are shipyards, power plants, chemical plants and oil refineries.  Anyone who worked or is working on construction, repair or demolition of buildings built before 1980 are likely to encounter asbestos containing products.  These products, when disturbed, can release toxic asbestos fibers that can then be inhaled or ingested and years later develop into disease.

New Jersey has close to 9 million residents and is the most densely populated state in the nation.  Ranked eighth in the United States for mesothelioma cases, those with known occupational or exposure history should be aware they are at higher risk of developing mesothelioma, asbestosis or cancer and seek medical help at the first signs of disease. 

If you live in New Jersey and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos, contact the lawyers at Clapper, Patti, Schweizer and Mason today. New Jersey has its own Statute of Limitation for filing an asbestos related lawsuit for both personal injury and wrongful death cases.  One of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers will travel to you after your initial interview to inform you of the particular laws in New Jersey as well as to begin compiling information about your case.