New Jersey Asbestos Exposure Attorney
New Jersey was a leader in the Industrial Revolution, making it home to Ship Yards, Oil Refineries, Construction Outfits, Power Plants, Chemical Plants, and Plastics Production Facilities. In addition, New Jersey’s geographical landscape is made up of more than seven hundred mines, many of which were exploited for their naturally occurring asbestos minerals.
As a result, New Jersey is ranked as number 8 in the Country, for the death of residents due to asbestos disease. If you or a family member lived and/or worked in New Jersey, chances are, you have been exposed.
Don’t go it alone. Our New Jersey asbestos exposure attorneys can help. We offer personalized attention to you, as an individual. Our attorneys and staff are knowledgeable and experienced with asbestos cases. Whether you have asbestosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma, we can help. Contact us online or call our office at (201) 928-0300 to schedule a free no-obligation consultation.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a term that evolved during commercial-industrial times, to describe a group of natural minerals that form as long, very thin fibers that bind to form bundles. When those bundles are handled or crushed, as happens when it is mined and processed, the bundles separate into individual fibers that are not noticeable, whether through sight, smell, or touch. Not only does this make asbestos easy to work with, but it also easily enters the body through inhalation or ingestion, making it undetectable and often, deadly.
When and How Was Asbestos Used?
Asbestos dates back to ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. At the turn of the 19th Century, asbestos was utilized by the commercial and industrial community, being valued for its long, thin, durable mineral fibers that maintained their strength, flexibility, and resistance to heat, chemicals, and electricity. This made asbestos well suited for many commercial and industrial applications. Asbestos has been particularly used for its insulating and fire-resistant properties in many types of products, including:
- Floor tiles
- Ceiling tiles
- Joint compound
- Printing Presses
- Hair appliances
- Welding gloves and aprons
- Cables and wiring insulation
- Acoustical plaster
Where is Asbestos Found in New Jersey?
Although asbestos is regulated by various organizations, like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA), asbestos has not been completely banned in the United States. Many older homes, schools, factories, hospitals, church structures, buildings, and other sites in New Jersey still have asbestos in their structures. You do not need to work directly with asbestos to be at risk. If you or a household member lived or worked at or near any of these structures, or others where you believe you may have been exposed to asbestos, give our New Jersey asbestos injury lawyers a call and we can help you recover compensation for any asbestos related injuries or illnesses caused by this exposure.
How Do I Know If I Have Been Exposed?
Call for a free consultation with the experienced attorneys and staff from the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson. We will evaluate your case for free, and determine if your illness was caused by exposure to asbestos and who could be held liable for your damages. There are absolutely no out-of-pocket costs to you, call us today at (201) 928-0300 or complete our online contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.