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Fact Sheet About Mesothelioma

You may have been exposed to asbestos if you lived in a Burlington County home built before the 1980s or if you worked at a Burlington County employer. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to mesothelioma; the following statistics describe the disease:

  • Mesothelioma is a rare but serious form of cancer with about 3,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
  • It can take twenty to twenty-five years after asbestos exposure before symptoms of mesothelioma begin to develop.
  • Those most at risk for developing mesothelioma include males over the age of 60.

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Mesothelioma Incidents

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos exposure may be to blame. Home builders , suppliers, equipment companies or contractors who used asbestos during construction, or caused asbestos to be used in your workplace may be responsible for paying compensation to those who develop mesothelioma. The law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has helped numerous victims of mesothelioma and their families in and around Burlington County, New Jersey recover much-needed compensation.

Common Injuries from Asbestos Exposure

While mesothelioma is one of the more serious medical conditions caused by exposure to asbestos, it is by no means the only condition linked to asbestos. Even noncancerous conditions can result in pain, difficulty breathing, and a loss of enjoyment of life for victims. Some of the more common conditions and injuries associated with asbestos exposure include:


Which may or may not be malignant. Mesothelioma attacks the mesothelium, the membrane that lines several of the body’s cavities. While mesothelioma can be treated, its prognosis is poor if it is not detected quickly.

Lung Cancer

Which can also result from inhaling airborne asbestos fibers. Lung cancer can also be deadly if it is not treated quickly. It can spread to other parts of the body as well if it is left untreated.


Which is not cancer but can nevertheless cause a great deal of pain and hardship for victims. Asbestosis occurs when asbestos fibers cause scarring of the lung tissue. This can result in inflammation, making it painful and difficult to breathe.

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Burlington County, New Jersey residents diagnosed with mesothelioma should contact a local mesothelioma attorney to protect their rights and obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has helped numerous mesothelioma victims obtain compensation for their medical bills and other losses.

Investigating Mesothelioma Cases Requires Resources

Your mesothelioma claim begins with an investigation into when and how you were exposed to asbestos. Then the investigation must establish a causal link between your asbestos exposure and your mesothelioma diagnosis. You do not get compensation merely because you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Instead, you are entitled to compensation when you can demonstrate a third party exposed you to asbestos and you later developed mesothelioma as a result. Proving these facts requires both knowledgeable witnesses and corroborating evidence. Finding these witnesses and evidence can require a great deal of effort and resources.

Individuals that may be helpful in proving your claim and obtaining compensation include your doctor and any physicians who have treated you since you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. They can establish not only that you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and how that diagnosis was made but also describe your medical history. This may include statements you made in the past about being exposed to asbestos or complaining of related symptoms. Coworkers who worked with you and know your place of employment had asbestos in it can also be very useful in your claim for compensation. In a similar way, home builders or contractors with personal knowledge that your home contained asbestos may also identified and interviewed as part of your investigation.

Corroborating evidence backs up the claims of your witnesses and makes their testimony more credible. That is why a thorough investigation will also identify and obtain this evidence as well. Some of the most significant corroborating evidence is your own medical records that show your medical history from the time it is believed you were exposed to asbestos to the present day. Statements or written communications from others can also be important (if it shows, for instance, your employer knew there was asbestos at your jobsite) as can business or home blueprints. The amount of compensation you are requesting can be supported through documents such as medical bills and statements.

Most mesothelioma victims lack the ability to complete such a thorough investigation. Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has both the experience and resources to conduct investigations such as these and has done them for mesothelioma victims for the past four decades.

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