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Fact Sheet About Mesothelioma

The mesothelium refers to the tissues in your body that surround your lungs, stomach, heat, and other organs. When a tumor of this tissue occurs, the condition is called mesothelioma. The U.S. National Library of Medicine reports the following facts about mesothelioma:

  • Malignant mesothelioma, or cancerous mesothelioma, is rare, but extremely serious. The American Cancer Society reports that the five-year survival rate for malignant mesothelioma is only between five and 10 percent;
  • Almost all cases of mesothelioma are caused because of an individual’s exposure to asbestos, usually from working on job sites where asbestos was prevalent; and
  • Malignant mesothelioma is often not discovered until is its advanced stages, resulting in a decreased chance of survival.

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Risk factors for developing mesothelioma include age, gender (males are more likely to be diagnosed than females) and exposure to asbestos.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in New Jersey, it is important that you take action to receive medical treatment, and to contact an attorney, as soon as possible. While just a few years ago the prognosis for someone diagnosed with mesothelioma was invariably fatal some progress has been made depending on the type of mesothelioma and how advanced the cases is when first discovered. Some people have in fact lived beyond that which would have been expected just a few short years ago.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in New Jersey there are a number of excellent hospitals available to you where you can receive excellent advice and guidance. Hospital with excellent reputations and credential include places like The Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick and the Hackensack University Medical Center.

If you live in Central or Northern New Jersey you also have access to a number of excellent hospitals with mesothelioma experience in New York such as Columbia Presbyterian, Mount Sinai and Sloane Kettering.

If you live in southern New Jersey, the University of Pennsylvania has an excellent staff and credentials for treating New Jersey mesothelioma patients.

Common Types of Injuries Caused by Mesothelioma

When a person is exposed to asbestos in New Jersey or elsewhere and develops mesothelioma as a result, he or she may suffer from a wide range of related injury types and losses. Some of the symptoms of mesothelioma include:

Nausea and vomiting

One sign of mesothelioma that a person may experience is excessive nausea and vomiting. Vomiting can lead to unintentional weight loss, weakness, fatigue, dehydration, and pain.

Excessive fatigue

A symptom of most cancer types is excessive fatigue. Fatigue can be so severe that a person suffering from mesothelioma may feel as though they are unable to perform their normal activities, work, etc.


Pain in the side of the chest or the lower back is a common symptom of pleural mesothelioma, or mesothelioma that is found in the chest. This pain can be accompanied by shortness of breath, hoarseness, and a cough as well.

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The above are just a few of the symptoms of mesothelioma. Treatment for mesothelioma can also be challenging for the patient and the family In addition to physical discomfort and loss of quality of life, a person affected by mesothelioma may also incur large and financially debilitating medical bills. The New Jersey attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. have experience dealing with these types injuries and have represented many people diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Investigating Mesothelioma Requires Resources

Discovering the cause of mesothelioma and pinpointing exactly when a victim was exposed to asbestos, and who is liable for that exposure, is not always easy. Rather, it often requires a thorough investigation, which can be difficult to conduct on your own, especially when you are physically fatigued, on bed rest, or undergoing multiple medical treatments. When you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you need a law firm with resources, knowledge and skill to properly investigate your case.

In a mesothelioma case, you will need investigative and medical experts on your side. This includes doctors who can provide expert witness testimony about the cause of your mesothelioma, professionals who can thoroughly investigate all of your previously held jobs/living locations where asbestos exposure may have been possible, researchers who can track down others at your previous place of work who have developed health complications as a result of asbestos exposure, and more.


Your case will also likely require witnesses who can testify on your behalf. In addition to reaching out to witnesses and gathering their testimonies, it is important that all evidence related to your case is handled properly.

At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., our New Jersey mesothelioma attorneys have a large team of professional staff members who are competent and ready to handle sensitive evidence. We also have the resources and finances necessary to hire the experts that your case deserves, and to conduct a proper investigation.


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Over 40 Years of Outstanding Results and Hundreds of Millions Recovered for Our Mesothelioma Victims and Others

Being diagnosed with mesothelioma is very troubling and almost immediately creates issue that require informed decisions. . Whether you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma yourself or are representing a loved one, the attorneys at the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. can help you. While you may have fears about your disease and about calling an attorney, we can help you to recover the compensation that deserve, and that can aid you during recovery, or help you to survive after losing a loved one. Call us today at (888) 572-7388, or contact us online now.

The attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. have demonstrated extraordinary work in recovering compensation for New Jersey mesothelioma victims and others. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, and have received multiple national awards and recognitions for our services, including recognition as Best Lawyers® ‘Lawyers of the Year’ 2015. The following are some of our recent cases:

$3.8 Million

Recovering $3.8 million on the behalf of a daughter who was exposed to asbestos, and developed mesothelioma as a result, during her home’s construction.

$3.6 Million

Recovering $3.6 million the behalf of an electrician who developed mesothelioma after on-the-job exposure.

$4.2 Million

Recovering $4.2 million on the behalf of the daughter of a boilermaker. The daughter developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure that was found on her father’s work clothes.

$3.3 Million

Recovering $3.3 million on the behalf of a carpenter who was exposed to asbestos when working with products containing the minerals when working on ceiling in commercial buildings.

While results in prior cases do not guarantee similar results in your case the following listing of recent case victories should hopefully provide you with the assurance that we are experienced and know how to get you the compensation you deserve.

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