Trenton Mesothelioma Lawyers
Trenton is the capital city of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. It is home to multiple neighborhoods and active industries. Industrial facilities and plants in Trenton have exposed countless workers and residents to asbestos, putting them at risk of developing mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos diseases.
While asbestos exposure has spread through numerous industries across the country, some of the largest manufacturers of asbestos products operated in New Jersey. As a result, tens of thousands of manufacturing workers were exposed to asbestos in Trenton and the surrounding areas.
Our mesothelioma lawyers at Shein Law have over 35 years of experience in asbestos law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Our knowledge of local worksites and occupations with the highest incidence of asbestos exposure has allowed us to recover millions in compensation for asbestos victims and their families.
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos was frequently used in various products in many industries in the United States. While asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, it can be hazardous to your health. Many products once contained asbestos due to its heat, oil, and chemical resistant properties.
Decades before the hazards of asbestos were made known to the public by the companies that manufactured, distributed, and supplied asbestos, countless workers were exposed and eventually impacted with life-changing diseases.
Asbestos was commonly found in the following products:
- Pipe, furnace, and duct insulation.
- Automobile brake pads, clutches, and gaskets.
- Floor tiles and adhesives.
- Drywall and joint compound.
- Pumps and valves.
- Boilers and furnaces.
- Roofing, ceiling, and tiling materials.
- Soundproofing materials.
- Structural fillers and binders.
How Is Exposure to Asbestos Dangerous?
When asbestos fibers become airborne, it is hazardous to workers and others who breathe them in. Typically, this occurs when asbestos-containing products or materials are disturbed during demolition, repair, construction, or renovation.
Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease symptoms appear 10 to 60 years after the first asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma symptoms include coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, weight loss, and fatigue. It is critical to seek medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms to get treatment started as soon as possible.
What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is an aggressive and terminal cancer that affects the thin membrane surrounding several human organs, including the lungs, heart, and abdomen. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and surgery are common mesothelioma treatment options that may increase life expectancy. However, there is no cure for mesothelioma.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is essential to consult with an experienced medical specialist about personalized treatment options. A knowledgeable Trenton mesothelioma lawyer should also be part of your team to ensure your rights and best interests are protected.
Are Asbestos-Related Diseases Common?
According to the National Cancer Institute, millions of Americans have been exposed to asbestos since the 1940s. There are approximately 3,000 mesothelioma diagnoses in the United States each year.
Who Is the Most at Risk of Asbestos Exposure?
Specific industries put workers at a higher risk of asbestos exposure. This leads to a higher rate of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Secondary exposure can also happen through contact with people, including family members, who work with asbestos-containing materials. This type of exposure can cause mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Workers in industries who are most at risk for asbestos exposure include:
- Auto mechanics.
- Construction workers.
- Foundry workers and miners.
- Industrial workers.
- Maintenance workers.
- Power plant employees.
- Railroad workers.
- Refinery and steel workers.
- Shipyard workers.
- Utility workers.
- Tire workers.
- Factory workers.
Who Can Be Held Liable in Asbestos Cases?
Our mesothelioma lawyers at Shein Law can help determine who is responsible for your asbestos exposure and subsequent illness. It is common for more than one company to be held liable in asbestos matters, which typically makes the legal process more complicated.
Companies that can be held liable in asbestos lawsuits include:
- Employers who use or expose their workers to asbestos-containing products and materials.
- Owners and operators of asbestos-contaminated properties.
- Manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.
- Distributors/suppliers of asbestos products and materials.
What Compensation Can I Receive in My Asbestos Case?
Shein Law is comprised of dedicated advocates who are committed to achieving justice and financial compensation for our clients. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, compensation may include:
- Current and future medical expenses.
- Ongoing medical care.
- Lost wages.
- Diminished earning capacity.
- Out-of-pocket medication expenses.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
- Loss of spousal services.
- Emotional trauma.
What Are Asbestos Trust Funds?
The continuous wave of asbestos lawsuits has caused many manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of asbestos-containing products to file for bankruptcy. Many of these asbestos companies that claim bankruptcy have been setting aside compensation for current and future victims of mesothelioma in asbestos trust funds. Over 100 companies have set aside $30 billion in these funds. We help our clients obtain compensation from these trust funds whenever possible.
How Can a Trenton Mesothelioma Lawyer Help With My Case?
Shein Law has won over $750 million in financial compensation for our regional clients alone. Our mesothelioma lawyers can help with your case in the following ways:
- Identify all liable parties.
- Gather evidence.
- Review all medical records.
- Work with medical experts.
- Properly file claims according to all deadlines.
- Settle your claim through negotiations when possible.
- Take your case to trial in pursuit of a favorable verdict, if necessary.
Our Trenton Mesothelioma Lawyers at Shein Law Fight for Maximum Compensation for Every Client.
Our experienced Trenton mesothelioma lawyers at Shein Law have a top-notch reputation. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, or another asbestos disease, we can fight for the total and fair compensation you deserve. Call 877-743-4652 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation. Located in Philadelphia and Pennsauken, New Jersey, we proudly serve clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.