Burlington County Mesothelioma Lawyers
Burlington County sits on the Delaware River in New Jersey and is considered part of suburban Philadelphia. The county is also home to many waterfront industries. The area’s shoreline was developed in the late 1960s and 1970s with several urban renewal and flood control projects. Buildings dating back to 1685 in Burlington County are some of the oldest structures in New Jersey. This puts Burlington workers and residents at risk for dangerous asbestos exposure.
Our mesothelioma lawyers at Shein Law have over 35 years of experience litigating asbestos cases in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Shein Law has a unique knowledge of the worksites and historical locations with the highest incidence of asbestos exposure. Our team has recovered millions in compensation for asbestos victims and their families.
What Is Asbestos?
Although asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, exposure to disturbed fibers is highly hazardous. For decades, many industries used asbestos in their products and materials due to its heat, oil, and chemical resistance.
Asbestos was most commonly found in the following products:
- Automobile brake pads, clutches, and gaskets.
- Drywall and joint compound.
- Floor tiles and adhesives.
- Roof, ceiling, and siding materials.
- Soundproofing materials.
- Structural fillers or binders.
- Pipe, furnace, and duct insulation.
Why Is Exposure to Asbestos Dangerous?
Hazardous fibers become airborne when asbestos-containing products or materials containing asbestos are disturbed during construction, repair, renovation, and demolition. Mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer can develop when asbestos is breathed in over time. Symptoms of these diseases include coughing, chest pain, and shortness of breath, but typically do not appear until 10 to 60 years after the first asbestos exposure.
What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that affects the thin membrane protecting vital organs, including the lungs, heart, and abdomen. Treatment options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and surgery. However, there is no known cure for mesothelioma. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an important way to increase life expectancy is to discuss individualized treatment with an experienced specialist.
How Common Are Asbestos-Related Diseases?
According to the National Cancer Institute, millions have been exposed to asbestos since the 1940s. Studies show that every year, approximately 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma. Asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma cause the most deaths of all asbestos-related illnesses.
Who Is the Most at Risk of Asbestos Exposure?
Certain industries put New Jersey workers at a higher risk of asbestos exposure than others and, therefore, see higher rates of mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer. In addition, secondary exposure can occur through contact with people, such as family members, who work with asbestos-containing materials.
Individuals who are most at risk of asbestos exposure include:
- Construction workers.
- Power plant employees.
- Railroad workers.
- Industrial workers.
- Auto mechanics.
- Utility workers.
- Refinery and steel workers.
- Foundry workers and miners.
- Maintenance workers.
- Shipyard workers.
Who Can Be Held Liable in Asbestos Cases?
Our skilled Burlington County mesothelioma lawyers can help determine who is responsible for your asbestos exposure and subsequent illness. More than one party is often liable in asbestos cases, which can make the legal process complex. Shein Law can help you file claims against parties who knew asbestos was dangerous and neglected to protect you and your loved ones. Our job is to gather evidence and medical testimony to present a strong case against each liable party.
Individuals and entities who can be held liable in asbestos cases include:
- Employers who use or expose their employees to asbestos-containing materials.
- Manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.
- Owners of asbestos-contaminated properties.
- Suppliers/distributors of asbestos products and materials.
What Compensation Can I Recover in My Asbestos Case?
Shein Law is comprised of experienced and vigorous advocates who fight for justice. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, you may be able to recover the following:
- Current and future medical bills.
- Ongoing care expenses.
- Lost wages.
- Diminished earning capacity.
- Out-of-pocket expenses.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
- Loss of spousal services.
- Emotional trauma.
What Are Mesothelioma and Asbestos Trust Funds?
Asbestos lawsuits have led many manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of asbestos-containing products to file for bankruptcy. Many of these companies have set aside compensation for current and future asbestos victims in trust funds. Over 100 companies have $30 billion in mesothelioma and asbestos trust funds. Shein Law helps our clients with asbestos cases access compensation from these trust funds whenever possible.
How Can a Mesothelioma Lawyer Help Me With My Case?
Our dedicated attorneys at Shein Law value their client relationships. Our attorneys appreciate the trust clients have in our legal services.
Our Burlington County mesothelioma lawyers can help your case by:
- Identifying all liable parties,
- Gathering the necessary evidence.
- Reviewing your medical records.
- Working with medical experts.
- Filing claims in a timely manner.
- Settling your case through negotiations when possible.
- Taking your case to trial, if necessary.
Burlington County Mesothelioma Lawyers at Shein Law Fight for Justice
Our experienced Burlington County mesothelioma lawyers at Shein Law are top-rated in the region. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, we can help you fight for maximum compensation. Call us at 877-743-4652 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation. Located in Philadelphia and Pennsauken, New Jersey, we serve clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.