New Jersey has some of the highest rates of asbestos-related fatalities in the U.S. New Jersey mesothelioma lawyers like Dave Halpern are available to help victims and their families seek justice for negligent asbestos exposure in the state.
To learn more about Dave Halpern and how he advocates for his clients, call us at (800) 769-2027 or complete our easy Free Consultation form. We’ll help you get in touch and get all your mesothelioma and asbestos questions answered.
What is a New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyer?
New Jersey mesothelioma lawyers are personal injury attorneys with a primary or sole focus on representing victims of asbestos exposure in the state. Not only do they understand the relevant laws and know how to litigate, but they also know the asbestos industry in New Jersey.
Lawyers with a focus on asbestos and mesothelioma know which companies used asbestos and when. They have resources to investigate potential exposure and track down the companies responsible and negligent.
New Jersey mesothelioma lawyers work with their clients to prove the connection between exposure and illness and to recover damages for medical and other expenses.
Do I Need a New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyer?
New Jersey’s asbestos fatality rate is higher than the national average. Many people in the state could be at risk for a mesothelioma diagnosis. They can all benefit from the advice of a regional mesothelioma lawyer.
The high number of asbestos-related illnesses and deaths in New Jersey is related to industrial job sites. Most exposure occurs in the workplace.
New Jersey has long had an industrial economy with workplaces that use asbestos. These are some of the jobs that have had the biggest risk for exposure for workers:
- Auto mechanics
- Boiler workers
- Construction workers of all types
- Demolition workers
- Factory and manufacturing workers
- Firefighters and first responders
- Merchant marines
- Navy veterans
- Railroad workers
- Refinery workers
- Shipyard workers
- Steel mill workers
- Vermiculite processors
If you worked in any of these jobs or suspect your workplace had asbestos, contact a New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer. You do not have to have a diagnosis to work with a lawyer. You may also benefit from a lawyer’s advice if you lost a family member to asbestos exposure.
Where Could I Have Been Exposed to Asbestos in New Jersey?
Negligent exposure on the job is the most common way that people come into contact with asbestos. Not everyone who worked with asbestos will develop a related illness, but many do. New Jersey’s long history of industrial factories, shipyards, and asbestos products manufacturing put many of the state’s workers at risk.
Some of the companies that operated in the state and are known to have used asbestos include:
- A.O. Polymer
- Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
- Camden Shipyard
- E.I. Du Pont De Nemours Powder Company
- Esso Standard Oil Company
- Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock
- Hammerschlag Manufacturing Company
- Heyden Chemical Corporation
- Hercules Powder Company
- International Nickel Company
- Johns Manville Products Corporation
- National Gypsum Company
- Naval Weapons Station Earle
- New York Shipbuilding
- Owens Corning Fiberglass
- Todd Shipyard
- Toms River Cincinnati Chemical Company
- Unimatic Manufacturing Company
- W.R. Grace Zonolite
New Jersey has had many industrial workplaces with asbestos over the years. Just a few of these account for more asbestos use and exposure than the others:
- Johns Manville. Johns Manville made insulation and other construction products with asbestos. The company opened an asbestos plant in New Jersey in the early 1900s. It was so important to the region that the factory town of Manville developed around it. Johns Manville suspected asbestos was dangerous for decades without doing anything to protect workers or consumers. It was one of the first companies in the U.S. to face lawsuits over asbestos.
- National Gypsum. The National Gypsum factory in Millington produced asbestos cement and wallboard for construction. The company ended up in bankruptcy in the 1980s because of lawsuits over asbestos illnesses. The company also improperly disposed of asbestos, putting nearby residents at risk.
- W.R. Grace Zonolite. W.R. Grace operated facilities all over the country. They processed vermiculite from a mine in Libby, Montana, later found to be contaminated with asbestos. Several W.R. Grace facilities in New Jersey exposed workers, their families, and residents near the plants to asbestos. The Environmental Protection Agency listed the Hamilton Township site as a Superfund and received money from W.R. Grace for the cleanup.
How Can a New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyer Help My Family and Me?
A New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer is an invaluable ally if you have been exposed to asbestos or diagnosed with mesothelioma. Going up against a company that negligently exposed you is difficult without the experience and knowledge of a mesothelioma lawyer.
If you or a family member has an asbestos illness or worked in an industry or job with asbestos, a lawyer can help you in many ways:
- Tracking down the source of your asbestos exposure and the company responsible
- Finding a good doctor and specialists for diagnosis and treatment
- Proving your illness is connected to asbestos exposure
- Finding an asbestos trust that applies to your situation and making a claim for compensation
- Getting compensation through the VA if you are a veteran
- Starting a lawsuit against the company guilty of negligent asbestos exposure
- Negotiating a settlement that is fair and will cover your expenses
- Litigating in court if you cannot settle for a fair amount
- Presenting evidence and expert testimony in court to get a favorable jury verdict and award
What to Look for in a New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyer?
The right lawyer to work with you and your family is someone you feel comfortable talking to and sharing your health details.
The right lawyer should also make you feel confident in their ability to take on your case and get a good outcome. Additionally, look for these factors:
- A sole or primary focus on asbestos and mesothelioma cases
- Years of experience working with asbestos victims
- A license to practice in the state
- Familiarity with asbestos in New Jersey
- A network of medical and asbestos experts for investigation and evidence
- Verified wins for past clients
- Experience both in negotiating settlements and litigation
- A contingency payment plan
Please fill out our easy form for a Free Initial Consultation with Dave Halpern. He is a leading advocate for asbestos victims’ rights in New Jersey. He can answer questions, provide expert advice, and represent you in legal action if you or a loved one experienced asbestos exposure and is now sick.
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Dave Halpern, Mesothelioma Attorney
Dave Halpern is a Pennsylvania and New Jersey mesothelioma attorney with over 30 years of experience. He has investigated hundreds of cases and won numerous multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts for asbestos victims. Dave prides himself on working tirelessly to help his clients in their time of need.
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