New Jersey Mesothelioma and Asbestos Attorneys
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Exposure to asbestos can lead to the development of devastating diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. Mesothelioma is a rare but aggressive form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, the chest cavity or the abdomen. Approximately 2,000 to 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year and the only known cause is asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma may cause symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing, weight loss and fatigue. However, the symptoms of mesothelioma do not typically appear until anywhere from 10-50 years after exposure to asbestos. The lengthy gap between exposure to asbestos and the actual onset of the disease is referred to as the “latency period.”
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are entitled to bring a legal claim against the manufacturers, sellers, and installers of asbestos products, as well as other companies who may be responsible. Corporations knew for years that asbestos is a dangerous and often deadly material, yet continued to market and sell it – risking lives and putting profits above people. Pursuing a legal claim can help you address the medical and financial problems that asbestos-related diseases can cause victims and their families. The spouse and family members of an injured victim may also be eligible to bring a claim for other losses such as the loss of companionship, guidance and advice.
Often times, due to the lengthy latency period and the amount of years that have passed since the asbestos exposure, people are simply unable to remember the exact nature of their exposure to asbestos. We will spend a substantial amount of time reviewing your work and life history and interviewing former co-workers to determine possible exposures to asbestos. Even if you do not recall the names of the products to which you were exposed or the suppliers, we use our extensive knowledge of work sites and products to investigate and pursue your claim. It is very important that you select an attorney experienced in asbestos litigation.
Keefe Bartels has been representing victims of asbestos and their families for over three decades and we are dedicated to pursuing justice on your behalf. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have limited time to file a claim and should contact an attorney immediately to discuss your legal options. We are here to help you and can be reached twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at 732-224-9400.