Jersey City mesothelioma lawyers help victims of asbestos exposure in the city get the justice they deserve. Asbestos has harmed thousands of people in New Jersey, and attorneys like Dave Halpern specialize in advocating for them.
To learn more about Dave Halpern and his more than 30 years of experience helping people like you, fill out our Free Consultation form or call us at (800) 769-2027. He can help you and your family understand your options, get answers, and take legal action.
What is a Jersey City Mesothelioma Lawyer?
A Jersey City mesothelioma lawyer focuses on clients and cases involving asbestos and related illnesses in and around Jersey City.
Dave Halpern has been doing this for many years. He represents victims of asbestos exposure and their families.
The best mesothelioma lawyers have expertise in the law but also in the use of asbestos. They know where, how, and when companies used asbestos and exposed workers.
They can track down a client’s exposure, connect it to their illness, and build a case for recovering damages for medical expenses.
When Do I Need a Jersey City Mesothelioma Lawyer?
You don’t need to have a mesothelioma diagnosis or even know how you came across asbestos in the past to benefit from a mesothelioma lawyer. If you live in the area and suspect you worked around asbestos, or know that you did, contact a lawyer.
People in certain professions are more likely to have been exposed to asbestos and are at a greater risk for mesothelioma:
- Auto mechanics
- Boiler workers
- Construction workers, both laborers and skilled workers
- Demolition workers
- Maintenance workers
- Power plant workers
- Railroad workers
- Refinery workers
- Sheet metal workers
- Shipyard workers
- U.S. Navy veterans
- Vermiculite processors
Many people in Jersey City worked in these fields. If you or your spouse did, a mesothelioma lawyer can answer your questions and connect you to relevant medical professionals.
Where Could I Have Been Exposed to Asbestos in Jersey City?
Jersey City has an industrial economy dating back to the 1800s. Many of those industries used asbestos and exposed workers to it.
Jersey City has long been an important location for the railroad industry, shipyards and ports, and manufacturing. Some of these workplaces known to have used asbestos are:
- American Can
- Barnes Manufacturing Company
- Central Railroad of New Jersey
- Chemical Manufacturing Co.
- Colgate Palmolive
- Empire Ace Insulation Manufacturing Corp.
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad
- Eureka Fire Hose Manufacturing Company
- Hudson Powerhouse
- Jersey City Paper Company
- Joseph Dixon Crucible Company
- Merchants Refining Company
- Morris Basin Drydocks
- Mutual Chemical Company
- Passaic Zinc Works
- Port of New York Authority
- Standard Asbestos Company
- U.S. Gypsum Company
- Western Electric Company
- Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Lorillard Tobacco and Celotex Corporation are two additional companies in the Jersey City area that had a lasting impact because of asbestos.
Lorillard’s plant in the city produced Micronite filters for cigarettes that contained asbestos. Years later, people around the country who used them developed mesothelioma, as did plant workers.
Celotex produced wallboard in Edgewater near Jersey City. In the 1960s, the plant received vermiculite from the W.R. Grace mines in Libby, Montana. The mine was later found to be contaminated with asbestos.
The gypsum wallboard the company made during that time exposed workers to asbestos and put them at risk of developing mesothelioma.
Asbestos and 9/11
The destruction of the World Trade Center occurred more than two decades ago, but mesothelioma takes that long and longer to manifest. Many people in the area on 9/11 inhaled asbestos and other toxic materials from the collapsed buildings.
Subsequent studies found asbestos in the toxic plume. People working there that day, first responders, and residents in nearby areas inhaled those fibers. This includes many from Jersey City.
Eighteen years after the disaster, a first responder who was there on 9/11 was the first to die from mesothelioma connected to the event.
What Should I Look for in a Jersey City Mesothelioma Lawyer?
Start by looking for a lawyer who knows the area, knows where asbestos was used and when, and is licensed to practice in the state. They should also have extensive experience working with asbestos victims and make asbestos the main focus of their practice.
Going after companies negligent in asbestos exposure is resource-intensive. You need a lawyer with experience handling asbestos cases and with a primary focus on working with clients affected by asbestos.
Choose a lawyer who can show you wins for past clients and who makes you feel confident in their ability to take on your case.
They should be able to negotiate settlements and litigate if necessary. They should offer a free consultation to answer your questions and a contingency payment plan.
Fill out our simple form for a Free Consultation. Dave Halpern has decades of experience advocating for asbestos victims in Jersey City and throughout the state. He has deep knowledge of the asbestos industry and how people get exposed. He can advise you and your family and help you get a resolution to the harm caused by asbestos.
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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.