Camden County Mesothelioma Lawyers
Camden County is in Southern New Jersey and borders Philadelphia. It is part of the PA-NJ-DE metropolitan area known as the Delaware Valley. With so many industries in the area, there are dozens of asbestos-related deaths in Camden County each year, according to statistical reports.
At Shein Law, our Camden County mesothelioma lawyers have over 35 years of experience practicing asbestos law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our extensive knowledge of worksites with the highest incidences of asbestos exposure and our unique understanding of the law have allowed us to recover millions for our clients and their families.
What Is Asbestos?
Many industries once widely used asbestos due to its heat, chemical, and oil-resistant properties. Despite being a naturally occurring mineral, exposure to asbestos fibers is extremely dangerous to your health.
Asbestos was used in numerous products, including:
- Automobile brake pads, clutches, and gaskets.
- Pipe, furnace, and duct insulation.
- Drywall and joint compound.
- Floor tiles and adhesives.
- Roofing, ceiling, and siding materials.
- Boilers and furnaces.
- Structural fillers and binders.
- Soundproofing materials.
Why Is Exposure to Asbestos Hazardous?
When asbestos-containing products or materials containing asbestos are disturbed during construction, repair, renovation, or demolition, dangerous fibers become airborne. Mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer can develop if asbestos is breathed in over time. Symptoms typically appear 10 to 60 years after the first asbestos exposure, including coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, weight loss, and fatigue.
What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is an incurable and aggressive cancer that affects the thin membrane surrounding vital human organs, including the lungs, heart, and abdomen. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and surgery are common mesothelioma treatment options that may increase life expectancy.
Discussing individualized treatment options with an experienced specialist is essential after a mesothelioma diagnosis. Working with a knowledgeable mesothelioma lawyer is also critical.
How Common Are Asbestos-Related Diseases?
The National Cancer Institute reports that millions of Americans have been exposed to asbestos for over 100 years. Every year, there are approximately 3,000 mesothelioma diagnoses in the United States. Asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma cause the most deaths of all asbestos diseases.
What Workers Are the Most at Risk of Asbestos Exposure?
Workers in certain industries have a higher risk of asbestos exposure and a higher rate of mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases. Additionally, secondary exposure through contact with people who work with asbestos-containing materials, such as family members, can occur. This type of exposure can cause mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Workers who are most at risk for asbestos exposure include:
- Auto mechanics.
- Construction workers.
- Foundry workers and miners.
- Industrial workers.
- Maintenance workers.
- Power plant workers.
- Railroad workers.
- Refinery and steel workers.
- Shipyard workers.
- Utility workers.
- Tire workers.
- Factory workers.
- Warehouse workers.
Who Can Be Held Liable in Asbestos Cases?
Shein Law can help determine who is responsible for your asbestos exposure and subsequent illness. In many asbestos matters, multiple parties are held liable for the harm they caused innocent victims, making the legal process more complex. Our experienced Camden County mesothelioma lawyers can help you file claims against all parties who knew asbestos was dangerous and neglected to protect you and your loved ones.
Individuals and entities who can be held responsible in asbestos cases include:
- Owners and operators of asbestos-contaminated properties.
- Employers who use or expose their workers to asbestos-containing products.
- Manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.
- Distributors/suppliers of asbestos products and materials.
What Compensation Can I Recover in My Asbestos Case?
Our skilled and vigorous lawyers at Shein Law are dedicated to obtaining justice for our clients. 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?
The flood of asbestos lawsuits has led many manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of asbestos-containing products to file for bankruptcy. Many of these asbestos companies that claim bankruptcy set aside compensation for current and future victims in trust funds. Over 100 companies have set aside $30 billion in mesothelioma and asbestos trust funds. Our firm helps clients diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease obtain compensation from these trust funds whenever possible.
How Can a Camden County Mesothelioma Lawyer Help With My Case?
At Shein Law, we aim to provide top-quality legal representation. Our attorneys value the relationships we build with our clients and appreciate their trust in our legal services.
Our mesothelioma lawyers can help with your case in the following ways:
- Identify all responsible parties.
- Gather evidence.
- Review medical records.
- Work with medical experts.
- File claims promptly.
- Settle your case through negotiations when possible.
- Take your case to trial, if necessary.
Our Camden County Mesothelioma Lawyers at Shein Law Fight for Justice
Our experienced Camden County mesothelioma lawyers at Shein Law are well-known and respected in the region. We can provide legal assistance if you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer. Call 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.